I'm sitting in our home office right now with the windows open and the evening breeze blowing in. Something is coming in that smells wonderful. Oh, what do you know, it's me! I applied a drop or two of Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia edp a few hours ago. I'm very picky about gardenia fragrances. This one smells fairly true to the real blossom but it's not my favorite gardenia fragrance, nor my favorite tuberose either. Still it's very pretty if that's exactly what you're looking for. No, what I love about this fragrance is what it blooms into on my skin hours later - a gorgeous white floral fragrance with a lot of crisp greenery in it, that is not screechy and that just smells divine. I do have Fracas, but I can see this one replacing that in my wardrobe. I love surprises. I imagine the extrait in that very pretty bottle is amazing stuff, too.
Estee Lauder's Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia is a perfect blend of tuberose and gardenia - very true and not at all cloying. Beautiful!
This is a lovely Summer perfume which develops beautifully on my skin. I can't smell any neroli in the topnotes, but the opening burst of lilac is truly beautiful. My favourite part of Tuberose Gardenia is the first hour when it is a blend of lilac and orange blossom on my skin. It develops into a very elegant gardenia with just a little jasmine - I can't detect any tuberose - and finally dries down into a light vanilla-based floral. Lasts about 4 hours on me and has only moderate sillage. Gorgeous!
Gardenia/Tuberose and I have a love/hate relationship. I love the smell of fresh tuberose and living in Hawaii I know exactly what that smells like-absolutely beautiful. Lot of fragrances with tuberose however, end up smelling cloying and horrid and nothing like the real thing. That was one of the reasons why for the longest time I dismissed this scent as yet another cloying, overhyped, overpriced disaster. However, I was killing some time at Nordstrom's the other day and decided to try it for the heck of it. Whow! This is gorgeous! Smells exactly like real flower which I adore. I only tried it once so I would definately need to try it several times before buying it since its pretty pricey. Unfortunaly, I already know that my DF is going to hate it since he can't stand anything with gardenia. Sign. Perhaps I can wear it at work or something because I'm itching to buy it.
I LOVE most gardenia products if done right, which I really wanted and hoped for from this. I purchased the fragrance and lotion and the lotion (in the container) smells like my wedding flowers - 100% gardenia bouquet and since it was in Hawaii, tuberose leis. Should be perfect, but on my skin smells like aldehydic rubber! I am so disappointed but it makes me appreciate the beauty of Marc Jacobs even more.
I am not a white flower gal, but that does not keep me from appreciating a well done white flower. Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia is one of the best in its category. It is very elegant (no indoles here) and sophisticated, yet has a very natural and uncontrived feel. To my nose it is more gardenia, and I would say that the supporting role is being played by jasmine rather than tuberose. I have never purchased it, did not even wear the many samples I have received, but I would purchase it as a gift. Would make a terrific mother's day present to a white flower loving mom.
I do like this fragrance very much. It does not smell a lot like gardenias to me though, but it is still a lovely sweet smell. People always ask me what I am wearing when I have it on, and they tell me how nice I smell. So yep, will buy it again.
Oh me, or my, it is time to buy more of this one, or another bottle of Beautiful...I do so love them both and wish I were not out of both at the same time!! Which to buy first?
Straight up Gardenia ,straight up tuberose and nothing much in between is what I get and how beautifully simple and just plain beautiful this is. I love it.
So......there is carnation in this , how lovely- it's one of my favourite notes ever.
I have always loved this scent but I continued to search for that 'perfect' gardenia in a fragrance. Some are too harsh ,some plain weird, some synthetic in smell and then I returned to this . And how I 've come to appreciate it even more as an extremely well done gardenia perfume. Nothing really comes close ,for me.
On me it is mainly neroli and lots of fresh gardenia blooms with some vanilla orchid thrown in - like I am holding a bouquet of freshly cut gardenias.
I know I have said this before about other scents but I think I really found 'the one'.
This review is for the EDP. I found this fragrance to be subtle and linear, a fragrance that can be worn anywhere. I think it smelled good but not good enough for me to purchase. Considering the price as well as the exclusiveness of Tuberose Gardenia, I was expecting much more. The lasting power was decent and although I liked how this smelled, I myself don't want to smell like this fragrance. I won't be purchasing a full bottle.
Just got this for Christmas after smelling it on a friend. I have never been so excited to wear a new fragrance before. LOVE IT! My husband thought it was a bit overpowering when it first goes on, but give it a few minutes and it's SO beautiful. Makes me feel SO beautiful too!