Such a beautiful smell. I love gardenia and have to say I am a fan of tuberose (one of my favourite fragrances is fracas) but in this I don't smell tuberose, just the gorgeous waft of gardenia; one of the prettiest smells around
Far too heavy for me. I suppose that tuberose smell is too much for me. I would never wear something like that -- I don't feel comfortable with such a 'thick', 'buttery' fragrances. But for those who love tuberose & gardenia heavy/rich combination I believe it would be a nice stuff. continued >>
I alternate this and Bond No 9 Chinatown as my everyday scents, because this is one of the most disconcertingly natural-smelling jasmine/tuberose compositions I've ever encountered. Ever. On me, it smells like the jasmine garlands you can buy on the street in Bombay. I'm sure a good part of the composition is synthetic, so even more kudos to the Estee Lauder team for figuring that one out. It may be a loud floral, it may be in your face, but oh. my. god. It's beautiful.
Tropical and buttery are the first words that come to mind describing this sophisticated white floral. It's heady with excellent sillage and staying power, and I especially love how the tuberose and gardenia seem to take turns as the day goes on. Smells like a fresh bouquet; for all I know Hawaii could smell like this.
Gorgeous. Beautiful. Outstanding. Multi-faceted. Amazing. This is one of the most wonderful fragrances I've ever had the delight to own! Tuberose Gardenia is ethereal, fresh, and enchanting. It's a balance of day and night: fluffy day-blooming gardenia, and silky night-blooming tuberose, that reveals these facets throughout wear. When I sampled this from a decant, by dabbing it on with my fingertips, it did not develop in the same way as when I spray. I bought the spray, and I much prefer it. After a couple of hours of wear, I keep smelling something so lovely I just about swoon - a sweet, vanilla-like mist. When the incredibly realistic smelling white florals end their solo and join the corps, an unusual, stunning fragrance emerges; like no other fragrance I've ever smelled. (But I'd almost bet that the general idea for this was inspired by Chanel Gardenia). This isn't merely a pretty floral, by any means. It's a "perfume", concocted to be one-of-a-kind. It rejuvenates throughout the day as well, so I continue to get rushes of joy from the smell of this. No one will mistake PC Tuberose Gardenia for any other fragrance, and it's bound to be a classic. I'm in love: The "This is the perfume I'd want if I were stranded on a desert island" kind of love. I haven't fallen this hard for a fragrance in three years...and Tuberose Gardenia has fulfilled the longing I've had for a new love. It is sublime.
This sent is very overpowering! It opens up sharp, loud and headache inducing on me. I was fairly dissapointed with this fragrance since I'm such a huge EL fan. Oh, well...there's always Beyond Paradise!
Well, I was expecting something "More" I don't know what exactly, but for a perfume that price range, I was expecting something really unique. (although I did not buy it, I got a sample from a lovely swapper)
I was disappointed... Overpowering, bold, huge floral, where elegance is forgotten. Way too strong!
It opens up really “metallic” and “Medicinal” something like you smell in hospitals. Horrible… Luckily this lasts only some moments and then a BIG honeysuckle starts. To me it smells a lot honeysuckle and almost nothing tuberose.
Then I smelled Gardenia. Gardenia is nice, but it smell exactly the same as in Yves Rocher Pur Desir de Gardenia, (in this case YR makes is less opulent, more wearable and 20 times cheaper!!).
The gardenia lingers there forever, and the honeysuckle as well. I just get these two notes, and in BLOCKS!
And after the first 5 minutes… it triggers my migraine, doesn’t matter if I spray once, half or twice, my body (or my brain) does not like something in this frag.
And it's strange as it’s the only white flower that does me that (I have not headache whatsover with Jardins de Bagatelle, the above mentioned YR Pur Desir de Gardenia or Cabotine or any other tuberose or gardenia based perfume).
I can barely smell the base notes (vanilla, where are you?) as it is overpowered by honeysuckle & gardenia.
It would be a lovely frag, definitely crying out loud “here I am” .. I am not sure this resembles a tiny bit to anything Estée Lauder would have created.
To me, a big “no”.
I was given a sample of this at the EL counter, when I asked for one.
This smelled simply horrible to me. I didn't notice a distinct tuberose or gardenia note to it. It simply reeked of chemical flower notes that were so strong. It was linear too. No discernable top, middle and bottom notes. I'm just so surprised that this was a creation from Aerin Lauder(sure she has perfumers, but she oversees it and was advertizing it, saying she and her friends love it). Wow.....
This is te most true-to life gardenia on my skin i have ever tested. No tuberose in sight, thanks god. Sillage of probably 48h+ if someone doesn't bath (ew). I can't wear it, not me at all, but the scent is worth admiring.
I bought this after reading the reviews & I'm so glad! This is a beautiful scent... very lady-like, elegant & fresh. I don't think of this as a "sexy" scent but something you'd choose for a great wedding day perfume maybe. I agree that it does remind me of hawaiian leis! I didn't think about that until I actually wore this for a few days. Having been to Hawaii several times, it was a nice olefactory reminder :) continued >>