Dawn Spencer Hurwitz • Giardini Segreti • Fragrances
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Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Giardini Segreti is a very very pretty, feminine, lovely floral fragrance. It is so soft and powdery, which leads me to believe there must be some orris in it along with the other more prominent notes. The opening is lovely warm florals, indeed like a breath of a fresh garden in the evening. It has just a hint of sweetness - floral sweetness not sugary sweetness. It performs very well in the middle and dry down when it is all jasmine and light soft tuberose. And it has pretty good lasting power for a DSH which often are fleeting. The musks are gentle and keep it warm and soft. It is a lovely, very genteel fragrance that is approrpriate for any age - any woman who wants to feel lovely, gracious, very pretty. It would be an excellent special occasion fragrance all year. Overall and excellent and unique floral.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is from DSH's Parfums des Beaux Arts line. The scents in this line are all EDP's. Giardini Segreti is a really nice sexy, animalic floral. The Amber, Ambergris, Galbanum and Musk base notes balance out the sweetness of the flowers in this, which are Honeysuckle, Italian Neroli, Egyptian Rose, Geranium, Gardenia, Grandiflorum Jasmine, Mimosa, Orris and Tuberose Absolute.
It is not sweet, and not heavy. Dawn describes this as Fracas' gardenia cousin, being that it is similar to Fracas, but the gardenia is highlighted more than the tuberose. To me it doesn't smell tropical and I can't detect the gardenia. It's nothing lke Fracas to me.
This is a really fine perfume. It doesn't have that plasticy smell that some people complain about in the DSH line. I have smelled it in some of the oils but not in the EDP's, and definitely not in this. This fragrance is perfecto if you want a floral blend that's sultry, and not too sweet. It's not your typical floral and to me doesn't smell like anything else. Dawn has a winner here.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
As a general rule, I'm not a floral fan, usually because I find them to be overpowering and headache-inducing...about as subtle as a hammer to the head. While I own VERY FEW florals, I do like some light, uncomplicated floral blends that are geared more towards warm weather wear, and the description of Giardini Segreti on the DSH web site intrigued me, so I ordered a sample. WOW. This one is truly light and lovely. The bergamot, jasmine and honeysuckle really shine through on the topnotes, but they are delicate. I can barely detect the tuberose - a good thing, IMO, because it can easily dominate a floral fragrance and push it over the top for me. I think the basenotes of amber and musk are what make this scent a success for me, because they keep this fragrance light, but warm and sensual at the same time. I sprang for a bottle of this one, and I'm glad I did. Along with PG's L'Eau de Circe, it's a warm weather staple for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
everybody seems to find lush and heady giardini segreti but me.don't get me wrong this is a nice white floral but lush?the first time it hits the skin is the perfect natural honeysuckle that dreams are made of.it's pure and a bit wet.very original.then i get a medley of white flowers but a bit on the powdery side,well with mimosa and orris in the mix this is understandable.BUT WHERE'S MY TUBEROSE?i'm always get my precious tuberose when it's on a perfume but here is absent.this is a mystery!!!!the drydown it's very exquisite a soft amber with green undertones that again elevates this in my nose and my opinion of course.you should own at least a sample of this if you love flowers.i'm going to end with mine though before i order any other format
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
You know how they say if you play Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon at the same time as you Play "The Wizard Of Oz" , the cd will follow the movie? Here is the concept to remember when trying Giardini Segreti. For me, I would watch "Alice In Wonderland" while trying this perfume for the first time. It is so gorgeously crafted, and while I agree with the heady florals are the charm of this scent, there is something dark and deep underneath that reminds me of the rabbit's madness.
The official notes from the website are:
Top notes: Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Honeysuckle, Italian Neroli
Middle notes: Egyptian Rose Geranium, Gardenia, Grandiflorum Jasmine, Mimosa, Orris, Tuberose Absolute
Base notes: Amber, Ambergris, Galbanum, Musk
On the drydown, I get a delightful honey base in it, but not sugared supermarket honey in the bear bottle. It smells like if you walked into a beekeeper's field, with the hives all abuzz, and the mingling accents of the honeycomb and beeswax and hay warmed in the sun. I love it!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Giardini Segreti...well, the gardens don't appear to be so radically secret because at some point it would seem L'Artisan's perfumer visited them before creating La Chasse aux Papillons Extreme. No, I'm not saying La Chasse Extreme is a copy of Giardini Segreti, but they just remind me a good deal of each other. Both are gorgeous, very lush, heady white floral bouquets. Giardini Segreti has tuberose as a dominant note, followed by gardenia, honeysuckle and jasmine. Opulent, full bodied white floral notes. A must try for serious white flower scent lovers.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is, hands-down, THE most lush and rich white floral I've ever smelled. Unfortunately, it's $90 an ounce, so I will most likely never own a full-sized bottle. It IS beautiful, though. It's like walking into a room filled with nothing but white blossoms. Honeysuckle, tuberose, and lots of other creamy white flowers. Gorgeous and perfect. Simply perfect.