Van Cleef & Arpels • Gardenia Petale EDP • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Soliflore Gardenia. Not too much indole, which is anathema for me, so that's nice, but don't care for my gardenia to be so simple either. For Gardenia lovers only. Simple, linear, clean.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I had my eye on that one for a while, after sampling it I just wanted a bottle. I luckily bought one at 45% off, a great deal!! I find it elegant, high quality scent, it starts off with a certain soapiness.spiciness combination , which is fine, then the dry down looses that first stage and becomes simply floral, not overdone, not underdone
I don't find it easy to war, I like Max Mara better as Gardenia Petale at times is like a luxury soap with cloves!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This does not smell like the gardenia flower nor is it a close (or good) rendition of the scent.
The top green/bergamont/citrusy notes are alright.
There is a beautiful jasmine that flows throughout the entire composition but is drowning in the heavy and nauseating chemically musky/floral base.
Try Chanel Gardenia.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Boy, I REALLY wanted to love this one. In fact, I nearly bought a bottle of it unsniffed so taken was I by the add copy and the glorious reviews. That's why God invented sampling programs. Gardenia Petale opens up with a rather stringent green note. I'm a big fan of greens in general and galbanum in particular so that doesn't really scare me. There was a rather nagging insistence to this green note which made me a little worried but within twenty minutes the perfume settled into its gorgeous stage. Creamy gardenia started to peek through and the sensation was absolutely one of sitting in a gorgeous garden in the height of summer in the afternoon. There is no cloying sugary gardenia note, but instead the sense of the whole plant; its thick white petals and lustrous dark green leaves. A sense of freshness surrounds the whole composition at that stage, such as the way air cools noticeably when you ride your bicycle next to a large field of grass. If this stage lasted, I would have plonked down the credit card and bough myself gallons of the stuff.
Ah, but no. Within an hour or so, what I'll call The Gorgeous Stage, leaves and the Overbearing Pedestrian Stage appears. A sweet vanilla in a base of something very synthetic, very cloying, and very tenacious appears and never lets go. Now, I should say that this base reminds me of every Estee Lauder base I've smelled from Pleasures/Beautiful category. If you love this type of perfumery, you may love this scent. To me, it kills it.
As noted above, lasting power is excellent and this is a sillage queen. One small spritz lasted well over 12 hours on my skin. This fragrance also has the potential to be a real oxygen-sucker so spritz lightly (see above re sillage queen).
You know how reformulations are always seen as the doomsday of a scent? I'd love to see a reformulation of this one where a perfumer took the middle part, lost the vanilla and the base, and lightened the touch on the whole composition. Then it would be a strong contender for a lovely gardenia scent. Until then, no go.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
A creamy but fresh gardenia, not synthetic as all...not cloying as in ELPC Tuberose Gardenia, just to make an example.
it is really well balanced and opens with a fresh note of neroli.
The heart, besides the very realistic gardenia is a jasmine, is lily of the valley (one of my favourite notes!!).
Excellent sillage a d decent lasting power (up to 3 hours).
Expensive (120 Euros a bottle, here) but if you can shell the money out, get it, it will become a classic.
notes as per Osmoz
top note Citrus Notes, Green Notes
middle note Gardenia, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-Valley
base note Musks
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is just plain lovely. Sweet, but not cloying. Light green, but not sharp. Slight spring of citrus in the opening, then folds down into a blanket of warm and curvy gardenia and soft white flowers. Luscious, but also fresh enough for a day-time fragrance. Moderate sillage, not overpowering. Love the vanilla in the drydown, too. MmmmÖ.just bought a bottle, and Iím in love.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I was so excited to try this fragrance so my husband bought it for me for Mother's Day. I did not have a chance to smell and sample it before he purchased it in Seattle because they do not sell it in Portland. The gesture was sweet but the fragrance did not meet my expectations (or his). He really wanted to like it because of the price ($185)! The sheer scent starts off with lily of the valley and turns a little mushroomy as jasmine floats in and out of it. That's about it!! NO gardenia (I KNOW gardenia)! This is a mostly pretty scent, the bottle is generic, and this will be returned! I gave this many opportunities and developed a migraine almost every time.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is absolutely gorgeous!
The truest rendition of a gardenia ever created! I get a slight bit of lily and good vanilla in the drydown. Gardenia Petale is elegant and refined. It was created with careful thought and quality materials, and the end result is evidence. The price is high but at least in this case you get what you pay for.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Silver Eyes: Blue
Have been waiting for Van Cleef and Arpels to come up with something with quality on a par with "First" - my first love in scent. The new nature series is doing it for me, especially the Gardenia Petale. It has a faintly green edge that keeps it from becoming cloying. The drydown is excellent, and the scent stays the day on me.
It's very hard these days for me to find a frag that doesn't turn into a generic hairspray odor on my skin. This line is making me - and those who come close - very happy!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Exclusive Gardenia Petale Eau de Parfum
As seen in Harper's Bazaar magazine (November 2009 issue, p158).
A graceful, generous, opulent fragrance that awakens the senses, Gardenia Petale captures all stages in the life of the gardenia flower.
The modern composition opens with a unique accord of fresh, green and citrus notes, followed by floral touches of delicate lily-of-the-valley and exotic jasmine and finishing with the elegant, femininity of gardenia flowers in full bloom at dawn.
Van Cleef & Arpels, the world-renowned Paris jeweler, pays tribute to nature with a range of magnificent fragrant compositions inspired by its LesJardins ("The Gardens") jewelry range.
Created with the finest raw materials in the great tradition of French luxury perfumery, Van Cleef & Arpels debuts the Collection Extraordinaire with six scents, each given a formulation number by the master perfumer and presented in a hallmarked and embossed presentation gift box.
From Bergdorf Goodman description, lovely gardenia, gorgeous bottle and box and lasting delightful fragrance, one of the best gardenias.$185.00 for 2.5 oz plus tax. I love gardenia and this is up there with the best,♥♥ and it lingers all over,.