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1.0
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Dec/31/2014

Rubbery eau de condom gardenia and fetid rotting jasmine that turns my stomach, a powdery tuberose, and a bitter ice-cold metallic and rubbing alcohol aquatic-green that shoots straight through my skull gives me a headache and burns my nose. Lasting powder is 1 hour on me.

I like the tuberose (not listed) but overall I find it revolting. Here's why for the people that …
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Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue



5.0
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Dec/05/2012

I can understand that not everyone likes the same fragrances, but I can't understand the bad reviews on this one as they mention such a wide variety of weird notes, and I don't get any of them. I definitely don't get the woody amber mentioned in The Guide, and as they describe it as a fig fragrance, I really wonder if they were smelling the correct sample. To my nose this is just …Read more

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Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


4.0
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fromalba75

Nov/10/2012

I bought this fragrance because it was inspired by the Japanese garden. It opens heavy ozonic and even a bit cloying. Then it quietly transforms into fresh smell of flowers covered by rain drops. Flowers are so soft and sheer. It remains fresh and slightly sweet without being powdery.

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Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown


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fromdebrsl

Oct/27/2012

A sheer, watery gardenia. Watery as in the note, not as in "watered down". It smells pretty realistic. It's nice for when you want gardenia but not a full-on Billy Holiday sultriness. Notes per TPC: gardenia, magnolia, jasmine sambac, Indonesian champaca, lemon, perilla leaves (Japanese shiso), ginger and sandalwood.

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Age44-55

SkinDry, Other, Not Sure

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesBrown


4.0
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Oct/03/2012

A gardenia scent.
The top notes are fresh and airy with aquatic feel. Matin d'Orage is not as creamy as Marc Jacobs Essence, however, the gardenia is more realistic. I do notice the metallic note, which is very obvious on paper. I am glad it is not so dominant on my skin. As a gardenia lover, I like Matin d'Orage despite the metallic note.

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Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


2.0
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Jul/12/2011

I got a sample of this in a swap. I had it for awhile before I tried it, without knowing what to expect or what notes were present. I had to look it up immediately, and found that it was supposed to be a wet gardenia type scent. I liked the ozonic, rainy watery note in the beginning, but as soon as the gardenia began to surface, I had to wash it off. I cannot stand anything with gardenia, no …Read more

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Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Cool

HairBrown, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


2.0
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Feb/05/2011

The previous reviewer mentioned a cold zingy metallic note, and I got the same thing, except at the opening of the fragrance instead of at the end. I found it extremely irritating, in a dentist-drill sort of way. The fragrance quieted down a little bit as it developed, but was still an annoyingly high-pitched white floral. EDIT: Correction on that screechy opening note--it's more like …Read more

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Age44-55

SkinVery Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrown, Straight, Medium

EyesHazel


4.0
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Dec/05/2010

This is very nice for an airy, light spring-like fragrance. It is also well-suited to mild fall/winter cool weather. I would classify it as an airy green gardenia scent.

Although I do NOT like gardenia as a note AT ALL, I find this extremely enjoyable. The ozonic quality added to gardenia took out that thick, oily rich, almost 'mushroomy' under-smell, as JT has described …
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Age25-29

SkinDry, Other, Warm

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


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fromora613

Aug/30/2010

I ordinarily love gardenia fragrances, both high end and low. Unlike tuberose, the flower has an underlying freshness to cut the candy. But I can't even smell the gardenia in this, not even fake gardenia. I suppose it is overpowered by marine notes--my least favorite, and an odd bedfellow for gardenia. Like all AG perfs, this one is almost homeopathic; the concentration of oils is really …Read more

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Age56 & Over

SkinNormal

HairRed

EyesGreen


4.0
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Aug/22/2010

I like how this scent is light and not overpowering. But like other reviewers, I agree that it isn't very long-lastng. But this also depends on the person. Certain scents are more defined on some people and adhere better to their skin. I tried Le Chèvrefeuille as well, and it stayed much longer on me than this one.
The price of Goutal's fragrances are very expensive imo. For an …
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Age25-29

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBrown