Summary: I used to be very down on this fragrance because it doesn't smell like gardenia, and it still doesn't, but I kind of appreciate it more for what it is - a bombastic white floral. It smells like the floral section of the original Poison minus all the fruit and spice. Sometimes I'm in the mood for loud and cheerful and this fits the bill on those occasions.
Summary: 'Gardenia' mixed with 'Beige' is my ultimate favs of the collection. I love Chanel perfumes to begin with but this very 'ME'. It somehow mixes so well with my body chemistry that it actually smells like I and the perfume are one (if that makes sense). I am not very good with notes plus everyone else has done a wonderful job describing them, but i will say that it is a very unique fragrance that is absolutely worth the $240 for the 200 ml bottle.
Summary: Chanel's Gardenia is *almost* my gardenia dream come true. The only problem is that it is so fleeting. After only 20 minutes, I have to press my nose firmly against my skin and inhale several times before I can detect even a hint of the beautiful scent. What I do smell is a very realistic and green gardenia, just like on the bush. It's not just creamy, it's downright buttery. Why oh why can't it project more??
Summary: Very pretty white floral, predominantly gardenia but not totally. Dewey, feminine; not sultry and no overtones of indoles, mushrooms, cheese, etc. The Perfumed Court lists notes of jasmine, gardenia, orange blossom, and tuberose, heart notes of clove, sage, pimiento, and base notes of musk, patchouli, sandalwood, and vetiver. I really don't get anything except white floral.
Summary: It's Grasse Jasmine. The EDT is like some pathetic crap they pipe into department stores so they smell vaguely perfumey. But if you can get your hands on a vintage bottle of parfum extrait that hasn't turned, you'll smell the real thing.
Summary: Ahhhhh Gardenia. With the exception of Jersey, I have now smelled all the Exclusifs and cannot live without two, Cuir de Russie and now Gardenia. Many have said that this does not smell like gardenia, I cannot comment never having smelled a real one. What it does smell like is an elegant, retro, refined Tuberose with delicate fruity undertones. I adore this.
Summary: Gardenia is one of those perfumes that makes you want to draw a longer a deeper breath... beautiful! It reminds me of YSL's spring edition of Paris, but with seemingly higher quality ingredients. Its more expensive than general brands (retails at AED610 in Dubai, about $166 for 50ml), but remains cheaper than brands such as Tom Ford. Also, it's usually just sold in Chanel's boutique, which makes it all the more special. Enjoy!
Summary: Whoever said they weren't making this anymore is wrong. You can order it online today. I'm so glad. On me, this is a very light, classy scent. I'm through with searching for HG fragrances since I had them all along - Fracas and CSP Vanille-Abricot. Those three and I'm set.