Les Royales Exclusives - Jardin d'Amalfi (2011)

Les Royales Exclusives - Jardin d'Amalfi by Creed
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Les Royales Exclusives - Jardin d'Amalfi is a popular perfume by Creed for women and was released in 2011. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMandarin, Bergamot, Pink pepper, Petitgrain
Heart Notes Heart NotesCedar, Apple, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesHaitian vetiver, White musk, Cinnamon

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Scent

8.1 (110 Ratings)

Longevity

6.7 (77 Ratings)

Sillage

5.8 (80 Ratings)

Bottle

8.2 (82 Ratings)
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ScentFan

325 Reviews
ScentFan
ScentFan
Helpful Review    1
Citric Rose
Creed says the scent was inspired by a 1927 dance that Isadora Duncan performed on the Amalfi Coast where citrus, woods, apple and florals scent the air. What I remember about Isadora Duncan is the long scarves she wore around her long neck and how she died dramatically in Nice when one caught in the open wheels of her sportscar and strangled her, killing her instantly that same year. At that point, her equally dramatic life was in the kind of glamorous turmoil befitting an eccentric bohemian, an innovative dancer, atheist, feminist, Darwinist and a communist like Isadora. She lost her American citizenship for the last one and, afterward, took to wearing red scarves to announce her communism. One of them killed her. Jardins d'Amalfi is a fitting tribute to such a gifted and unconvential woman. The citric top note is unexpectedly spectacular, tangerine the first thing I smell. Not sure which pink berry is lending a slight fruitiness to the top (per Creed boutique notes), but Neroli and Bergamot are subtly and beautifully there. Rose rises from the heart, freshened by apple and barely detectable Cedar...a hint of wood from fresh fruit on a chopping board. I am awed by the base. Vetiver, white musk and cinnamon? Together these notes create an inviting perfume that does conjure the airy terraces on which fruit, vegetables and flowers grow everywhere along this famous coast. Pleasantly strong at first, it fades after about 6 hours. No problem to reapply and smell the fragrant Amalfi outdoors again.
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Drseid

671 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    3
Overpriced For Sure, But Finally A Creed Worth Crowing About...
Jardin d'Amalfi opens with a gentle slightly green citric bergamot, petitgrain, lemon and mandarin orange melange that grows as the scent enters the early heart phase. During the heart the bergamot recedes but the mandarin and lemon remain, now coupling with a soft natural rose floral supporting note with just a hair of sparkle derived from an underlying apple. During the dry-down the scent turns ever so slightly sweet from sandalwood, while synthetic musk is just barely detectable eschewing the typical animalic facets of the real stuff. Projection is above average to deceptively good and longevity is just below average at 6-8 hours on skin.

Going into trying Jardin d'Amalfi I expected the usual disappointment from the house of Creed as time and again that is exactly what I have gotten... I am happy to report, however, that Jardin d'Amalfi positively surprised me in a very big way. The initial citric open is truly captivating and the sillage is nothing short of heavenly smelling. This one smells great for the person wearing it for sure, but others around them are in for an even bigger treat. The rose used in the heart blends with the mandarin driven citrus so seamlessly that the combined accord almost has a soft white floral feel without the heavier more potent aspects typically found in those accords. I almost liken it to a beautiful orange flower kind of vibe. The dry-down is definitely the weakest part of the scent as the citrus and florals all but dissipate leaving the synthetic musk base with maybe just some remaining sweetness from the apple and sandalwood but not a lot of structure. The oft used phrase "its the journey" definitely applies as while Jardin d'Amalfi's finish may be a bit disappointing, along the way there is a whole lot to love. What almost nobody will love (except maybe the bean counters in the Creed Finance Department) is the near scandalous price of $205 per 30ml bottle for this "Royal Exclusive". That is nearing Clive Christian territory on a price per ml basis, and similar to that house it is very hard to even attempt to justify and alternatives like the somewhat similar smelling Cologne du Parfumer by Guerlain should also be on anyone's shopping list when considering Jardin d'Amalfi. Price aside, Jardin d'Amalfi is the best release from Creed since Green Irish Tweed over 25 years earlier and the best from Olivier Creed by miles, earning an excellent rating of 4 stars out of 5.
Digindirt

47 Reviews
Digindirt
Digindirt
Helpful Review    4
Dreamsicle
Although this fragrance is classified as a Citrus, my least favorite group, Jardin d' Amalfi is quite tolerable to my nose. This is not a bitter, sharp, migraine inducing citrus but a sweet, fresh, low profile citrus with energetic qualities.

I'm going to take a leap here and wager that the Amalfi tangerine, a note I am not very familiar with, is the culprit that allows me to enjoy this unique aroma. It seems like a vanilla plant cutting was grafted onto an orange tree and produced an amazing fruit flavor similar to that of an orange-cream popsicle.

The vetiver is not very prominent but it does give the musky creaminess an added boost. Nice and light but smooth and creamy. Whipped cream meets Orange Sorbet. If you mix Orange Juice, Milk, and 43 liquor, it makes an alcoholic beverage with the name Dreamscicle. That's what I'm wearing!

Thank you Flacounner for the December giveaway!
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