Gardenia by Elizabeth Taylor
Bottle Design: Susan Wacker
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Gardenia is a popular perfume by Elizabeth Taylor for women and was released in 2003. The scent is floral-green. It was last marketed by Elizabeth Arden.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGreen ivy, Lily-of-the-valley
Heart Notes Heart NotesGardenia, White orchid, White peony
Base Notes Base NotesCarnation, Musk

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (58 Ratings)

Longevity

7.6 (42 Ratings)

Sillage

7.3 (39 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (54 Ratings)
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Profuma

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Very helpful Review    6
Gardenia or how the red thread came into the green...
There it is again, this note that is more or less present in some ET scents. Like a red thread. Unmistakable Liz! So straight as a die and without regard to losses, in this variant the gardenia is administered here. Another "If he's too strong, you're too weak" descendant. But it's a little like the S&M practices. Some are swaying and others are letting it happen. I have been "admitted" to Gardenia and have been able to round off ET's sweet smells with my personal preferences of her waters with him.
The prelude clearly makes me a trio, mixed in and with power. Ivy provides the green flavor, lily of the valley with a concentrated portion of white and gardenia even whiter. Normally too much white for me, but here somehow quite pleasant, even if really engaging. Somehow this ingestion has the consequence for my nose that the remaining notes go down in the threesome. Perhaps they act discreetly as support. As if the stars were at the front of the stage or in the film and they were the ones in the background who made it all possible. The agents, so to speak, managers and entourage. So the scent doesn't change much for me. He doesn't have to. Where Gardenia is written on it, there should also be some to sniff, where else would be the sense of the naming?
Of course I see Liz in my mind's eye, in her white dress from "the cat on the hot tin roof". And I can hear the delicate and fine fabric rustle easily as it swings with her every step and I can smell the scent on her as she descends down the stairs in the house. Pulling behind him and putting Gardenia in the air, if he had already existed at that time. Sublime and sensual at the same time, eroticism and purity united in itself. Innocence and greed as a weapon for every moment.
Thus, the Gardenia seems to me to be better suited for the warmer seasons, when one can really play with the clothes and its charms. Under the high-closed, the scent will rebel until it is released. He just needs to get in the air and show himself. Somewhere else he might choke himself.
Again one comes irrevocably to the comparison with Liz. This alternation of feelings, the moodiness and then again the childlike, needy of support, which pushes you away again in the next moment.
I find Gardenia from the ET creations together with White Diamonds the fragrance that best dresses a woman like Liz.
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Aaronstar

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Helpful Review    4
Fresh, sweet, romantic, gardenia, queen!
The green notes are so strong, refreshing, greät to have it combined with the actual flower, adding realism. The bottle is magnificent, just as a gardenia's bush growing shape, the gold nozzle like the flower's center. This perfume is just so glorious, and special for those who love the flower and cultivate it in their garden. Elizabeth loved it too branding it, ''one of her most personal fragrances'', and saying it would evoke blissful feelings, ''something wonderful is about to happen''. That was the advertisement campaign, I love it, and feel wonderful too. The fragrance comes at a kind price, which makes it such a blessing.

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Sorceress

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Helpful Review    4
Gardenia With A Twist Of Musk
I'm not usually a floral fan, but I purchased this for my daughter-in-law for the holidays. She told me she loves gardenias and I thought I'd give this perfume to her to try. After opening it, we both spritzed it on to give it a whirl. What a pleasant surprise!
She immediately remarked that her former perfume was a Bath and Body Works gardenia that she eventually used in her bathroom because it just wasn't doing it for her. This gardenia was a sweet, musky scent with a tawdry aspect to it. Yes, it was clean, yet it had a naughty aspect to it. The thickness of the musk surrounded the florals enough to give this perfume depth and a sensuality. One spritz lasted a good six hours. In today's world of come and go longevity, this Eau de Parfum is a winner.
The bottle is quite pretty, a tall green glass with a white floral top. Holds easily in your hand for spraying.
If you're looking for gardenia with a twist of sexiness, Elizabeth Taylor's Gardenia is a good one to try. Sillage is a good arm's length, so spray cautiously. Gardenia is a good floral choice for a dinner out, a romantic evening or cooler weather.
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Anessa 2 years ago
Clean and green yet still with bubblegum-like sweetness. Of the several gardenia species, this one's surely the overripe sun-kissed one.+2
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