Hey snoopers, today I'm writing "something" about "something" fragrance again. Today it concerns the fragrance "Tuberose Gardenia" from the Private Collection by Estee Lauder. Since tuberoses sound very sweet-flowery and gardenias could sound rather stuffy-flowery and the scent could be overwhelming on very hot days, I'd rather test it now, when it's not so hot yet, that you sweat the sprayed scent within two seconds (iiiiiigitt!!!).
Wow, that happened to me once with Armanis Figuier Eden. There I was on a very hot day on the way, where it was also quite humid, so that one had sweated then of course also more and/or these easily sticky arms got (bah...). And since I didn't seem to have anything better to do, I thought I could try the scent, because I like figs very much. The fragrance smelled wonderful for five seconds, but then turned into a more musty fragrance. Yes, that was really due to the sticky arms, so that I later found the scent really great during a real test! Oh yes... the week is it again so far that one remains "stuck" everywhere, already tomorrow it will become approx. 75 degrees hotly or so... and I speak of CELSIUS!!! :D *sigh*
Anyway, at the moment such hot days are probably often ahead of us and we'll see how many scents I test outside... probably I hide here in the room and spray in secret where nobody can see me, he he he *sigh* now I feel even nerder than usual,... :D
All right, let's get to the scent!
Soo, the fragrance smells of gardenias, jasmine, tuberose, lilies, lilies and cloves. Wow, are you gonna say. Where did DonJuanDeCat suddenly get such an enormous knowledge about so many flowers, you're probably wondering!
Well... I absolutely don't. At least according to various scent pyramids for the scent here it should smell like all these flowers, mu ha ha ha, I don't even know what half of these flowers looks like! D
But well, I think I can see the gardenias. These just smell flowery and slightly stuffy. I perceive tuberoses because of their sweetness, because this sweetness smells different than the sweetness of jasmine, although I cannot really smell the latter. In my opinion the lilies give off the smell of a little flower water (i.e. the smell of water in flower shops, which I think is quite nice) and cloves I don't smell for the time being, because I would still recognize their distinctive scent.
Together with all these flowers there is also a beautiful, not too heavy Neroli note, which I like very much and which fits very well to the overall impression of the fragrance.
A little later I find it much more difficult to keep the individual scents of the flowers apart, so that the scent generally smells like beautiful, white flowers to me. I can now perceive the carnation because of its slightly bitter-tart scent, and all the flowers now look a little like green, slightly bitter plant juices. Despite tuberose and jasmine, the fragrance is discreetly sweet for the time being, but with time you still smell the sweetness, at least that of tuberose, although never really very intense.
Much later it still smells like flowers, the carnations can be smelled more clearly now and the tuberoses become a little heavier, so that the sweetness of the fragrance becomes higher, but the fragrance generally remains as less sweet. The fragrance is in the base because of the many floral notes also a little stuffier, but not so that it would really annoy. All in all, I think the fragrance is okay and that most ladies who like flowery fragrances might like it too.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is very good. It seems to be weaker from time to time, but for others it seems to be quite good to smell. The shelf life is also quite long, which means that the fragrance remains on the skin for at least ten hours.
The bottle is rectangular, thin and flat and actually quite simple. The bottle is only enhanced by the beautiful gold-plated lid, whose sides look like beaten gold. There also seems to have been an even nicer version of this lid, in which minerals or small stones were embedded (was perhaps a limited edition? I don't know...). Through the lid the bottle is still quite nice.
Aaah, so I'm pretty sure you ladies could really like this scent here. It smells neither particularly heavy nor very stuffy and it is also not very sweet. It is also not very elegant or sexy, which makes it not a real night scent. But: It smells beautiful and very feminine, smells like "flowers in spring", but is nevertheless an all-rounder, which you can use without hesitation for the day, for example in your free time or of course at work.
He doesn't bother and belongs to the fragrances that you perceive, that you find beautiful, but without thinking that "she would have bathed in the scent after all"! That's why I think this fragrance could be tested, even if it seems a little expensive for the kind of fragrance, but at least it doesn't smell synthetic at all.
Yes, as I said, the fragrance is quite nice and quite testable. So I'll end here now and wish you all a nice evening as always :)