Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia (2007)

Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia by Estēe Lauder
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Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia is a popular perfume by Estēe Lauder for women and was released in 2007. The scent is floral-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.

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Harry Frémont

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLilac, Neroli, Rosewood
Heart Notes Heart NotesGardenia, Jasmine, White lily, Orange blossom, Tuberose
Base Notes Base NotesBourbon vanilla, Carnation

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Scent

7.8 (108 Ratings)

Longevity

8.3 (75 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (66 Ratings)

Bottle

8.5 (73 Ratings)
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DonJuanDeCat

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DonJuanDeCat
DonJuanDeCat
Helpful Review    7
So many flowers... now you just have to know what they are called!...
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!

The fragrance:
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:
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 :)
Eurochic

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Eurochic
Eurochic
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The Battle of the Flowers
The show opens with Tuberose in the blue corner. She stands first in the ring, allowing me to enjoy her true beauty. I bask in her full splendour, the heavy, creamy scent, and I am carried away to tropical places, filled with sunshine and blue skies, the air sweet with the aroma of white flowers. This glorious bliss lasts for a good 5 to 10 minutes. I have to admit, I am a fan. But then Gardenia makes her entrance, taking her spot in the red corner. She jumps into the ring with a blast; she is strong, aggressive, sharp, bitter even, demanding all the attention. And she gets all the attention, her presence commands all eyes on her, making me forget that Tuberose was the queen of the show until just a moment ago. This makes me realize that I am not a big fan of Gardenia. I like her when she is shy, subtle, remains in the background where she doesn't stand out and blends harmoniously with the group. It is at this point that I think that I don't want to be a witness to something this ugly, so I decide to leave the stage (my arm) and let those two ladies fight it out between themselves, behind closed doors (under my sleeve). Yes, I am a coward, I flee the scene.
After a few hours, curiosity gets a hold of me, I want to know the results. Slowly I open the doors, afraid of the carnage I might encounter. It is quiet inside, and I am thrilled to find my lovely Tuberose still standing. She is weakened, but still there, dominating Gardenia, who probably used all her energy in her powerful entrance and ended up being trampled on all over.
I was rooting for Tuberose, and she won the battle, so it's all good in the end, but I am not sure that I want to see such a violent fight again. I probably won't watch the re-broadcast.
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Missk

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Missk
Helpful Review    6
Delicious and creamy white florals
Estee Lauder and myself have had our ups and downs. Only recently I have become aquainted with, and fallen in love with her Sensuous range, and now I'm experiencing the same kind of feeling all over again with her exclusive Private Collection.

Tuberose Gardenia is utterly breath-taking. I'm so fussy when it comes to white florals, yet this fragrance leaves me feeling content and at peace with the world. The secret lies with its beautiful floral smoothness and somewhat glamourous feel.

The white floral notes compliment one another beautifully. Gardenia, tuberose, orange blossom and lily, although quite moist and green upon first application, settle so elegantly on the skin in a rather creamy fashion, that makes me feel like an ancient Goddess in all her golden splendour.

There is a slight medicinal characteristic in this blend, however I don't find it particularly off-putting. I much prefer Tuberose Gardenia over the more "natural" white floral offerings from niche houses. A mild, vanillary sweetness and soft woods, combined with the white floral bouquet, evokes a strong sense of luxury.

I wore Tuberose Gardenia to a romantic dinner date a few nights ago, and was flabbergasted by how attracted my man was to my perfume. He went so far to say that I smelt like an angel. I must admit, that his reaction may be due to its floral femininity and cuddly nature. It would actually make a perfect choice for a bride on her wedding day.

The longevity and sillage are superb, which adds an extra star in terms of rating. I am truly enraptured by Tuberose Gardenia. It is everything I hoped it would be and more. I can't wait to get my hands on a full bottle.
jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Helpful Review    4
Deconstruction.
The gardenia at the opening of this perfume smells remarkably like the real deal. In the topnotes, the gardenia and the tuberose circle each other at a short distance, but each remains distinct. The topnotes, though, have one of the shortest half-lives ever found in perfumery. Very soon, a blended white floral with a large tannic note becomes dominant. The white floral is smartly non-specific. It remains unidentifiable, but gives a rounded, creamy quality that harkens back to the gardenia of the topnotes. I can’t quite make out whether the tannic quality and the creamy aspect of the floral balance or oppose each other, but I suspect that this duality is what holds together the almost ghostly frame of the gardenia illusion that lasts into the drydown.

What started as an olfactorealistic gardenia note in the opening becomes an abstract distillation of a few of the elements that were apparently used to compose the gardenia note. There is a creaminess that suggest texture and the feel of umami that suggest a taste. We witness that taking apart of the gardenia that we’re given at the outset. The gardenia doesn’t fall apart, it is stripped before our eyes (noses.) The perfume transitions from a rather forceful prettiness to a tight-lipped handsomeness. An amazing exercise, and a compelling scent.
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Sherapop

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Sherapop
Sherapop
Dry Gardenia (Tuberose)
Estee Lauder Private Collection TUBEROSE GARDENIA is a relatively simple floral perfume to my nose. Although a number of flowers are present, the most salient by far is the gardenia, which is neither very creamy (as in Marc Jacobs' presentations) nor very sharp (as in Chanel GARDENIA, among others). The gardenia in this composition strikes me instead as quite dry, which may be a result of some of the other flowers in play, especially neroli.

The tuberose is much less pronounced, so if I were to name this creation, I would have called it GARDENIA TUBEROSE, rather than vice versa. In any case, although this is a perfectly fine floral composition, I do not personally feel that it is better than the less expensive gardenia-focused fragrances available for considerably less money, so I won't be actively attempting to add this one to my collection, though I'm sure that I'd wear it, if I happened to have a bottle!

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