Cruel Gardénia (2008)

Cruel Gardénia by Guerlain
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Cruel Gardénia (Guerlain)
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Cruel Gardénia is a perfume by Guerlain for women and was released in 2008. The scent is flowery-powdery. It is being marketed by LVMH.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesDamascus rose, Neroli, Peach
Heart Notes Heart NotesGardenia, Ylang-ylang, White musk
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwood, Tonka bean, Vanilla



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Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 24.09.2017
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Sillage 3.0/10 Longevity 3.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
Lovely Phantom
I tested twice on paper at the perfume counter and briefly on skin, but either the tester contents were different from what's in the bottle or I'd become anosmic by then because not until I opened it at home did I realize I'd made a mistake in buying this expensive Guerlain. While it has all the... Read more
I am wearing that yellow dress again. You know it, the one you gave to me. You've said that it has the lively color of the ylang ylang flowers. I adorned my fingers with the pear ring and I am wearring your favourite earrings in my ears. At my neck I wear Cruel Gardenia. And I've added a bit to my... Read more
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 2.5/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
"Excuse me...But, haven't we met before"?
Out of all the fragrances in this special series, I was attracted to Cruel Gardenia the most. I adore the fragrance of Gardenia flowers, and the other notes appealed as well. As soon as I sprayed it, it triggered a long lost memory. I know this scent from somewhere, but a long time ago. I racked... Read more
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Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
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The Antithesis of a Diabolical Perfume
Guerlain's CRUEL GARDENIA, contrary to its name, is a warm, compassionate floral composition prominently featuring ylang ylang, neroli, and violet--at least according to my nose! Bizarre. Maybe this would be cruel to those who were looking for a pure gardenia frag, or a big white floral?... Read more

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