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Best Gardenia Perfumes

Gardenias are very fragrant white flowers with green leaves. The flowers can be white or pale yellow. Gardenia flowers from May through July and is native to Africa, southern Asia, Australia and Oceania. It needs high humidity. The genus Gardenia is named after Alexander Garden, a physician in Charleston of South Carolina. Some types of gardenias can be grown as houseplants. In the perfume industry gardenia is used as a dry flower extract, a synthetic analogue or as a mixture of others essential oils because natural essential oil from the…

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BOIS d’IRIS by Van Cleef & Arpels

“To smell wood, to see its scent from a totally different angle, forget the idea of the forest, leaves, and earth, and picture it on a beach, floating in waves, and washing up on the sand. Driftwood warmed by the sun. I paired it with Ambergris and Labdanum to underscore the solar and sensual dimension of this wood. Iris and Vetiver bring out the texture and elegance of this fragrance.” Emilie Coppermann The scent was launched in 2009 and was created by Emilie Coppermann.   Notes: Iris, Myrhh, French labdanum,…

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Perfumes from 2017

There are so many perfumes launched each year that is very hard to smell everything new. I am not living in a big city, so my resources are limited. I’m always buying samples and decants online, when it is possible to do that. I managed to smell some perfumes that were launched this year. Let’s see what I have smelled and what were my thoughts about those fragrances. MON GUERLAIN by Guerlain - LAVENDER DARLING Created by Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk and launched in 2017. TOP NOTES: Lavender, Bergamot…

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La Collection Muscs by Sylvaine Delacourte

"A COLLECTION WITH 5 PORTRAITS Woody, fruity, clean, vegetal, velvety, Sylvaine wanted you to discover all the facets that can take an exceptional material very difficult to tame like musk." from the official site The fragrances were launched in 2016. DOVANA "I wanted to find in this perfume the smell of the soap of my childhood, the white color describes it well, the white being the symbol of the purity and the freshness."  from the official site   Top notes: Ambrette, Rose, Sandalwood Middle notes: Italian iris, Madagascar vanilla, Mandarin…

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Hiris by Hermes

"A single-flower fragrance, poetic ode to the iris in all its guises. From flower to scent, this is the refined and modern intention of Hiris, an utterly original single-flower creation devoted to the splendour of the iris and dedicated to women. A fragrance of emotion and subtlety conceived by Olivia Giacobetti, it is a novel that expresses the shifting charms – sometimes floral, sometimes powdery or vegetal – of one of nature’s olfactory marvels with infinite delicacy." from the official site Hiris was created by Olivia Giacobetti and was launched…

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Memoir Woman by Amouage

"This is a chypre fragrance evoked by the transcendental discovery of her past, present and future echoed in this fragmented memoir."                  from the official site "Memoir Woman is a scent of shadows. A mystical Chypre that borrows the Absinth top-notes of Memoir Man and unites them with a dance of Pink Pepper and Cardamom. Dark Woods, Frankincense with White Blossoms, shimmering Jasmine and Rose provide the richly-beating heart notes while Labdanum, Leather, Musk and Oakmoss at the base provide a smoky, sultry…

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