Gardenia Petale

Eau de Parfum

by Van Cleef & Arpels

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Unabashedly lush and feminine, Gardénia Pétale is perhaps the truest recreation of the gardenia's sensuality we've encountered. If you've ever dipped your nose into a gardenia's creamy petals, you know the narcotic opulence this flower possesses. In Gardénia Pétale, perfumer Nathalie Feisthauer captures all the stages of gardenia's life, from its almost citrusy, green bud to the delicate freshness of a newly opened blossom to the fulsome headiness of the gardenia in full bloom.

Gardénia Pétale is an especially rich fragrance with grand sillage. We imagine wearing it on a summer's night when moonlight silvers the garden, or when the streets are carpeted in thick, white snow, setting off the fragrance's pure luxuriance. A dab of Gardénia Pétale behind the ears would perfectly complement the view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower, or dinner for two in a room bathed in candlelight. If ever a fragrance were made for grand gestures, it's Gardénia Pétale.

Gardenia Petale  Notes

Green notes, citrus notes, lily of the valley, jasmine, and gardenia

Gardenia Petale Sizes Available
75ml $185.00
.7ml $5.00
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Here's what other people are saying about Gardenia Petale...
Gardenia Petale is lush, but not gaggy-lush. What I mean by this is that sometimes with Big White Flowers, you get this throat-coating sensation (somewhat akin to pollen-season in DC where you can't go out of the house without feeling overwhelmed); that sensation does not surface with Gardenia Petale. GP starts out with a delightful burst of fragrance, and stays beautifully floral throughout, without smelling simulated or throat-coating. This may be boring for some who are concerned with the "artistic" development of a fragrance that presents different nuances and personality, (and sometimes "odd behavior" off and on). This fragrance, however, is the real deal of beauty. It's simply beautiful. No extra "dazzle" to entice, it's just a thing of beauty that is full and lush and breathtaking. I will keep this one forever (or until VC&A decides to reformulate).
By Anonymous - Attorney and fragrance freak from Washington, DC on 5/19/2015
I love the smell of gardenia. It's my favorite flower smell. I go out of my way to smell gardenias. I can't imagine coming closer to the smell of gardenia than this. It's an intoxicating smell. It even has the slight rottenness at the base of the scent if you breathe deeply and closely. One good use of this would be to perk up gardenias in wedding bouquets and boutonnieres.
By Ed on 12/8/2014
LOVE!!!! I smell like a flower, gardenia to be exact. I really love this. Light but not too light. When the wind blows everyone get a nice whiff and says "What are you wearing". Stays on all day!
By SMichelle - from Denver on 7/30/2014
If they could make this one last I'd buy a lifetime supply of it. A light, lovely gardenia scent, with (for me) a strong dose of earthy mushroom, which I also liked. Light and fresh, and alas, soon not noticeable at all. That's the only reason this one gets a 4 and not a 5.
By Danny_Girl - from Spokane on 1/6/2013
I got a sample of this and had to buy it. Yes, it is absolutely lovely. I get compliments all the time. It isn't so strong that it will give you a head ache but has this wonderful light scent. Downside is that it fades super fast and for the price I wish it would last longer.
By lizzie - from yountville on 2/8/2012
my favorite of all my collection. this is the most i've ever spent for a perfume and i've been using it every day for months. i received a sample from lucky scent when i made a purchase and i couldn't stop smelling its a perfect gardenia perfume. my only problem is that for the price i was hoping that it would last longer. this may sound super strange but i find that it smells very similar to Avon's Today which is far more affordable and lasts much longer on the skin.
By Anonymous - from yountville on 9/9/2011
Finally garednia version that does not resemble the suntan lotion, not too sweet, sticky, etc. Nathalie Feisthauer is very talented. I like her creations. Very sophisticated, elegant and exquisite fragrance.
By Anonymous - artist from NYC on 3/25/2011
This opens with a cool, green lily of the valley, develops into a beautiful, true, creamy gardenia & dries down into a crisp, frosted floral not unlike Yosh's Whiteflowers. The sillage is soft but it lasts for many hours on me. l have tried many gardenias in search of the perfect one, one which doesn't disappoint by being simply a mix of jasmine & tuberose. This is the one! Eureka, l have found my HG gardenia at last!
By teardrop - from southampton uk on 10/15/2010
I have sampled alot of gardenia scents over the past few months, and this one is the most *pure* in a true gardenia scent to my nose. This is fresh with a touch of green. Very pretty scent. Perfect for this blazing southwest heat!
By Anonymous - from Southwest USA on 7/15/2010
A light, but well rounded and deep gardenia scent. I loved it for the first hour, but now it's gone metallic on my skin. For the right chemistry this would be a lovely perfume.
By hyblaean - nurse from chicagoish on 6/28/2010
light, fresh, green, and fades fast.
By luckygirl - from st.louis on 5/6/2010
OMG, amazing, throw out all your other gardenia perfumes and get this one
By Anonymous on 3/12/2010
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