Eau de Parfum

by Isabey

Gardenia Sizes Available:
50ml $175
0.7ml sample $4
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Here's what other people are saying about Gardenia...
Light, pleasant floral but didn''t last long at all for me.
By   - Perfume enthusiast from Newcastle upon Tyne on 9/9/2016
This is a very pretty white floral. I read so many reviews about how strong and how headache-inducing this was, that I put off sampling this for quite a while... but how wrong they all were! This is extremely light and subtle. It smells almost life-like, as if you were sniffing the flower itself father than a perfume. There is a gentle sweetness to it, which I''m usually not a fan of, but in this it''s pleasant. Sillage is light and longevity is moderate at best, but I think that''s what makes this so special -- it''s rare to find such a quiet and gentle white floral. Honestly, I can''t imagine anyone disliking this!
By   - from LA on 12/3/2014
I love this scent. It''s what a lady should wear. It''s so floral, so round and harmonious, so creamy. I find it''s vintage full-bodied, like really racy as if I was back in the twenties of last century in a Gatsby party. Love it and will own it, but can''t wear it that often. It''s really a mature scent, not for the office.
By   - Coordinator from Lausanne on 10/27/2013
Mixes well with my chemistry. the deep, sweet scent of gardenia, wrapped in a subtle cloud of citrus.though, it didn''t last long on me.
By   - from Miami on 9/16/2013
I soooooooo wanted to love this, even if for the bottle alone (it looks so lush and expensive!). When I first smelled my tester I was over the moon - it smells like a big, beautiful, somewhat clean bouquet of white flowers with a gorgeous gardenia sitting somewhere in the middle. BUT...then I put it on my skin. OH MY. It turned from a big beautiful bouquet of flowers to a somewhat acrid, rotting tangerine! All that comes through on me is the orange blossom and an awful bitter tangerine - something reminiscent of the white pith of a citrus fruit that makes your face scrunch up in displeasure. A real shame. Oh well, I''m going to give Fleur Nocturne a try as it sounds similarly unctuous to Gardenia - but hopefully without the awful bitterness that the citrus notes leave on my skin. I was really looking forward to enjoying a rich, creamy, white floral but alas this is not the one for me. I''m sure Gardenia is an absolute joy on some people''s skin - but it''s a car crash on mine :(
By   - social worker from Perth on 4/25/2013
Pretty, soapy, lush and sweet. But not Gardenia. If you know what a real Gardenia smells like and are looking for that fragrance in a bottle, keep looking.However if you like the perfume world''s version of the Gardenia''s scent and Van Cleef & Arpels'' "Gardenia Petales" is a little too pricey, try Isabey Gardenia.
By  on 7/7/2012
This is a beautiful fragrance, but I have tried it on a few times and it only lasts 20 to 30 minutes on me. Then it''s completely gone! I have never had this happen before with any scent. Sad.
By  on 1/27/2012
Not gardenia, but a beautiful, floral, whole, pleasant, warm, friendly, long lasting, quiet waft of loveliness. Will keep searching for true gardenia.
By   - Retired from Atlanta on 1/20/2012
This definitely is not a ''whole'' gardenia fragrance...While it is a wonderful fragrance, it reminds me somewhat of Dior''s Poison.
By   - Theatre Arts Educator from LC, NM on 4/9/2010
Love this! Yes, not a "real" gardenia but for me that is OK-- I get headaches from most of the gardenia scents. On me it turns buttery, vanilla- floral. Many compliments from strange ( not weird) men.Oh, and the bottle is fantastic and keeps the fragrance fresh since it doesn''t let light in like most bottles!
By   - from Prague, CZ on 3/7/2010
If you are looking for a true gardenia scent, keep on searching. This is a very pretty floral scent, but not gardenia per se. It also is more of a scent for a mature, adult woman. NOT in a negative way. It is just complex. I could not see a 20-something getting away with it. That said, it is a very beautiful floral scent. Just try before you buy if you are expecting gardenia. Honestly i have never found a "true" gardenia scent in a perfume. ShiKai lotion at Whole Foods smells like a true gardenia. In a scent though, no luck.
By  on 4/17/2009
l so wanted to like this, having read that it''s "the Rembrandt of gardenia fragrances", & being on a quest for the perfect gardenia, but it''s not at all what l hoped for. lnitially l get a whole bunch of different flowers, warm & slightly spicy, & l anticipated a nicely layered dry down. l can pick out orange blossom & lilac, but unfortunately on me it faded into a very powdery, flat & old fashioned scent with zero sillage. Maybe it''s just me, l can''t stand powdery frags!
By   - from southampton uk on 2/5/2009
After sampling dozens,among dozens of unique reminds me of anything from the chanel line,it is very old school perfume,I ended up giving this bottle to a women at a nursing home,who said it reminded her of her mothers perfume,back in the 1930s.. it made her cry,when she smelled this...
By   - nutritionist from mid west on 8/24/2008
I smelled like the bottom of an old lady''s purse. This was sooo strong I instantly had a headache and forced myself to wait for the dry down. 4 hours and 3 scrubbings later it melted into my coconut soap and almost smelled nice. Terrible.
By   - Sales from Austin on 8/13/2008
Its so beautiful, the gold cube bottle is a lovely block of art,also! I just keep looking at my scent cabinet,full of all my wonderful purchases from LS! This could be the holy grail of them far:)
By   - perfume lover from midwest on 3/16/2008
I am also,like a few others am new to the scent of gardenia,I usually steer away from what I call pretentious,perfumy fragrances I have spent a ton a unique,hard to find scents,and BABY! I have finally found a BEAUTIFUL,lovely worth every dollar fragrance!!! I LOVE this perfume! it really surprised me how differnt from other ''commercial'' (CHANEL) fragrances this wears. 10 stars!
By   - perfume lover from Cincy on 2/29/2008
This is a very pretty gardenia blend, but I''ve been slathering it on for a few minutes (using half the sample vial) and I can hardly smell it. If I was to spend this much on a perfume, I would want it to be about twice as concentrated. That said, it is a lovely, soft scent that plays up the light spring-like qualities of gardenia and isn''t as heady or creamy as some other blends. (This may be a good of bad thing, depending on the gardenia lover.) The other florals in the blend complement the bloom quite nicely and I''m very fond of the overall fragrance. I have yet to smell a gardenia scent that reminds me of this, I find it unique. I''d give 5 stars for the scent itself, but I''m leaning toward 4 because I wish it had more throw - it''s so faint on me! (I wish I knew what the older "sex toy" bottle looked like, that sounds hilariously naughty!)
By   - Biotech from Providence, Rhode Island on 2/7/2008
Rich, round, womanly, can''t go wrong gardenia scent. Better than some mass-market gardenia scents, which I''ve found either cheapand harsh or, oddly, smelling like berries.
By   - Writer from New York, NY on 1/19/2008
I am new to the wonders of gardenia and my response was quite literally wow!!! Floral at its most beautifull and sensually expressive. I love this
By   - from london on 9/6/2007
Where has Isabey Gardenia been hiding all my life? A lush, decadent, dreamy floral concoction of pure goodness. This wears so well in hot weather.
By   - registered nurse, currently on a long vacation! =) from Florida on 8/10/2007
Wonderful gardenia scent, very lush. Perfect for summer. .
By   - from New York, NY on 7/10/2007
This is such a gorgeous and lush fragrace and I wouldn''t consider myself a floral lover. On me...I get a lot of sweetened jasmine along with the gardenia. The closest perfume I can compare Gardenia to is Montale Intense Tiare. They share many notes but the big difference is the coconut in the Montale. I would have bought a bottle in a second but find the drydown a little flat unlike the Montale. I''m debating between the two and just can''t decide! Grab a sample if you can as they are frequently out of stock!
By   - from APO on 7/6/2007
Beautiful!!! I love it. Smell so warm and soft.
By   - from Tampa, Florida on 12/13/2006
Despite all the notes that this scent contains, it definitely reeks of gardenia and least, that''s what I smell on my skin the strongest. The bottle could be better designed though...I''ve taken to hiding it out of public view, because everyone who sees it thinks it''s sex toy!
By   - from South San Francisco on 12/27/2005
Just recieved it today! Couldn''t wait to try it. It is very lovely . It smells floral, soft ,delicate and feminine. It lasted quite a while on me which it should for the price. It was a early birthday present and when I run out I''ll be buying more.
By   - from fredericksburg, va on 6/3/2005
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