Gardenia Perfumes Notebook

the-blue-gardenia-poster_2.jpgThe Blue Gardenia by Fritz Lang (

We're adding a new floral notebook to the blog on the scent, culture, and symbolism of Gardenia. To start with, we're organizing pre-existing blog reviews of gardenia perfumes in one place. You can search for more recent gardenia news annoucements on the blog - for your testing and shopping suggestions - by using the search box at the top of the site.

As I am writing down this list, I can just smell the scent of gardenia wafting up -- can't you?

Perfume Reviews

American Beauty Beloved Red Roses (Red Rose + Gardenia)

Annick Goutal Un Matin d'Orage: Elemental Gardenia

Bond No.9 Saks Fifth Avenue for Her "the return of the classic gardenia eau de parfum"

Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy (Gardenia + Geranium)...

Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower

Estée Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia

Guerlain Cruel Gardénia

Guerlain Jardins de Bagatelle

ID Parfums Eclat Eternel

Kai Fragrance Oil & Eau de Parfum

rebecca-swanson-gardenia-garden.jpgKate Spade Eau de Parfum: In Memory of Zelda

Lulu Beauty Starlet: For Gardenia Girls

Mariah Carey Forever: The Lady is a Gardenia

Mary Greenwell Plum (Plum + Gardenia)

Pacifica French Lilac & Tahitian Gardenia Body Butters

Parfumerie Générale Gardenia Grand Soir

Penhaligon's Anthology Gardenia

Penhaligon's Ellenisia: a gardenia note in a lush English garden under the Tropics

Serge Lutens Une Voix Noire: An homage to Billie Holiday's gardenia fascinator

Tom Ford Black Orchid: A faux black orchid - a real dose of blue cheese gardenia


What are some of your favorite gardenia perfumes? How would your dream gardenia perfume smell like? Which gardenia perfumes you would most love to see reviewed?

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4 Comments | Leave a comment

  1. I want a lush, thick, lazy, tropical gardenia perfume. Something hypnotic, noir-ish and wild. The scent of a femme fatale.

    • Robbie,

      I hear you -- personally, I really like the discontinued Yves Rocher Gardenia if you can find it. For a more allusive gardenia, suggesting these things, without actually being too overbearing, there is simply Jungle Gardenia.

      Chant Wagner
  2. You might review Chanel Gardenia. Also Jo Loves has a gardenia perfume, i believe….

    • Yes, absolutely. It'd be a pleasure...

      Chant Wagner

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