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Gardenia (2012)
by Roja Dove

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Gardenia information

Year of Launch2012
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseRoja Dove
PerfumerRoja Dove

About Gardenia

Gardenia is a shared / unisex perfume by Roja Dove. The scent was launched in 2012 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Roja Dove

Gardenia fragrance notes

Reviews of Gardenia

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Bergamot, jasmine, violet and orange blossom - this quadrangle of notes is what I get in the opening blast; soon a good dash of heliotropes is mixed in - a delicious opening.

The drydown sticks to the floral theme initially and then displays a fruity undertone, whilst the base adds a cedar impression that is a pleasant change of emphasis in this bouquet of flowers. A light white musk - like this creation as a whole with an only quite discreet touch of sweetness - provides the final development.

The perfomance is superb: moderate sillage with very good projection, and a smashing longevity of twelve hours on my skin.

A great daytime spring scent, well blended of top-quality ingredients - so what is the problem?
The answer - the name. Whilst I am getting a few transient whiffa of a gardenia-like impression in the drydown, there is really no actually substantial gardenia found in this fragrance. Maybe not a complete misnomer - but misleading to say the least.
Nomen est omen: without squabbling about the name - 3.5/5. Gefühl ist alles, Name ist Schall und Rauch.

Still - why choose this name at all?
17th February, 2016
All week I have been wearing a gardenia perfume everyday and comparing it to real gardenias from my garden. This is the absolute worst. It smells nothing like a gardenia what so ever and is just one big powdery mess. If you like powder try it but if you are looking for a gardenia scent skip it.
02nd July, 2015
Wonderful gardenia, a reference gardenia to have in your collection to measure all other gardenia fragrances against.
23rd December, 2013

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