Total Reviews: 4
An interesting piece of work. To my nose, Fleur Blanche is a push and pull between masculine and feminine elements. There's big, indolic, almost minty tuberose, the grand diva of perfumery, played against bay rum spices (mostly bay and clove), the macho, swaggering cowboy of scents. The end result is captivating as a concept - let the two extremes battle it out - but fails to win me over as an actual perfume. The combination takes a while to settle, and goes through a quick phase where it pretty much smells like natural perfume goop, before it all combines into something interesting (the way the bay rum brings out an indolic spiciness in the tuberose is really clever) but ultimately not anything I'd really want to smell like.
That being said, I'd highly recommend this for fans of Creed's Royal Mayfair, which also combines tuberose with masculine elements.
This one is a big thumbs up for me. I own many gardenia scents from high end to low end. As many of you know, it is not possible to extract pure gardenia scent at this time. From what I have read, Ajne's perfumer, Jane, spent quite a long time experimenting with many blends until she found one that created a true to life gardenia. Unlike many synthetics, this natural "gardenia" is cheerful but does not scream white floral. I am pleased to say it is one of my most favorite scents of all time!
I suggest that even if white floral is not your thing, this is worth a sample. After the gardenia softens, a pleasant woodsy drydown awaits. I have found this scent so soothing that I've worn it to bed. Depending on the weather, you may find touches of other very soft florals in Fleur Blanche. In dry heat, the woodsy aspect appears sooner. I find this lasts about 4 to 6 hours, depending on the weather and your skin condition. In humid climates, this will last longer. It is available in perfume form or edp. I own the perfume.
I found out by pure accident that my cats prefer natural perfume to synthetics. They will not wince or run away, but they will take a small sniff and go on about their business.
Ajne has a sampling program and you may want to use this before purchasing. The money spent on the samples goes toward a future purchase!
Gardenia is one of my top favourite flowers. When I first sampled this, I thought it was too "herby" but after a while that exquisite aroma started to take it's shape and I thought ahhhh to own my own flower shop........beautiful lovely wonderful scent this is.
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I love this soliflore enough to write about it.It is a true to life gardenia bloom. Milky petals, a little bit of honey and pollen . Moderate sillage . I love that is 100 % natural and the creator is passionate about her work.