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    Une Voix Noire by Serge Lutens

    It may not smell much like gardenia but I don't think it's meant to be a soliflore. It is much more complex than that and the gardenia is just a part of its beautiful unfolding. It is an exquisite representation of Lady Day's story... her life's song.

    The fragrance opens with a gardenia note cocooned in rum and dark fruits and there is a distinctive metallic edge to it. The metallic note fades after an hour or so, leaving a warm, smooth and syrupy floral scent that stays close to the skin. It's not an attention seeker, but rather a quiet, brooding torch singer. Much like Billie, it is languid and luscious.

    If you're looking for a gardenia soliflore, this is not for you. Personally, I adore it.

    16th November, 2012

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