I wonder if with the IFRA restriction, Saripatates might be right after all - only in Arabian perfumery will one find true jasmine extract (and provided that Amouage doesn't further water down its quality).
+1 the $$$ Jardenia for gardenias.
+ 1 Jardenia !!!!!!!!!!!
+1 Estee Lauder Tuberose Gardenia for gardenia and also Kai perfume oil /EDP for cool , fresh budding gardenia. ( I've done a '360' on Kai recently )
( Jasmine A la Nuit by Sergie Lutens . Love & Tears, Nuda by Nasomatto , Jasmin by Bruno Acampora. )
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
Isn't sambac the same as pikake? I suggest you try Pacifica Waikiki Pikake. Inexpensive and very pleasant. I don't think they ship out of the USA though-- not sure where you are located.
For gardenia, I've never smelled a truer one than JAR Jardenia but wow, the price-- and the difficulty in buying it (other than in person.)
Chantecaille Pétales has a lovely gardenia top note but it evolves into tuberose and other notes. My daughter loves it. Maybe worth sampling?
Then of course there is good ol' Kai, a green gardenia which some love and some scorn. Worth a try in my opinion. Try the roll-on oil first, rather than the edt.
Jo Malone's new company, Jo Loves, has Gardenia -- have not tried it yet, not available in the USA yet. http://www.joloves.com/fragrances/gardenia
i tried joy, olene, Montale's Jasmin Full and a la nuit. i couldnt get love and tears on ebay. any site you know which will ship it to sri lanka?
im looking for some single floral note perfumes. i have jasmine and gardenia in my garden and they smell wonderful. i have never smelled any perfume which smell like those. may be they cant be duplicated? i got some jasmine oil called song of india and it does not smell like jasmine
this is off topic. but hedonist222, i see you live in abu dhabi. do you know any place which will ship sapil young heart perfume to sri lanka? and have you tried sapil's "just jasmine" ?
Then there were many fragrances suggested in your other thread that you haven't tried. l highly recommend that you try Bruno Acampora Jasmin, Nasomatto Nuda & By Kilian's Love & Tears. Luckyscent.com is the place to get samples of these.
Do you have Lush shops in Sri Lanka? Their Lust perfume is worth a try, l think.
"What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
teardrop, we do not have lush shops here.
im going to order some samples from luckyscent
luckyscent does not ship to sri lanka
Jasmin Vert by Miller Harris, very realistic interpretation of this beautiful flower :-)
its soliflore. sorry about that. so... i guess i dont have a way to sample these