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Gardenia
by Hové Parfumeur

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About Gardenia

Gardenia is a feminine perfume by Hové Parfumeur.

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Hove – Gardenia

Gardenia soliflores are in a way a cheat, since the gardenia flower oil is scentless and the parfumer is required to combine other florals to give the over-all “effect” of gardenia. Usually this process uses tuberose as its base and includes jasmine and various lily oils.

Hove’s Gardenia opens with a redolence of tuberose, but with a grounding of what seems like an artemisia or sandalwood base (my spouse detects a mintiness as well), which calms it down a bit and grounds it. The dry down brings this base forward to the detriment of the gardenia effect.

Comparison to New Orleans’ only other perfumery, Bourbon French Parfums, is inevitable and surprising. BF’s Gardenia seems to my nose a truer blend than does Hove’s. It is not tuberose dominant, smells much closer to the actual Gardenia, and has a noble but subdued sweetness, similar to the effect of Ylang Ylang, that is true to the gardenia flower, but which is absent in the Hove version.

In this contest the Bourbon French Gardenia is the winner and the preferred choice.
07th June, 2019

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