Flora by Gucci: The Garden Collection. Gorgeous Gardenia

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Written by Merry123   May 19, 2012  
 
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Flora by Gucci: The Garden Collection. Gorgeous Gardenia

Summary

Brand
Size
100ml
Indicative Price
£71.50
Price per 100 ml/g
£71.50

Description

A light and addictive perfume which evokes the graceful white blossoms of the gardenia flower. The top notes are red berries and pears, the middle notes leave the memory of delicate gardenia petals and frangipani flowers, while the base notes possess the warm scent of patchouli and brown sugar.

Directions

The Flora Garden Collection takes three blooms from Gucci's historic Flora print and creates a bouquet of discerning eau de toilettes in their honour. Choose from Gorgeous Gardenia, Gracious Tuberose and Glamorous Magnolia.

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Overall rating 
 
4.4
Value for money 
 
3.8  (6)
Packaging 
 
4.3  (6)
Scent 
 
4.5  (6)
Effectiveness 
 
4.5  (6)
Texture 
 
4.7  (6)
Ease of use 
 
4.7  (6)
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Gorgeous Gardenia
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Value for money 
 
5.0
Packaging 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
+ Gardenia
+ Floral
+ Long Lasting
+ Lovely Bottle
+ Pink
+ Sensual
+ Feminine
Weakest points
- Not in this case
Summary
I love most of the garden editions from the Gucci range. They are perfect and can be used in different moods. They long lasting and lovely.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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Ok for daytime
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Value for money 
 
4.0
Packaging 
 
3.0
Scent 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0
Texture 
 
4.0
Ease of use 
 
4.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
Nice floral fragrance
Weakest points
the price
Summary
This is a nice fragrance to wear in the daytime as its not to heavy or overpowering, Out of the three fragrances this is my favourite as its not to flowery but to be honest i wouldnt buy any of them at full price
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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Not Glorious but pretty good
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Value for money 
 
2.0
Packaging 
 
3.0
Scent 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
3.0
Texture 
 
4.0
Ease of use 
 
4.0

PACKAGING AND PRICE
This scent comes in a hexagonal tall glass bottle with a transparent stopper. The perfume is a pink colour which shows through the clear glass bottle so it is best to keep it in the box otherwise the light will affect the scent over time.

The box is very pretty and feminine with flowers and is actually quite classy and understated. The flowers are black and the box a white or pale creamy colour with minimum colours. I actually like the box more than the bottle which I think is pretty ordinary for this price of perfume.

The scents come in 50ml and 100ml eau de toilette s and no eau de parfum is available. The 100ml spray varies in price from about £57 on line to about £70 in Boots and Harrods. The 50ml is £50 in Harrods and again cheaper in on line stores if you hunt around.

NOTES TO BE FOUND
Top notes: pear, red berries,
Middle notes: gardenia and frangipani
Base notes; Patchouli and brown sugar

Just looking at the notes you can see this is a light and sweet floral. The initial scent that I can smell when I first put this on is fresh and sweet, the two fruit notes are not heavy on the fruit but are more fresh and light sweetness.

This scent stays with me quite some time and then after about ten minutes or so the perfume settles and warms on my skin. The more complex floral aroma begins to develop. The two flower notes in this perfume are so tropical and remind me of places we have travelled that have gardens full of frangipani and gardenia. The hotel we stayed in Madagascar had the most amazing gardenia plant that we could smell from quite some distance away and frangipani is a plant that takes me back to my parent's garden in the West Indies where our tree would drop these wonderfully fragrant flowers on the ground. As kids we would collect these and make our own perfume using these flowers and water.

The heart notes are sweet and the patchouli is not very evident at all in my view. This is a light sweet uplifting perfume that cannot fail but make you smile when you wear it


This is not a complex perfume in my mind. It is fresh and light and sweet with lovely floral notes. It is a perfume that I would be happy to wear anywhere and that is especially good as a spring and summer fragrance as it is fresh and light.

It lasted pretty well on me and I would say that about four hours later I could till detect the scent on me. It is not a sophisticated heavy scent so might be more appealing to younger ladies although am not that young and love it. I find I like a range of scents I different situations. This is one that I would take on holiday as I feel I would be happy to wear it in any situation and it would neither too heavy nor too wishy washy.

Some floral perfumes are too heady and one dimensional where this although most obviously sweet and floral is also light and refreshing. It is not a complex scent as there are few notes but they blend and work well together.

The floral notes of this I think are beautifully done and very light so that it doesn't hit you on the head with headiness. It reminds me of walking in a tropical garden and the mix of flowers that are created when the heat hits the blossoms. it gives the scent a very feminine touch without becoming old fashioned and headache inducing which some florals can be.

The overall effect that I get from this is that of a quite sweet, fruity, light uplifting and summery fragrance. It is sweet and rounded . the sort of scent that you have to keep smelling as it is so lovely and feminine .It is refreshing like a summer or tropical garden full of fresh fragrant flowers during the early evening just when the air begins to cool .

WOULD I BUY AGAIN
Well I didn't buy this I got a small sample bottle at least twice recently and if I could afford the prices that this perfume is selling for then yes I would buy it but I do feel it is very expensive and that I can find other perfumes that I like for a lot less money. So in short even though this is a lovely light feminine fragrance I feel that the price tag puts it out of my shopping bag and is also far too expensive to ask for as a gift so I will just have to enjoy my sample and then forget it.

User Reviews

Strongest points
Pleasant light fresh floral scent
Weakest points
Average sort of packaging and far too expensive
Summary
Nice enough but for the price I would have hoped for something a but more longer lasting and with a bit more sillage
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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Lovely feminine scent
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Value for money 
 
5.0
Packaging 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0

This is a lovely quality scent.
Very floral and feminine,a lovely scent for spring/summer.
The bottle looks great on yourt dressing table too.
The scent is really pleasent and lasts all day.
A lovely,Lovely scent :)

User Reviews

Strongest points
scent
bottle
brand
Weakest points
none
Summary
A lovely girlie scent
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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A gorgeous light feminine fragrance
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Value for money 
 
3.0
Packaging 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
Easy to use, gorgeous scent
Weakest points
Price and choosing which to have (There is 3)
Summary
I tried all 3 of the garden collection scents and I loved every single one.]This one is slightly more floral and very girlie.
Beautiful bottle.
I love the Flora scent anyway, but these are great additions and I now have a tough time choosing which I want!
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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