Within Guerlain Haute Parfumerie, Cruel Gardenia belongs to L’Art & La Matière, a collection of olfactory masterpieces for true lovers of all things beautiful, born of the encounter between the finest raw materials and the talent of the House of Guerlain Perfumer.
The encounter with this fragrance is a cruel one, a trap that no one sees coming… This sun-drenched gardenia with its cottony aura approaches softly, then stirs our senses and haunts our thoughts. Neither heady nor opulent, but simply super-concentrated in white musks, it captivates us with its dangerous sensuality. Incredibly feminine, it leaves an intense and diabolically exhilarating aura in its wake that goes straight to the heart with its tenderness and omnipresence.
The fragrance dresses up in a bottle with clean, contemporary lines, decorated with a golden metal label on the side, like a precious book. An elegant wooden cap adds the finishing touch to this beautiful piece. The bottle nestles in an amethyst “leather feel” case (which may be transformed into a jewellery box as you wish).
This sun-drenched and velvety gardenia fashioned with lace-like finesse captivates us with its sensuality. It leaves an intense and exhilarating trail with its soft notes of white musk and sandalwood.
Soft Sunny Floral
Top notes: rose, peach, neroli. Heart notes: gardenia, ylang-ylang, white musks. Base notes: tonka bean, vanilla, sandalwood.
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One might picture the gardenia as slightly honeyed, with the exhilarating sensuality characteristic of white flowers. However, this gardenia is treated differently, like fresh, sun-drenched lace. An Eau de Parfum that is easy to wear, even in the hottest climates.