Gardenia

Gardenia offers a lush, citrusy, creamy aroma, combining sweet floral with a hint of green and earthy undertones to perfumes.

Native to tropical regions, it lends an opulent, exotic, velvety touch to fragrances reminiscent of a blooming, moonlit garden.

Fragrance Pyramid

Gardenia is often a Heart Note, enchanting the senses with its voluptuous, floral, creamy richness.

Scent Summary

  • Creamy
  • Lush
  • Opulent
  • Sweet
  • Velvety

What Does Gardenia Smell Like?

single gardenia flower

The scent of gardenia is like a luxurious, floral embrace. It’s creamy and slightly lemony with a green edge, filling the air with a sweet, velvety richness.

I adore the intoxicating floral presence in gardenia-heavy perfumes, as this note evokes a sense of exotic elegance and sophistication.

Complementing Notes

Gardenia’s lush and creamy nature blends wonderfully with a range of notes.

  • Tuberose: For an intensely floral, rich pairing.
  • Vanilla: Adding a sweet, gourmand warmth.
  • Jasmine: Enhancing with an exotic, sensual touch.
  • Patchouli: For an earthy, deep base.
  • Citrus Notes: Bringing a refreshing contrast.
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