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.
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.
- Top notes: Rose, Peach, Neroli.
- Heart notes: Gardenia, Ylang Ylang, White Musks.
- Base notes: Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Sandalwood.
- Bottle decorated with a golden metal label on the side and an elegant wooden cap, nestling in an amethyst ‘leather feel’ case.
- Eau de Parfum: Women.
- Apply as desired, to pulse points behind your ear, at the bottom of your throat, on your wrist, inside your elbow and/or behind your knee.
Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Citronellol, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Bht, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate, Isoeugenol, Farnesol, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Ci 14700 (Red 4), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5), Ci 60730 (Ext. Violet 2).
Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.
Sylvaine Delacourte, Perfume Creative Director for 15 years at Guerlain, created over 70 perfumes, including Insolence or the very first Petite Robe Noire. In charge of Custom Design Perfumes for Guerlain VIP clients, she designed perfumes reflecting the infinite nuances of a personality that make someone unique. As a lover of all varieties of perfume and beautiful raw materials with innovative structures, Sylvaine knows how to give soul to a perfume and release emotions. With her understanding of the mechanisms of olfactory memory and using active listening skills, she creates perfumes which complement different personalities.
Randa Hammami is a perfumer who works for Symrise. She has created Cruel Gardénia for Guerlain, as well as Amouage Epic Man and Orchidée Vanille for Van Cleef & Arpels.
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