{{Fragrance Review}}:The Body Shop's Blooming Gardenia EDT

English Dawn White Gardenia EDT S$35.90
Source: The Body Shop UK
A 2014 addition to The Body Shop's Scents of the World Fragrance collection, English Dawn White Gardenia is a lovely, delicate fragrance. 

English Dawn White Gardenia opens up startlingly crisp and fresh, with the pale translucency of a sweet, white rose scent. There is the presence of greenness as well, like the freshly cut stalks of a flower at dawn, still glistening with morning dew. Its opening smells nothing like gardenia and draws more semblance to its rose perfumes like Morrocan Rose and Atlas Mountain Rose, albeit with a mild blackberry-like undertone similar to Smoky Rose.  Nonetheless, this scent acceptably beautiful, conjuring an image blooming white roses, lilies and jasmines at dawn. I thoroughly enjoyed the opening notes.

As the scent settles, the waxy animalic vibe from the gardenia flower emerges. Ah, there's the gardenia! I thought, as I prepared myself for the growth of a monstrous white tuberose note. But lo! It did not trudge into tuberose territory. No, this is a gardenia that non-white-floral lovers can bravely embrace. While the pungency of a white floral is there, it settles elegantly instead of drowning your olfactory senses. The scent at its drydown smells darker and purplish, although there is just that barest hint of lovely sweet roses and greenness to it, reeling it away from the dark depths of the Unknown.

I might add this to my collection. It's simple, it's pretty. It's a fuss-free everyday scent.

Have you tried this scent? Is it a yay or nay for you? Do share, I'd love to know!

That Whimsical Blogger!


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