In other words, I felt they were too feminine or resembled a funeral homes floral arrangements, at the time I wasn't really reviewing many female fragrances until I started sampling and falling in love with them.
The one fragrance that changed my thoughts completely and ignorance to a degree, was Robert Piguet's Gardenia, a heartbreakingly beautiful white floral masterpiece.
I get a light, soured, fresh, loving, with a touch of green neroli, that brightens up a green nuanced, sparkling, slightly sweet lily of the valley, and a somber, refreshing, dewy jasmine.
Then a milky, sweetened, very smooth, glossy, shimmering vanilla, and a blackened, brand new, aromatic, jacket leather, and a stubborn, delicate floral tinged sandalwood.
I get the Neroli, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Vanilla, Leather and Sandalwood. it open up with a bitter, citric neroli, and a clean, bright lily of the valley, the neroli is mild, the lily of the valley is strong.
After thirty minutes the neroli dissipates. the lily of the valley softens, in comes a fresh, slightly sweet jasmine, and a creamy, silky vanilla, the jasmine is mild, the vanilla is soft.
After four hours the neroli and vanilla dissipate, the jasmine softens, in comes a pungent, dark leather, and a milky, rich sandalwood, the leather and sandalwood are mild.
Lily of the Valley is a very soft, very appealing, pretty white floral, a touch of sweetness, citrusy, watery, woodiness, unisex. is leans more feminine Floral fragrance.
This would be lovely in the Fall and Winter, I get average projection and average longevity, this is a wonderful white floral fragrance from Joseph
Parfums Quartana, 4/5 Stars.