Described by Jo Malone London:
"A homage to classic white flowers. Gardenia and hyacinth tantalise against a rich backdrop of cardamom, sandalwood and myrrh. Bold and bewitching."
Heart: Gardenia, cardamon
Base: Myrrh, sandalwood, incense
Created to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Jo Malone London!
Vintage Gardenia (Or Vintage Gardenia with Cardamon & Myrrh to give it it'd original full title) was an accidental purchase for me...
I was so excited to see a discontinued fragrance in my local store, and in this excitement I thought it was gardenia that was a note I love... (It's actually geranium!)
So I was in for a shock when I got home and sprayed this over myself with glee...
Instead of the lemony green, I was met with a heady floral. Oh dear, an expensive mistake!
As I had it, it needed to be used, and I came around to it's not too bad...To one day just falling in love!
It's apologetically floral, a heady floral - but never cloying.
It shares a similarity with Tuberose Angelica in that regard, but here the sweet is replaced with spice and warmth, adding such a captivating twist to the strong floral.
I don't shy away from florals, but it's not for every man... This very well could be your entry point.
I'm not aware of any special editions for this fragrance.
This fragrance is now discontinued, but is available as part of the Online Archive collection. (May very by country)