Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia

Last month I was lucky enough to be invited to the British Museum to watch Estee Lauder Companies turn it pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Whilst there I was completely distracted by their lovely PR Georgie who smelled out of this world. I suppose this would be an appropriate forum to apologise for walking up to her and sniffing her like Gomez Addams all evening. *sorry Georgie*

I rarely respond to fragrances this strongly – but I love tuberose – and I adore gardenia – so it was a bit of a a no-brainer really. And I hate to be predictable but it is in a carnation and vanilla bourbon base – also things I am more than happy to cover myself in. It does list neroli and orangeflower extract in the notes – none of which I am happy to report – my nose picks up. I can’t bear smelling like fruit – I prefer to eat it.

Following in the tradition of Estee’s first Private Collection released in 1973 – Tuberose Gardenia was created by Aerin Lauder for her friends. 

If you like strong florals, gardenia or tuberose you have to try this fragrance. It is divine. It’s a heavy enough floral to warrant wearing it throughout the year – not just for summer.

Failing that you could just find an Estee Lauder PR to follow around all day like a sniffer dog.

Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia is available here and at Estee Lauder counters nationwide priced from £59.00.

*pr sample – poor Georgie.