I love the smell. However because it is oil based the smell does not stay long.
Nice clean scent and my husband likes it! It's not over powering!
I guess I would describe Enfleuria as a delicate floral with an added spicy note, but I only use the word, 'spicy,' because I am at a loss for a more descriptive word. Enfleurage produces a milder scent than that of essential oils because instead of extracting the oils from the plant, the flowers used (gardenias in this case) are essentially steeped in a carrier oil for a period of months. There is something romantic about the attention Josh Rosebrook paid to traditional methods of scent extraction, but I prefer a scent with a little more staying-power than this. I would definitely consider purchasing the full-sized bottle if the pretty scent lingered on my skin a little longer. On me, this is more of a skin scent than a perfume. The fragrance itself is lovely, but it's the lack of staying-power that forces me to give this 4 stars.
It's quite a small sample but the scent is beautiful. It does smell like a walk through my gardenia garden. It's not overpowering and mellows out nicely.