Terry is just getting it right as far as I am concerned. Similar to Claire in a previous post, I can say about myself: I do not like gardenia fragrances. Most of the time, they are too heavy and sweet – certainly not for me.
Now Terry’s “Reve Opulent” might be a gardenia at heart, but it’s not the knock-you-off-your-feet variety. It starts with some fruit (plum, peach) continues with the gardenia, rose and jasmine trio and finally the base of vanilla and musk. This is a bright, sunny fragrance with no dark notes anywhere. Like other Terry fragrances, it’s a well blended mix which I find very suitable for all daytime activities.
I prefer to wear feminine and not too loud fragrances to work and “Reve Opulent” fits the bill nicely – a beautiful warm, elegant floral fragrance.
Terry de Gunzburg is a make-up artist and used to be creative director of Yves Saint Laurent before she started her own successful cosmetics line in 1998. Her perfumes are created with the help of perfumers from Robertet, Grasse.