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.