Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 44
Rated 4 out of 5 by kanoosh Not a true gardenia scent, a nice light warm flora
I love Josie's whipped body butter and really wanted to try out the gardenia fragrance. I LOVE gardenias, but ive been burned before with the scent. Its a tough one to recreate. I never expect it to smell like an actual flower. When I got this, given the bad reviews, I was half expecting a diesel fuel smell! It's not bad at all. Its not a gardenia fragrance. Its a light, warm, powdery floral. Its not overwhelming, and fades quickly. Both the oil and body butter are very nice moisturizers. They soak in quickly and feel great on my dry skin. I have a very sensitive nose, and overpowering scents are a no-go. I can handle the Vanilla Apricot, Vanilla Fig, Vanilla Bean and of course the unscented. I like the smell of the oil but I probably wont use it to rub all over my bod. I put a couple drops on my pulse points and I'm all set. I'm not sure if I would buy the larger tub of body butter in this St. Tropez Gardenia, but it'll certainly get used.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rushchick73 Highly addictive stuff!
This was my first purchase of Josie's body butter and body oil. I've never been one to slather on lots of oils or lotions, but my skin was super dry after a long winter and thirsting for moisture. I decided to order this set after reading all the positive reviews, and applied some before I went on vacation.
I was pleasantly shocked at how my skin soaked up the body butter. I kept touching my arms on the flight, amazed at how soft they were! The scent is a warm floral, not too musky or sweet, but as someone else mentioned there's a hint of vanilla in there. I have since used the oil and I'm very happy with it as well. I've actually ordered a second set since, because I've enjoyed both the products and the scent so much!
This is a great starter kit for those curious about Josie Maran's argan oil products. You will get addicted, too! :)
Rated 5 out of 5 by rollerblader You nailed it!
I don't know why there are so many neg. reviews. I live in Florida and my neighbors have gardenia bushes which smell wonderful when blooming, I think you got the scent just right!!! When I ordered it I was worried it might be a fakey, perfume scent, but I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this and the scent is just like the gardenia smells, but not overpowering!! I am also a migraine sufferer and have to be careful what scents I use, I guess I can always count on you Josie! Thanks
Rated 5 out of 5 by Platts Calming And Serene
Don't know what all the negativity is about. All I can say is "more for me." I love it so much I ordered the 19 oz size. and for all of you who THINK the jar is missing some product, just weigh the jar. You will find that it is not so. The floral fragrance is light and delightful. Beats smelling like you took a bath in a tub of fruit. I ordinarily don't like the nutty aroma of the regular argon oil but this floral fragrance makes it appealing. Give it another try, you might be pleasantly surprised.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crostatagallete Love Th8
I love florals but so many of them are too strong and smell like somebody's grandmother. This one is not that. It is not a pure white flower but more the beautiful scent of the gardina with a hint of vanilla which is so lightly added that you get the warmth of the vanilla without the sweetness. I just love it. Thank-you, thank-you, thank'you. for bringing a floral that doesn't hit me over the head. Of course all of your scents are light Please make a sugar scrub and /or shower oil in this scent. And as always the body butter and oil in this kit are luxurious and moisturizing. I use tbe body butter after my shower every day and my skin stays soft and hydrated all day long. The oil adds a bit of luxury to my bath water when I take a bath. Josie maybe you could add a rose scent to your line Your company knows how to do scents XO
Rated 1 out of 5 by Goody1966 Not as Advertised
This product does not smell like gardenias as advertised. To be honest, I don't know what it smelled like. If you order this product because you like gardenias as I do, you will be very disappointed. I sent it back immediately.
Rated 2 out of 5 by 1 blue star josie maran whipped body butter in gardenia ????
THE SMELL IS NOT PRETTY IT SMELLS TO SWEET. DOES NOT SMELL LIKE THE FLOWER. DID NOT TRY OIL, TO GREASY FOR ME. SO AGAIN I SENT IT BACK.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsTina I love this
when I got this, I smelled it in the bottle an jar and was just kind of MEH... it didn't smell bad like I read in other reviews but not what I was expecting. However, I went and tried it after my shower. I LOOOOOVE it. I love gardenia, and yes there are other warmer notes in in here. Not a pure, white floral. It's warmer, creamier. almost like honey and gardenia. My husband loved it, my daughter loved it. I don't want to run out so I'm buying a 2nd set. Remember, argan has it's own kind of nutty smell by itself. so think of your unscented argan with honey and gardenia. It's still very light like her other scents (except the pear fig, that's too much for me) and doesn't overpower and I can still choose to wear my other perfume and not compete (I mainly wear florals, so they blend well). I hope she keeps offering this scent.