Should be called "Britney Spears Coconut Dyer Sheets Circus". Since insects can't see white flowers, gardenias put out huge quantities of indoles so that pollinators can find them.
I did read on the "layering" thread that Perfumeaddict777 layered this with a coconut-scented frag and one that is a white-floral (Bath and Body Works At the Beach and Montale Intense Tiare, respectively)...I may try that, or layering with other coconut scent and/or another white floral. I really do not smell anything with this..:/ :( Very synthetic. Don't believe all your peeps on here about this one. I am a gardenia lover and I grow several varieties in my yard, but concentrate on the species with the largest flowers especially the Cape Jessamine with it's intense fragrance.
Amber and musk in the base make the scent dark and mysterious, very sensual and distinct. Since this is a "noir" version, I was expecting a perfume with warm, spicy and even bitter notes. That was before I had looked at the perfume pyramid here. Not exactly what I expected from Crystal Noir, but it is not bad and after a while some spicy notes begin to show more. Spicy fragrances, especially those with ginger, rarely work for me, and this was no exception. It was bitter and sharp, like something straight out of the spice jar. It’s truly a gem which I will always keep in my collection.
To my surprise after applying this I was getting lots of... And when I finally checked to see the notes listed - yup, there it is - COCONUT. I recently purchased CK Secret Obsession and there’s is something in it’s opening that reminds me of Crystal Noir.
It's like the old formula of EDT, maybe a bit richer.
You are probably anosmic to it, because Crystal Noir has good longevity to most of us.