L'Art et la Matiere is a collection of rare perfumes that capture the world's most luxurious raw materials with vision and daring. Cruel Gardenia doesn't concern itself with polite flirtation; it immediately pierces the heart and burns itself into its captive's mind like a beautiful obsession. The scent creates an eternal loop like the memory of a lover's last kiss, replaying the taste, warmth and passion over and over to the point of exquisite pain. It's so cruel; it's kind. Cruel Gardenia is brilliantly embraced with the sweet essence of rose and neroli, warmed by ylang-ylang and white musk and haunted by sensuous notes of vanilla and sandalwood. It is made for a femme fatale who completely possesses and kindly destroys her lovers. Women know not to leave their men alone with her, fearing her tempting web of desire will instantly ensnare them. Top notes: rose, peach, neroli Heart notes: gardenia, ylang-ylang Base notes: tonka bean, vanilla By Guerlain.