Hello! Welcome Maya! Late to the gardenia party, but count me as another one who loves the gardenia. Trouble is, though, that sometimes it does not love me.
Many good ones have already been mentioned...may I throw in my 2 cents on a few that haven't been mentioned?
I like my mini of Marc Jacobs
. I believe that it is a parfum, as the EDP "purse spray" does not smell as lovely. Very pretty & easy to wear gardenia and other white flowers...
Dear beachroses already mentioned the one by Perlier - it's part of their Elariia
line. I got a set from HSN (yes, really!) and have repurchased. The postings on the HSN site indicate that it's been reformulated (and not for the better), which would be quite the disappointment. Note that I've only seen it as body care products, not as an EDP or EDT.
And - some like it but it made me feel queasy - the newish Annick Goutal (Matin d'Orage)
is a gardenia fragrance. I also did not care for what came out of the tester bottle of Trish McEvoy's Gardenia Musk
(yes, yes, I know that the tester strip can't really tell you what we want to know about a fragrance, but if it bothers me on paper -- I don't see how it'll get "better" on my carcass). Again, though, you may have the chemistry that works with either (or both!)
And one of these days, I think I'd really like to try the DSH gardenia fragrances.