Well, I don't own it but one day I happened to sniff "Gardenia" by Elizabeth Taylor and . . . believe it or not it smelled exactly like Gardenia. I wish I had bought it because it is my favorite flower and every time I buy an actual plant it ends up infested with those evil little bugs and dying. So, not very haute couture I know but if you want something that really smells like Gardenia, then this is not bad at all.