Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I love gardenia, but there are few fragrances (that I've tried) that seem true to the actual living blossom. Tom Ford's Velvet Gardenia is one. It's gorgeous, I know you'll love it. Estee Lauder Private Collection Gardenia Tuberose is very nice as well. The thing about gardenia is that it is very fleeting, too. That intoxication just doesn't last, but if you spray it on your clothes you can enjoy it a little longer.