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    I need suggestions to choose a good One.

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    Velvet Gardenia by Tom Ford could work on a man, IMO. To my nose it has a note of "new car interior", but otherwise is a very realistic gardenia with a kind of darkness to it. Some reviewers detect a mushroom or blue cheese note in it, although l don't. l believe it's been discontinued, but can still be found on ebay & other online discounters.
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    The current Creed Windsor is a non-sweet gardenia, if money is no object.


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    I think the Tom Ford is your best bet; there are very few good gardenia fragrances out there, I'm sorry to say, let alone masculine ones. It is the least sweet of the overtly gardenia fragrances I know.

    If you don't mind just spraying your clothes, Diptyque has a rather good Gardenia room-spray that's quite dry for a gardenia and fairly accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    I think the Tom Ford is your best bet....
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    Profumum Volo AZ 686 - gardenia, coconut ,vanilla.
    Really quite an unusual gardenia- very unisex and not typically floral IMHO.

    Suga- I was thinking about that Dyptique Gardenia spray - thanks for the heads up on it.

    I also guess a man could wear Kai perfume oil and EDP - I could well see it as unisex.
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    Great suggestion Mimi! I'd completely forgotten about Volo.

    It definitely gardenia-like without really being floral, and has a unique fresh, chilly vibe to it. I remember thinking ''chilled lemon yogurt'' when I wore it.

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    Suga -Volo almost has a motor /gas oil note !
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    In case money is an object, check out Bijan's Nude for Men...A gorgeous gardenia note cloaked lightly in a musky note. Its a skin scent that breaths like a light veil over your entire body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OlfactoryExperience View Post
    In case money is an object, check out Bijan's Nude for Men...A gorgeous gardenia note cloaked lightly in a musky note. Its a skin scent that breaths like a light veil over your entire body.
    I had forgotten about this one. Yes, it's really quite good!
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    The Bijan sounds very good!
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    Velvet Gardenia for sure
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    What about Stephanie by Michael Storer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Velvet Gardenia for sure
    agree.


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    + 1 Velvet Gardenia
    + 1 Volo AZ 686
    + 1 Stephanie

    However, the best IMO, is JAR Jardenia.
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    Paradiso Inferno, if you can find it.

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    I like the one from Annick Goutal. Also, Marc Jacobs did a Gardenia tonic which has a bit of melon in it. It comes in a huge bottle and is really inexpensive. Isn't VG the one with that weird, mushroomy smell? I know some people really like that but I find it sort of stomach turning. Kiehls has a gardenia rollerball parfum that's also nice, and the body wash and lotion are fantastic.

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    The Kiehl's Gardenia is pretty strong stuff and quite sweet. I liked it for some time.
    Jalaine Gardenia - subtle very green type gardenia - not my favorite but worth a sample.
    Isabey Gardenia is also worth a try.
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    What about creed Fleurs de Gardenia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    However, the best IMO, is JAR Jardenia.
    This is my favorite... Now if only it wasn't prohibitively expensive, hard to find, and impossible to order long-distance! What a glorious honeyed nocturne of a fragrance.

    The closest ( comparatively ) accesible cousin of Jardenia I know is CB Musk Reinvention, which has a similar mushroomy accord minus the floral qualities. Perhaps something worth checking out by the OP?

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    Don't forget about Carolina Herrera 212 for Men. It has a nice gardenia note and I find the scent quite masculine overall-- women like it too.

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    KAI perfume oil & Jo Malone VINTAGE GARDENIA come to mind.

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    Giorgio for Men has all the gardenia I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indie_Guy View Post
    Don't forget about Carolina Herrera 212 for Men. It has a nice gardenia note and I find the scent quite masculine overall-- women like it too.
    I second that, and Tom Ford's Black Orchid is a great gardenia perfume and any man can pull it off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    The Bijan sounds very good!
    I agree Mimi.....This sounds like the best.....Creed Windsor is very good if $$$ is not an issue!!!
    Gary

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    I forgot to mention that I also like 212 for Men by CH.....These are very good choices!!!
    Gary

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    Velvet Gardenia is fantastic. I don't get any gardenia from Windsor.
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