Topic: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

Hi I'm from the UK, and the internet is not helping me apart from the discovery of this wonderful goldmine of a site.

Just last year a family member gifted me a Gardenia plant, and ever since I sensed and smelled the fragrance of the Gardenia flower, I just fell in the love with the plant and well (apart from fluffy cats) the Gardenia flower is now my deeply connected association to heaven.

I'm on a mission to hunt for the right scent that captures this flower in a bottle. I'm a believer, a real religious person, and I believe in heaven, and this flower just really would make my day on this earth. I really do love it's beauty.

I'm so confused with perfumes, smelt some over the counter that promise the scent of Gardenia, but I'm not satisfied with undertones and hints of it mixed with other fruity flavours. It's just wrong! I just want 100 % Gardenia.

I would like your expert help please. Is there a bottle of this heaven that I can buy (sounds so wrong lol) that you can help recommend me?

True Gardenia xxx

Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1011.jpg Estée Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.936.jpg Chanel Gardenia

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1900.jpg Ralph Lauren Ralph Lauren Blue

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.11806.jpg Illuminum White Gardenia Petals

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1188.jpg Annick Goutal Gardenia Passion

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.2257.jpg Panouge Isabey Gardenia

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.9492.jpg Floris Gardenia

Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.5141.jpg Kai Kai

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http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.6462.jpg Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Gardenia Petale

Swap/sale: http://www.fragrantica.com/board/viewtopic.php?pid=2428393#p2428393

Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1407.jpg  Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs is a light, fresh gardenia

Last edited by PerfumePatty (2012-03-05 20:20:37)

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Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1407.jpg Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs + 1

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.6047.jpg Michael Kors Very Hollywood

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.530.jpg Estée Lauder Beyond Paradise

Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.7526.jpg  Jovan Island Gardenia

Soliflore, simple, linear, inexpensive, 100% Gardenia!

Last edited by melbritt24 (2012-03-05 20:32:41)

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Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.11462.jpg Santa Maria Novella Gardenia

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Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.6840.jpg The Body Shop White Gardenia

I like this one! Its pretty layerd on top of vanilla oil (if u like vanilla) :-)

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My vote is for http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1407.jpg Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs and if you can find it http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.5345.jpg Marc Jacobs Essence both are wearable gardenias

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http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.8176.jpg Krigler Pleasure Gardenia

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.6776.jpg Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia

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Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

I agree http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1407.jpg Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs is very close to how gardenias smell, even though it has other notes too.

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.214.jpg Dior Pure Poison to me is more about gardenia and amber, jasmine is strong too but I mostly smell gardenia.

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.6840.jpg The Body Shop White Gardenia is also a good simple gardenia scent, it has other notes but I also notice mainly gardenia.

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Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1188.jpg Annick Goutal Gardenia Passion

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.11334.jpg Michele Bergman Black Gardenia   

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.6776.jpg Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia

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Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

melbritt24 wrote:

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.7526.jpg  Jovan Island Gardenia

Soliflore, simple, linear, inexpensive, 100% Gardenia!

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http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.8503.jpg Caswell Massey Gardenia

Excellent longevity, pure, creamy gardenia.

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http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.3385.jpg Yves Rocher Pur Desir de Gardenia

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Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1011.jpg Estée Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia

Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1011.jpg Estée Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia

Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

I love gardenia! Try:

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.936.jpg Chanel Gardenia

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.8296.jpg M. Micallef Gardenia

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1188.jpg Annick Goutal Gardenia Passion

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1011.jpg Estée Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia

Oma apu paras apu .

Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

I too once searched for this elusive flower...  wink

I think http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.936.jpg  Chanel Gardenia came the closest to pure, but not very long lasting...it is heavenly though and very clean.



I tested these:



http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1408.jpg  Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs Gardenia Too musky, poorly blended IMO



http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.2257.jpg  Panouge Isabey Gardenia Too sweet and heady, overwhelming



http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1011.jpg  Estée Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia Tried once at the Estee Lauder counter, was rather nice as I remember. Natural smelling, but I'm not a big fan of the Lauder hosue as I think their dry-downs are a bit stale. I think it would be worth trying again though.


Still haven't tested this http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1188.jpg Annick Goutal Gardenia Passion Though I've heard its rather "Classic" and typically french which is not really my thing. Good luck!

Last edited by greydove (2012-03-06 10:41:00)

Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.2257.jpg Panouge Isabey Gardenia  is te best IMO

Re: True Gardenia - I need to find that scent!

You should try

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.3778.jpg Il Profvmo Osmo Scents Gardenia Royal




Good luck in your search!

I really loved the comment about heaven!

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http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1708.jpg Elizabeth Taylor Gardenia

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http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1580.jpg Avon Rare Gold

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http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1407.jpg Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs