I am beginning to believe that scent experience is a completely subjective sense.I love fragrance but find that many, if not most, reviews differ tremendously from my own experience. Gardenia is one of my favorite scents in perfume...I remember liking Jungle Gardenia, but did not like what it turned into on me. E-Lauder Tuberose Gardenia,(tested at Macy's) was a nice light floral that didn't last even one full hour on me and not even a trace of it on the tester card within 3 hours.Not acceptable for a $120.00 price tag! Tried Island Gardenia...blast from the past cheapie... OVERPOWERING SWEET baby-powder...VERY weak gardenia going on there, with todays version. Elizabeth TaylorGardenia....a clean "realistic" gardenia. I emphasize realistic because those who grew up with fresh gardenias growing everywhere, as I did, know its not EASY to get it spot on.ET comes very close ON ME- Heady but CLEAN, fresh not overly sweet. The dry down does not turn "musky" on me ,but rather turns into a slightly apricot scent with gardenia. Somewhat reminiscent of YSL Yvress(Champagne).The scent lasts a good eight hours on me, and folks tell me I have a soft ,fresh clean beautiful scent!Though it does't satisfy my craving for the "DEEP_RICH" Gardenia in my imagination (and probably outside of my budget), ET's Gardenia is one of the BEST I've had the pleasure of wearing!