It actually does smell like the gardenia flower. Very few scents smell exactly like the flower notes in the ingredients. Although it is inexpensive it don't smell loud and strange like a cheap perfume. The bottle lasts for a very long time because a little goes a long way.
I also love the simple sleek packaging. This is the only Jovan perfume that I really like. My mother enjoys the very popular Jovan Musk perfume.
Maybe I love this scent so much because gardenias are one of my favorite flowers. I will definitely be repurchasing this classic fragrance for years to come.
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