When used with some subtlety, gardenia can give a luxurious, beachy warmth that makes it easier to get through a long winter. A lovely example of such a scent is Estee Lauder's Azuree Soleil. Live Colorfully, on the other hand, seems to try for such an effect and not achieve it. Live Colorfully's big, brash gardenia smothers the coconut and all other notes with a sharp, chemical edge that seems to go on forever. Sadly, what it has in intensity and lasting power, it lacks in charm and wearability.