I like the idea of jasmine more than I enjoy most jasmine soliflores. But even the heretic that I am who avoids a classic like Serge Lutens A la Nuit can find enough jasmine to love, especially off the beaten path. I often like my jasmine sweet and heady, dirtier rather than green. There are several natural perfumes on this list and that's no coincidence: nothing beats the real thing on a hot summer night. Here are my top ten picks in no particular order:
Tawaf by La Via del Profumo
Jasmine and opoponax, religion and raw passion.
Krigler- Juicy Jasmine
So peachy it almost dribbles on your chin.
By Kilian- Love And Tears
A romantic floral composed with a scientific precision.
Ayala Moriel- Yasmin
Natural, sensual, and very elegant.
CB I Hate Perfume- Where We Are There Is No Here M5
An apparition. Unlike anything else I know.
The naughty one. Sensual, sexual, with enough self awareness to still have a sense of humor.
L'Artisan Parfumeur- Thé Pour Un Été
Chilled jasmine tea on a hot summer night.
Serge Lutens- Sarrasins
So dirty, so scary. I still can't wear it but I never ever give up.
Le Labo- Jasmin 17
An ambery jasmine by Maurice Roucel. Need I say more?
This 80s classic is the perfect marriage of jasmine and sandalwood. Vintage is best.
Are you a jasmine lover? What are your favorite jasmine perfumes?