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Top/Middle Notes: White flowers like gardenia, jasmine
Base Notes: Patchouli, wood, musk
I only mention the notes that stand out to me. For a fuller list of all the notes or more “official” aspects, see the list at Fragrantica.
Sillage & Lasting Power: Strong sillage; lasts at least 5-8 hours on me.
Best for: Night time, dates.
Jasmin Noir is a dark, woody, white floral scent with an air of mystery. I’m not really one for white florals, but this is one that is done so well and uniquely.
I first smelled this perfume on a colleague and thought it smelled divine on her. The sillage was strong enough for you to notice it whenever she was around, but not so overpowering that it was irritating.
Unfortunately, it has taken me a while to warm up to wearing the perfume myself because, as irrational as it is, when I associate a perfume with someone else, I consider it “their” scent and feel I have no business wearing it.
Anyways, I have it now, and it’s one of the most charming and interesting scents to me.
It is quite musky and the patchouli is clear from the start, adding a dark twist to the white flowers. The jasmine is also very strong, and normally I am averse to it, but it is thinly veiled by the wood and patchouli so that it is not so unpleasantly prominent.
That’s the best way I can describe what this perfume does to its floral notes: drapes them in a thin, see-through veil. They are clearly there, but a little muted so that the shadowy, darker notes are in front. As such, it’s very alluring and intimate.
I highly recommend Jasmin Noir to those who are typically wary of floral scents, or prefer “darker” scents.
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