Post by Poodle
Hey there fragrant juice junkies!
OMG! Jasmine! I love a good jasmine. You know those perfumes that are heavy on the jasmine that just make you swoon almost immediately? That almost narcotic blast of white floral that almost blinds you with intensity upon first sniff. A jasmine that makes your eyes roll back in your head as you are overcome by the indoles. A jasmine so intoxicating you’re convinced that you are that hot, sexy someone that you see in the perfume ads.
Well…sorry, this definitely is NOT that jasmine.
Ikat Jasmine by Aerin 2013
Ikat Jasmine by Firmenich
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Egyptian jasmine,jasmine sambac, tuberose, honeysuckle, sandalwood
Ikat Jasmine is described as “the embodiment of the modern woman”. That right there should give you a clue that this is not that kind of jasmine. It’s clean, fresh, terribly pretty and most definitely unoffensive. Very PC. It’s jasmine that has been washed, dried, plucked, and powdered. It’s all buttoned up to the neck. There’s no cleavage or too much leg showing. No dirty or exciting bits at all.
Even at the start it’s a clean jasmine with some hint of citrus although it’s not listed in the notes. It’s settles in quickly and becomes somewhat office friendly on my skin. Within 30 minutes I’m barely able to smell it unless I get up close and sniff. If I wore this I don’t think anyone would think I’m wearing perfume. On me it smells more like a whiff of whatever functional scents I had used; shampoo, lotion, fabric softener, soap. It’s so soft that I can’t even pick it apart note-wise. It is what it is from start to finish. A clean whitish floral with a slight powdery aspect that fades to a faintly chemical wood base.
In an hour or so it’s basically gone on my scent eating skin. You may have different results.
I know that this will be the perfect jasmine for many people who like that scrubbed up type of scent. Ikat Jasmine is just not my cup of tea. It’s not a bad perfume but I need a little more oomph and a bit more than 45 minutes of wear time to get excited. It might be nice as a candle scent. Beyond that I can’t really think of a thing to say about it. *sigh*
So, what jasmine perfumes make you swoon? Or maybe, what perfumes bored you to tears? Oh, and don’t be upset if someone hates a favorite of yours. It happens. One man’s trash is another’s treasure even in perfumeland.
Until next time, my sweets.