Madagascan Jasmine by Michel Roudnitska for Grandiflora 2015


Post by Portia


Hello Fabulous Fumies,

Can you believe I live in the same city as Grandiflora yet I’ve never set foot in the place? Well, sadly it’s true. Not because I’ve purposely stayed away but I just never seem to be in that part of town without a time budget, or I’m there after hours for work. It is on my bucket list to get there though so hopefully sometime soon I’ll be able to show you some pics of a visit. Till then I’ve finally been to Surrender To Chance and grabbed myself a decant.

Madagascan Jasmine by Grandiflora 2015

Madagascan Jasmine by Michel Roudnitska

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Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Jasmine, Green notes, Musk

The first person I knew that had Madagascan Jasmine was Ainslie Walker and I tried it at her place but was woefully under impressed. I’m not sure what my problem was but even then I felt maybe I was missing the point. I was.

Madagascan Jasmine opens green, yes, I know that that term covers a lot of ground. It’s the green of tearing soft, fleshy, succulent leaves. The green of hedging camellias, rubbing your nail down the long thin, dark green leaves of clivia, the metallic green of clean kitchen basins and the extreme yellow green of narcissus. It’s also white, the white of the jasmine growing over the side fence, the white of expensive little bathroom soaps, Lily of the Valley white and the soft plush white of clean flannelette sheets. Laundry musks but done as a binding note rather than a solo performer. Though they are huge and in your face they seem to buoy the rest and keep it floating and radiant.

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Imagine being sandblasted by scent, it’s so full on that it rips away your skin and bones leaving you a sheer, bodiless, cloud of scent. If you close your eyes while wearing Madagascan Jasmine I think it could take you anywhere. The most gorgeously engulfing jasmine and it lasts well too. Almost as adamant as Tawaf by La Via Del Profumi.

Beyond beautiful.

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Further reading: What Men Should Smell Like and Persolaise
Peony Melbourne has Au$185/100ml
Surrender To Chance has samples starting at $5.50/ml

What is your Jasmine?
Portia xx

12 thoughts on “Madagascan Jasmine by Michel Roudnitska for Grandiflora 2015

  1. Hey Portia,

    Wow, I haven’t found my jasmine but this sounds fab. All their perfumes sound such high quality and elegantly done, even though this one sand-blasted you 🙂

    Look forward to your report when you get to visit their HQ.
    Have a great weekend xxx


    • Hey Tara,
      Great to see you.
      Yet to meet a Grandiflora fragrance that I less than love. All of them have been fab.
      Portia xx


  2. One if my all-time favorite magnolia perfumes was their Magnolia Michel. Unfortunately I could never afford a FB, and it’s impossible to find sample sizes anywhere in the US anymore. But on that love alone, I would like to try this. I can’t imagine this fragrance being anything less than wonderful! Thanks for the review.


  3. I”m hitting the Grandiflora creations in Fenwick’s on October 1st, with Tara and some of the blogging crew. We are totally excited. 😊❤️


  4. Hi Portia,
    That’s a difficult question as there are so many jasmines out there. I think my favorite is a mystery oil. It smells like what I used to get in the bazaars in Iran. I don’t even remember where what I have now came from as the label has totally vanished.
    Azar xx


  5. Oh! I have a decant of this in my desk drawer at work and just sprayed it on! Lovely! my favorite jasmines are two that are discontinued…Tunisian Jasmine and California Star Jasmine….both by Pacifica…sadly I have not a drop of either…


  6. I had a sample of Enlevemnt au Serail which was so beutiful, with lots of jasmine. It seems to be discontinued. I still remember getting compliments when testing that perfune. Yet another case of finding a wonderful creation, but not being quick enough to order a bottle.


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