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Jasmine / Clair-Obscur (2000)
by Keiko Mecheri

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Jasmine / Clair-Obscur information

Year of Launch2000
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 32 votes)

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HouseKeiko Mecheri

About Jasmine / Clair-Obscur

Jasmine / Clair-Obscur is a shared / unisex perfume by Keiko Mecheri. The scent was launched in 2000

Jasmine / Clair-Obscur fragrance notes

Reviews of Jasmine / Clair-Obscur

Just a note: this has been renamed and is now called Clair Obscur.

This is a beautiful floral perfume. Jasmine gets the starring role (and it's a beautiful jasmine, deep and slightly green like really good jasmine tea), but the supporting players are important and just as good, notably orange blossom, tuberose, roses, and heady realistic gardenia. The gardenia adds a rich butter and brie cheese quality to the perfume, a perfect overstuffed pillow for the jasmine and its heady indoles. Meanwhile, the orange blossom and tuberose combine to form a Giorgio Beverly Hills type of sweet feminity, while the rose, which is spicy and resinous and kind of citrusy, melts deliciously into the butter smell.

Clair Obscur is the kind of perfume that seems deceptively simple but smells different every time I sniff my arm. Necessary sniffing for jasmine fanatics and lovers of slightly difficult gardenias.
23rd December, 2015
jujy54 Show all reviews
United States
Sarrasins mashed into Play-Doh. Intriguing but just too weird.
25th April, 2014
A very clear presentation, somewhat linear of Jasmine. It is beautiful and has a hint of Perhaps...Honeysuckle? BUT it is not really unisex, a classic female fragrance. I gave it to my wife who fell in love with it. She says it has no longevity for her, but I smell it for 3 hours or so.
10th September, 2012

As the others have said, this is a soft, pure, simple, non-indolic presentation of the jasmine note. It’s beautiful and endearing in its green-jasmine simplicity. I don’t smell any other floral note, but I do find a petitgrain note in the background. Soft sillage and good longevity: Keiko Mecheri’s Jasmine is a lovely, lovely solo floral fragrance – a clear and unadulterated presentation of this excellent floral note.


21st April, 2010
This isn't the HG jasmine scent for me either, but still, it's lovely: astonishing verisimilitude in the opening, then a sweet, gourmand-y drydown -- maybe this is the 'tea' thing others are smelling (if it's jasmine tea, it's tea with a lot of sugar and milk). I hated it at first, but there's a warmth to it that has grown on me. It holds on to enough the floral of the opening, but loses any hint of green. Would probably be too sticky in warm weather.

Sillage is decent, longevity same.
17th February, 2009
Like others have said, this is predominantly jasmine. "Jasmine" by KM is a very simple, minimalistic scent. (I also get a little bit of honeysuckle sweetness like other reviewers here have mentioned). This fragrance starts out smelling much like the jasmine you would find in jasmine green tea, then dries down to a powdery, feminine jasmine. A little too feminine for me to pull off... Nice though - wouldn’t mind this on a girl.

If you're looking for a "jasmine and green tea" scent, try "The pour un Ete" by L'artisan parfumeur - it's not quite the same as sniffing some organic loose leaf jasmine tea, but it's as close as I've gotten so far.

7.5/10
06th December, 2008

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