My sister got a bottle of this, found it too sweet (which stunned me, as she has a couple of super-sweet perfumes), so she gave it to me. It’s an interesting one. Going by the name, I was quite wary the first time I tried it, as I was expecting an overly heavy jasmine. This is anything but – I suspect the jasmine sambac, which grounds it and stops it being cloying, which I think it would be if it was just jasmine with jasmine. When I first spray it on, I get an odd, boozy note along with the jasmine – kind of like the jasmine went out on the town and had a few too many drinks – but that quickly settles down. The musk and patchouli soften it, and then the lemon peeks out. The nougat is there in the background and adds a really soft, interesting note. The musk and cedar also blend in beautifully. It’s elegant - feminine, fresh, sweet but not too sweet – I love it.
Oh my, this is heavenly! A creamy and nutty white jasmine, it dries down pretty on the skin and becomes more and more addictive! Very delightful, rich and ladylike... Smells like elegance... Indeed the best of all Bvlgaris.
I almost think I prefer this to the original Bulgari Jasmine Noir. Lovely fragrance.
I used to wear Fendi's Palazzo and was devestated when they discontinued it. I loved the chic, not sweet, but powdery drydown of it. I couldn't find anything else that came close to it until Bvlgari released this scent - and it's soooooo much better than Palazzo ever was!
What I like about about this fragrance it how completely and utterly timeless and classy it is. Not too sweet, cloying, musky or too anything in fact - it is beautifully balanced and sophisticated. You could imagine one of those immaculately presented screen sirens of old wearing it, looking effortlessly stylish and stunning. It is a very easy to wear scent during the day, but could also be worn at night, as it has sexy depths that most florals simply can't match.
I LOVE this scent and will be wearing it for many years to come!
Smelling Mon Jasmine Noir for the first time sent chills down my back as if someone had not only walked across my grave but had also sprinkled L' EAU D'ISSEY POUR HOMME all over it in an attempt to trap my spirit in the most unpleasant of afterlifes. When I smell this Bulgari creation I can't focus on anything but that modern synthetic shrillness with which D'ISSEY has probably hypersensitized my fragrance immune system forever. Curiously I really like Bulgari's Jasmin Noir ( the one without the "Mon"), as straight down the road as it seems sometimes. But this stuff......I see no family resemblance. If I slept next to someone wearing this I would not be offended however.
25th February, 2012 (last edited: 02nd March, 2012)