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I've really been enjoying Juicy Jasmine. On top, it kind of reminds me of Jar's Golconda, with its slightly bubblegummy jasmine with green undertones, though Golconda has way more carnation than Juicy, in which the carnation plays more like a spicy tint than a featured note. It has a very rounded feel, with a nice rose and coriander mixture playing against the spicy green jasmine, giving it a bit of a fruity tea vibe. In addition, there's a vein of funky indolic bleu cheese running though the scent that gives the illusion of gardenia and keeps everything from smelling too polite and simplistic.
Given time, a musky undertone that's simultaneously funky and soapy comes in, giving Juicy Jasmine the feel of an older perfume (in theory, it's inspired by a recipe from 1930, though it has the feel of a modern niche scent way more than a classic floral perfume, lacking the powdery white flowers that I'd expect from a true 1930 formula). But, in the end, it's the coriander that wins out, giving the lasting impression of fruity tea surrounded by a garden of jasmine and roses.
In terms of comparisons, if you can imagine Jar's Golconda and Jardenia having a baby and then watering it down with tea-ish coriander until it has the limpid consistency of L'Artisan's La Haie Fleurie, you'll have a decent idea of how Juicy Jasmine smells.
07 February, 2012