Oh how I wanted to fall in love with this one! With a name like "Jasmin Rouge" I imagined a naughty side to the lovely white flower I adore. However, on me, it was meek, kind, and just sort of sat there.
Today, was a very humid day; a rather perfect day for experiencing a scent such as this, but still, it only rested on my skin, and never really did much for me. I could smell the Jasmine note, but it was nothing even close to what I experience when I wear Serge Lutens' A la nuit. I searched for the Labdanum, something I absolutely adore, and never found it. Perhaps the Clary Sage ate it?
Sigh. I am going to give my sample another go at a later date, and I will update once I do. For now, this will not make my purchase list.
A enticing white floral scent.this is without a doubt one of my all time favorite jasmin scent on a lady.a scent of love and seduction. it has a romantic effect so when you wear JASMIN ROUGE,it makes you feel super sexy and special.i absolutely adore this perfume and recommend it to any lady who wants to leave a lasting impression on those she meets.powerful and clean at the same time with a precious mixture. Elegant,Sophisticated, Glamorous,Penetrating and Mysteriously sexy.
Alluring jasmine,ylng ylang,pepper,bergmot and cinnamon blend with sensual wood and amber.the result is a sheer passion for ladies that loves a sophisticated and sensual perfume with an animalistic edge.this perfume will definitely spark a flame that never gets dull.the jasmine scent is so natural and classy.this great perfume strictly reserved for evenings.if you are shy you feel bold with this one and people will envy your sophistication.
Longevity?+6 hours on my skin.
After testing this in the store and coming back to write a review about it, I was totally shocked by the list of notes!
They just listed almost 17 notes but seriously, where are they?!
Because what I'm getting from this fragrance is just jasmine, jasmine and even more jasmine all the way Through!
At the opening I can smell a fresh, slightly sweet and very natural beautiful jasmine note which definitely evokes something white in your mind not red as the bottle looks like!
As time passes I'm getting pretty the same smell. just jasmine and nothing else. only after many hours and in the base I do get an incredibly transparent woodsy notes completely in the background which is almost impossible to detect and you may miss it.
Projection is above average but longevity is great. 9-10 hours and maybe even more.
If you like these type of scent specially for the price you can find things way better. a great example is "Carnal Flower" that is more complex and better than this.
The opening has a bright, fresh & clean jasmine, joined within moments by the "magic marker" type of indole, & then a touch of spice & fruit. Ten minutes in, the jasmine becomes creamier, sweeter & woodier, & suddenly it reminds me very much of Givenchy's Organza, with its creamy, nutty, woody heart notes. From here it doesn't change much until the far drydown, when l detect whiffs of ylang, leather & ambergris in the base. Six hours in it's settled very close to the skin, but there's still faint traces fifteen hours after application.
l would describe this as a "warm" jasmine, very suited to the golden days of late summer & early autumn. A nice fragrance, but nowhere near special enough to justify the price, IMO. lf you love this one but find it beyond your means, l highly recommend Organza as a much cheaper alternative.
Possibly in the wake of the original Alien's success Tom Ford appoints for us another sambac jasmine/spices/amber/woodsy notes combo which appears classic and trendy/modern all at once. There is a solid classic bergamot/patchouli/oakmoss chypre approach representing the Jasmine Rouge's traditional side (tracing some great classics a la Ysatis for instance) but I detect a more contemporary approach with a sparkling and aromatic pepper/ginger (finally leathery) accord more brash and projecting (at least initially) in air. Really orangy and floral with a stout neroli and an heady ylang-ylang presence. The latter is notable and (in its link with amber and balsams) arouses a simil sort of exotic indolic tuberose vibe. The dry down smells about a sophisticated creamy-spicy jasmine/tuberose combo kind of languid but basically linear and common. Over a couple of hours I finally detect minimal hints of silky leather veins but I would never frankly dare to properly define this aroma a leather/floral one. Pleasant but somehow anonymous (another drop in the olfactory Ocean).
19th February, 2014 (last edited: 05th September, 2015)