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    Since we know that true jasmine will be a thing of the past in future perfumes, I am looking for a classic top quality jasmine perfume to add to my collection.

    What do you think is the best, true perfume version of the jasmine flower?

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    Serge Lutens Sarrasins and Serge Lutens A la Nuit are both wonderful jasmines, maybe not considered classic though.
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    From one kitty lover to another, thanks Killiwia. I suspect I'm going to get quite a range of responses and I'm not at all averse to modern perfumes. I use the term 'classic' loosely to help describe the best of the bunch.

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    Patou's Joy - the best classic jasmine scent out there.

    Lutens's Sarrasins and A la Nuit, The Different Company's Jasmine de Nuit, By Kilian's Love and Tears, Montale's Jasmine Full, Creed's Jasmin Impeatrice Eugenie and Jasmal, and Le Labo's Jasmin 17 are the other jasmine scents worth trying out, but as often as not there's invariably another note which dominates along with the jasmine - Sarrasins has a lovely leather note, Jasmine de Nuit has spices and so forth.

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    What do we think of this year's Grand Bal from Dior?

    Tried it and liked it - thinking of picking one up for a jasmine loving friend as a gift (she enjoys A la Nuit & The TDC Jasmine).

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    To my nose, Serge Lutens Sarrasins is the best jasmine around, though perhaps not the most literal. Indolic jasmine with leather and apricot.

    My favorite "dark" jasmine is Neil Morris' Gandhara. Soil, figs, and hot, rained-on jasmine.

    There is a plethora of bright, clean jasmines at the moment. Their best representative to my nose is Love & Tears.

    Nasomatto's Nuda, Diptyque's Olene, and Serge Lutens A La Nuit ( the latter being utterly different from Sarrasins - an opinion of one one is no indication of what your feeling on the other will be ) are all worth trying on a jasmine quest.

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    I echo Suganddaraja on Love and Tears. Absolute dead ringer for fresh jasmine right off the vine. The odd thing is, when you wear it you expect it to kick down some notches as time goes on. No such luck with Love and Tears. Don't get me wrong, I had been looking for this lovely aroma... F O R E V E R... But I have realized, upon finding it, that the beauty of a clean and fresh jasmine is that I only want that brief whiff of it, as if picked off at full blossom. I want it to be rare and special. Elusive. Love and Tears is IN YOUR FACE gorgeous and stays that way... and much to my surprise... I weary of it quickly every time.
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    Serge Lutens A La Nuit, of course.

    Also try Jasmin by Molinard

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    I need to try that Love and Tears. Jasmine is my fave white floral. Some of these aren't classic but jasmines I've tried are:

    Lush by Lust, jasmine bomb!
    Molinard jasmine-more of a classic I think, may be discontinued?
    Jasmin Rouge-Tom Ford.
    Jasmin Full-Montale-pretty good one I think.
    A La Nuit, pretty good one. I'd like it to be without that musk though.
    Jasmin White Moss-Estee Lauder- a good one!
    Jasmal- Creed, pretty animalic, imo.

    I probably have tried more but those are the ones I can think of right now.
    Jasmin Full, A La Nuit and Jasmin White Moss would be worth checking out if you haven't done so.
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    Beebee - I am right with you there. It's hyper realistic but not the most enjoyable in my experience. Though I love flowers, sometimes when a fragrance gets it just right, we realize that their smells are less enjoyable as a constant presence than as a key compenent.

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    I second Sarrasins. The opening blast of jasmine is an indolic bomb - then it's a melody with apricot, suede and osmanthus. And of course also vintage Joy. Vivid jasmine plus vivid rose, and more.

    For pure jasmine, I think some Arabian houses still sell high quality jasmine extract. Even though not a real perfume properly speaking, it can satisfy jasminey cravings. Our arabian BNers should chime in. I own Abdul Samar al Quraishi royal jasmine, which is very indolic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beebee View Post
    I echo Suganddaraja on Love and Tears. Absolute dead ringer for fresh jasmine right off the vine. The odd thing is, when you wear it you expect it to kick down some notches as time goes on. No such luck with Love and Tears. Don't get me wrong, I had been looking for this lovely aroma... F O R E V E R... But I have realized, upon finding it, that the beauty of a clean and fresh jasmine is that I only want that brief whiff of it, as if picked off at full blossom. I want it to be rare and special. Elusive. Love and Tears is IN YOUR FACE gorgeous and stays that way... and much to my surprise... I weary of it quickly every time.
    I SO agree! As much as I love the scent of a real jasmine or gardenia, I find that wearing a white floral redolent of them for any period of time begins to overwhelm and depress. The only white floral that doesn't have that effect for me and actually I find not only soothing and lovely for days is Mona's Tubereuse, a true masterpiece in the art of scent.

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    Sugandaraja, isn't that the truth!? HA!! Tuberose has the same affect on me. Just a little, please. Make me want it more by never giving me enough!

    Another thought I just had about a nice jasmine is Blush by Marc Jacobs. Very underrated and still in production aside from that! Yea for all of us! He mixes it with a little this and that but the jasmine stays as the front running breakout star of this juice. Very much worth a try if you are on the hunt for a true jasmine that won't kill you once you find it. :-o

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    Jubal, whoa, I agree about Gardenia too... I never thought of white florals as all being together in that "too-much-is-way-too-much" category but, dang, you're right. With that being said I am intrigued by Mona's Tubereuse. I like that you can like it for days. Is this Mona's readily available... or is a new hunt in my future?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    I need to try that Love and Tears.
    Yes you do. :-)))
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    Wondering how strong the lotv and daffodil notes are in the Kilian one.
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    The jasmine fragrances that I own and love are L'Artisan La Haie Fleurie, Amouage Jasmine Attar, Soivohle Jasmine Summer and Lancome La Collection Magie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Wondering how strong the lotv and daffodil notes are in the Kilian one.
    Not very much. Really it's a one-note pyramid, though there is a tiny bit of orange blossom and petigrain in the top.

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    Mmm, well I may have to try some then, thanks for that info.

    I think I've tried Jasminora by Guerlain, don't remember it being my cup of tea though. Really, really been wanting to try Jasmin De Nuit by The Different Company forever though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Not very much. Really it's a one-note pyramid, though there is a tiny bit of orange blossom and petigrain in the top.
    Agreed. Soliflore at its best really. It is joy... and it is sorrow... all in one. Jubal mentioned an "overwhelming" and a "depression"... a beautiful description, really... And, lest we forget its name, "Love and Tears". How wonderfully apt.
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    Nasomatto Nuda
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    Default Re: The best jasmine perfume

    +1 for;
    Jasmin Full (my personal favourite)
    Nasomatto Nuda
    Love & Tears
    Jasminora
    Jasmin White Moss

    Adding Bruno Acampora Jasmin; the dirtiest, most animalic jasmine ever!
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    Lol, I ordered a couple samples of Love and Tears, the last purchase I can make for a while. If it's going to be a while since I can buy anything again, might as well be a jasmine! Looking forward to sniffing it. I really hope the lotv doesn't kill it for me, not sure if I am a fan of that note. Not entirely sure if lotv is a dislike or not though. Not sure of how I like daffodil either, both notes sound like it could make it greener than I would like. We shall see I suppose.
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    +1 on Sarrasins by Serge Lutens
    But my absolute favourites are:

    Tawaf by La Via Del Profumo
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    Fig by Aftelier Perfumes - do not be put off by the name, it is not a fig fragrance AT ALL. It is a jasmine and fir fragrance, and it's exquisit.

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    Diptyque Olene is one of the most beautiful, unctuous, heady, and super-ripe jasmines I've ever experienced. We are lucky to have jasmine growing intertwined with honeysuckle along our fence in our back yard and it smells very much like this.

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    Unsure whether they are actually the best, but both Zara and Yves Rocher have interesting variations on the jasmine accord, underrated and very affordable too- smelling much more expensive, stylish and luxurious than their actual price.

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    +1000 A la Nuit

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    It looks like I'll have to venture into the unknown territory of niche perfumery to find my target purchase. I have avoided the niche perfumes because it is a bewilderingly big area, and I don't have access to sampling without purchasing online.

    Perhaps I might add by way of explanation, that I positively hated Jasmine White Moss. I also hated Gelsomino by Acqua di Parma. Both these perfumes were overwhelmed to my senses, by a strong, dominant, almost bitter note, that blew away the pleasure and sweetness of the flower.

    I agree that white flowers especially tuberose, gardenia and jasmine can be somewhat overwhelming and tiring to wear. What I am looking for is a perfume that has a dominant jasmine note, as close to the real thing as possible, with high grade ingredients, but not strictly a soliflore. Even a well done soliflore can sometimes be tiring to wear. I find this with vintage Diorissimo, Violette Precieuse.

    Strangely enough, in Joy I detect rose more strongly than jasmine. I suspect it is because my Eau de Joy is past its best. The current formulation of EDP is somewhat harsh, though I get more jasmine from it than from EdJ. I'm hanging my hopes on a recent purchase of vintage Joy that is still in transit. It's still factory sealed and should be a better example of the real Joy experience than I've had to date. My last few drops of the pure parfum in the little 'snuff' bottle is also strongly rose dominated. Perhaps age takes the edge off the jasmine, more than from the rose.

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    +1 for A La Nuit and Sarrasins. HUGE love for those two.

    I found Lust to be very plasticky.

    Others to consider are Annick Goutal Songes, ELdO Jasmin et Cigarette, and Sonoma Scent Studio Jour Ensoleille.

    Unlike Kalli, I don't get any musk in A La Nuit -- for me, it's just the big indoles coming through. Songes, though, is both indolic and musky on me. Love it.

    Also, a designer jasmine I didn't see mentioned here (maybe I missed it) that should be easy for you to sample without ordering online is Bulgari Jasmin Noir.
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    I like Nasomatto Nuda. Worst jasmine would be Keiko's.
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    A La Nuit, of course -- no contest

    I wish I had the cojones to wear it myself.

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    For some reason I always think of Jean Patou Joy as a classic jasmine scent, but it's not a soliflore. My favorite with jasmine is Obsession, far darker than what you are looking for.
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