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    Hi Jacona
    You're right. I'm not looking for anything too dark, nor indolic. Where indoles are dominant, I lose the magic of the flower.

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    Joy is very rosy. My Eau de Joy seems fairly jasminey, though. When I was sampling jasmines a while back my favorite was Jasmin Full by Montale, as beautiful as A la Nuit and Sarrasins are/were. My least favorite was Keiko Mecheri (thumbs down, I agree). I agree that Marc Jacobs Blush is lovely and underrated. I want to try Love and Tears now. Tawaf is very nice jasmine...I always find Profumo's fragrances affecting on an aromatherapy level.

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    To date, SL Sarrasins is still my no.1 jasmine though it feels as if a piece is missing. A la Nuit is a jasmine bomb for me, too indolic. Diptyque Olene is somewhat harsh, very soapy. Vintage Joy is amazing but there is a lot more to it than jasmine. Sorry. I guess I do not have much to add here as I'm still searching for my jasmine queen. I too prefer my jasmine [or other white florals for that matter] in soft elusive whispers. Perhaps this effect can be achieved through more judicious application on oft-overlooked areas?

    But thanks to this thread, it looks like I have more sampling to do. Wheeee...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacona View Post
    My favorite with jasmine is Obsession, far darker than what you are looking for.
    I'd not thought of jasmine being very prominent in Obsession ... I will have to wear it tomorrow to satisfy my curiosity!

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    Tried the Love and Tears...very clean, fresh jasmine scent. Jasmine, orange, woody. Green and clean. Pretty ok..I would like it to be a little less green though. There's almost an aquatic element...and yes, I think I could have gone without the lotv note. I think that's what's buggin me, not sure. Too green almost.
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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    More votes for A La Nuit and Olene. Also seconding Bvlgari's Jasmine Noir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris_983 View Post
    I like Nasomatto Nuda. Worst jasmine would be Keiko's.
    +1 Nuda is perfect jasmine , pure & beautiful jasmine ...
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    What a *lovely* thread! I have added a bunch of the suggested perfumes to my notes to test later! Although I think all of the ones I have tried have been mentioned, I’ll add my take on them, for whatever that may be worth.

    A la Nuit: Lovely strong jasmine- one of my favorites for a classic jasmine soliflore. It doesn’t strike me as grossly indolic, and the musk in dry down is light and inoffensive for me.

    Jasmal: Realistic, green jasmine—like poet’s jasmine, Jasminum officinale. Even begins to “wilt” as it warms on the skin. Another favorite!

    Love and Tears: nice jasmine soliflore, some neroli and sweet base typical of the By Kilians I have tried; dries down to an old fashioned, jasmine-LOTV-rose floral on my skin.

    Jasminora: Light, fresh, leafy jasmine with some citrus. Almost feels like a sort of jasmine eau de cologne.

    Child: Strong, soapy sambac jasmine; very simple and warm. Reminds me of Indian jasmine soaps.

    Songes: Jasmine plus airy white florals/light gardenia, touch of cumin keeps it from being cloying or overly sweet.

    Le Jasmin: (Annick Goutal) Like Chinese pink jasmine blooms plus gummy bears coated with powdered sugar. (Nicer than it sounds! Not overly sweet, despite the gummy notes and powder.)

    Jasmin de Nuit: Not night blooming jasmine, which is actually not jasmine anyway. To my nose, mostly a spicy, herbal tabacco and vanilla laced creation, like if you took a drop of jasmine absolute and mixed it up with Tabac and Caron Pour un Homme. (Maybe my sample was off?!?)

    Jasmine White Moss: More about the fake “moss” than the jasmine. The jasmine is probably imaginary too. It's clean and bright though.

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    Having done a short survey of what is most popular to date in order the recommendations are:-
    A la Nuit
    Sarracens
    Nuda
    Love and Tears

    To my surprise 26 different perfumes were mentioned as test-worthy but I think I'll be looking to sample these four most popular.

    This has been so valuable to help me evade the more indolic, overpowering ones, and to get others' takes on what the feeling is like that these evoke.

    Thanks everyone

    Keep em coming.

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    Jasmine Mean Time (JMT) by O'driù is the best rendition I have smelled to date. After having to endure Tawaf (that I know many here love) for my recent BN review, I can appreciate just how good Angelo Pregoni's JMT composition really is all the more. Definitely worth a sniff if you can find a sample, but I believe the full bottles are sold out and they were crazy expensive anyways...
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Nobody mentioned VCA's Murmure. It's super and very wearable for daytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiliB View Post
    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?
    Nothing like the real thing, baby. Try Intelligent Nutrients Jasmine Absolute. Would love to know your thoughts!

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    Try Sarrasins or Enlevement au Serail.

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    Donna Karan Jasmine is up there for me. Sarrasins was also nice.
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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    kalli, I agree re: Donna Karan Essence Jasmine and Sarrasins, and they are as different as can be. DK Jasmine smells exactly like the jasmine tea I like to sip; it's as true to life a soliflore jasmine as can be. SL Sarrasins's is everything everyone has said so far, cacio in particular. I'll just add that I get some green stems along with the flower at the opening. It is plush and stylized. Stays close to the skin which is fine with me, it is a skin scent extraordinaire.
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    „Jasmine” by The Organic Pharmacy is a light and pure scent that jasmine lovers might like. (And it's natural!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandrin View Post
    +1 Nuda is perfect jasmine , pure & beautiful jasmine ...
    What sandrin says is absolutely true. Nuda is my favorite jasmine.
    But if you want to try something quite incredible try Bruno Acampora's Jasmin T. I don't think there's anything
    quite like it.

    Both Lutens, Sarrasins and A la Nuit are also exquisite.
    Last edited by Dernier_Cri; 13th April 2013 at 10:28 AM.

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    My favorite jasmine perfumes are:

    1- A la Nuit Serge Lutens
    2- Alien T. Mugler

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    I like bright, fresh Jasmin and some classics. The classics: Joy, Eau de Joy, Ode by Guerlain, Snob by Le Galion. The modern fresh Jasmins: Love and Tears, Chanel 1932 and Jasminora.
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    If you want fresh, indolic jasmine with apricot, hay and a smoky, tobacco twist; try Jasmin et Cigarette from Etat Libre d'Orange. It's a little different and very impressive indeed.
    Smelling good on a budget!

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    Loving this thread! The first to come to mind for me was A La Nuit, which I think is way too strong but still beautiful. I'd like to add a +1 to L'Artisan's La Haie Fleurie (spelling?), which does an amazing job smelling like you're walking past an actual jasmine vine. It smells more like a place than huge perfumey flowers, and would probably solve BeeBee and Suga's issue with the in-your-face relentlessness of some jasmines...
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    I just got a 10ml spray of Lush (Gorilla Perfumes) Lust the other day, and I think it's a really nice jasmine. Try it out if you can.

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    One more to chime in with, I just got a sample of Calypso by Ajne thanks to a fellow blogger <3
    It is truly a wonderful jasmine.

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    CLASSIC, TOP QUALITY, with Jasmine
    VINTAGE MISS DIOR extrait or perfume

    honorable mention, another Classic - vintage Joy extrait or perfume

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    Sampled that Jasmin White Moss again recently..

    I get a sharp, strong lemony notes for a good bit..then gets a bit earthy. Not heavy on the jasmine in this one. Kinda wish it wasn't as sharp on top.. I guess maybe it's the bergamot.
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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    Sarrasins is my favourite jasmine,but Ineke Poet's Jasmine (from Anthropologie) is a lovely fresh jasmine tea scent. Not indolic and moderately priced. I also love the much maligned TF Jasmine Rouge.

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    Has anyone here tried Full by Al Rehab? It is a best seller in the middle east, and very inexpensive ($5 free shipping) I am interested in finding a Jasmine as well and would be curious how this one compares to the ones mentioned in this thread. They call the flower Full in Arabic and I am guessing that is where Montale used Full in the name of their Jasmine.

    I just (today) purchased this but the only white floral (Gardenia) I can compare it to would be Samsara, as I dont have any others, would anyone here roll the dice on this one and let me know how it compares? It is sold also on Amazon and has a few reviews there as well.

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    I'm falling in love with A' la Nuit...
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    I'm thinking more outside of the box lately about classic Jasmine perfumes. Miss Balmain is an OFF THE CHAIN JASMINE. You have to get past the lemon and green notes, but it's there. The midnote jasmine is heavenly compared with rose, narcissus, carnation, and finally, tobacco and leather.

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    Default Re: The best jasmine perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by NineInchNell View Post
    I'm thinking more outside of the box lately about classic Jasmine perfumes. Miss Balmain is an OFF THE CHAIN JASMINE. You have to get past the lemon and green notes, but it's there. The midnote jasmine is heavenly compared with rose, narcissus, carnation, and finally, tobacco and leather.
    I dropped everything on reading this and spritz my Miss Balmain one one writs, then dabbed Sarrasins on the others, and DK Jasmine on a forearm, just to compare. By George, you are right! You have to "listen" for that midnote, the top and bottom being as assertive as they are.
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