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Venetian Plasterwork

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Jasmine in Perfume – East and West in a Single Bottle

Saturday, 17 July 2010

jasmine perfumeRose is the alleged Queen of flowers for over centuries and its smell is used in many spheres of our life its smell is like must-have for many average manufacturers since it is not expensive and affordable. And the smell of rose is pleasant, still. Though, if we disregard the velvet rose petals with its magic scent, then the only flower to compete with the rose is jasmine.

Jasmine is also the flower which is good to use in many spheres of life. Some gardeners enjoy blooming jasmine at home, the others cannot do without a cup of tea with jasmine aroma, and the third believe that jasmine is the compulsory component in fragrance composition. Jasmine is the King of scents, and currently this white-snow flower is the frequent guest in perfumery accords giving its unique and recognizable note.

Jasmine spread around the world when the travellers sailing by India and Arabia could not resist the scent and tenderness of this flower and the flower made the big voyage from East to West. It happened in XVI century when Provence gardens were overgrown with jasmine mainly settling in Grasset, a small town in the south of France, being a big perfumery industrial zone.  In XIX century jasmine became a compulsory component of perfumery cocktails charmingly matching other flowery scents.

Some people may believe that sharp scent of jasmine is what should be done in perfumery compositions. Jasmine flowers should be picked up appropriately to adequately have its odor and enjoy the fragrance in perfume and cologne water. The bloom of the flower is picked up at the dawn when the sun is rising and caressing the petals with love and warmth. It is surprising but 1,5 kg of the jasmine essence is received from a ton of jasmine flowers and the essence costs much higher than the same amount of gold. When jasmine essence is acquired, the magic and fascinating action begins to create the fragrance which we the buy at perfumery stores.

If you are the person who loves jasmine scent specially, then the producers launched special jasmine perfume to surround with the scent. Jasmine is the major not in Diorissimo by Christian Dior, blending with the scent of lily of the valley as well as the legendary J’Adore with especially done Le Jasmin. Tendre Jasmin by Yves Rocher, Voile de Jasmin by Bvlgari, the jewelry and fragrance manufacturer, Honeysuckle&Jasmine by Jo Malone, and spring Le Jasmin by Annick Goutal are really impressive

Jasmine is used as the key note of the iconic Chanel №5 and Joy by Jean Patou, where the jasmine from Grasset plays with the rose de mai. The lighter fragrances are fruity-and-flowery Beautiful by Estée Lauder, and if you feel like going deep into the Eastern night, you will get overwhelmed with the scent of A la nuit by Serge Lutens, where the basic notes are the Indian, Egyptian and Moroccan jasmine.

Jasmine is really a unique flower for the perfume industry. The scent is specific and is not possible to confuse with other odors, it is delicate, fresh and bitter and spicy at the same time.

The perfume with jasmine accords is must-have for summer time both for romantic ladies looking for feminine scents and for mature women with their liking for intensive and heavy aroma. And jasmine is the flower that has an expressive scent which is found to be plain but later it appears to be versatile. It smells differently since it has the feature to build on the other perfumery components in a single bottle crating the specific oriental aroma with breathtaking spicy scents and then it is fresh and flowery as the spring perfume.

Yet, women love this flower forts many-faceted ability to smell differently and they are grateful to nature that presented such a magic flower, not to mention perfume manufacturers who launch huge amount of fragrances with jasmine notes.

And no one leaves the perfume store unsatisfied since the love to the tart scent will overwhelm, and intoxicate.

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