Jasmine has been harnessed and used for centuries in the world of fragrance and aromatherapy. It’s uplifting, it’s sensual, and it’s relaxing. As a result, this humble white flower is one of the most used notes, and fragrances with jasmine are more common than you might think.
There are over 200 varieties of jasmine, meaning it can be utilised in so many ways. Its ‘on-paper’ profile is sweet, but it has heady and rich properties, too – making it a fascinating note to explore!
Let’s look at the jasmine scents that put this beautiful petal in the spotlight available at The Perfume Shop.
Our favourite fragrances with jasmine
Olympéa by Paco Rabanne
Embrace your inner Aphrodite with the goddess inspired Olympéa from Paco Rabanne. Its sweet top notes blend beautifully with the elegant bouquet of jasmine and ginger lily, while its salty vanilla undertones and heady ambergris base leave an air of undeniable sophistication. This is a versatile day to night scent that should be on everyone’s radar!
Armani Code by Armani
An undisputed date night go-to since 2006, Armani Code is a jasmine scent that will have you stepping into your most seductive self. Leading with a bouquet of jasmine at the top (after all, it is said to be an aphrodisiac!), it follows up with a blend of orange blossom, honey and vanilla.
Alien Goddess by Mugler
Proof that jasmine perfume isn’t all powdery florals, MUGLER takes a more mysterious approach with Alien Goddess. Described by the brand as an ‘intense solar flower’, jasmine grandiflorum takes centre stage to the heady notes surrounding it, adding a welcomed uplifting touch. If you loved the original Alien scent for its head-turning ability, you are going to love this too.
Glam Jasmine by Michael Kors
Sweet, sensual and undeniably attention-grabbing, you know what you sign up for with a Michael Kors scent. And the reason they all share a similar scent profile is that jasmine is always at the heart, giving them that sense of familiarity. With Glam Jasmine, the brand’s beloved floral centre is called out immediately and heightened with the partnering of blackcurrant at the top and sandalwood at the base.
Joy by Dior
Described by its creator François Demachy as a “burst of flowers streaming forth, as luminous as a firework”, Joy by Dior remasters the floral notes we know and love. Among them is jasmine grandiflorum, partnered with grasse rose at the heart, which makes up the many facets of this uplifting fragrance. So, if you want to feel good in an instant, start with a simple spritz of Joy.
Si Passione Intense by Armani
Boasting intensity, passion and power, Si Passione is one to reach for come date night. Elevating the signature blackcurrant nectar note (found in the brand’s original Si) with the addition of an intoxicating jasmine absolute heart and patchouli-vanilla base, this jasmine scent oozes confidence and sensuality.
La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme
Topping bestseller lists worldwide, La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme is hall of fame-worthy for a good reason. The expertly balanced delicious-sweet notes and blooming florals were not down to luck but rather 5521 meticulous revisions! As a result, it’s distinct, long-lasting and destined to become your new favourite.
Boss Bottled Night, Hugo Boss
Showcasing the versatility of jasmine, the note is used to add an edge to Hugo Boss’ Boss Bottled Night. Completely transforming its typically soft, floral aroma by blending it with spices and woody notes, it’s taken the seductive powers of the petals to the intense side.
Acqua di Gio by Armani
As popular today as back in the nineties, Acqua di Gio by Armani has transcended fleeting perfume trends thanks to its super-fresh profile. From the citrus-infused start to the sambac jasmine essence heart and cedarwood base, it’s an uncomplicated scent that can be relied on time and time again.
Cerruti 1881 Riviera by Cerruti
An ode to the Mediterranean countryside, get set to transport your senses to sunnier climates with the woody aroma of Cerruti 1881 Riviera. Opening with a bold bergamot and jasmine accord before settling to the spicy vetiver and patchouli base, it adds a hit of sophistication with every spray.