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A good "beginner's" jasmine.
Ikat Jasmine is a light white floral with moderate-low projection. The notes don’t suggest it but I swear I smell a lot of bergamot in the opening. The bergamot note here is sweet and vibrant at the same time. I’ve sprayed this on my recently washed wrist three times before bedtime. When I woke up it was still significantly there on my skin. It is by far the longest lasting Aerin perfume I’ve ever tried. I didn’t get the honeysuckle or the tuberose. However, the dry down is sweet and powdery with sandalwood and jasmine in the base notes. Compared to a rich and narcotic jasmine such as Lush Lust, it is much more friendly and demure. Compared to a more modern jasmine such as Estee Lauder Modern Muse or Thierry Mugler Alien EDP, it is much more natural, bright, and joyful. While it may lack the opulence or the complexity of greater jasmine fragrances such as Creed Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie, it is still a feminine and beautiful rendition of this flower. It actually reminds me a lot of Guerlain Terracotta Le Parfum without the copious tiare & vanilla that dominates the Guerlain composition. For those of you who are looking for a fresh, soft, everyday or a sort of “introductory” jasmine fragrance, this may be a good one to try. I recommend it for all seasons.