The story of the reliability of perfume classifications is well known to everyone here. But that's a fragrance that outshines the unisex character of many fragrances that are classified as such, and is even marketed as feminine by the manufacturer... The subjectivity of my opinion may have been influenced by the long enthusiasm about this fine jasmine scent, so quickly to the essential.
Etat Libre d'Orange presents a title that could not be more appropriate to the fragrance. Especially in the first minutes of the opening, Jasmin boasts clearly, asserts his head with Indolian moves. Bright and dirty sprinkles enchant and are accompanied by a minimal freshness. The dominant jasmine must quickly give way to a finely crafted smoky note. More tobacco than campfire, with a warm sweetness that never seems sticky or even thick, but rather like the natural softness of a good pipe tobacco.
To use this note seems logical to me, at least if one had wanted to market Jasmin et Cigarette as tailor-made for men. The peculiarity of jasmine's flowers can only be controlled by smearing them. Fresh men's fragrances are often tamed, the actually indolish-dirty and juicy character of the flower makes room for a radiant white, clean jasmine. This may make it easier to wear for many men - but the actual spell of this white flower is lost. Here it was completely renounced, here is supplemented and here is counter-worked. With a warm astringency and a wicked aura. And exactly this strong contrast gives a clearly masculine edge.
Following the course, a delicate hay note and spicy woods push themselves into the picture, soften the tobacco and give the jasmine a warm, unsweet base. However, the fragrance never loses its rather dry and harsh character. For me, the budget Libre d'Orange fits best into the summer. When the sun slowly goes down, the perfect moment seems to have come. Dressed in casual to extroverted touches, it underlines the lightness and the flaming individuality. A warm summer evening breeze seems to be made for Jasmin et Cigarette and to play around the nose of the wearer and his friends.
How smoke and Indolian white-flowered plants can be summarised as a combination in a nutshell: Damn sexy and totally wearable! So just give him a chance, and that is of course also addressed to all ladies!