Helpful Review 2
A Well Done Jasmine
I'm testing Fragonard samples that came in the mail and this is another stunning Jasmine from the Le Jardin de Fragonard series. I prefer it to the Bigarade Jasmine I tested earlier. Green tea in the heart turns the rather common-sounding bergamot/lemon top and Jasmine/Honeysuckle heart into something special against the marvelous woody/ambery base. I could smell this all day and want to, so this one's for me. The longevity is longer than the Bigarade--by how much I'm too sleepy to wait and see. All smells natural in this perfume, though, and there is no sharpness from citrus or wood. The result is a feminine scent that isn't cloying or too sweet. Recently I made a mistake as my husband and I waited to enter a restaurant for dinner. I became aware of an intoxicating scent and asked the person near me what perfume she was wearing. When she said she wasn't wearing perfume, the maître d' informed me it was the flowers. Only then did I notice the huge vase of fresh flowers just above eye level inches away. Jasmin Perle de Thé reminds me of those flowers, it's that well done.