Gorgeous Swoon Worthy Bottle with a Repeated Message Inside
This is all about the packaging for me. The bottle is the star of the TF upper tier collection. More brilliant than the cool turquoise of Neroli Portofino, this high quality red glass would look simply divine on my dresser. I won't lie, I've been itching to justify a TF in my collection, for over ayear. I need more time...especially at this price point...I want to get it right. That would mean that I am as head-over-heels about the contents as the bottle itself. That is NOT the case with Jasmine Rouge. I find Jasmine is undeniable, I can't hate it even if I tried. It is the perfect flower of seduction, beauty and I feel their are so many interpretations of jasmine- there is a Jasmine for every season, every mood and the gamut runs from Etat Libre d’Orange's "Jasmin and Cigarette" to the iconic "Carnal Flower" by Frederic Malle to Serge Luten's "Á La Nuit" and all the way across town to my drugstore bought beloved Healing Gardens "Sensual therapy Jasmine" which is perfect refrigerated in the muggy summer heat, FYI. But I must say, after all the pomp and circumstance displayed by the sales associate to even let me pick up this bottle and the momentary pause he gave before allowing me to even sample this one...I was expecting something special. Jasmin Rouge is a beautiful pure Jasmin, with moderate sillage of about 1 meter , but so incredibly linear! Ugh. I was left with a hollow sense of deep inner sadness and questioning...is this all there is in the universe, Mon Dieux?! Perhaps, that's a little melodramatic, but I was definitely underwhelmed. Jasmin Rouge can't hold a candle to "Carnal Flower" or even to the little bottles of pure jasmine oil concentrate available for sale on the beaches of Barbados for a couple of USD to all tourists during Spring break. It was just a mirage wrapped in a very pretty package. Quel dommage.