I love Jasmin et Cigarette! It's a beautiful janus-faced woody jasmine that won my heart right away.
The two Lutens renditions of the flower are both wonderful and I am sorely tempted by either one. Both, À La Nuit and Sarrasins, showcase a rich and carnal jasmine. While À La Nuit plays up the flower's green-tinged, high-pitched sparkle with a heady indole, Sarrasins takes an almost austere night route via the stables, where it garners a leathery, slightly animalic and somewhat sweetened facet.
On the other hand, Nasomatto's Nuda, with its sonorous, baroque or rather turgid take on jasmine, did not enchant me. And Alien, to me, presents itself with a shrill, overly stylised jasmine I find artificial and, frankly, quite off-putting.
Jasmin Rouge, I believe, I've yet to try.
What are your favourite, full-blown jasmine scents?
And boys, you are very welcome to chime in.
I do not feel like writing verses;
but as I light my perfume burner with myrrh and jasmine incense,
they suddenly burgeon from my heart, like flowers in a garden.
~ Hafez ~