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Big Jasmine, Where Art Thou?

...Well this topic sure deserves a revival. I’m a huge huge fan of white florals, and jasmin in particular. From delicate green to obnoxiously loud. As long as jasmin is the star player, I love it. A few of my favorites:Jasmin et CigaretteJasmin et Cigarette is simply brilliant. Indolic and somewhat on the animalic side. Lust / Lady Flower (Perfume)Lust Perfume this one is a lot of fun, a party in itself. Indolic not animalic. Big and incredibly loudJasminJasmin dark brown and masculine. Heavy on spice and muskJasmin (2020)Jasmin (2020) somber and serious jasmin topped up with cuminJoy (Eau de Parfum)Joy Eau de Parfum jasmin on civet. One of my alltime favorites, modern version is more lily of the valley than jasmin, thoughJasmine OD / Bubblegum ChicJasmine OD focuses on the sweet and fruity aspects, with a tacky bubblegum impression at firstHoping to get my hands on soon:À la nuitÀ la nuit SarrasinsSarrasins love to hear all your suggestions, guys
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New Guerlain releases Yay or Nay

Re: New Guerlain releases Yay or Nay
...are coming. And would love to share it here.- From what I understood the collections that are being merged and face the new design are: L'art et la Matiere, Les Parisiennes and Elixirs.- A lot is getting the final chop and won't come back- Many are changing their name- Couple of new...
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KuraiKurai   31.07.2021 | Perfume Discussions

New Guerlain releases Yay or Nay

...my point of view, this marketing overhaul comes a bit premature. I was just starting to get familiar with the L'art bottles, which are timeless art pieces. Same goes for the beehive bottles and the wooden Frenchy bottles. Only the élixirs bottles, I never liked those. ...
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Ka3nKa3n   31.07.2021 | Perfume Discussions

New Guerlain releases Yay or Nay

...are coming. And would love to share it here.- From what I understood the collections that are being merged and face the new design are: L'art et la Matiere, Les Parisiennes and Elixirs.- A lot is getting the final chop and won't come back- Many are changing their name- Couple of new...
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Scent of the Day

...art direction. Love it! ...
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Big Jasmine, Where Art Thou?

...I know I’m a bit late to the conversation but I’m hoping some people might still be on here. I tried a dupe (Dossier) of Jasmine Rouge and it is BEAUTIFUL. I definitely want to buy the real deal when I get a chance. Has anyone tried Elie Saab - Le Parfum? I heard it’s a Jasmine powerhouse. I recently tried the new KKW - Jasmine Air and I don’t like it at all. It’s very bland to me. There was nothing special about it that jumped out and grabbed me. Chanel - Gabrielle Essence is one I recently purchased and it’s gorgeous.
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Perfumes in retro bottles with puffer/ atomizer?

...Guerlain "Art & Material" collection includes an atomizer.Nice choice! I like...
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Exciter76Exciter76   30.03.2021 | Perfume Discussions

Perfumes in retro bottles with puffer/ atomizer?

...Guerlain "Art & Material" collection includes an atomizer...
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ArtArt   22.03.2021 | Perfumes & Brands

Plum happiness

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...OrandaveArtBashke81Hi 🙂I am on a plum kick at the moment and I would like to hear about your favorite plum fragrances? I have Plum Japonais and I absolutely love the smokey plum in it. Others I have tried and liked very much were Gold Leather from Atelier and Halfeti Leather from Penhaligons. Both really nice. Hi :)I'd like to suggest the following fragrances:Kapsule Woody Karl LagerfeldEau de Fleur de Prunier KenzoSensuous Noir Estée LauderBois d’Ombrie Eau D'ItalieScent Intense CoSTUME NATIONAL Is "Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld" still available? I'm not sure. I see it time to time in online shops, but never asked if it is really available there.
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ArtArt   22.03.2021 | Perfumes & Brands

Plum happiness

Re: Plum happiness
...Bashke81Hi 🙂I am on a plum kick at the moment and I would like to hear about your favorite plum fragrances? I have Plum Japonais and I absolutely love the smokey plum in it. Others I have tried and liked very much were Gold Leather from Atelier and Halfeti Leather from Penhaligons. Both really nice. Hi :)I'd like to suggest the following fragrances:Kapsule Woody Karl LagerfeldEau de Fleur de Prunier KenzoSensuous Noir Estée LauderBois d’Ombrie Eau D'ItalieScent Intense CoSTUME NATIONAL
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CrypticCryptic   29.06.2018 | Miscellaneous

Perfume-related quotes

...While there is great skepticism within the establishment part of the industry about the validity of thinking of perfume as an art, this is because they believe perfume is primarily about making money, and so the question is of little interest to them."--Tania Sanchez, Perfumes...
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MiaTrostMiaTrost   28.05.2018 | Miscellaneous

Perfume-related quotes

...like the one from JC Ellena too!Perfume is the art that makes memory speak.~ Francis Kurkdjian...
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Sniff Fest - NadiaZ

...about them and eyeing her website for a while but have held off because of the high prices - some of those bottles and caps are serious works of art though!Fluxit - you may know this already :-) Regarding Olympic Orchids I just wanted to mention that the 100% naturals from the range are: Tropic of...
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AnessaAnessa   03.05.2018 | Miscellaneous

Fugliest Bottles

...I do think it was covertly meant to target the group that would apparently see some kind of sense in it, but it was presented as 'naive art'.And since it's got a rather modest headpiece, one of my 'favourites' might do instead.Cryptic, why, the name's already given, as the male...
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On Neapolitan Perfume - Layering

...ve always considered layering to be very much a °hodon anathematomenon° (one is not really supposed to say 'black art' anymore ... whoops! just said it! Actually, I do think it were best to phase it out, but its substitute may need to be a bit shorter!). If the...
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QuercusAlbusQuercusAlbus   19.03.2018 | Miscellaneous

Ultra-Expensive Perfumes

...and doesn't dispense a large amount per spritz. I'm wondering what to put on now, coz I'm going to the Sunday afternoon concert at the Whitworth Art Gallery; and, you know, I think I'd better use it again, as I'm still honking of it. What a remarkable transformation! I've gone from being cross at...
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CrypticCryptic   12.03.2018 | Miscellaneous

Perfume-related quotes

...beautiful, a strange friendship, a painting, an airplane wing, a melody, an abstract perfume can hold our attention for long. The last thing art wants to do is imitate nature. Nature imitates itself well enough already."-- Luca Turin, Folio Columns 2003...
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Big Jasmine, Where Art Thou?

...Thanks, Cryptic! And fabulous suggestions! :)The brightened, almost antiseptically clean character of Jasmin Full I can imagine and does pique my interest - will definitely check it out. I wonder who the nose employed for it might have been.Real shame those Amouage attars are yet another fragrant jewel of the past. *sigh* Songes is indeed stunningly beautiful! Apt analogy, your Gauguin jasmine. I've been on the brink of adding it to my collection ever since encountering it. Maybe it's time I had .. Is the current version still as wonderful as it used to be?I forgot to mention Jasmin Kâma but can't remember why I didn't swoon over it. Perhaps I should revisit it.
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Big Jasmine, Where Art Thou?

...Nice topic, Mia. :)I've noticed that sometimes people shy away from jasmine soliflores because of the presence of indoles. "Jasmin Full" is one to try if you happen to dislike the skanky aspect of the note. Almost antiseptically clean, and brightened by orange blossom and honeysuckle. Of all the jasmines I've tried, the Amouage attar was probably my favorite, but I never got around to buying it before it was discontinued. :( Can't even remember enough about it in order to describe it coherently other than it was glorious.I do love "Songes" by Annick Goutal, which I think of as Gauguin jasmine, complete with bananas and a tropical feel.
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Big Jasmine, Where Art Thou?

...So, girls, we seem to agree that Jasmin Noir is very pretty but lacks oomph. That begs the question which jasmine-centred fragrances do not. 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 ~
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