Jasmine is a fragile emblematic flower that contrasts with its intense smell, powerfully declining all olfactory octaves. Symbol of voluptuousness and sensuality, jasmine has always been one of the most coveted flowers when creating a perfume for women.
Jasmine: What are its origins?
There are two species of jasmine most used in the world of perfumery which are:
Sambac jasmine, from eastern India, the southern Himalayas and China
Jasmine grandiflorum is grown in India, Egypt, Morocco, Italy, as well as France.
It has floral, fruity, animal and powdery facets. While sambac jasmine offers facets of orange blossoms, but also fresher.
To better understand the meaning, sambac would mean heady perfume. While jasmine, derived from the Persian word yasmine, means fragrance.
The jasmine flower is harvested at dawn to prevent the sun from burning its long white petals.
Sambac jasmine blooms from May to June while grandiflorum jasmine is harvested around August until November.
In Grasse, the production of jasmine flowers remains rare today, but it is still possible for some perfume brands to integrate this emblematic flower when creating a juice.
Prices are often high, because the harvest is done manually, due to its fragility. De plus, cela demande de la précision, la dextérité étant essentielle pour détacher la fleur de jasmin sans l’abîmer. Par conséquent, un ouvrier cueille 350 g de fleurs par heure, soit 2 kg de récolte pour une matinée entière.
The absolute of Jasmine, orange aromatic treasure in the world of perfume
A long time ago, enfleurage was the technique to extract the smell of jasmine. Too expensive today, it has been replaced by the technique of extraction by volatile solvents. It consists of isolating a very fragrant waxy material, called the concrete, then mixing it with alcohol according to different processes.
Jasmine absolute, which is actually an essential oil, is then obtained once the alcohol has evaporated.
Note that jasmine costs about 4000 € per kg of absolute. Once harvested, it is carefully stored in a cold room, closed by an armored door.
Considered a unique olfactory diamond, jasmine is a priceless treasure in the eyes of the greatest noses of perfumery, who can then cut it according to their inspiration during the manufacture of a perfume.
Choosing a perfume for women with jasmine
Used since the creation of perfumes, jasmine is a flagship flower of the female olfactory universe, but also masculine.
Nuit de jasmine is an oriental fragrance for women with musky and woody scents. A perfume with the absolute of jasmine, with a unique composition for a soft and sensual woman.
Its composition is made of:
- Top: Green Mandarin, Blackcurrant buds, Petitgrain
- Heart: Jasmine Absolute
- Base: Sensual Musk, Jasmine wood
The absolute jasmine is therefore part of the heart notes, in the creation of a perfume for women to give sensual, carnal and intoxicating curves to the perfume.
It is not uncommon to find jasmine in the creation of candles to embalm your interior, like a bouquet of freshly picked jasmine.
Discover now Nuit de Jasmin in our e-shop, a perfume for women of the most sensual.