Perfume Review: The Different Company Jasmine de Nuit
I am very excited about The Different Company’s new fragrance, Sel de Vetiver. For some reason I am convinced that it is going to be wonderful. Meanwhile, while waiting to sample it, I am enjoying Jasmine de Nuit, my so far most favorite scent by The Different Company. Jasmine de Nuit was created by Céline Ellena and features the notes of jasmine, star anise, cinnamon, cardamom, sandalwood and amber. To me, the name of the scent is somewhat of a misnomer, because after the initial wonderfully indolic jasmine blast, the title note becomes very subdued, if not entirely absent, on my skin. This is not a complaint, however, because I love cardamom and cinnamon much more than I love jasmine, and the spices, especially cardamom, are prominent enough here to make me very happy indeed.
As I mentioned above, the beginning of the scent is intense and indolic. Paired with the sweetly spicy cardamom, that “dirty” jasmine note is absolutely stunning. I adore the start of the Jasmine de Nuit so much, I would have loved for the scent to stay the same, rich, dark and sensual, way, and forego the middle and the base notes. Not that I mind the way the fragrance does develop. When the top notes subside, Jasmine de Nuit becomes a supremely elegant, softly floral scent. Despite the fact that the list of notes only includes one flower, jasmine, my nose smells (or imagines that it smells) more. For example there is a certain delicately powdery quality to the middle stage of Jasmine de Nuit that reminds me of heliotrope. The sweetness of the floral accord makes me think of roses. In a little while the spices return and the flowers fade. The drydown of Jasmine de Nuit is delightful, the spices are warm, the amber is richly dark, and the sandalwood is sweet and velvety. All in all, I find Jasmine de Nuit to be extremely enjoyable and it is undoubtedly full bottle worthy for me.
Jasmine de Nuit can be found on TheDifferentCompany.com, €39.00-350.00, depending on the size and the fanciness of the bottle. 90ml Eau de Toilette Spray is right now also available at Lusciouscargo, for $120.00.
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