Perfume Review: Montale Jasmin Full
There are very few white floral fragrances that do not make me feel uncomfortable in my own skin, there are even fewer Montale scents that don’t leave me completely indifferent. So it came as a surprise that I liked Jasmin Full, this lush white bouquet by Montale, as much as I did.
The first accord of Jasmin Full paints an alluring image of dazzlingly white flowers illuminating the pitch-black, tropical night. The image is not even from this day and age. The unselfconscious voluptuousness of the jasmine-orange blossom accord, its unexpected, sensual, candied aspect, make me dream about times past and fictional times at that. It evokes my favorite Agatha Christie novels set in exotic locales, Evil Under The Sun, A Caribbean Mystery... When I wear Jasmin Full, there is romance, malice and mystery in the air around me.
After a while, the sweet intensity of the scent subsides, it becomes soft and pleasantly fresh. The watery, airy and at the same time earthy and green freshness of the later middle stage and the drydown makes me think that vetiver might be present in the blend. The less rich and less intense drydown does not disappoint, because it seems as logical and as expected here as the dawn with its fresh breeze that follows the sultry night. The passionate trysts have happened, the murder has been committed, the bright tropical morning has come.
Jasmin Full is available at Suravi Online, $122.00 for 3.4oz.
The image of the bottle is from Suravi Online.