Jasmine’s Serious Sex Appeal

Jasmine’s Serious Sex Appeal


Of the 2,500 ingredients in a perfumer’s palette, it is fascinating to learn that most scents created for evening contain jasmine. The bloom is popular worldwide which makes it even more appealing to a perfumer blending a scent that will be sold globally. Here’s why you might want to smell some fragrances containing this elegant and fragrant flower.

Jasmine is a genus of 200 varieties of shrubs and vines in the olive family of Oleaceae. The flowering plant thrives in warm temperate regions of Eurasia and Africa and is cultivated for its incredibly fragrance blooms which can be white, yellow and in rare cases reddish. The tiny blossoms bloom at night with a powerful scent giving it the name “Queen of the Night” in India. It has a rich, sweet, fruity and sensual smell. Perfumers love it because it also has a slightly animalistic edge that smells a little musky. The combination of the feminine sweetness and the masculine wildness makes the scent of jasmine universally appealing.

“Jasmine is an excellent choice for sexy evening fragrances as this precious flower is known to be…narcotic, rich and supremely feminine,” explains national fragrance trainer Melanie Caplan. “What’s interesting is that it is becoming more widely used in men’s fragrances too. One my favourites being Bvlgari’s Le Gemme Gyan.”

“The appeal of jasmine is its versatility as depending on where it is cultivated, it’s scent profile varies. This allows perfumers to create a wardrobe of jasmine-nuanced fragrances that will each be unique…while retaining those narcotic and feminine qualities.”

Throughout history, jasmine aroma has been used to help improve mood, reduce stress and even reduce food cravings. It has become a favourite ingredient for modern-day fragrances thanks to its sex appeal. And while jasmine’s meaning varies by region and culture, it often symbolizes love, beauty and sensuality.

Did you know that jasmine and rose are considered two ‘foundation stones’ of perfumery because the two blend so beautifully together. Look at the ingredient list of some of your favourite fragrances and you will likely see both rose and jasmine listed in the heart notes.

Melanie has a final thought about jasmine fragrances. “Legend has it that the jasmine flower is also an aphrodisiac. And who doesn’t want a little (or lot) of that in their fragrance?”

Four jasmine-themed fragrances we love:

Bvlgari Le Gemme Gyan

This luxurious amber-woody fragrance for men blends notes of patchouli and incense with very high quality jasmine sambac. It’s elegant and stylish.

Ingredients: jasmine sambac, patchouli, incense

Atelier Versace Fig Blanche Eau de Parfum

This fruity-floral scent for her that wraps jasmine and rose around a juicy and fresh fig note.

Ingredients: jasmine, fresh fig, Italian mandarin, bergamot, rose

Moncler Pour Femme Eau de Parfum

Moncler Pour Femme is a sophisticated woody floral eau de parfum for her that pairs a lively Italian green mandarin note with a green alpine accord. It’s a fresh and uplifting first impression. The feminine heart of rare jasmine absolute with fruity undertones soon emerges balanced by the sandalwood and musk

Ingredients: jasmine, bergamot, snow accord, heliotrope, vanilla, sandalwood, cedar, amber

Oscar de la Renta Alibi POP Eau So Chic

Oscar de la Renta Alibi POP Eau So Chic is a citrus-woody-floral scent for her. The juicy sweetness of wild berries and the crisp citrus of bergamot blend beautifully with a bouquet of rose, orange blossom, iris and precious Centifolia rose in this modern eau de toilette. But it is the sweet praline and tonka that gives it warm, comforting character. It’s as light and carefree as a summer day.

Ingredients: mandarin oil, ginger, petit grain, jasmine sambac magnolia blossom, nectarine, cedarwood, musk, amber crystals

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  • Liz Howard
    April 3, 2024 at 8:41 pm

    So beautiful, I love this scent and the flower is so pretty! ❤️

  • Linda L
    April 2, 2024 at 3:13 pm

    I can’t wait to spritz Bvlgari’s La Gemme Gyan with the sexy jasmine aroma! 👌

  • Helena Yaske
    April 2, 2024 at 9:51 am

    Jasmine sent always been attraction to me since my childhood, and stil now.
    I love associate my fragrance with the sent of my memories when I first picked up some branches to bring home and the dent stayed wery pesent long to admired

  • Andie Ciparis
    April 1, 2024 at 12:55 pm

    I’ve noted a lot of fragrances lately have jasmine as an ingredient.

  • Urmi
    April 1, 2024 at 11:26 am

    Heady and beautiful, jasmine notes in any fragrance are so uplifting! The Moncler and Bvlgari fragrances sound really interesting!!

  • September Dee
    April 1, 2024 at 10:34 am

    Beautiful! I can see why it is such a popular note.