As you know, I am a lover of jasmine perfumes. I was lucky enough to stumble up a Floris perfume windfall at Winners recently (like a Canadian TJMaxx) and one of my fave finds is Floris Night Scented Jasmine. Floris is an English perfumer that has been around for many years- it was actually founded in 1730 and you can read about the history here. It is a classic perfumery with perfumes often worn and loved by, of course, the Royal Family. I also got one that Princess Diana loved, stay tuned for that review.
Floris Perfumes are simple & lovely perfume compositions, nothing groundbreaking or spectacular, but always elegant and easy to wear. I don’t always need to have my mind blown by my perfume and sometimes I just want to smell good. I am always careful about not wearing loud or overly strong perfumes, as I really feel perfume is a personal passion and only those who get up close and personal (and passionate? maybe…) can share my perfume. Ok maybe a little projection is ok but lets just say if we’re in an elevator together, you won’t suffocate. More likely than not, you’ll ask me what I am wearing. The bottles are simple and elegant, like the scents, and look lovely sitting on the dresser.
|Night blooming jasmine, aka Queen of The Night, aka Cesstrum Nocturnum|
Night Scented Jasmine starts out clean and fresh with green violet leaves. This note if often used in men’s colognes and is sweet but not cloying. The green leafy note is almost soapy and a favourite of mine. A touch of blackcurrant adds a soft subtle juicy note that nicely balances the heart of white flowers and makes sure the white flowers aren’t overpowering. The heart is busting with flowers like gardenia, iris, jasmine, lily, mimosa, narcissus, rose, ylang ylang but they never overwhelm. There really is a feeling of walking through a lush garden of flowers at night, really quite dewy and fresh. The soft woodsy base of amber, musk, sandalwood and vetiver really ground the sweet floral notes nicely. Easy to wear, and I smell great. Sometimes, that’s all I want.