Have you ever been attracted to a perfume bottle so much that you weren’t worried about the scent? Tommi Sooni bottles are like a siren song for me. Don’t ask me for an explanation, it is what it is. Jinx is my first foray into the Tommi Sooni line.
WHAT I SMELL: Jinx opens with a large rounded aldehydic opening mixed with fig. It almost seems like there is a tea note in there too (tea is not my favorite, but this blends nicely rather than overtakes the fragrance). Jinx is surprisingly not sweet, nor too fruity and the floral aspects are subdued like they are just warming slightly in the sun. The fragrance is quite linear and does not develop much after the floral warmth. That said, in the end Jinx reveals itself to be a very close hugging slightly green warm floral musk that’s very calming and lightly radiant.
From the Tommi Sooni website (which is well done btw):
Artists fall on the inspiration of a muse to create beauty with passion.
Jinx the eau de parfum by Tommi Sooni, created for celebrated designer Vanessa Leyjonhelm.
Vanessa traces her bloodline back to the islands of Greece, the land of ancient myths where Jinx the perfume was born.
A light touch of Jinx on your skin opens with the full and bursting fruits of a fig tree under a clear Grecian sky.
Shaded afternoon breezes drift through the green vine leaves and carry their scent to the sea.
Fragrant traces of crushed basil on the palms of an adoring father as he embraces Vanessa, the precious child.
A scented arrangement of flowers for our muse, and you, to envelope in: jasmin, lily of the valley, rose and ylang ylang.
For depth and strength of character we introduce moss, vetiver, rock rose and white musk. The flashes of genius we see in Vanessa’s creations are here too in the guise of crystallized ginger.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A warming halo.
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE JINX: I’ve never seen a company provide three adjectives as I would to describe a fragrance until now. Therefore, I can’t refuse using their words: original, striking, alluring
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT JINX: The Non-Blonde, Indieperfumes, AustralianPerfumeJunkies,
BOTTOM LINE: Jinx is really lovely and completely understated. This makes me look forward to sampling some of the others in the line. And those bottles? Love them!
- Bone Rating: 4 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Soft Floral/Aldehydic Floral
- Nose: Brett Schlitter
- Classification: Feminine
- Expense: $180 for 50ml EdP
Disclosure: Sample for review provided courtesy of Tommi Sooni.
May 8, 2013 at 11:58 am
These guys are excellent. I love their work andyou will be pleasantly surprised at thew rest of the line Steve. My faves are Jinx, EdTS II and Passarelle.
Thanks for the link-love.
May 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm
My dear P – I have always heard that great things come from Australia 🙂
May 8, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Do you know that thanks to you and Scent Memories and the Perfumed Dandy – I now know what aldehydes smell like? This with its burst of fig under the Grecian sky sounds enchanting. I’ll have to look for it. 🙂
May 14, 2013 at 9:25 pm
I could go for some fig and grecian skies right now. Hey, but you’re in sunny CA, isn’t every day like fig and grecian skies?
May 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm
I really like the sound of this one! And agreed…the bottle is indeed quite lovely!
May 8, 2013 at 4:31 pm
Brie – it’s a nice quiet perfume that for those days when you want to wear less than more.
May 8, 2013 at 2:37 pm
I have not hear about Tommi Sooni until now! I like the simplicity of the bottle but for the juice – fig with an eventual tea undertone kind of puts me off.
May 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm
Fig and tea aren’t typically my favorite as well. But this is so subdued that those notes don’t really scream, they are mixed lightly with the floral notes.
May 8, 2013 at 6:44 pm
An aldehydic and not-too-sweet fig with some unassuming tea.
This sounds like just what I’ve been looking for. Well two things I’ve been looking for: a new fecund fruit and some char.
I will certainly be investigating when the opportunity arises.
Thank you as always.
The Perfumed Dandy
May 8, 2013 at 7:08 pm
Mr. Dandy, you can always make me smile 🙂
May 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm
Ooooh, the notes on this sound very promising! Nice review!
May 14, 2013 at 9:24 pm
May 9, 2013 at 3:06 am
Hmm, I’m always worried when I read aldehydic that I might not like it but it still sounds rather wonderful.
I have Tarantella but never wear it (now I’m actually wondering where I’ve put it). 🙂
May 9, 2013 at 5:43 am
Oh my…wait. I have some perfumes like that myself. 🙂
May 10, 2013 at 6:16 pm
I love both fig and tea notes in perfumes but Jinx didn’t want to play nicely on my skin. It was soapy and just plain not interesting. I’ll give it another try – maybe it was a bad day? – but I do not expect much. I’m thinking about buying a bottle of Eau de Tommi Sooni II – I like that perfume a lot. I thought Tarantella was very nice and I do want to try the rest of the line but after Jinx I don’t want to pay for samples so I’ll wait for either a swap opportunity or until I find this line somewhere in a store.
But it sounds like you and Jinx are a good match (including their approach to the scent description) 🙂
May 14, 2013 at 9:23 pm
I have to admit that I prefer Eau de Tommi Sooni II and if I was going to buy a FB, that would probably be the route that I would go as well even though I liked Jinx, I like the spice of EdTSII a bit more!