WHAT I SMELL: Mon Jasmine Noir L’Eau Exquise opens with a tangy sparkling grapefruit and citrus. It’s fresh and soon turns lemony and then quickly following comes a lush and radiant jasmine. It’s really pretty, very feminine, somewhat sweet and oh so heavenly. The fragrance just radiates off of my skin like a layer of sunshine. It’s very heady and if not careful, I could see how this could overwhelm. But after around 15 minutes the radiance tempers itself and the fragrance is met with a tea accord which pulls me away from my “love” of the fragrance to a “like.” Don’t get me wrong, it’s just that tea notes are not generally to my liking. I actually find that the tea takes the fragrance into the “bathtastic” mode and makes it feel like it’s turning into bath oil beads. In the end you’re left with a slightly sweet white tea and floral fragrance that is clean and pretty.
Mon Jasmin Noir L’Eau Exquise Notes from the Bvlgari website:
Top Notes: Pink Pomelo, Fresh Green Almond
Heart: Grandiflorum Jasmine, Sambac Jasmine White Tea
Base: White Musks, Delightful Woods
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE MON JASMINE NOIR L’EAU EXQUISE: rapturous, voluminous, fulfilling
BOTTOM LINE: The opening of this fragrance was incredible and I was in love. The dyrdown not so much. It’s nice and all, but it could have been so much more.
- Bone Rating: 3 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Floral
- Nose: Sophie Labbe
- Classification: Feminine
- Expense: $96 for 75ml EdT