The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

MON JASMINE NOIR L’EAU EXQUISE by BVLGARI

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000001_PressKit_Eau_Exquise_booklet_usb_card_MJN Cartella Stampa005.tifWHAT 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

conservatoryWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  A grand sun filled conservatory.

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE MON JASMINE NOIR L’EAU EXQUISE:  rapturous, voluminous, fulfilling

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MON JASMINE NOIR L’EAU EXQUISE:  The Beauty Junkee, IamBrigitte, SassiSam

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

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

12 thoughts on “MON JASMINE NOIR L’EAU EXQUISE by BVLGARI

  1. BUM! I thought it was going to be a complete winner. I want it just for the lovely bottle. sigh.
    Portia xxx

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    • I know…it was such a disappointment. I LOVED, LOVED , LOVED the opening. Now if they could just bottle that alone! Thanks for stopping by P!

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      • Is the tea in the area of their Eau the Vert? I quite like a crisp, dry tea vibe in the heart of my fragrance.
        As to stopping by, I love your reviews, they are so precise and easy to grasp what you’re smelling.
        Portia xx

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        • You are so sweet. To answer your question, it’s been so long since I have sampled the the Au the Vert, but that is a green tea and in this it’s a white tea. I’ll take the white tea over the green tea accord anyday, but this isn’t a dry tea, but instead is more lush and mixed with the florals, it gives it that bath oil feeling.

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  2. I recently tried all 7of the Bvlgaris at my local Sephora and found them to be weirdly overly sweet and cloying with the exception of Jasmine Noir (in the black bottle) which seemed to be the only one that left out the teeth clenching sugary accord. I dont know what was going on with my nose that day – the floral notes just seemed to represent themselves as heady sweet bombs.
    Being a tea merchant, I’m all about looking for the tea in so called tea frags, but I didn’t get it in this at all, which was very disappointing.

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    • Well, I was expecting a bit more “noir” in this, but even before I tried it, I wasn’t really too suprised since the bottle and all the advertising is bright and floral. Let’s see how many more flankers they can produce off of the original!

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  3. I also loved the opening but disappointed by the drydown. It was a pity because I really loved the bottle!

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  4. Is it a flanker to a flanker, right? I usually stop at the original (if that).

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    • I believe it is. Maybe there’s research out there that says a person who owns the original is certain to buy any flanker associated with the original. There has to be some reason as to why they over-flanker themselves.

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