WHAT I SMELL: Jazmin Yucatan opens with an aquatic tinged passion flower that’s a bit chewy and which quickly explodes into a rounded aquatic infused jasmine. The perfume is big without being overwhelming and it’s clean and fresh with just a hint of jungle earthiness. You can almost feel the sun-kissed jasmine being tossed by the warm winds pushing northward across the Yucatan Peninsula. As the perfume slowly develops, an earthy vetiver creates a rattan like base for the jasmine to sit upon. In the end, Jazmin Yucatan settles into a cottony fresh linen. Jazmin Yucatan is quite linear, but that’s just fine, because it’s meant to be worn in the heat of the warm Mexican sun where it can lightly radiate its floral beauty.
From the D.S. & Durga website:
Jungle, humidity, snake plants, jazmín yucateco, crocodile by the cenote, shaded temple, limestone ruins.
Top notes: water, passion flower, bergamot
Heart notes: jazmin yucateco, sambac, clove
Base notes: snake plant, vetiver, copal
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Jasmine wafting amongst the Mayan temples dotting the landscape of the Yucatan Peninsula.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE JAZMIN YUCATAN: moistened, cottony, rounded
BOTTOM LINE: Jazmin Yucatan does capture the earthy floral environment of the Yucatan peninsula and takes the heady jasmine and tames it nicely. Groundbreaking, no. Lovely, yes.
- Bone Rating: 3 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral
- Nose: David Moltz
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: Starting at $175 for 50 ml eau de parfum