The Scented Hound

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MON JASMINE NOIR L’EAU EXQUISE by BVLGARI

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