My first one-to-one encounter with jasmine happened by night, with A La Nuit by Serge Lutens. It opens almost gourmand, but not because it’s sweet or fruity, it’s still floral, but a floral you could eat. This sense of edibility will move back quickly when jasmine takes the stage, but will remain throughout, in the form of vague sweet and creamy notes.
The main theme is jasmine, coupled with a certain sourness that comes and goes, but it’s when it’s gone that the magic happens in full, and the fragrance is really an ode to a summer night. So close your eyes and inhale the warm night breeze, carrying jasmine and the whole greenness around, from the tress, the bushes, the grass and the honey.
A great unisex delicacy behind a warm intensity. For once, a monofloral that is also gentle. Love it.