With two kinds of Jasmin, Jasmin Patchouli offsets the flower’s luxuriant sweetness with a perfectly pitched loamy, woodsy patchouli, augmented by sprightly greenery. It opens with an unexpected inky note with some indefinable dark berries mixed in. The jasmine starts to open out, a decaying Jasmin, spreading its voluminous white skirts over the greenery. In time the fresher Egyptian Jasmin arrives, with lively sweetness and green buds.
Perfumer: Sidonie Lancesseur
Top notes: Bergamot (Italy), petitgrain (Paraguay), lemon
Heart notes: Sandalwood (New Caledonia), vetiver (Haiti), cypress
Base notes: Patchouli (Indonesia), benzoin (Siam)
Marie Jeanne uses natural, cruelty-free natural essences in all its products. Working with Robertet perfumers, Marie Jeanne founder George Maubert – scion of a family that has been very influential in the perfume industry since 1850 – focuses on creating stripped-down, elegant compositions that emphasize the native variety of their ingredients.
Robertet is a bit like De Beers of the fine natural perfume materials - matières premières; for decades, they have been dealing with the finest, purest, and most precious stuff a perfumer can dream of.