The phrase “natural beauty” is one of those phrases that I don’t like. One of the reasons I dislike it is that it is a term used to describe something that we perceive as “natural” even if it is or isn’t…it just has to look “natural”. Another reason I dislike it is because I don’t believe “natural beauty” is any better than “faked” beauty. I think our culture often uses the phrase for shaming people that they may perceive as illusionists or “fakers”. Any way you slice it, when you talk about “natural beauty” in regards to a person, you’re talking about physical appearance. I guess that is shallow depending on who you ask. Anyway, what I’m getting at is that I dislike that phrase but it’s completely appropriate for describing April Aromatics Jasmina. Jasmina is a natural beauty and I mean it. It’s the sort of floral fragrance that will always be in style, an instant classic because beauty this pure is timeless.
Jasmina is an indolic jasmine and ylang-ylang which means it’s right up my alley. Grapefruit adds a natural “fizziness” or lift to these white florals. The white florals are naturally sweet like bubblegum. Jasmina wears rather linear as this beautiful, heavenly jasmine and ylang-ylang. And it’s not just a “natural beauty”; it’s not trying too hard. It seems genuine and pure and that’s why it’s so beautiful. Jasmina is being herself.
Notes listed include jasmine, ylang-ylang and pink grapefruit. Launch date 2012. PERFUMER – Tanja Bochnig
Give Jasmina a try if you love jasmine. Or if you like perfumes like Annick Goutal Songes EDP, HEELEY Ophelia, Guerlain Chamade, Patou Joy and/or Diptyque Olene. Jasmina is an all-natural composition but you don’t have to be a fan of naturals to love Jasmina.
Projection and longevity are average. I have also found out by accident that this smells great layered over something really patch-heavy or woodsy.
The 1 oz EDP retails for $190 at Luckyscent. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Timeless, elegant, naturally beautiful ylang-ylang and jasmine. Beauty like this is always in style. – My only complaint is the price but I can say that the raw materials used in this aren’t cheap.
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