Months ago I was introduced to Pirouette Essentials, a natural perfume line hailing from here in Seattle. I fell in love with Rose Musk, comparing it to Montale and By Kilian. Here’s my review, in case you missed it. My second favorite fragrance in the line is Jasmine Musk. I would easily compare it to much more expensive perfume houses as well.
Pirouette Jasmine Musk opens up as a beautiful, natural jasmine. It’s a very heady jasmine, almost gasoline-ish if you apply a couple of sprays. I prefer this one dabbed. My tolerance of indoles must change daily. My first few notes of trying Jasmine Musk, said “a gentle, summer breeze like jasmine“. My follow-up notes say “spicy, skanky indoles“. You know your indole tolerance 😉 I think my tolerance is now skewed after sampling LUSH Lust. The opening of Jasmine Musk is slightly spicy, reminding me of “spiced lilies” mingling with jasmine. Jasmine Musk is very long-wearing like the entire Pirouette line. The dry-down is so good. It’s powdered cedar sawdust with a warm skin musk. The powderiness is from amber. It isn’t overly resinous. The base is mainly “cedar sawdust”, a dry cedar. Jasmine Musk is interesting because it isn’t a full-blow feminine white floral bouquet or a jasmine “lightened” by sparkling citrus and neroli. Jasmine Musk has some darkness/mystery to it. It’s slightly masculine. It’s good stuff. Apparently good stuff doesn’t have to be expensive.
Jasmine fans, what we have here is a very nice natural jasmine. Try it. This is better than the jasmines released by Montale and this Pirouette retails for under $30. Seriously. Give Pirouette Essentials Jasmine Musk a try if you like “Orientalist” styled fragrances or perfumes like Montale Jasmin Full, Keiko Mecheri Genie de Bois, Piguet Fracas, Amouage line, and/or By Kilian line. I think Jasmine Musk could be unisex because of the spice and cedar.
Notes listed include jasmine, amber, and cedar.
The 1 oz. EDP spray of Jasmine Musk retails for $28 and is available at Pirouette Essentials.