The formula of Providence Perfume’s Solid Perfume Balms are based on retro solids of the 50’s and 60’s, you know, those that were petroleum based. And yes, Providence’s modern formula is very similar. EXCEPT there is no petroleum. The base is shea butter, beeswax, and rich oils. So, the formula is “balmy”. Imagine something like Smith’s Rosebud Salve.
Jazmina opens is a spicy nutmeg floral. Jasmine is the star here. I’m actually surprised how much the nutmeg stands out. It’s dry and peppery. It verges on turpentine. I don’t say that to scare you, but to say that this jasmine is unexpected. This jasmine is classy and pretty but she has some toughness. Eventually the nutmeg settles down and I’m left with a pretty rose-jasmine. Personally, I love natural florals. And the florals used in Jazmina are top-notch. It’s like Jazmina has a dirty day job but she cleans up well at night. This solid perfume blooms with time. After cleaning up, you see that Jazmina is a woman, a very elegant and desirable woman. You’re left with this intoxicating, rich jasmine. It’s elegant but very impassioned. I think of it as Clara Bow. Tough, bawdy tomboy that cleans up nicely and has ultimate sex-appeal.
Notes listed include jasmine grandiflorum, French Rose de Mai, and nutmeg. PERFUMER – Charna Ethier
Of course, try this is you like solids or if you like natural perfumes or perfumes like DSH Perfumes Gelsomino, Pacifica California Star Jasmine Solid Perfume, Aftelier Alchemy Solid, Lulu Beauty Gigi Solid Perfume, and/or Red Flower Organic Champa. You must like jasmine!
I feel that this solid isn’t “faint”. It seems to bloom the skin. And of course, it’s stronger with the more you apply. I’m impressed with how this solid “throws”. The solid has a sheen so I like to apply it to collar bones.
1/2 oz. jar of Jazmina retails for $36 and is available at Providence Perfume Co.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A peppery, spicy nutmeg on top of an elegant natural jasmine-rose. I don’t see myself wearing something like this frequently because I’m still working on “loving” white florals. But, my husband loves this one on me. I get a response when wearing this. So, maybe I should invest in a jar 😉
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*Disclaimer – Product was provided by Providence Perfume Co. for review. I am not financially compensated for this review or any others. My opinions are my own. Photo of Clara Bow from www.fanpix.net