Photo Jasmine :: fragrance ingredients

Jasmine is one of the most used ingredients in perfumery and is used for its sweet, heady and slighly animalic aroma that captures the essence of a sultry night. The most common type used in perfumery is Jasminum officinale, commonly known as the common jasmine, but many perfumes also use Jasminum Sambac also known as Arabian jasmine, which offers a slightly greener and fresher aroma.

Jasmine's use in fragrances dates back to ancient times where it was used for its scent in a variety of rituals as well as it's supposed healing properties. Today it is a cornerstone of the floral family of fragrances and often serving as the heart note around which other scents are built.

The scent profile of jasmine is a complex one, combining sweet floral notes with a richer and deeper undertone that can be both penetrating and long lasting in a fragrance composition. Its versatility allows it to blend with a wide variety of other notes, including woods, spices and citrus, thus making it a favorite among perfumers seeking to add a touch of luxury and depth.

While Jasmine is primarily harvested in countries like India and Egypt where each regions climate and soil conditions influence the characteristics of the scent. Indian Jasmine, for example is often regarded as having a slightly more intense aroma compared to its Egyptian counterpart which is generally lighter and more delicate.

Natural or Synthetic?
Jasmine, with its rich, floral aroma, is a staple in perfumery. Natural jasmine oil is extracted through enfleurage or solvent extraction, but due to the high cost and labor intensive processes, synthetic substitutes are often used.

Fragrance Families Jasmine Most Commonly Found In

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Some Statistics on Jasmine

Note distribution of jasmine across all fragrances

Percentage of fragrances in our database (1651 Fragrances) that contain jasmine