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Since jasmine’s a fairly common note in perfumes, finding the best jasmine perfume options can feel like a major obstacle. Jasmine blends well with several other notes, so there’s a spectrum from clean floral to sexy and seductive perfumes that contain jasmine as a note.
To create this list of the top jasmine fragrances, I’ve combined my own personal experience sampling and wearing jasmine scents (I love them!) with other reviewers’ opinions and considerations of longevity, projection, availability, how the notes blend together, and price for what you get.
The 14 Best Jasmine Perfume Options to Choose From
Jasmine is a popular perfume note. It’s in so many different kinds, from clean and sophisticated to warm and cozy.
This is a warm, sensual, almost syrupy scent that will fill a small room if you’re not careful. Wear it with care, but definitely give it a try because it’s the perfect combination of warmth, sweetness, citrus, and floral.
Notes: Italian orange, jasmine, orange blossom, bitter orange, ginger, vanilla, honey, and sandalwood
- Great for date night
- Sultry, honeyed, warm scent
- It lasts all day, especially on clothing
- Good projection
- It can be overwhelming if you spray more than once or twice
- Some people find it boring
- If you already have Alien by Thierry Mugler, you may not need this one
Thierry Mugler Alien
Alien is an interesting scent that has the same heavy, syrupy feel (in the best way possible) that Armani Code does. There’s a little something extra to it–a green note or metallic undertone that some people hate and others love–that makes it unique.
Notes: Jasmine sambac, cashmeran wood, white amber
- It lasts for hours and hours
- Beautifully blended
- Manages to work for everyday life and still makes a lovely evening scent
- It can be overwhelming if you use more than one or two sprays
- Some people say it smells like grape juice (not necessarily a bad thing, but if that would bother you, you may want to sample it first)
Michael Kors Glam Jasmine
Jasmine, jasmine, jasmine. They did not hold back on the jasmine in this one. Just take a look at the notes. There are hints of woods and something green there, as well, but it’s mostly just glorious, glamorous jasmine.
Notes: Egyptian jasmine, jasmine sambac, jasmine petals, cedar, citrus, cassis, and sandalwood
- Creamy and beautiful
- Pronounced jasmine fragrance, blended with hints of supporting notes
- Not especially expensive (I balked at the $116.00 price on the Michael Kors site, then realized it was for the 3.4 oz bottle, then found the 1 oz. on sale at Macy’s).
- Not the best for someone who loves jasmine but doesn’t want it to be quite so prominent in their perfume (something more blended with other notes may be better)
- Some say it smells synthetic and/or boring compared to other jasmine fragrances
This is an interesting fragrance for a jasmine scent. You don’t normally see the tartness of cranberry and lemon paired up with jasmine, but in this case, it seems like the overall feel they’re going for is a fresher take on a floral. That said, it’s still a warm, musky floral with layers and layers of notes to identify and enjoy.
Notes: Cranberry, angelica seeds, lingonberry, Sicilian lemon, jasmine, green notes, rose petals, tuberose, suede, and ambergris
- A fresh take on jasmine fragrance, so if you love jasmine but want something new and different from the headier takes on the floral, you may love this one
- A scent with depth–it doesn’t just smell nice, but it’s especially interesting
- Good projection and longevity
- Not as easy to find as some other jasmine perfumes
- Expensive, at around $190.00 for 1.7 oz.
Jo Malone White Jasmine & Mint
Here’s another good example of jasmine performing well outside of its element, paired up with mint, vetiver, and maté leaf in addition to the lily, orange, and cedar notes that are often present in jasmine fragrances. This mix gives the scent a crisp spring morning vibe.
Notes: Jasmine, vetiver, mint, maté leaf, lily, orange, cedar, rose, dried plum, coriander, cardamom, black currant, orange blossom, ylang-ylang, and chamomile (this list of notes from Fragrantica is much more robust than what’s found in other locations).
- Fresh and beautiful like a spring day, perfect for everyday wear
- It can be layered with other Jo Malone fragrances for your own signature scent
- Unusual in a way, that means you won’t be wearing the same fragrance as everyone else in the room
- Reviewers mention how relaxing this perfume is
- Expensive, at $144.00 for 100 ml
- Some people don’t notice the jasmine as much as the mint and tea
- Some say it smells smoky, not fresh (it sounds like this is one fragrance that reacts differently on everyone, so I recommend going for a sample size first, either from a department store, Sephora, or an online shop that sells fragrance samples)
Christian Dior Pure Poison
This one is magical, so of course, the bottle looks a little like a crystal ball. It’s clean but warm. It’s an everyday or evening scent with impressive longevity and average projection. It’s cozy but not cloying, mostly white florals with a hint of sweetness balanced by citrus and woods. The white musk gives it extra depth.
Notes: Jasmine, orange, bergamot, Sicilian mandarin, gardenia, orange blossom, sandalwood, white amber, cedar, and white musk
- Suitable for fall and winter without being the typical spicy or gourmand type of fragrance, but also works well in the spring and summer
- Cozy and musky, yet somehow still smells clean
- A stunning bottle that looks beautiful on a vanity or dresser
- Some say that it just smells like powder and/or just isn’t a well-blended scent
- Expensive, at just over $100.00 for 1.7 oz
- It can be a bit heady when you first spray it
Bvlgari Jasmin Noir
Notes: Fragrantica lists the notes like gardenia, green notes, jasmine sambac, almond, licorice, tonka bean, precious woods, amber, musk, and patchouli
- Not your usual jasmine scent, as it’s mixed with notes that don’t show up in the average jasmine perfume
- Not sweet
- Good projection
- Good sillage
- Expensive, at around $250.00 for a 3.4 oz bottle (through Walmart.com)
- It can be difficult to find and is not listed on the US Bvlgari site
- There’s a licorice tone to it that stands out, and some people may not enjoy that
- Some people can’t detect the jasmine in it (for others, it does stand out)
Jo Malone London Jasmine Sambac & Marigold
This is a deep, creamy scent that weaves jasmine through the whole fragrance, from the first spray to dry down. This is one for the true jasmine-lover who wants a well-blended, beautiful fragrance where jasmine is still front and center.
Notes: Marigold, jasmine, ylang-ylang, honey, benzoin, vanilla, and amber
- Rich and warm, but can be layered with other Jo Malone scents (check the Jo Malone site for suggestions) to become fresher or warmer for your own signature scent
- Soft and fresh at the same time
- Elegant and creamy
- Sillage and projection are good, not overwhelming, so you can wear the scent almost anywhere
- Expensive ($138.00 for the 50 ml bottle)
- It only lasts about half the day
Aerin Lauder Ikat Jasmine
Aerin Lauder Ikat Jasmine is a pretty straightforward jasmine scent, but there is some honeysuckle that makes itself known, as well. It’s clean and feminine with a hint of warmth. The woods aren’t overbearing; instead, the creamy jasmine sparkles as the superstar note.
Notes: Tuberose, Egyptian jasmine, honeysuckle, sandalwood, ambroxan
- Slightly sweet, but not over the top
- You can get a mini size to try for just $30.00
- Good sillage
- It lasts almost all-day
- Some say it’s boring/linear
- A little expensive at $135.00 for 1.7 oz
Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge
Tom Ford’s Jasmin Rouge is a whole experience, from the deep red bottle to the fragrance that envelops you at first spritz. It’s not every day that you find a jasmine perfume that features clary sage, too, but this one does it masterfully. It’s spicy and sweet, creamy and warm, and masculine and feminine (it could be a unisex scent).
Notes: Jasmine, clary sage, amber, cinnamon, ginger, bergamot, pepper, mandarin orange, cardamom, ylang-ylang, neroli, leather, vanilla, and woods
- Stunning deep red bottle
- A deep, complex scent
- Good blend of traditionally masculine and feminine notes, so though it’s marketed as a perfume for women, it can be unisex
- Jasmine (realistic, still-on-the-bush jasmine) is most prominent, while all other notes tend to take a back seat and work well together as supporting notes
- Strong, in a good way
- Some say it’s not especially unique, but those reviewers are sometimes comparing to niche scents that are hard to come by, so it may not smell like anything in the average perfume enthusiasts collection
- Can turn a bit soapy
Armani Terra di Gioia
This is a relatively new scent compared to the others. The liquid is golden in color, and it perfectly matches the way it makes you feel. It’s late afternoon/early evening in the last days of summer, heading into fall. There’s warmth there, but it’s not cloying at all. It reminds me of Dior’s Hypnotic Poison, with a lighter touch and less vanilla.
Notes: Pear, mandarin orange, bergamot, jasmine, almond, amber, musk
- Light enough to be a daytime scent
- Comforting and warm without being cloying or sweet (the fragrance version of your favorite oversized hoodie vs. a thick, chunky-knit, mildly scratchy sweater)
- Low projection (good for work and small spaces)
- It doesn’t last all-day
Christian Dior J’adore
J’adore is a beautifully blended scent where no one floral stands out more than the rest (at least to my nose). It’s clean, warm, and glamorous all simultaneously, and comes in four sizes (1 oz, 1.7 oz, 3.4 oz, and 5.0 oz for those who know they never want to be without it).
Notes: Ylang-ylang, Damascus rose, Grasse jasmine, Indian jasmine sambac, freesia, cedar, musk, vanilla, magnolia, bergamot, peach, pear
- A bold, feminine scent
- Floral, but not sweet
- Lasts all-day
- Good projection
- It may be too “clean” smelling for some (it can smell a bit soapy or like shampoo)
Samsara is an amber, woody, heady scent that is incredibly sexy and has excellent longevity, projection, and sillage. It’s been around since 1989 and comes in an easily recognizable, bold red bottle in some stores, or the clear, signature Guerlain bottle at Guerlain.com.
Notes: Ylang-ylang, jasmine, iris, orris route, sandalwood, vanilla, rose, musk, amber, violet
- Warm and sensual
- Available in EDP and EDT
- Affordable (shop around)
- Good for romantic evenings in the fall and winter
- It may be too intense or sensual for some situations
- If you don’t shop around for the best price, you could end up spending quite a bit on this one
Philosophy Amazing Grace Jasmine
Philosophy fragrances are known for being clean, simple, soft, and beautiful, perfect for everyday wear. Their jasmine perfume is an EDT that costs just over $50.00 for a 60 ml bottle.
Notes: Jasmine, bergamot, lemon, orange blossom, coconut water, musk blend, and neroli
- Not too expensive
- A sweet, floral scent with a hint of summer
- Simple, gorgeous packaging
- Light enough to wear anywhere, anytime
- It doesn’t last especially long
- Because you may have to spray more than once per day, you may feel that it’s not worth the price since a bottle won’t last as long as something that lasts all-day
What Does Jasmine Smell Like?
Ah, scents are so difficult to put into words. Jasmine is a sweet (but not too sweet), musky floral, sometimes with a touch of green. It pairs well with other florals, like rose, magnolia, and freesia, as well as vanilla, cedar, green notes, amber, and musk.
It blends beautifully with warm scents and is especially nice in fragrances that tend to perform well on the skin in the spring due to the warmer temperatures.
Question: What’s the best jasmine perfume?
Answer: There are so many stunningly beautiful jasmine fragrances on the market; it’s hard to nail down just one. Armani Code is a sweet, seductive, warm scent that blends jasmine and orange blossom. Alien is similar, but there’s a hint of something green there that Code doesn’t have.
Question: Is jasmine a good perfume scent?
Answer: Jasmine is a good perfume scent that pairs well with lots of other notes. Expect warm, ambery, or woody florals. Some are a bit soapier than that, though, and feel cleaner and/or sophisticated than sensual.
Question: What scents smell good with jasmine?
Answer: Vanilla, amber, other florals (freesia, orange blossom, rose, gardenia), honey, ginger, woods (sandalwood, cedar), and fruit (pear, orange, bergamot)
Question: Is jasmine a calming scent?
Answer: Jasmine can be calming on its own, but it’s even more calming when you pair it with another warm, cozy scent, like vanilla. Jasmine is also known for having the opposite effect and also for having an aphrodisiac effect.
Question: Which jasmine is used for perfume?
Answer: You’ll see sambac jasmine, night-blooming jasmine, quite a bit. Jasminum grandiflorum (rich, sweet, and a little fruity, also called Grasse jasmine), according to Bois de Jasmin, is the most widely used, though. There are also jasmine soliflores that sometimes appear in jasmine fragrances.
Conclusion: Choosing Your Perfect Jasmine Perfume
My absolute favorite jasmine perfume is Armani Code, with Thierry Mugler Alien in second place. If you don’t like the heady florals with a hint of sweetness and instead prefer something fresher and cleaner, you can’t go wrong with Dior’s Pure Poison. Terra di Gioia is a beautiful, light middle ground between those two types of jasmine perfumes.
Still not sure which one’s for you? Check Sephora to see if they’ll make you a sample of a couple you’d like to compare on your skin before committing. You can also buy samples from stores like ScentSplit.