Continuing with the jasmine fest, here are a few more worthy of consideration...
Jasmin Eau de Parfum by L'Orientaliste took me by surprise — I don't know much about this line, but now I'd like to try more. Jasmin is a sort of middle-of-the-road soliflore, not so heavy and rich as Serge Lutens A La Nuit or Bruno Acampora Jasmin, nor so light and summery as the Chantecaille under consideration yesterday. The base is woody and warm and has a nice earthy finish, and a hint of spice in the dry down gives it a sultry feel after an hour or so. It is not a terribly complex fragrance, and I wouldn't call it a powerhouse in terms of lasting power, but it is very nicely done and reasonably priced at $56 for 50 ml. If you've tried anything else by L'Orientaliste, do comment.
The top notes of Montale's Jasmin Full smell like jasmine fruit candy. That fades to a white floral blend over a dry woody-musky base. It is pretty enough, but fails to captivate me — worn next to the L'Orientaliste, the flowers smell awfully clean, and while it lasts for ages, the far dry down verges on bland. Others have liked this one much better than I did; you can read positive reviews at Perfume Posse and Perfume Smellin' Things. The notes include jasmine, honeysuckle and orange blossom, and it is $95 for 50 ml.
I have a perfumista friend who calls Pink Jasmine by Fresh her "jeans" fragrance, and that is apt: this is a very casual, very "pink" fruity floral with lots of sparkling citrus and a bit of clean jasmine blended with light florals, and while it is foody and sweet, it wears well in the heat of summer. I can't say I'm enthralled personally, but I can understand why someone who likes sweet more than I do would be charmed. The notes include red orange, freesia, spring lilac, magnolia, peony, fresh jasmine, tiare flower, precious woods, velvety peach skin, and marsh mallow, and the lasting power and sillage are both good. Fresh Pink Jasmine is $75 for 100 ml Eau de Parfum.
Have a favorite jasmine that I've missed?