Guerlain Jasmin was launched in 1924, created by Jacques Guerlain. While there are no notes listed for this fragrance on Fragrantica or Basenotes, the standout note is, obviously, jasmine, and Monsieur Guerlain listed the notes as apricot, honey, rose, tobacco, muguet, leather, lavender, oakmoss and amber. This is a really indolent, fecally jasmine paired with other notes that mutes it. It is beautiful, gorgeous jasmine with the Guerlain touch.
Long discontinued, this is the original vintage EDT. The bottle in the picture is a representation of the bottle it came in, not the actual bottle.
The House of Guerlain is one of the oldest perfume houses in the world. It was founded in 1828 by Pierre-Francois Pascal Guerlain. Pierre-Francois composed and manufactured custom perfumes with the help of his two sons, Aime & Gabriel. Guerlain catered to the high society of Paris and had a very loyal following. The perfume house was so successful that in 1840 Guerlain decided to open a flagship store at 15, Rue de la Paix. The house was at its peak in 1853 with its fragrance Eau de Cologne Imperiale which gave Guerlain the prestigious title of His Majesty's Official Perfumer of France.
Pierre-Francois died in 1854 and his sons took over the perfume house. Aime became the master perfumer and Gabriel managed and expanded the house. Aime created several fragrances including Fleur d'Italie, Rococo, Eau de Cologne de Coq and his greatest creation, Jicky. In 1914, Guerlain moved to 68, Champs-Elysees.
The business was then handed down to Gabriel's sons, Jacques & Pierre. Jacques became the third master perfumer and created many fragrances during his time at Guerlain including Apres L'Ondee, Shalimar, Vol de Nuit, Mitsouko, L'Heure Bleue, Eau du Coq and Ode. A number of these fragrances are still available today. Jacques' grandson Jean-Paul became the fourth master perfumer and among his creations were Vetiver, Habit Rouge, Samsara, Nahema and Jardins de Bagatelle.
Perfume Posse - "So … how is it, anyway? Like gazing on the Taj Mahal at sunrise. There is no union more perfect than the smell of indolic jasmine melding with the mildly animalic Guerlain base. There is no progression – no top, middle, or base I can detect. You open the vial and the genie ushers you straight into Paradise. I am sorry, but I am fresh out of superlatives for Guerlain Jasmin. Each time I dabbed some on and sniffed, I was stunned. I kept waiting for the intensity of my reaction to fade. With each taste the size of my sample diminished, but not its effect.
Basenotes - "I can certainly attest to these, as they float around and support the jasmine note, almost masking it with additional nuances. The effect is that of a sweet anisey jasmine with honeyed undertones. One would think that with those somber base notes, the dry down would be warm and herbal, and that’s exactly what happens. The sweetness, however, never leaves the stage."