Jasmin et Cigarette


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It is the era of Harcourt Studios when Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich magnetized men with a Hollywood look in the eye, smoking a cigarette in a smoky black and white ambiance. Jasmin et Cigarette is also the slightly jasmine-y smell of a woman’s skin when she exposes her freshness to the dark seduction of night. A hazy atmosphere. The reminder of a fantasy—of an indelible trail she leaves on a dress at the break of day or in the intimate memory of the man who made love to her. It is elegance seen by Gainsbourg, the woman from the 1980s who smokes Gitane cigarettes and wears jeans and who—with astounding naturalness—claims her sensuality as a right. Transparency in sophistication, just a trace of jasmine mingled to the so far neglected smell of a cigarette. Jasmin et Cigarette is the twilight zone: the banned, the addiction. Nicotine woman or heroine, she is an icon—the woman one longs for.

Notes: Bergamot, turmeric, jasmine, hay, musk, apricot, tonka bean, cedar, amber, tobacco

Release Date: 2006

Perfumer: Antoine Maisondieu