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May 24, 2005

Fragrance review: The Different Company Jasmin de Nuit


The Different Company Jasmin de Nuit was created by the daughter of Jean Claude Ellena, Celine Ellena. The notes include jasmine, star anise, cinnamon, cardamom, sandalwood and amber. Upon application it is a wonderfully rich jasmine with a transparent quality. Sandalwood is quite a match for jasmine, therefore the result is rather beautiful. After about 15 minutes the spicy ornamentation becomes evident. Cardamom is the one note that stands out the most for me, before the complete drydown, when amber overtakes floral notes.

I notice that jasmine fades rather quickly, leaving cardamom and amber to dominate. The translucent quality of the initial accords disappears, replaced by a dark spicy richness. The Different Company also includes Osmanthus, Divine Bergamote, Bois D’Iris and Rose Poivrée. Created by Jean Claude Ellena, they bear his signature minimalist style.



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