This fragrance explores the carnal intensity and pure beauty of Madagascar’s native jasmine.
A hypnotic and heady white floral, this fragrance unfurls those tiny jasmine petals, bold yet delicate at the same time. This is one of the most unique portrayals of jasmine we’ve seen. The choice to incorporate the green tropical fruits and smoky notes with the jasmine renders the fragrance close to photorealistic. The jasmine is rich and intoxicating, but it’s the dewy, green background takes this perfume to the next level. Throughout its wear, the spiritual integrity of the Jasmine of Madagascar remains ever present.
Top: Mango, Green tropical fruits
Middle: Jasmine (Madagascan), White flowers, Green foliage
Base: Musk, Smoky accord, Roasted Cacao
HOW IT WEARS
Like a freshly picked jasmine flower, this fragrance is most prominent in the first few hours, before settling over the body like a second layer of skin. It opens with a verdant green blast, before the intoxicating jasmine is revealed. The musky, smoky base notes mean that the dry down is animalic, almost skin like. A must-try for any jasmine lovers out there! This fragrance is an EDP and the longevity with Grandiflora is generally about 6 – 8 hours, however we really get around 7 hours with this particular scent, with a particularly bold projection at the start of its wear.
This scent is absolutely bursting with life – vivid, fresh, and realistic. It conjures the smell of jasmine in a tropical context, the humidity making its scent particularly strong, dew drops formed on its leaves. It could also be the scent of jasmine at the beginning of spring when it begins to bloom, that scent of absolute optimism you catch in the air when the seasons begin to change.
ABOUT THE BRAND
“I cannot do without flowers. They are my muse, my passion, my world.”
– Grandiflora founder, Saskia Havekes.
In 1995, Saskia opened her flower shop, Grandiflora, in Potts Point, Sydney. The name draws its inspiration from the Magnolia grandiflora, Saskia’s favourite flower. Magnolias have existed for tens of millions of years, making them representative of the immense beauty and power of nature. The Grandiflora fragrance collection is born from Saskia’s love for flowers and want to capture and distil the rarity of transient scented flowers. Complex, subtle and vivid, the enigma of these flowers has yielded six distinct and original fragrances.
Saskia’s first fragrance mission was to create an ode to her beloved Magnolia grandiflora. This resulted in the birth of Magnolia Grandiflora – Sandrine and Magnolia Grandiflora – Michel, the former inspired by a magnolia at the beginning of its life cycle, the latter at the end.
Then came Madagascan Jasmine, a fragrance with great subtlety and a spiritual integrity that captures the glory and intensity of the stunning white flower. Next was Boronia, an elegy to Australian native flowers, inspired by Saskia’s bush childhood. Using another “impossible” flower, Grandiflora then developed the mystical Queen of the Night, an homage to the enigmatic cactus flower that blooms only once a year in the heart of the night.
Finally, in celebration of 25 years of Grandiflora, Saskia launched her namesake fragrance. Saskia is an ambitious evocation; its layered beauty of contrasts reaches for both the scents and the sensibility of one of the world’s most intriguing little flower shops. This fragrance was the 2022 Art and Olfaction Awards winner for an Independent fragrance.
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