My New Year-Round Perfume


Choosing a perfume is kind of like choosing a boyfriend – it is a pretty personal decision, and often, it takes a long time to find the right one [one that you can really live with]. During my trip Vegas, my fiance wanted a new cologne, so we perused the Tom Ford counter at Saks. He chose Azure Lime, which is one of the best smelling colognes I have ever encountered [seriously, Father’s Day is coming up – consider it!]. The lovely woman behind the counter told us that we could have three deluxe samples to try, and for one of mine I picked Jasmine Rouge.

Jasmine Rouge is the kind of perfume that, the more you wear it, the more you love it and tend to awkwardly smell your wrists throughout the day [yes, I do this, it is just so good!]. What I also love about Tom Ford’s perfumes is that they do last all day, even if I’ve applied the tiniest amount.

Ok, so the main reason why I love Jasmine Rouge – its scent! All of the perfumes I currently own are better for either winter or summer [Tom Ford’s Black Orchid; Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey], but Jasmine Rouge isn’t too foral, nor is it too spicy or musky; rather, it is the perfect blend of both, which to me, makes it the perfect year-round fragrance. You can bet that once I am finished with this sample, I will purchase the real-deal, full-sized bottle.

I’ve written that I am horrible at describing fragrances, so I will leave you with the official description:

Voluptuous, sensuous, audacious: Tom Ford Jasmine Rouge is a saturated, spiced floral. An unexpected blend of precious sambac jasmine sepals absolute, an ingredient never used before in perfumery with dusky clary sage and rich spices, it unveils a new facet of jasmine’s erotic decadence. Jasmin Rouge is as audacious as lacquered red lips. Its deep red bottle evokes the lush and hedonistic glamour.”



  1. May 30, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    While I was reading this, I was going to suggest checking out Tom Ford’s Black Orchid until I saw you already owned it. You should check out Marni (name of perfume/brand) as I find it works well year-round.

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