Jasmine Sambac & Marigold Jo Malone London for women
Perfume rating 4.31 out of 5 with 370 votes
Jasmine Sambac & Marigold by Jo Malone London is a Floral fragrance for women. Jasmine Sambac & Marigold was launched in 2018. Jasmine Sambac & Marigold was created by Celine Roux and Mathilde Bijaoui. Top note is Marigold; middle notes are Jasmine Sambac, Ylang-Ylang and Honey; base note is Benzoin.
“Jasmine is famous in perfumery. The question was, how could we do it in a Jo Malone London way? We travelled to India in search of jasmine sambac – the queen of all jasmine. Combined with the unexpected notes of marigold, it became a warm and addictive floral fragrance. Perfect for Cologne Intense.” - said Celine Roux, one of perfumer of the Jasmine Sambac & Marigold composition.
The fragrance is created in collaboration of Celine Roux and a Master perfumer Mathilde Bijaoui as a fresh and unexpected combination of flowers, noble jasmine sambac and lovely marigold.
What’s so unique about jasmine sambac?
Céline: "It’s the queen of jasmine in India, the one people adorn their hair with and use in cultural rituals. The blossoms are picked at dawn, by women who treat the buds like precious jewels. The flowers are then transported to the market, where their arrival is so eagerly awaited. The energy there is just captivating. I loved the juxtaposition of the colourful market against the calm of the jasmine fields. In terms of scent, jasmine sambac has a very pretty, light floral feel."
Mathilde: "It has hints of orange blossom and fresh honey with a dewy, natural facet that feels quite youthful. The challenge was to make this Cologne Intense smell as close to the flower as possible – but recreating the scent of nature is what I love most about my job."
Jasmine Sambac & Marigold is available as a 50ml and 150ml Cologne Intense.
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Perfume longevity: 3.22 out of 5.
Perfume sillage: 2.65 out of 4.
I think its light enough for summer
reminds me of gypsy summer night
Rich creamy a little sweet so smooth feminine jasmin which gives me high end smell in a sophisticate way.
Its a stunning one..
Love it so so so much ?
SJM opens up with a very similar blast, pollen-y. slightly earthy and a bit dewy, I spent a while scratching my head trying to figure out where I've smelt this before, then it hit me, Alien by Mugler! The opening Jasmine however doesn't stay like this though, after 30 minutes it mellows to reveal a warm, resinous heart with some sweetness from the Ylang Ylang and Benzoin with the Marigold rounding off the entire fragrance beautifully, which is how it continues to smell right up until I take a shower later on in the evening.
This doesn't ever feel like its too much or too heady even during the warmer seasons, its very well balanced and blended, longevity is excellent, I can spritz this on first thing in the morning and still smell it well into the early evening before I take a shower, it lasts FOR DAYS on scarves and coats too! Silage is soft, it tends to hang quite close to the skin as most Jo Malone scents do but it creates a wonderful, comforting aura around the wearer, a definite repurchase
The warm sultry Jasmine Sambac with a touch of Orange Blossom provides a sophisticated heady tropical experience.
It’s perfect for balmy nights in a bar or restaurant by the ocean.
Such an appropriate scent for this environment.
The Marigold provides a discernible dirty dry down - it’s not overpowering - but this is what keeps the fragrance feeling mature and interesting.
It’s not a slap in your face “sickly sweet attack”.
Longevity is about 4 hours I’d say. But it’s sure to make itself known later if any sweaty business unfolds in the bedroom ;)
I can’t see you getting the same impactful fragrance experience in cooler climates.
The first opening was strong, rather too floral but after 10 minutes it settled nicely on my skin. The jasmine smells great, it's nothing like my grandma's garden (she's a fan of jasmine). The amber somehow tone down the jasmine scent a little bit.
This fragrance lasts for 6 hours on my skin. It lingers long on back of my shirt collar.
Since this is an intense version, I don't have that problem. Still, it's not the most insane long lasting fragrance out there but the longevity at least makes this a worthy purchase.
My brother gifted this for me for Christmas because he just loved it when he smelled it at the counter. I find this to be a scent that men really like, which I'm a bit surprised by as it's not a sweet fragrance. To me this would seem to be one where you'd get a lot of compliments from women but not from men. That isn't the case. Both men and women love it in my experience.
The fragrance itself is sexy, but not overtly so- still sophisticated and mysterious. I'm a huge jasmine fan and this fragrance just elevates it. The honey gives the smallest hint of sweetness that just rounds it out. Definitely a night time/date night fragrance that can be worn all year round.
I see what people are saying as some have mentioned it feeling a bit "old lady". The very first time I smelled it I may have thought that for just a minute but now I'm in love with it and relate it more to a vintage smell in the best of ways, not a grandma. It's one of those things where I understand where they are coming from but disagree. I wouldn't say this is a safe blind buy though so definitely test it out but I think it's really lovely and a go to dinner date frag.
8.5/10 would recommend
Please last, please last, please last
Definitely my most favorite from Jo Malone's intense line.
Besides that, it's a lovely scent, clean and fresh. I don't smell much beyond the jasmine at the moment, but the initial memory moment made me rush to comment here before waiting for the whole development/dry down.
The other oils blended into this perfume make this in my opinion a very smooth sweet but not overly sweet warm floral. I do not have the authority to speak to the blending of the individual ingredients in any way shape or form.
I recently decide to take issue with the Jo Malone Franchise.
The brand keeps discontinuing scent I favor (Black Vetyver Cafe ,Vanilla Anise, Cocoa and Agave, White Jasmine and Mint) ; I also have an issue with the longevity and I've had some bad costumer service experience at more than one counter. Then there is the whole Cologne and price ambiguity with the brand. I'm paying more because its simply an intense cologne--Really! Why not make a parfum! Over It!
--and Marigold and Sambac jasmine, Tuberose , Angelica , Amber, Ginger Lily are not the most raw or rarest material out there.
However this fragrance and its realness has temper my reluctance for the brand. This is a very, very decent interpretation of Jasmine. With the addition of Benzion and Honey , Ylang, it erase the floral component that really does not represent the true Jasmine smell. This is also done with Gardenia or Tuberose fragrances. I use to grow Sambac Jasmine on my apartment patio and I was always amaze at how sweet and active the flower was. This fragrance come very close to the flower I use to gather up and put in a decorative astray in the bathroom (I don't smoke).
I could see myself paying the price for this because it well made and so realistic, but it very well could have been affordable in the 1 oz bottle (65.00 USD) and in there regular collection instead of what they are asking for.
We will see if I become an owner of this --its in my 'Want to buy" category on here. We'll see!
I love jasmine, white florals, marigolds, honey, this sounded like a true potential love for me. Plus some reviewers likened it to TF Jasmine Rouge, which I love.
In my experience, Jasmine and Marigold is quite different from the TF.
It smells of Jasmine of course , sure, but in a vintage-y way; it brought to mind white floral perfumes of the 90s (Amarige and the like). The jasmine isn’t indolic or overripe here (say like Lust, Nuda, A la nuit), it’s quite daytime appropriate, soft and fresh yet a bit sweet.
Also, there was a very mild ‘mustiness’ present, kinda like the water in the flower vase that hasn’t been changed in days, just a slight vibe of that, but disappeared towards the dry down.
Sillage and longevity average on me, but I have fragrance eating skin.
I personally prefer Jasmine Rouge over this, likely works better with my skin chemistry
The floral notes in this one are fresh and not overpowering or cloying. It has a gentle smell of honey, not like honey from grocery stores . Ylang Ylang however is pretty weak, almost does not exit to my nose. If it stands out a little stronger in the dry down, I would definitely buy a bottle, as I think the scent would be more “classy” and “complete” to my taste. I sometimes prefer fragrances like this one, that has NO strong scent of musk.
It is a pretty jasmine fragrance for spring and not too hot summer. I definitely enjoy it much better than the Tuberose & Angelica from the same intense line (that one was really cloying in an “artificial” way to my nose). Of course, I'd rather buy this Jasmine Intense than the new limited edition Tropical Cherimoya Cologne. And the ONLY Thierry Mugler Alien fragrance that I can wear is the original EDT.
Sounds like I’m talking myself to invest in this one already :)
If you are not keen on jasmine sambac then avoid. Ok, I can see they have tried to calm it down and round off the jasmine a bit with the marigold and resin and that does work after the initial shock of the opening. The marigold adds a nice herbal touch and stops the scent becoming too heavy and overwhelming.
If Alien or TF Jasmin Rouge scared you then this is a very nice alternative. I think it's a bit much for daywear but lovely for the evening.
Good longevity and sillage.
The perfume does not project great but all the same beautiful!
Very good strength and sillage.
Friendly but not a sexy fragrance.
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