Heretic Parfums creator, Douglas Little had a home in Los Angeles with a dividing wall covered in pink jasmine. When in bloom, the abundance of flowers produced an overwhelming fragrance that could be smelled for hundreds of feet in every direction. One evening, Little had a group of friends over; some were smoking cigarettes near the blooming wall, and the combination of smoldering tobacco mixed with sweet, heady jasmine had Little spellbound, and determined to capture this fragrance.
Jasmine Smoke translates Little’s home magic into something more easily transportable and happily less transient. Initially crisp and citrusy, Jasmine Smoke opens with juicy, zesty bergamot, imbued with a particularly spicy, woody coriander. At the interior of this fragrance, jasmine lies, calm yet seductive, and utterly undeniable. A marriage of silky tonka bean, leathery blonde tobacco and singed choya ral creates a smoky-savory base that beautifully balances the heady sweetness of jasmine. A big, gorgeous fragrance that can play out as quiet background noise if appropriately dosed. Jasmine Smoke is a hit of pure pleasure.