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Jasmine, with its flowery-meets-wooded scent, is apparently found in a whopping 83% of women's fragrances and—get this—33% of men's fragrances. It's subtly sweet, though, making it the perfect unisex note, so we can't say we're too surprised. What's shocking, however, are the effects of jasmine on the brain: It transmits messages to a region involved in controlling emotions and is said to help ease stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and even menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms. A scientific test found that, after smelling jasmine, mice calmed down significantly—to the point where they quite literally hung out in a corner and relaxed. So, in other words, every time you spritz, you're also calming your mind. Ready for your own dose of the intoxicating scent and natural sedative?
Keep scrolling to see our picks of the best jasmine perfumes.
Starting this list off strong, Byredo's musky Flowerhead is heady and bold but leaves you with a sweet citrus-floral after-scent—a mixture of tuberose, jasmine, Sicilian lemon, and lingonberry. It's a one-two punch bound to garner pleased sniffs everywhere you walk.
Even if you aren't a fan of florals, this fragrance has a powder-fresh finish and a bit of spice to offset florals for anyone who's rose-averse. People everywhere are obsessed with it; one look at the reviews will prove that to you. We recommend going for the largest size (3.3 oz.) because it's really that good but if you're on a budget, you could also opt for the 1 oz. hair mist or mini (.25 oz.) rollerball to get your fix.
When smelling this fragrance, you're first met with sweet top notes, which are then taken over by warming cinnamon—it's like a hot toddy in perfume form. It's pricey for certain, but one bottle is sure to last you quite a while, especially when you're looking to save every last drop.
Prediction: This will be your new go-to fragrance. It's a crowd-pleaser with its unexpected mix of jasmine, leather, and green tea. The combination lends itself to a fresh, sweet smell at first that's later followed by a warm, musky base.