Scent 101: What Does Jasmine Smell Like?

Scent 101: What Does Jasmine Smell Like? - Haze Fragrance Studio

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The jasmine flower symbolizes love, beauty, and purity in many cultures worldwide. With its delicate, fragrant blooms and lush green foliage, it is no wonder that jasmine has long been prized for its ornamental and aromatic qualities. 

We are fascinated with the elegant vibe that jasmine sets in many of our candles, and we will break down the scent of this exquisite, lovely flower. 

What is Jasmine?

Native to tropical and warm temperate regions of Eurasia, Africa, and Oceania, this flowering plant has a rich history that dates back centuries. The word "jasmine" is derived from the Persian word "Yasmin," which means "a gift from God." Throughout history, jasmine has been associated with various symbolic meanings, including love, sensuality, and good fortune. It is still widely cultivated and enjoyed for its beauty, fragrance, and versatility in multiple products and applications.

What does Jasmine Smell like?

The flowers of the jasmine plant are known for their sweet, floral scent, often described as romantic and intoxicating. The smell of jasmine is often compared to that of other floral scents, such as roses or gardenias. It is also often described as fresh and delicate, with hints of fruitiness or sweetness. We've probably all know Jasmine Tea, with jasmine added to green tea to introduce a subtle sweetness and exotic flavor to the slightly bitter tea to achieve an overall balance.

Benefits Associated With Jasmine

There are many scientifically-prove health benefits associated with the scent of jasmine. For example, some people find that the fragrance of jasmine can help to reduce feelings of anxiety and stress, and it may also have a calming effect on the mind and body. In addition, the scent of jasmine has been shown to have potential anti-depressant properties, and it may help improve mood and promote well-being. The fragrance of jasmine may also have some physical benefits, such as improving sleep and helping to reduce the symptoms of certain respiratory conditions. Some people also find that the scent of jasmine can reduce symptoms of headaches and migraines. In addition, jasmine essential oil is used in skin care products due to its potential skin-soothing and rejuvenating properties. Overall, the scent of jasmine is highly prized for its ability to promote feelings of relaxation and well-being, and it is widely enjoyed for its beauty and versatility.

Jasmine Flower by Dagmara Dombrovska

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Scents that Goes Well with Jasmine

Several scents pair well with jasmine. For example, the warm and woody fragrance of sandalwood is often used to complement jasmine's sweet and floral scent. Combining these two scents can create a sophisticated and exotic aroma that is perfect for perfumes, candles, and other products. Other scents that pair well with jasmine include the spicy and aromatic scents of clove and cardamom and the fresh and citrusy scents of lemon and orange. The combination of jasmine with these scents can create a range of different aromas, from warm and spicy to fresh and uplifting. Additionally, the sweet and fruity scents of berries and fruits, such as blackberry and raspberry, can also complement the fragrance of jasmine. 

Haze Fragrance Candles Featuring Jasmine Notes

Already in love with jasmine? There are two candles featuring jasmine notes from our collections! Haze Fragrance offers the best natural coconut-soy candles you’ll find to uplift the energy in your beloving home. 

Midnight Jasmine

As its name suggests, Midnight Jasmine is built to feature jasmine notes. Opening up with citrusy notes, blended with ozone and a touch of pineapple and blackcurrant leaf, followed by middle notes of jasmine, rose, and lilac, and rounded off with musk and wood notes at the base. This candle will make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. With the soothing scents, you will feel like she’s sitting right next to you, chatting about life and guiding you through miseries. 

Sea Salt + Lily

Different from Midnight Jasmine we have just mentioned, Sea Salt + Lily is a complicated fragrance with jasmine playing a less-important role. This refreshing scent will remind you of walking along the beach while holding a bouquet in your hands. The relaxing scent of the ocean and flowers emerge and dance around you. If you are not someone who loves heavy floral aromas, this candle will suit your preference!