98 pages, published October 2019, English
Fruity, green, with hints of orange blossom and cut grass, jasmine sambac leaves a truly unique fragrance in its wake. In India, it is woven into garlands, used as offerings to the gods and decorates women’s hair. In Europe, it has recently become a regularly featured ingredient in the formulas of leading perfumes. Explore every facet of this sacred flower, from botany, history, art, anthropology, agriculture and chemistry, to the perfumers who use it and the perfumes they create.