12 of the Best Jasmine Perfumes, Just in Time For Spring

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Jasmine is one of those smells that immediately signals a new season — there's nothing quite as quintessentially summer than a blooming vine of jasmine flowers. Jasmine has also been used for hundreds of years as an aphrodisiac, a calming agent, and as an essential oil in Ayurvedic healing. In Ancient Egypt, jasmine flowers were added to baths and hung around the neck of statues; the word jasmine derives from the Persian yasameen, meaning "gift from God,"; and in India, women often wear it in their hair as a symbol of good fortune.

Because it's such a distinctive scent, jasmine is one of the most widely-used fragrance notes in perfumes — however, it can take on different scent profiles depending on where the flower was grown and how it's layered with other ingredients. While there are around 200 species of jasmine, two stand out as the most prized when it comes to building fragrances: Jasminum sambac and jasminum grandiflorum. Jasmine sambac, also called Arabian jasmine, while sweet, is more musky and deep, and jasmine grandiflorum is a bit softer and more green.

Because jasmine is such a strong, sexy scent, it often gets mixed with other ingredients such as sandalwood, tuberose, and other white flowers to enhance its fragrance. Keep reading for our favorite jasmine perfumes that fit any scent profile, from bright floral to rich musk to leathery spice.

Best Pure Jasmine Perfume
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Best Pure Jasmine Perfume

Coqui Coqui Fleurs des Iles Eau de Parfum ($160)

If you want to be doused in full, blast-in-the-face, unadulterated jasmine flower scent, this bottle will be your new best friend. Spritzing this perfume, which is inspired by the flower necklaces of Polynesia, is like plunging your nose directly into a blooming vine of jasmine flowers. It's only available to purchase on the Coqui Coqui Mexico site (you can still ship to the US), so if you don't want to shell out for shipping, the Coqui Coqui Flor de Mayo Eau de Parfum ($125) is a close second.

Best Romantic Jasmine Perfume
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Best Romantic Jasmine Perfume

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Jasmine Eau de Parfum ($155)

Not only is this spritz the prettiest addition to any vanity, but it also won itself a coveted POPSUGAR Beauty Award for best floral perfume of the year (which is how you know we really love it). It's a true floral scent that will probably feel a big nostalgic, and is every bit sweet, cheerful, and undeniably femme. What sets this fragrance apart is the use of jasminum grandiflorum, also known as the royal jasmine — and as an aphrodisiac. It's a sensual and captivating flower, making this perfume live up to it's "gorgeous" name.

Best Warm Jasmine Perfume
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Best Warm Jasmine Perfume

D.S. & Durga Jazmin Yucatan Eau de Parfum ($190)

Wearing this spritz made by cool indie brand D.S. & Durga is like being in a remote corner of Mexico, surrounded by jasmine blooms and warm, humid air. Yucatan jasmine floats next to smoky copal and herbaceous bergamot for a jungle-inspired scent.

Best Subtle Jasmine Perfume
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Best Subtle Jasmine Perfume

Boy Smells Flor de la Virgen Eau de Parfum ($98)

There's no other way to describe it, this perfume smells like morning dew on tanned skin, with just a hint of sweet jasmine petals. It's all balanced out with a light touch of spicy saffron and musky labdanum. It's not overly sweet and isn't overpowering, leaving you with a subtle fragrance that lingers.

Best Floral Jasmine Perfume
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Best Floral Jasmine Perfume

Byredo Flowerhead Eau de Parfum ($280)

This scent provides a burst of a floral mix, with jasmine sambac at the forefront, followed by tuberuse, angelica seeds, Sicilian lemon, and lingonberry. In true Byredo fashion, it is definitely a perfume you only need to spritz once to last all day. If a super-floral scent isn't your vibe but you still want a hint of jasmine, Byredo's Sundazed ($200) is a bit warmer and more citrus-y.

Best Modern Jasmine Perfume
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Best Modern Jasmine Perfume

Le Labo's Jasmin 17 Eau de Parfum ($220)

This is one of the brand's most underrated fragrances. It's anything but grandma-y; It takes what can sometimes be an overly sweet fragrance and keeps it modern with light jasmine balanced with sandalwood. If you want something a little more heady and white-flower forward, the Le Labo Lys 41 ($220) mixes jasmine, tuberose absolute, and lily.

Best Musky Jasmine Perfume
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Best Musky Jasmine Perfume

Diptyque Do Son Eau de Parfum ($220)

No shade if you're not the biggest fan of sweeter fragrances. If you want something more musky and masculine, try this fragrance. It's a bit headier and more woodsy than most other jasmine fragrances — tuberose is one of the main characters that lends some extra spice to the mix. It's mysterious and sexy AF.

Best Spicy Jasmine Perfume
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Best Spicy Jasmine Perfume

Leland Francis Cowgirl Eau de Parfum ($115)

If you want your jasmine in smaller doses, taking a bit of a backseat, this is a nice blend of complimentary scents. True to its name, Cowgirl is slightly leathery (thanks to patchouli, sandalwood, and Peru balsam) and grassy (hello, bergamot and geranium).

Best Bright Jasmine Perfume
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Best Bright Jasmine Perfume

Henry Rose's Flora Carnivora Eau de Parfum ($120)

This fragrance is sprightly and playful, with luxurious jasmine absolute sambac mixed with bright orange flower, citrusy neroli, and soft vetiver. It's seriously zingy!

Best Nighttiime Jasmine Perfume
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Best Nighttiime Jasmine Perfume

Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge Eau de Parfum ($295)

If you're going for super-sexy, sultry, deep-in-a-velvet-booth-sipping-whiskey vibes, this perfume from Tom Ford hits the spot. Jasmine sambac mingles with clary sage, black and white peppercorn, and amber for a luxe, voluptuous scent that will turn heads no matter what room you walk into — or bed you slip into.

Best Classic Jasmine Perfume
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Best Classic Jasmine Perfume

Aerin's Ikat Jasmine Eau de Parfum ($145)

For a tried-and-true classic jasmine scent, this perfume won't steer you wrong. It pairs two strains of jasmine — jasmine sambac and jasmine absolute from Egypt — and is on the sweeter side. A dash of honeysuckle and tuberose keep it from getting overpowering.

Best Long-Lasting Jasmine Perfume
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Best Long-Lasting Jasmine Perfume

Jo Malone Jasmine Sambac & Marigold Cologne Intense ($220)

Jo Malone fragrances are notoriously strong, and the Cologne Intense line is especially so. This particular scent evokes sumptuously fragrant Indian flower markets; jasmine sambac mingles with sweet marigold and syrup-y ylang-ylang for the bold floral top notes. A touch of benzoin resin, vanilla, and amber give it a deep scent that sticks with you all day.