Yves Rocher • Tendre Jasmin • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I was in Italy in May and everywhere bushes of jasmine mesmerised me with the most luscious, delightful fragrance. For some reason I had always thought that jasmine smells very “dark” and heavy, maybe because I associated it with many bold and downright cloying fragrances. So I was very surprised to smell a wet, bloomy, sparkling, sweet and almost green scent with a hint of vanilla. Jasmine, where have you been all my life? How could I reach this age and travel through so many countries without knowing your beautiful true scent? I collected the flowers, brought them into my room and put them into a small vase because I wanted to enjoy this scent for as long as possible even when sleeping. I then decided that I needed a perfume with pure jasmine.
I started researching online and found some brands that have jasmine-based scents but none only with jasmine. I made a list of the ones I found and started tracking them down. The fact that I was travelling through Europe was a fortunate coincidence because this way I could test the scents in the duty-free and cosmetic/fragrance shops of many countries. I tried many but I have to say that the only one that came close to the natural jasmine fragrance was Tendre Jasmin of Yves Roches. Guerlain Jasminaura has a fresh, sunny jasmine note in the beginning, but too soon the jasmine fades and all the other notes come out. After a few hours the scent settles in a fresh-floral bouquet, which is very nice, but not the “jasmine magic” I craved. The whole Bulgari Jasmine Noire series was a big disappointment because the other notes are so dominant that you can’t pick out the jasmine. I also found some amazing extracts by smaller brands but these came in oil form, had a very short shelf life and were extremely expensive.
Tendre Jasmin is not a pure jasmine. The head note has citrus fruits and in its heart the jasmine is supported by mimosa, which, in my opinion, is a well-balanced match because mimosa has a very delicate presence. I don’t notice any citrus at all and I detect a hint of mimosa but she’s very shy, a bit like the lady in waiting of a queen. The undisputed queen is she, jasmine, from beginning to end. I wouldn’t say that this is a scent for hot days because in the Italian summer wearing this fragrance was a bit too much, but I have the same problem with all “tropical” flowers including tuberose, gardenia or frangipani – maybe because they all have this kind of vanilla sweetness.
Now in the colder weather it is bright, sunny, lovely and also very cosy and comforting. I later discovered that most of my favourite perfumes, above all CD Forever and Ever, have jasmine in their heart notes. Go figure…
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is a definitely a perfumey jasmine. Since I have jasmine essential oil, I can say that this is a good rendition of jasmine. It seems as if all in this line for me has a touch of a sour note, but on this one, it doesn't. I have a small sample bottle, but may get a spray bottle as well, but don't plan on repurchasing after that.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
A good unoffensive scent, very pleasant. It smells nice and feminine without being overpowering. I love this one a lot and usually go back to it on days when I can't decide what scent to wear. Lasts thru the day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Loving this...is very reminicent of Tuscany per Donna by Estee Lauder, IMO..I love it. Delicate yet sensual, perfect for a night out at a nice resteraunt or a romantic evening but light enough to wear at the office as well. Will definately be repurchasing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Grey
Most fragrances smell sharp and synthetic on me. I was very happy to discover the Secrets d'Essences line from Yves Rocher, where every single scent so far works. Tendre Jasmin is a bit sharp in the beginning, like cat piss, but somehow pleasant and not offensive, however strange that may sound. Then it soothes into a beautiful, strong flowery jasmine(!) that worked wonderfully during the summer. It was not my SO's favorite, he likes the Voile d'ambre the best, but I used up the whole sample bottle, and will reorder for next summer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
A while ago I got this as a mini in a set of four sample-sized products for 5€ in total. The little bottle is really cute, classic, pretty, easy to open, and totally the reason I don't just give it away.
I'd really love it to ressemble L'eau d'Issey, because I really like that one. However it reminds me of scents that I've smelled on, well, older people in my circle of friends, their grandmas maybe. I couldn't wear it because of that association.
While I don't quite like the smell when in the bottle, it gets even 'older' when I put it on.
I like floral perfumes, I like jasmine, but I don't like this scent, it comes out old-fashioned on me, and not particularly exceptional or exciting on top of that.
Other YR scents are more my cup of tea, I am already waiting for two more minis from ebay.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I just bought a 1/2 oz. mini of this for peanuts on the Yves Rocher site (R.I.P. M. Rocher). I don't think I like this. There is something sour and annoying that overlies the soft and tender jasmine. I need to live with it for a while before I make up my mind - I'm always apt to change - but this one doesn't seem to be for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I, too, think some Jasmine perfumes are a bit too harsh, but this is actually nice! VERY pleasant and not offensive, which I like! It is soft, but at first, it was quite STRONG! Dries down nicely. I get a slight fruity twang to it, but it's mostly a sweet floral. A powdery floral. Lasts longer than the Verbena and Nature scents that I have from Yves Rocher, which is shocking, since most last maybe 30 minutes! Anyway, this smells quite expensive when compared to their other offerings.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love Jasmine so I tried this new YR jasmine perfume. It is a combo of jasmine and citrus on first sniff--which, as another reviewer mentioned, mutes the jasmine. However, I don't think that is a bad thing--I like the softer scent, and it makes it more subtle and wearable. I might buy it again, but probably I'll just stick to my other favorite scents from this company. EDIT: Downgraded to a 3--it's too muted--I don't get much of a scent of either from this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have been ordering off and on from Yves Rocher for twenty years. And yes, the quality has gone way down in many of their items. So, I was quite pleased with what a pleasant blend Tendre Jasmin is. Some jasmine scents can be quite loud and end up being cloying on my skin. This is a very nice, soft jasmine with hints of citrus at the beginning and orange blossom in the middle. But overall, it is a soft jasmine scent that is definitely worth checking out if you are a jasmine lover.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
I finally could smell it, as I am fan of Yves Rocher and also a fan of Jasmine.
This is a lovely fragrance, easy to wear and very suitable for those who fear the strong or "animalic " notes that sometimes some jasmine fragrances have.
This one is called "tendre" so it goes without saying it will not be strong or over powering.
It starts out fresh with summer citrus notes and then there is the jasmine note... Some sweet fruity notes (almond & peach or apricot) follow.
On the positive side, I have to say it is quite an elegant scent; however, the fragrance is very linear, has little or no sillage and, to my biggest disappointment , has almost NO staying power.
It is lovely and easy to wear, very lovely for day or office, but I am afraid I won't purchase the FB.
notes as per Osmoz
top notes:Mandarin, Lemon, Orange
Heart note:Grandiflorum Jasmin, Orange blossom
Base note Sambac Jasmine, Mimosa, Sweet Notes
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
Tendre Jasmin is the newest launch in the Secrets d'Essences line from Yves Rocher created by Jacques Cavallier, who's the nose behind many of my favourite fragrances like Nu, Cinema, Ultraviolet, Kingdom and more.
This is by far the most flowery scent of the Secrets d'Essences line, and I'm not sure what to think of it yet.
First of all, it's not up my alley as I prefer some spice and woods in my favorite perfumes. None of them are detectable in this fragrance - only pure white flowers.
It comes across like an oldfashioned scent imo - not dated, but more like a fragrance you would expect to find on a mature womans' dressing table, or maybe on that classy, cold blonde with white silk blouses, pencil skirts and pearl jewellry - classic whatever decade.
An evergreen might be a decent description for it.
This time I think Yves Rocher has taken a trip down memory lane instead of stumbling on a modern, girlie, sweet, or gourmand scent. (but thank goodness for that - there are so many of them!).
It's made of jasmine grandiflorum absolute, Sambac jasmine absolute, essential oils of lemon, mandarin, orange, mimosa absolute, and orange blossom.
It speaks to me with a slight accent of Bvlgari pour Femme and Voile de Jasmin at the same time only softer, and as with those - I'm not really sure I like Jasmin and Mimosa together in a fragrance.
To me it ends up recembling L'eau d'Issey in the beginning - which I don't like at all, doesn't smell good on me, and it doesn't even share the same ingredients if that makes any sense.
It's just my nose and my chemistry, and I guess it may be magical on other women - just not on me.
There is orange blossom in it too, my favourite ingredient in a scent - but I don't think it does anyting else than mute the jasmin.
After the drydown it gets a little better - softer and sweeter and more mandarine, it actually smells like a Kérastase shampoo I own - Dermo Calm - but a perfume shouldn't smell like a shampoo, should it?
Luckily the scent doesn't last long alltogether, and I only received a small bottle of it as a free gift so this time I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this secret essence will not be sitting on MY dressing table just because of a late blooming after the drydown.
Maybe your dressingtable if you like classical flower fragrances, but definately not mine.
I guess Tendre Jasmin deserves more lippies than the two I gave, but that initial resemblance to L'eau d'Issey ruined it a bit for me. The lippies is for the drydown.
Just a note:
After more than 15 years of being a repeat customer at Yves Rocher, I've closed my membership and account after being treated rudely one last time by their customer service in Norway. Clearly the company has a worldwide issue with their customers if they are dissatisfied, after reading more than one review mentioning it.