• Words by Sonia

Jasmine, the queen of the night

Updated: Jul 24, 2020


Originally native to Persia and Kashmir, and brought to Europe in large quantities via Spain in the 17th century, Jasmine has a long and rich history in several cultures. Its name comes from the Persian word ‘yasmin’ meaning gift from God. In India it symbolises divine hope and is revered as “the perfume of love”; in China it represents the sweetness of women.

Jasmine scent has probably been described in the literature with more superlatives than any other single essence: heavenly smelling, exotic, exquisite, sensuously rich, supremely sensual, intense, intoxicating, warm with oily leafy-green, fruity undertones, illusive, and sweet.

Almost universally loved, jasmine evokes memories of summery evenings and gentle breezes, lifting the spirits, relaxing the body and dissolving emotional barriers, and therefore encouraging intimacy.


Long considered an aphrodisiac, jasmine has historically been associated with promoting intimacy, romance, transcending physical love, closeness and breaking down barriers. Jasmine’s anti-depressant properties and beautiful scent are an excellent tool in helping overcome a range of mental and emotional issues, having powerful uplifting effects on the mood.