Perfume by the numbers: 15,000 jasmine blooms

Perfume by the numbers: 15,000 jasmine blooms

By Deborah Fulsang

15,000: That’s the number of flowers in one kilogram of jasmine sambac, say the perfumers who have mixed the grand bloom into the new Killer Queen fragrance by Katy Perry. Those 15,000 blossoms will be processed to produce just 6 grams of jasmine absolute. How’s that for an ingredient fit for a queen?

For more on jasmine and its history, as well as a lineup of jasmine-laced fragrances, read on…

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Deborah Fulsang has spent the last two decades as a journalist covering news and trends in the worlds of style—in fashion and beauty, design and décor, food and entertaining. Her long-held love of fragrance led her to launch The Whale & The Rose, a destination for all things perfume-related. Now, when she indulges in a crazy-expensive bottle of fragrance, she can do so guilt-free. Well almost. It’s all in the name of research after all.