I can’t get enough of floral perfumes lately, and I think this is old age’s fault. Today I am wearing a floral shirt so I searched for something as suitably-floral as my scent for the day. I see my neglected bottle of Keiko Mecheri Jasmine and though why not, this could be perfect. On a mid Fall day like today this is quite a good choice – the sun makes the jasmine note bloom, and the cool-ish air doesn’t saturate the indolic note usually one gets with jasmine. But no, the jasmine note in here is soft and pretty anyway – it’s full but never overpowering, and the shampoo-like accord keeps things in check. On one hand, one can say that this could be filed under “boring soliflore” category, and you may be right – there’s nothing more than just jasmine. But some days that is all you want and need. Keiko Mecheri may have agreed with the first nation, because the perfume has now been released under a new name, Clair Obscura. That’s fine and well, for it will make my older bottle vintage and more collectible.