Jasper Conran Mistress: Gingery Bergamot Heaven


If Gingery Bergamot is your idea of a good time, then welcome to my world. Bergamot is one of my favourite notes, except when used alongside Green Tea.

Jasper Conran has created a delightful Green/Bergamot scent here with Mistress, and the scented candle that’s part of the range was the recipient of a FiFi Award for best Home Fragrance in 2008

I may have mentioned that I am a big fan of Eau de Cartier (just a few hundred times), and this is certainly along similar lines. I wouldn’t call them closely related, but they could be second cousins once removed.  The Bergamot is dominant, although being gentle and light, Bergamot could never be too loud. There is also a hint of Ginger, which makes me think of Gres Cabotine and its Ginger Lily notes.  Fruit notes are listed, although I don’t pick up on these, and gentle Musk softens the Bergamot and makes it almost chalk-powdery rather than talcum or face powdery.  Longevity isn’t exceptional, but it’s very people-friendly and won’t choke anyone to death on the morning train.

I was pleasantly surprised at this lovely fragrance, since I was expecting something more mainstream. This may not be everyone’s cup of tea*, but it’s certainly mine.

*NB Not Green Tea!

2 thoughts on “Jasper Conran Mistress: Gingery Bergamot Heaven”

  1. Dearest Iscent
    Very much “not Green Tea”.
    Nudge nudge wink wink.
    I’ve always been a fan of this light and invigorating combination myself.
    A now – I think – defunct brand called Potter and Moore did a number of classic ‘English style’ scents including one in this combination, if you ever see it around then I think you might like.
    Now when you mention Cabotine, is this the original or one of the bewildering and ever growing array of flankers?
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  2. Dear Mr Dandy,

    Thank you for your recommendations regarding English style scents. When i speak of Cabotine, I speak only of the marvellous original with the green broccoli lid. the flankers often let me down, but I live in hope.

    Your friend


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