Romantic and relaxing, jasmine has been used for years as a natural perfume. What makes jasmine so magical and alluring is that the the flowers only bloom at night. It is delicately picked just before sunrise when the scent is strongest. A large amount of petals are required to produce a very small quantity of pure jasmine oil through steam distillation. Jasmine is often used in aromatherapy as it has a very soothing scent, promoting a sense of wellbeing. Your skin can also benefit from jasmine, as applied externally it can help to fade scars and soften skin.