French Perfume Jasmine, Poets jasmine - very fragrant large single flowers. Essential oil of this jasmine is one of the most important components in perfumery. Grown in the perfume fields of Southern France. Semi-evergreen to deciduous vine. This vine has lots of fragrant white flowers in spring, summer, and fall. Drought and pollution tolerant. Jasmine associates nicely with climbing roses, honeysuckle or clematis, but it looks superb grown on its own. The species is hardy. It has good tolerance to a wide range of temperatures and is easily maintained in pots.