Jasmine essential oil, or technically Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale) is a pricey and more rare oil to find. It has a sweet aroma (almost sickly sweet to some noses), very floral and stronger than the flowering plant itself.It's most commonly created by an "absolute extraction" of the flowers, a method of using a grain alcohol or hexane to extract the oils. This method is commonly used when the process of steam distillation would damage the delicate oils. After processing, the hexane is removed or the grain alcohol is allowed to evaporate, and you're left with only the oil itself. This actually makes the term "essential oil" a misnomer when speaking of jasmine.