✹ About Monday 15 February 1668/69 Doug Quixote on 17 Aug 2017 • Link Wikipedia claim that Jasmine was first recorded in English to mean a colour in 1925 (!). If Pepys meant that palest yellow colour - which the context suggests - then Wikipedia's claim is 256 years out. I note also above pepfie's comment from 2012 that the 17th Earl of Oxford first introduced scented gloves to England in about 1576. And that Shakespeare frequently mentioned them . . . hardly surprising given that Oxford is the prime candidate for true authorship of Shakespeare's works.