Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ormonde Jayne Perfumes

Ormonde Jayne is a luxury British perfume house whose creations I've been slowly sampling.

Ormonde Jayne was created by Linda Pilkington and they have one store on Old Bond St. in London. She used the finest in raw materials to make beautiful perfumes that have most of the worldwide fragrance community in love. I can be added to that list.

According to the website "Ormonde Jayne's philosophy is one of quality and true luxury, the pursuit of beauty and elegance. Our perfume library reposes on an exquisitely simple principle - extraordinarily beautiful scents using speciality oils not widely used in the perfume industry today" and they make all the products in their own London laboratory.

There are eleven scents in all with Zizan being the newest.I won't go into each one but some favorites.

I especially loved Champaca, Fragipani and Osmanthus , which was no surprise being the white flower lover I am. These are creamy , tropical and more. No simple fragrances here, and they are all white flowers but in no way smell the same.

Then there is the stunning Ta'if. Ta'if is a special rose scent using a Damascus rose from the town of Ta'if near the Red Sea . Not simply a rose perfume , it is sweet but not cloying, a darker , slightly spicy rose, that speaks of far off places. This is a must have.

There are many more scents. One for everyone basically. Resinous Tolu, and Ormonde Woman which uses Black Hemlock absolute in all stages of the scent . It is unique and beautiful with touches of violet and cedar among others. A very grown up woman's perfume.

They have an wonderful sample programme "consisting of all 11 perfumes decanted into mini sprays at an Eau de Parfum strength" with free shipping worldwide.This is what I have and it comes in the most wonderful presentation box with the vials nestled in velvet.

Ormonde Jayne can only be ordered at their site but the ship everywhere. There are gorgeous candles and body products available as well as a unique Parfum d'or Naturel-which is made of natural sugars mixed with perfume and gold . That I need to try.

Prices are in British pounds:

112.00 for 50ml pure parfum
58.00 50 ml edp
46.00 15 ml Parfum D'or Naturel
36.00 230g candle

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