Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Ormonde Jayne - London Perfumery

Ormonde Jayne perfumery stands for a forgotten age of perfumery when it was considered an art – before the disposable fashion and consumerism hit the world oils and extracts were left to infuse for months before filtration, maturing and finally bottling.

Ormonde Jaynes philosophy is one of quality and luxury – the perfume library is exquisite with only the very best ingredients being used – many oils utilized are rarely used in the perfume industry today. To ensure that all the oils and extracts are perfect Ormonde Jayne regularly visits plantations worldwide to ensure welfare and quality.

As well as smelling divine, the Ormonde Jayne fragrances are beautifully packaged and the customer service is incredible – the decadent store is based just off Old Bond Street, London. Online orders are sent here to be wrapped and posted safely worldwide.


‘In creating Ormonde Jayne, my goal was to combine elements which I consider define true elegance: the quality of English craftsmanship, the art of French perfumery and the sensuality and natural harmony of the orient’
Linda Pilkington, Founder

To get a feel for the scents the perfect set is the Discovery Gift set – a great gift for girls on the go as well as perfume lovers! Also, perfume is a very personal matter so this set could provide you with an easier option than guessing what a friend might want!


The discovery set is a set of 12 luxury mini perfumes – perfect to pop in your hand bag. There’s such a wide variety of fragrances in the set including scents from a Peruvian tree resin! Four of the office favourites were:

Ormonde Woman – The Signature Fragrance

This perfume is deep and dusky with a seductive edge. Black Hemlock Absolute is used in a larger quantity than traditional perfumes and this creates an unconventional, mysterious scent.

Top: Cardamom, coriander and Grass Oil

Heart : Black hemlock, violet and jasmine absolute

Base : Vetiver, cedar wood, amber and sandalwood.

Osmanthus – A fruity floral white flower from Japan and China
this fresh light perfume is gorgeous, very sweet and flowery with a citrus tang.

Top: Davana (sweet Egyption Herb), Pomeleo and Pimento
Heart: Osmanthus Absolute, water lily and Sambac (Indian jasmine)

Base : Cedar wood, Labdanum resin, musk and vetiver

Tiare – The emblem of Tahiti!

This perfume is created with the Tiare flower – the flower is hand picked whilst still open and then laid in oil for 15 days to extract the beautiful fragrance, this scent is divine. It is timeless and refined – a very classy scent for a very classy woman!

Top: Mandarin, orange flower and Sicilian lime

Heart : Tiare, freesia, water lilies, jasmine, Orris and Ylang

Base : Cedar, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Patachouli, moss and musk

Champaca – A tiny orange flower from India

The champaca flower is related closely to the magnolia flower and is deemed sacred in the Indus Valley. The smell is a creamy floral which provides a womanly elegant tone. This flower is rare and provides a distinguished un-replicable perfume.

Top: Neroli, Pink Pepper, and Bamboo

Heart : Champaca, Freesia absolute and basmati notes

Base : Myrrh, green tea and musk

Discovery Set costs £42 which includes international shipping. Contains all 12 fragrances in 2mls sprays of EDP strength – includes the 3 fragrances for men


Ormonde Jayne medium candle
This candle smells incredible and diffuses a subtle scent through out the room. Also comes elegantly packaged in a festive red!
RRP: £38

Available from Harrods, flagship store Old Bond Street & Boutique 1 in Dubai. Also from online boutique

50mls of Eau De Parful £68 (25% parfum)

50mls of Pure Parfum £180 (30% parfum)

4 x 10mls Travel Purse Sprays of Edp £54

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