Saturday, October 22, 2005

Ormonde Jayne Vs. The Different Company Osmanthus

Ormonde Jayne Vs. The Different Company Osmanthus

I'm doing a test today of both of these, one on each arm. Both are very nice and I'd like to own bottles of both, for now I just have decants. TDC is drier, more peppery, it's very apparent right from the start. OJ is a slight bit sweeter and greener with a fresher quality to it. I find the OJs seem to have a watery note that lends a freshness/coolness to the scent. TDC tends to stay more linear with the florals fading and pepper increasing as the drydown occurs. A faint rose appears in the drydown. OJ on the other hand fades into what I can only describe as the wonderful OJ base. Closer to the skin, it's creamy smooth. Sillage and lasting ability goes to TDC. Pure scent enjoyment goes to OJ.

By the way, neither one of these smell like tuberose, if you want an osmanthus that is tuberosey, try Keiko Mecheri.

Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus notes:
Top: Pomello, davana (sweet Egyptian herb), pimentoHeart: Osmanthus absolute, water lily and sambac (Indian Jasmine)
Base: Cedarwood, labdanum resin, musk and vetivert

The Different Company Osmanthus notes:
Osmanthus fragrans (China), leaf green, bergamot, orange, tangerine, rose, rose bay, castoreum, hay, musk

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