Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Orris Noir - Ormonde Jayne - Review

I have had trouble with getting this one untill today. Trying it two to three times before only on my wrist, getting only a peppery soap scent. Today I sprayed it quite liberally all over and wow! Now I get it. And now I want it too.

Starting out chilly with a slight medicinal note, soon the fragrance begins to warm into a soapy, peppery scent. Then stand back, as the fragrance really blooms! Bursting with cinnamon, now the fragrance turns from warm to cool smelling much more like carnations than iris, spicy and bold. Amazing how it starts cool, turns warm, than cools down again! The trademark Ormonde Jayne drydown follows; lovely slightly sweet, watery fresh traces linger on your skin for hours. Another incredible fragrance from this remarkable perfumer.

Notes: Davana, pink pepper, cardamom, iris, coriander seed, bergamot, sambac absolut, pimento berries, bay cinnamon, incense, myrrh, patchouli, Chinese cedar, saffron and civet.

Ormonde Jayne fragrances are currently only available direct from Ormonde Jayne - London.

Ormonde Jayne Perfumery
12 The RoyalArcade
28 Old Bond Street
London W1S 4SL
Tel: 0207 499 1100


'Savannah' said...

Dear goodness girl you have a lot of perfume!! I am searching for a new fragrance, one that will knock my man off his feet and leave him begging at mine. I have been wearing Prada but I don't think he likes it. . .he hasn't said either way but you know when you know??

Victoria said...

Yes, I know. :O) Ok, well girl Anne Pliska is the answer for you. Men love it. Get some now!!

chaya ruchama said...

Oh, V-
It all sounds fabulous, until you mention 'watery' notes-
I just can't do those, they're infiltrating all the releases that I might otherwise enjoy.
Still, I'm grateful that you're out there, sniffing dutifully, for my benefit, and the benefit of us all !