Category Archives: Ormonde Jayne

People In Perfumeland – Geza Schön, Perfumer

“Molecule is to perfume as Bauhaus is to Baroque.” That is German perfumer Geza Schön’s description of his niche line Escentric Molecules. Starting in 2006, the line uniquely launches two scents at once: one a pure molecule (Iso E Super … Continue reading

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What Perfume Goes With My Barbour Jacket? – A Follow Up

A few weeks ago I asked you about perfumes that mirror the great outdoors, that smell like the heath, cold wind, Hunter boots and Barbour jackets. I wanted to let you know that I found the one that is perfect. Where … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite Tropical Perfume?

Summer is here and it’s the time when we reach for our most exotic florals. This is the place to give and look for recommendations for perfumes that conjure up long days at the beach and mellow evenings under the … Continue reading

Posted in Estée Lauder, Floral, Frederic Malle, Fruity, Honoré des Pres, Jasmine, Monday Question, Montale, Nasomatto, Ormonde Jayne, Parfums MDCI, Tuberose, Yosh | Tagged , , | 103 Comments

When Every Leaf Is A Flower – My Top Perfume Picks For Fall

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus I love the fall season. That is a relatively recent development though. In previous, unenlightened (read: pre-perfumania) times, I didn’t particularly care for the sadness of nature’s involution, … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Amouage, Dior, Dior La Collection Privée, Fragrance Reviews, Frederic Malle, Gourmand, Guerlain, Honey, Lancome, Leather, Musk, Oriental, Ormonde Jayne, Patchouli, Puredistance, Sonoma Scent Studio, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 59 Comments

Perfume On Mount Olympus – Scenting The Greek Goddesses

By Guest Writer Alexandra Editor’s Note: Please let us welcome regular reader Alexandra, who graciously agreed to write a post on scenting Greek Goddesses. Alexandra is a museum professional and lives in London.  A few weeks ago Birgit offered some … Continue reading

Posted in Fragrance Reviews, Guerlain, L'Artisan Parfumeur, Ormonde Jayne, Parfumerie Generale, Robert Piguet, Serge Lutens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 41 Comments

What The Husband Wears – The Masculine Side Of Life

My husband has come far. Being dragged unwillingly into the forecourt of Perfumeland by me, he has evolved from wearing Ralph Lauren Polo Blue for years to having a small, but distinguished little stash of high quality fragrances (appointed by … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Amouage, By Kilian, Cologne, Fragrance Reviews, Ormonde Jayne, Puredistance, Ramblings, Roja Dove, Serge Lutens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 56 Comments

Perfumes And Movies – A Blogging Project

When I was asked to participate in this blogging project with Eyeliner on a Cat, Persolaise and Fragrant Moments, I thought that it would be easy to match perfumes to actresses. Boy, was I wrong! I had a very hard … Continue reading

Posted in Armani Privé, Fragrance Reviews, Histoires de Parfums, Ormonde Jayne, Vero Profumo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

A Little Something For The Eye – A Sneak Peek Into My Perfume Closet Part V

Part V is here already and that makes me think I do have a lot of bottles… (See Parts I-IV here.) Let us start with a line that was among my first to explore. Then last year in London I … Continue reading

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Enchanted Forest – Review: Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman

Ormonde Jayne is one of the most accessible and wearable lines out there. They offer a great discovery set that every card-carrying Perfumista owns or covets, and their scents are lovely, well-made, friendly and pretty throughout. I like the florals, … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Vacation – Mini Reviews

We are staying in the cottage for the week. A vacation from daily drudgery and routines. No work, no Kindergarten, no important stuff. No perfume? Ha, inconceivable. No, don’t worry, where I go, there will always be perfume. I assembled … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Armani Privé, By Kilian, Carner Barcelona, Chanel, Chypre, Dior, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Frederic Malle, Fruity, Gourmand, Green, Guerlain, Jasmine, L'Artisan Parfumeur, Lavender, Mona di Orio, Ormonde Jayne, Parfumerie Generale, Parfums MDCI, Ramblings, Roja Dove, Sonoma Scent Studio, Spicy, Tom Ford, Vanilla, Vero Profumo, Woods | Tagged , , | 38 Comments