Tropical Island anyone?
I could use a vacation in a place that smells like Ormonde Jayne Frangipani.
With its large elegant cream coloured petals, frangipani is perhaps the queen of all tropical flowers. The heart of the structure is a fabulous heady fusion of frangipani, jasmine and tuberose absolutes, elevated with plum, water lilies and green orchid oil. The scent has great foundations and architecture, the notes are soft, captivating and unforgettable.
-from the Ormonde Jayne website
Notes include linden blossom, magnolia flower, lime peel, white frangipani, jasmine, rose, tuberose absolutes, water lilies, plum, green orchid oil, amber, musk, cedar and vanilla.
Frangipani opens light and upliftingly fresh with an accord of linden blossom and magnolia dominated for the first few minutes by a citrus note (the lime) though.
Slowly it dries down and warms up to a beautiful bouquet of tropical, lush flowers that are at no point what I fear about white flowers – heady and cloying. This perfume is just lush, in full bloom, green underneath, dewy, almost watery, and feels like a soft cool breeze is constantly blowing through the flowers, preventing them to get overpowering. Even the tuberose does not bother me here, it seems tempered with rose and I believe the water lilies are what lifts this perfume out of the typical white-flower-density into cool and sheer lightness.
The flowers stay bright and fresh for along time, the late drydown is softly musky and sweet, but very faintly so. Mostly it is the flowers fading out until only the memory remains.
I would be a big fan of white florals if they all were like Ormonde Jayne Frangipani.
Ormonde Jayne is always tempting me with their matching body products and candles (which make great gifts by the way!), a bath in Frangipani bath oil is maybe the closest thing to a tropical island we all can get in the near future.
And that is a very acceptable alternative.