Juniper, Orange Blossom, Clary Sage
Orchid, Rose, Lily of the Valley
Tolu Balsam, Tonka Bean, Olibanum, Amber
This is one of the most elegant and French chic variations on amber we have ever smelled. The amber accord is one of the parfumery’s catnips: when done well, very few people can resist it. Yet sometimes it could suffer from an overtly orientalised framing, confining it to the exotic side of the spectrum, which is not in itself a bad thing but which fails to showcase how wearably seductive and versatile amber can truly be.
Linda Pilkington absolutely nails it with “Tolu”, a labdanum based amber which not only carries a whiff of faraway places and Arab fairytales but it’s also a scent of the here and now. What we mean is that this amber, while still plush and rich like the best of them, is thoroughly modernised and lifted from somnolence with a crisp layer of green herbal notes, watery florals and the piney freshness of juniper berries. Imagine two emerald velvet armchairs, both soft like infant skin and inviting like the outstretched arms of a lover, but one has heavily sculpted legs, more curves than Marilyn Monroe on Some Like it Hot, and more golden tassels than a Moulin Rouge dancer whereas the other is a masterpiece of streamlined opulence. Now which one you’d like to see in your living room is, after all, a matter of taste but we bet our money on the latter. Guess which one is “Tolu”?
Ormonde Jayne stands for a return to the golden age of perfumery, an elegant era when fragrance creation was a fine art, when essential oils and absolutes were infused for a period of months before filtration and then allowed to mature again before bottling, resulting in a deeper, more complex perfume. Ormonde Jayne’s oils are compounded from finest ingredients available and matured in the classical style in its own London laboratory. By doing so, Ormonde Jayne’s creator Linda Pilkington upholds the fine art of exquisite perfumery whose principles she meticulously applied in every creation included in her fragrance collection.
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