Oh, how I love perfume.Â It’s such an easy, quick way to change your mood.Â Glamorous, innocent, flirty, sensual…Â Whatever you crave, there’s a scent that you can spritz on and feel like it was made just for you.Â I wholeheartedly believe that every woman should have a “fragrance wardrobe;” a selection of scents that make you feel wonderful.Â I have a tray in my bedroom stocked with a beautiful selection of glass bottles and vials- one for everything I want to emulate.
Of course, the best fragrances are often the most expensive, which means it can be hard to build up that collection without breaking the bank.Â Since a little goes a long way with rich perfumes, it’s hard to spend a chunk of cash on a bottle of perfume that could last a lifetime…Â but might not be a favorite for that long.
Ormonde Jayne is Perfumery founded by Linda Pilkington, based on the philosophy of quality, luxury, beauty, and elegance.Â Each fragrance is a wonderful blend of exotic and unexpected ingredients that indulge the senses.Â Twelve scents, men’s and women’s, are currently available:Â Osmanthus, Frangipani, Sampaquita, Champaca, Tiare, Ta’if, Tolu, Orris Noir, Ormonde Woman, Ormonde Man, Isfarkand, and Zizan.Â Indian Jasmine, Osmanthus Absolute, Lychee, Freesia, and violet are some of the wonderful notes in the collection.Â Zizan is my personal favorite, although it’s a men’s scent- it’s rich, smooth, and incredibly decadent.
Each fragrance is available in various sized (gorgeous) glass bottles; however, the real star product is the Ormonde Jayne Sample Programme.Â It includes a 2 ml spray bottle of each scent, packaged in a fancy box that slides out on both sides (pictured above) and contains a brochure on all the details of each blend.Â The Sample Programme retails for about $56 (35 GBP), which is about the price of one bottle of mid-quality perfume.
While the Sample Programme is a wonderful indulgence for yourself, it would also make a fantastic gift for a loved one.Â Christmas is only a few months away, so if this seems like something that special someone would enjoy, you might want to start saving up.
Oh, and don’t think Ormonde Jayne only makes beautiful perfumes- their fragrances are also available in bath and body products, as well as beautiful candles.