If you’re searching for a luxe gift for a fragrance lover with impeccable taste, I do suggest you take a peek at Ormonde Jayne‘s festive offerings. This boutique British fragrance house, exemplifies luxury and craftsmanship. The range is oil based and free from phthalates, parabens and petrochemicals. All the products are made in Ormonde Jayne’s London laboratory using top quality ingredients ending up in sophisticated, elegant packaging tied up in a rich chocolate coloured satin bow. Ormonde Jayne Etoile Candle Limited edition Christmas candle that veers from the traditional orange and cinnamon. All the candles are hand poured, and like all Ormonde Jayne products, include a high percentage of oils to ensure a long-lasting scent. Notes in this include mandarin, cardamom, bay, amber and tonka. Think less HoHoHo more Mystical Three Wise Men.
From £72 for 4 mini-candle set to £212 for large multi-wick candle. Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Man Bathing Beau Gift Set All the Ormonde Jayne perfume are unisex really, but Ormonde Man, alongside Montabaco, are the most masculine as we typically think of it, with soft woody notes and musk as well as notes of black hemlock too. I like the idea of a bathing beau.
Ormonde Man Bathing Beau gift set, £76 Ormonde Jayne The Four Corners of the Earth Travel Set The Four Corners range is inspired by journeys to faraway exotic lands. Think historical bonkbuster and grand voyage pre air travel. I love the old cartography style map design of the travel set boxes. The four fragrances in the collection and how they are described below:
- Montabaco inspired by Latin America: “leather, suede, wood and tobacco leaf repeated over and over again creating a suggestive sensuality and Latino temperament. It sits above the rich floral presence of magnolia, jasmine and rose. It is all unashamedly seductive yet profoundly simpatico.”
- Nawab of Oudh inspired by India: “potent blend of amber and rose with a soft oudh edge. Yet surprisingly not one ingredient stands out from the others. It achieves a perfume synergy that defies traditional analysis, releasing a pulsating pungency, brooding and hauntingly beautiful, a rich tapestry of fascinating depths, a jewelled veil to conceal its emotional complexity and extravagance.
- Qi inspired by China: “Qi is constructed to make no great statement thus offending no-one, it does not tear down any great walls but is rather something more spectacular, like an amazing dawn, a softly-scented fragile breeze”
- Tsarina inspired by Russia: “It demands fur, leather, brocade, heavy silks in sweeping dresses and fabulous jewels to go with her haughty heritage. This is a powerhouse perfume, ravishing and regal, distinctive and synonymous with the glamorous world of luxe”
Ormonde Jayne The Four Courners Travel sets, 4X10ml travel sets, £100 Ormonde Jayne Perfume Compact This drop dead gorgeous perfume compact is so covetable, it (oh so elegantly) screams Swellegance. Available in Ormonde Woman, Ormonde Jayne’s signature and game changing fragrance made with Black Hemlock (not related to Socrate’s chosen poison) and not an ingredient I’ve seen used elsewhere. The solid perfume has a sophisticated shimmer so perfect for dabbing on the décolleté. The antique gold-look mirrored compact is sheathed in a velvet pouch. Perfect gift to get in touch with one’s inner screen siren.
The limited edition Ormande Jayne solid perfume compact is available in-store only from £110. For full details on all Ormonde Jayne products head over to www.ormondejayne.com