I am obsessed with Ormonde Jayne Frangipani. It’s one of the best “warm” florals that I have ever encountered. And somehow I find writing a review really difficult. I can’t hyper analyze all the notes in Franipani like I do with everything else. I just want to say that Frangipani is “gorgeous” because it is. Frangipani is constructed seamlessly; it’s engineering is immaculate. It’s a masterpiece. I feel like my review should go like “This perfume makes me smell really good. It’s perfection. You should try it. Then you’ll want to buy it“.
Frangipani opens as a floral citrus. It’s bright and light, but not sour/tart. The lime is sweet and perfectly mixed with dainty white blossoms. It’s a “green floral” but not crisp. I get watered florals with creamy ripe peach/stone fruits. The magnolia is really prominent. Other days, the frangipani is more prominent. I just know it’s heady and undeniably pretty. The dry-down is soft floral woods. There’s a bit of vanilla orchid with “warmth” from a very feminine cedar and a “glistening” rock of amber. Frangipani is bright but it is never obnoxious. I think of it as a “warm floral” instead of a “tropical floral”. It’s comfortable and sunny versus being humid and hot. I really can’t get over how well this perfume wears on me. I get so many compliments. It’s sheer without being too sheer. Frangipani is a perfume that makes me happy.
One day I will own a full-size bottle of Frangipani. I must have it. My sample is almost gone and I can’t live without this glistening floral. I wear it at least 3 times a week (this is saying something, right fumeheads?) I don’t know why I love it so, but I do. I usually don’t fall so hard for florals, but something about the Ormonde Jayne line has reeled me in.
Notes listed include linden blossom, magnolia, lime peel, white frangipani, jasmine, rose, tuberose, water lilies, plum, green orchid, amber, musk, cedar, and French vanilla.
The 1.7 oz. EDP of Frangipani retails for £70 and is available at Ormonde Jayne (they do ship worldwide).
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