Ormonde Jayne Frangipani EDP Perfume Review

Ormonde Jayne Frangipani

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.

Edwige Fenech in scarf

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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*Disclaimer – A sample was provided by Ormonde Jayne. I am not financially compensated for this review or any others. My opinions are my own.
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17 thoughts on “Ormonde Jayne Frangipani EDP Perfume Review

    1. OJ has a certain style and I see it either working perfectly or not working at all for people.

      Frangipani is difficult to describe. I often think it is green then white then cream (little sweetness). It works for me.

  1. This is one seriously pretty fragrance, isn’t it? I’m tempted to say it’s my very favorite of the OJ line, but I also love Ormonde Woman, which lasts better on my skin. (Though, as you know, one can’t really compare the two since they are such opposite types of fragrances.)

    Anyway, I hope you eventually get a bottle, Victoria, since you are enjoying it so much and receiving so many compliments on it. Thank you for your link to my review…very kind of you!

    1. I have not tried all the OJs yet, but I have tried most. (I got so hung up on Frangipani, that I haven’t went further!) So far, Frangipani is my favorite. This really surprises me because I usually go for woody or incense fragrances. It’s the construction of this one that gets me.

      No problem! I’m just spreading the perfumed love!

      1. You should really try the discovery set. Besides the fact it is a treasure, you can try all 12 samples and I am in love with Ormonde Woman, and orris noir!! 🙂

        1. I have it 🙂 It’s the most beautiful sample set that I have ever seen in my life! It’s a joy to own.

          I still haven’t made my way through all of the perfumes. I’m still stuck on the florals!

  2. This line is soooo good as a whole… and I love that it tongue-tied you! The best one’s really do 😀

    Frangipani isn’t my favorite of the florals, but it is SO good—and I agree with your assessment, it’s more of a warm-floral than a tropical-floral; I think that’s why all the tropical scents from OJ work so well for me—they’re not tropical in the usual sense!

    I hope that you will acquire a bottle soon! (A late birthday gift from the hubby, maybe???)
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    1. With me, the really good ones, leave me speechless…blogless.

      Her florals work. They aren’t overly heady or sweet like most tropicals, that’s why they work!

      And one day it will be mine, one day.

    1. Edwige Fenech is one of my personal style icons. Love her so.

      It’s so funny to me how much I love Frangipani. It is so “not me” but “me”. How does that work? It’s the type of fragrance that I like to wear Pucci scarves and I can’t wait to wear it with any of my “tiki” dresses.

  3. What I love about the OJ line (and do I ever feel guilty for not having reviewed one yet!!), is that those tropical florals manage the incredible feat of being sheer and having a definite presence! How LP did it, I don’t know, but just like you, I fell hard for Frangipani and Osmanthus, too. Perfect for summer, perfect for Pucci scarves and Edwige moments where you can pretend you’re in St. Tropez or on a yacht in Polynesia. You don’t have to pretend you smell fabulous – you know it! 🙂
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    1. Awe, getting lost in daydream of Pucci scarves, St. Tropex, and a yacht.

      I love the OJ lines, mainly the florals, which is so strange for me! But, yes, Ms. LP is a genius and she does florals like no other.

      And I was very intimidated. For some reason, writing a review of any of the OJs has intimidated me. I feel like I can’t capture how wonderful they are!

    1. You should! I heard about them too. Finally tried and I am so happy that I did. So many wonderful blends!

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