Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus is a gilded, glimmering citrus floral. I view it like the sun setting over a tranquil body of water.
Osmanthus opens as an aquatic grapefruit floral. The sulfuric grapefruit is really prominent but it has enough juicy sweetness for me to like it (really does smell more pomello vs. grapefruit). The florals are dewy, light. There’s a peachy jasmine over a pencil shaving cedar. The fragrance with time gets fuzzier with peach and warm golden musk. After a many hours of wear, I’m left with a soft, faint vetiver-musk.
Notes listed include pomello, davana, pimento, osmanthus, water lily, sambac jasmine, cedarwood, labdanum resin, musk, and vetiver. Launched 2003.
Give Osmanthus a try if you like citrus florals. Or perfumes like Jo Malone London Orange Blossom, Bvlgari Omnia Coral, By Kilian Water Calligraphy and/or Fresh Citron de Vigne. I think Osmanthus is an excellent day fragrance or one for summer evenings.
Projection is average. I find that the longevity is below average especially in comparison to other Ormonde Jayne perfumes. I think it wears more like an EDT.
The 1.7 oz EDP retails for about $126 at Ormonde Jayne.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A gilded peachy ctirus floral. A really pretty fragrance that fits right in with the Ormonde Jayne line. It’s not my favorite OJ floral, citrus florals usually aren’t, but I like it.
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