Like most people that have tried Ormonde Jayne Tiare, I expected Tiare to be a coconut gardenia fragrance. You know, another “beach” scent. Tiare surprised me because it’s like a “tropical chypre”.
Tiare opens with a heady blend of orange blossom and citrus peel over dry cedar. Limes with dewy florals. Peachy, transparent tropical flowers. The dry-down of Tiare has to be an homage to classic feminine chypres. Mossy and green with sandalwood and musk.
Tiare reminds me of perfumes like Chanel Cristalle and Dior Diorella. In fact, it could have easily been a Cristalle flanker but it isn’t.
Notes listed include mandarin, orange flower, Sicilian lime, tiare, freesia, water lilies, jasmine, orris, ylang-ylang, cedar, vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli, moss, and musk. Launch date 2009.
Give OJ Tiare a try if you like Estee Lauder Jasmine White Moss, Chanel Cristalle, Dior Diorella, Lancôme Ô de Lancôme and/or Malle Le Parfum de Therese.
Projection and longevity are average.
The 1.7 oz bottle of Tiare retails for $144 at Ormonde Jayne. A larger size and a travel size are also available.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – “Sunny chypre”. I really like it but my deal is that I already have Cristalle and Diorella. Tiare is too similar and doesn’t persuade me to give up these classics.
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