Ormonde Jayne Tolu EDP Perfume Review

Ormonde Jayne Tolu EDP

When the weather gets cold, I often find comfort in incense and amber fragrances. Most of the amber fragrances in my collection are heavy, linear “exotics”. I love for my fragrances to be olfactory versions of Orientalist, John Frederick Lewis paintings. I thought I was fine with my current collection of thick resinous, spicy amber scents and then I tried Ormonde Jayne Tolu.

Tolu is refined. Tolu is a modern sweet resinous scent. It doesn’t attempt to recreate 19th century spice routes… Continue reading | 14 Comments

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Ormonde Jayne Champaca EDP Perfume Review

To my surprise, and my fumehead friends, I have fallen hard for the Ormonde Jayne florals. This is surprising because I’m not typically attracted to florals, especially abstract florals. I tend to like attars or straight forward white florals. Ormonde Jayne has introduced me to florals all over again.

Ormonde Jayne Champaca

Champaca opens up as a spicy floral with some wetness. There’s pink pepper, but it isn’t overpowering. It smells more like “floral zest”.  The heart is a warm floral that creates an atmosphere. I… Continue reading | 4 Comments


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


What’s On Your Spring/Summer Perfume Wishlist?

Marilyn Monroe birthday

Today is my birthday. For the past few weeks my husband has been nagging me about which fragrances I’d like. Many perfumistas go through funks. I’m in one right now 🙁 I’m not really loving anything right now or lemming over anything. That being said, I did not request any perfumes. Shocking! But, not Schiaparelli Shocking 😉

There are a few perfumes that I’m interested but I haven’t parted with my cash yet. I’m at the stage where I’m trying to be really picky before bringing… Continue reading | 16 Comments