Ormonde Jayne Perfumery Discovery Set Fragrance Review

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If you're like me, you can sometimes be indecisive about fragrance. I have a signature scent that I wear frequently, but every once in awhile I like to feel fancy and change it up.

Ormonde Jayne Perfumery has a great idea for those of us that want to mix up our fragrance, but maybe not commit to something as pricey as a full size bottle. The Discovery Set contains 2mls samples in EDP strength of all twelve fragrances. This includes the award winning signature scent Ormonde Woman which contains the unique Black Hemlock & Violet Absolute & the bestselling Arabian rose scent Ta’if as well as three fragrances for men. So, hubby gets something too, and that justifies your purchase even more. WIN.

Pull the tab on the right side and two compartments (on each side) slide out of the black and gold box. On the left side, a small pamphlet containing information on each perfume:


And the right side containing the vials of perfume:


Some info on the brand!


Ormonde Jayne is a niche perfume house with two boutiques Old Bond Street and Sloane Square, London created by perfumer Linda Pilkington who has sourced the world for rare exquisite oils to make this award winning range of Parfum, Scented Candles & a Bathing Collection (free of parabens, sulphates, mineral oils & petrochemicals). Oils used include Tiare, Champaca, Sampaquita, Black Iris and Tolu & Oudh (Ormonde Jayne was the very first perfume house to use Oudh or Black Hemlock in a fragrance back in 2004 and pioneered the way for the current Oudh & Middle Eastern trend).

There are also staffed concessions in Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and another one is due to open this summer in Selfridges Manchester Exchange.

Points of sale worldwide opened last year in Zurich in Osswald Parfümerie, Brussels in Senteurs d’Ailleurs. Dusseldorf in Beauty Affair Istanbul in La Déesse and as from May in Dubai at Harvey Nichols and Bloomingdales. A further launch is planned for July in Manchester At Selfridges.

Earlier this year, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hyde Park London introduced Isfarkand products in all its rooms and suites (shower gel, body lotion, soap, shampoo, conditioner)

In the New York Times, the perfume critic Chandler Burr said of Ormonde Jayne Perfumery after awarding the men’s signature scent the maximum 5 stars, “If anyone creates a perfume collection a century from now, it will quite possibly resemble Ormonde Jayne’s.”

Celebrity fans include Yasmin Le Bon, Elton John, Will Smith, Bryan Ferry, Goldie Hawn, Emma Thompson and Ashley Jensen.

The Ormonde Jayne Perfumery Discovery Set retails for $75.00 and can be purchased here.