At last… a new Ormonde Jayne! I’m a diehard fan, so it is beyond unlikely that I’m going to utter a derogatory word about any creation of theirs. While I don’t love them all equally and some are just like, I do admire what she has done with this line of beautiful perfumes, ones that I always enjoy wearing. I’ve found if you love the base in their perfumes, you’re bound to at least strong like their creations.
Orris Noir has top notes of Davana, Pink Pepper, Coriander Seed, Bergamot. Heart notes of Iris, Sambac Absolute, Pimento Berries, Bay. Base notes of incense, myrrh, patchouli, chinese cedar and gaiac.
This is far less sweet than many of the Ormonde Jayne perfumes… pretty much not sweet at all except very briefly on the open, just enough to let you know it is an Ormonde Jayne perfume. It goes on spicier and drier, and I get more incense early on, which stays for quite a good length of time. It’s beautifull blended and is far, far less opulent and overpowering as some from the line, like Ormonde Woman or Ta’if (hey, I love ’em like that), and not at all sweet. I wind up getting very little of the OJ base that I normally smell with their perfumes in the drydown. It stays dry and spicy, and really understatedly beautiful. Soft, spicy and warm, and they’ve used the spice and iris together not the same as Iris Silver Mist, but in a similarly charming way. The longer you wear it, the more enchanting it becomes, a quite spicy iris whisper.. It’s a hit with me, partly because it rounds out a line of perfumes that I already love, but it’s a keeper on its own as well.
Okay, today is the Restylane day. Eeep, I HATE needles, wish me luck, and you’ll hear all about it on Friday.