Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ormonde Jayne - Frangipani

I feel pretty, oh so pretty...

Frangipani is such a happy perfume! Frangipani flowers are grown in Hawaii for leis and they are most fragrant at night. I've never actually smelled the flower, but the perfume is lovely and a perfect floral for summer.

It starts with lime - the sharp edge of the citrus taken away by light, sweet florals. At the heart, a beautiful jasmine blooms, and a fresh water lily floats alongside. There is a fruitiness to the florals in the heart - the notes say plum but I think of nectarines. I don't find there's much of a base at all, just a whisper of cedar.

Frangipani makes me wants to put on a light dress, tuck a flower behind my ear and go out on a warm night to patio by the ocean.

House: Ormonde Jayne
Nose: Linda Pilkington
Top: Linden blossom, magnolia flower and lime peel
Heart: White frangipani, jasmine, rose and tuberose absolutes, water lilies, plum, and green orchid oil
Base: Amber, musk, cedar and French vanilla absolute

Photo: Saunderses


  1. This sounds lovely! I've been 'nosing' through your blog and like it very much. Welcome to the fellowship of perfume bloggers!

  2. Thank you! I like yours too. I just added you to my extensive reading list. Som many great smelly people to read!


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