Ormonde Jayne has introduced new packaging and a revamped website, and will launch Tiare, a new perfume for women, in October:
TIARE (the emblem of Tahiti and pronounced tee –a- ray)
Like precious jewels resting on dark green foliage, the unsurpassed beauty of the Tiare flower is hand picked whilst still unopened and laid in oil for 15 days to extract the fragrance.
Like the woman who wears Tiare, this is a perfume that totally ignores seasons and the time of day, a perfume so artfully blended and infinitely refined... but with a dash of scintillating appeal.
The fragrance notes include mandarin, orange flower, sicilian lime, tiare (Tahitian gardenia), freesia, water lilies, jasmine, orris, ylang ylang, cedar, vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli, moss and musk.
Ormonde Jayne Tiare will be available in 50 ml Parfum (£180), 50 ml Eau de Parfum (£68) or in a set of four 10 ml travel sprays (£54). (via ormondejayne, with many thanks to klarca123 for the tip!)
Update: see a brief review of Ormonde Jayne Tiare.
Tell me this means discounted pricing on old packaging….
HA. I wish. And who knows? But at least there are the new, very splittable travel sprays.
I don’t think so, i ordered Tolu and they sent it to me in the new bottle, i a sure they phased the old ones out already.
No, it just means higher prices and new packaging (apparently because of the increased price of the perfume oils, glass instead-of-plastic stoppers).
In june they were sending to their customers offers like a free bath oil upon purchase…but the offers didn’t last long. And many products, like body creams, were already out of stock.
BTW, can’t wait to try the Tiaré.
That mandarin note, along with lime, is a great idea on those white flowers! And sandalwood!
Can’t wait to try it!
Just got back from checking out their website, and was thrilled to see them quoting from Now Smell This – quoting not just the writers here, but those of us who comment on reviews. Also had quotes from MakeUp Alley reviewers, possibly other blogs as well. It’s nice to see!
Oh, didn’t even see that!
Their new web site looks great (I was there just this morning, ordering the Ormonde Woman travel sprays—they do have the travel sets online now).
Anything new from OJ is exciting to me…but not to my wallet! I do wish they had a US distributor, though. When I ordered from them, they sent via USPS Registered Mail and it wound up being a huge hassle (not OJ’s fault, but the USPS was ridiculously bitchy about leaving the package…no other shipper has done that).
Oh, that’s a shame. They were going to start US distribution last year, but it didn’t happen & don’t know when it will — although that might not impact the mailing, I guess.
Oooh – sounds lovely. Love those bottles. Going to the site now…
It really does!
One thing I keep remembering all the time when I hear Ormande Jayne is the summer when I was in London and I couldnt get into the shop as I was with my little baby. The buggy was too big
Till now I am graving to get to that beautiful shop and try on the scents.
Aw, what a shame!
Aargh… this sounds like something that I would love. Must.resist.
Sounds like something I might love too…
Where’s Daisy? Surely she should have a bottle ordered by now?
Thank you Robin!
I really want to get the sample set now, and the set of four candles sounds goregous.
Oh, and have any of you tried the OJ body lotions?
Thank god it’s only about a month til my birthday and I think I deserve something from the OJ range (ahem).
Ha, the birthday justification! Love it! I am going to prod my family for OJ gift cards as holiday gifts.
Happy Bday in advance! I have not tried any of the body products, but Jessica reviewed the body lotion here:
I haven’t quite fallen under the OJ spell yet – kinda taking my time with that one, I guess. I want to be flush enough for a sample set. I have a couple samples courtesy of swap pals to explore in the meantime. This does sound nice – I like Tiare.
I know–I ran the conversion details and figured out it would cost me around $56 for the sample set. I don’t have that kind of money to throw around. (Well, I do, but I usually end up throwing it at splits, decants, cheaper samples, and full bottles.)
Ditto. A kind NSTer sent me a sample of Champaca, and another tipped me off to an Ormonde Woman sample giveaway, but I have yet to try the rest.
It’s a darned nice sample set, but it’s not cheap. Still, one of my favorite lines so of course I think it’s worth it
Yeah, it’s definitely on The List. I’m waiting for the day when I can justify that kind of expense on samples. Rest assured, I am getting there.
I wonder if they’ll just send me a sample of Tiare? I already have (and treasure) the set.
Must be a pain to remake that very nice sample set box every time they add to the line!
Yes, it must! And hope they will…crazy for people to have to buy it all over again.
“this is a perfume that totally ignores seasons” – no kidding. It sounds like a summery, tropical scent so Oct release date seems unusual. Still, it sounds like the sort of thing that I’d normally enjoy so I’m definitely curious to try it.
It does sound summery, doesn’t it? We’ll have to see.
Then again, sometimes nothing nicer than a blast of white flower in chilly weather to take you away…
True! I love OJ Osmanthus in mid-winter.
Thanks, Robin. I think this is pretty exciting, as I REALLY like several of the OJ fragrances, and I — like so many others — still search for the perfect gardenia concoction.
A perfect gardenia is hard to find, truly.
I hear you on the gardenia. This sound right up there with my gorgeous romantic, musky/woody floral dreams.
Speaking of this-I have been interested in two fragrances I’ve never even seen out there. One is Tiffany and the other is Quelque Fleurs by Houbigant (?) Has anyone ever smelled them? If so, what do you think? I’m worried Tiffany might be too fruity and Quelque Fleur might be too cloying.
Also, Thank you all for answering my questions. Speaking of Gardenias, I was thinking that Chanel Gardenia might be another possibility-but there is clove in it. I am scared of cloves because two samples I received with clove in them dominated the entire fragrance. Please tell me this is not the case with Channel Gardenia. I have $200+ in samples that I am hem hawing about ordering from TPC. If I can scratch one off I would be immensely relived. And dang if I don’t need a new microwave too.
IIRC, the clove is very light, but to me, it only smells like gardenia for a short time…then it’s a very pretty jasmine.
Has OJ discarded the sample set?
I can’t find it on the new website!
Maybe it’s just a matter of time….
It was expensive, but I’m glad I went for it.
Especially if they don’t do it anymore (which I hope is not the case!)
No, it’s still there – just pick one of the fragrances and scroll down to where you see all of the products that are available – it’s the last one on the bottom right (before the gift card).
You’re right – I missed it!
It seemed strange taht they would abandon their famous sample set!
It sounds delicious to me .. though it would have been better to release it in the summer, I suppose. It would be awesome if there were samples to sniff at the boutique before the official release.
Perhaps there are!
I am, naturally, excited about a new OJ floral appearing in the world. I just wish Linda would bust out a dark, smoky incense next!
Oh, me too!
I’d love to try this! Tiare always reminds me of my honeymoon in Bora Bora where they greet you with leis made out of tiare, and leave them on the beds after the rooms are made.
I had OJ Ta’if delivered to Canada and it arrived in less than a week, but it is expensive. i wish they had a distributer here.
I think they will, eventually.
This looks amazing. I love tropical florals, and am even more excited since this one doesn’t have coconut listed as a note. I like tiare and coconut together, but it’s so frequently done. I’ve been jonesing for the OJ sample set for a while now, and this might just push me into springing for one in the coming weeks.
I wonder…where it says “the Tiare flower is hand picked whilst still unopened and laid in oil for 15 days to extract the fragrance”, well, that oil is usually coconut oil. Doesn’t mean this has coconut, but will be curious to see for sure!
I am happy to say that I just purchased some Tiare travel spray. I figured this is the best way for me to try the perfume and either keep them all to myself, or (if I hate it) hand them out as stocking stuffer for the Holiday. I will report back.
Hope you’ll love it!