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The Four Corners of the Earth: Ormond Jayne’s New Collection

Ormonde Jayne’s The Four Corners of the Earth collection pays homage to the different parts of the world and the cultural diversity of London.

Ormonde Jayne's The Four Corners of the Earth collection pays homage to the different parts of the world and the cultural diversity of London.
 

The Four Corners of the Earth: Ormond Jayne’s New Collection.

As mentioned in our Q&A with Linda Pilkington of Ormonde Jayne London Perfumery, she has announced the release of “The Four Corners of the Earth” collection. The official press tour was done in London, although the worldwide announcements are being made this week. Scentrist.com will be looking forward to reviewing these in the future, but the scents represent a departure for the house, especially in terms of the components and pricing for each, as well as the packaging. Each is done in a map motif.

The Four Corners of the Earth is a collection of four perfumes which pays homage to the different parts of the world that have inspired her and acknowledge the rich diversity of her hometown, London. This extraordinary, cosmopolitan and ever-changing city is her epicenter – a crossroads from where she views the world and a unique location where diversity can be experienced on every corner. From this global village, Ormonde Jayne celebrates ‘The Four Corners of the Earth’.

‘At last I have fulfilled my lifetime’s dream – I have brought together some of the world’s rarest and most elusive scents:  from the deserts of The East, the jungles of Latin America, the ancient walled cities of China and from Russia of the Romanov Tsars’.

The Four Corners of the Earth Editions:

  • Montabaco: Latin America
  • Tsarina: Russia
  • Nawab of Oudh: India and the Gulf
  • Qi: China

An introduction to each of the scents is provided below:

Montabaco with box 239x300 The Four Corners of the Earth: Ormond Jaynes New CollectionMontabaco Eau de Parfum

  • Notestop — air note, orange absolute, bergamot, juniper, clary sage, cardamom; heart  – magnolia, hedione, rose, violet, tea notes; base — tobacco leaf, iso e, suede, sandalwood,   moss, tonka bean, ambergris.
  • Price:   £260.00 (approx, $425)
  • Availability: Harrods London, OrmondeJayne.com

From the Four Corners of the Earth official release, “Montabaco is a perfume to capture the essence of Latin America: leather, suede, wood and tobacco leaf repeated over and over again creating a suggestive sensuality and Latino temperament. It sits above the rich floral presence of magnolia, jasmine and rose. It is all unashamedly seductive yet profoundly simpatico.”

Nawab of Oudh with box 239x300 The Four Corners of the Earth: Ormond Jaynes New Collection

 

Nawab of Oudh Eau de Parfum

  • Notestop — green notes, bergamot, orange absolute, cardamom, aldehyde.heart  – rose, magnolia, orchid, pimento, bay, cinnamon, hedione.base –  ambergris, musk, vetiver, labdanum, oudh.
  • Price:   £332.00 (approx, $520)
  • Availability: Harrods London, OrmondeJayne.com

From the Four Corners of the Earth official release, “Nawab (Ruler) of Oudh is a province of central India. The perfume is inspired by the Nawabs who once ruled over it.  It is a potent blend of amber and rose with a soft oudh edge. Yet surprisingly not one ingredient stands out from the others. It achieves a perfume synergy that defies traditional analysis, releasing a pulsating pungency, brooding and hauntingly beautiful, a rich tapestry of fascinating depths, a jewelled veil to conceal its emotional complexity and extravagance.”

Tsarina with box 239x300 The Four Corners of the Earth: Ormond Jaynes New Collection

Tsarina Eau de Parfum

  • Notestop –  mandarine, bergamot, coriander, cassisheart  – hedione, freesia,  jasmine, sambac, iris, suedebase – sandalwood, cedar, vanilla bean base, labdanum, musk.
  • Price:   £280.00 (approx, $450)
  • Availability: Harrods London, OrmondeJayne.com

From the Four Corners of the Earth official release, “ ’Tsarina captures opulence and passion. It demands fur, leather, brocade, heavy silks in sweeping dresses and fabulous jewels to go with her haughty heritage. To call it a floral oriental is to misunderstand its rich complexity, it is more baroque. The perfume is profound, blending leather notes, rich Madagascan vanilla, amber and orris butter.’ This is a powerhouse perfume, ravishing and regal, distinctive and synonymous with the glamorous world of luxe. “

Qi with box 239x300 The Four Corners of the Earth: Ormond Jaynes New Collection

Qi Eau de Parfum

  • Notestop – green lemon blossom, neroli, freesiaheart  – tea notes, osmanthus, violet, hedione, rosebase – mate, benzoin, musk, moss, myrrh.
  • Price:   £260.00 (approx, $420)
  • Availability: Harrods London, OrmondeJayne.com

From the Four Corners of the Earth official release, “Qi (pronounced “key” or “chi”) means Breath of Life. It’s an ancient word that permeates the Chinese language and everyday life. This perfume is inspired by the Chinese people’s love for the lightest and most delicate scents. Qi is constructed to make no great statement thus offending no-one, it does not tear down any great walls but is rather something more spectacular, like an amazing dawn, a softly-scented fragile breeze, Qi is an honest, open and natural perfume, it makes its mark for those who don’t want to be too obvious but may feel unfinished without it. “

The entire collection becomes available in November of 2012.

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