Ormonde Jayne • Ormonde Woman parfum • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Withches and mystery and prose....Oh My! As you can see from the reviews, OJ Woman inspires story....vision.....and feeling something other than the usual, something other than the everyday. She's a velvet Celtic forest, a fragrant land that is partnering with legend..She is a dramatic perfume that reaches inside of you and pulls out the atmosphere of fantasy. She really and truly is the scent of Robin Hood's forest, the Scottish Highlands, and a mystical Irish glen that whispers to you from the greenery. Her voice is deep and herbal, speaking of bark and fir, reflecting the emeralds and deeper greens of the Princess Bride's territory. The greens are almost smokey....almost.....and they actually are a bit dusty.....but in a golden shimmering way, as if the sap and pollen are the swirling dust that make her so rich and sticky...she's a magnificent stunner that needs to be sampled before she can even begin to be understood........
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This starts off very synthetically and medicinally green -- I immediately thought of those Glade gel-cone room deodorizers, the ones that dessicate and you need to keep lifting the white plastic top to expose more product. After a few minutes the amber came through and It settled into more of a pine-sap and sterile-bandage combination, like sitting in a summer camp dispensary in the pacific northwest. There is definitely a "forest primeval" element here, but I'm getting more modern medicine than pixie dust in it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have to share a secret! I've just fallen in love with Ormonde Jayne Woman. However, this perfume is too expensive, and besides, I have a particular sensitivity in form of itching with this perfume. Now I have just received Ava Luxe perfume oil No23 - and imagine my surprise and joy when I discovered it is similar to Ormonde Jayne Woman! The same velvety, dreamy, warm, slightly woody fragrance .. The difference is that in the Ormonde Jayne Woman it´s violets in the background - in Ava Luxe Lavender. In fact, on my skin No23 is almost identical + I do not get allergies + it is so incredibly cheap! Still smells expensive. If you, like me, love Ormonde Jayne Woman but can not afford - try this instead! Love both!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Based on all the reviews here and elsewhere, I thought OW would be right up my alley ... it's not.
For me, OW is irritating to wear. I am sensitive to some formulations of jasmine, and OW *might* contain one of them. But I think the real problem here is grass oil, and I am allergic to grass. The spices aren't helping any - only compounding the problem.
OW smells wonderful, unique, unisex, but I can't wear it. My ears are aching & my skin is itching. Urgh!!!! If you're like me, and you're sensitive and/or allergic to some things, definitely try this one before you buy this one!
* Sampled from 10ml travel purse spray EdP
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is very pretty on me. I use the word "pretty" here deliberately, because it is calm, cool, collected, flutters on the skin like a gentle warm breeze, with a hint of something vine-like and grassy, underscored with a green, glowing warmth.
I would describe this scent as conveying a magical forest, or perhaps a tree, with some type of shining green elixir inside. What I was expecting, and what it is NOT, in my opinion, is dark, amber, thick, incensey, heavy or in any way "witchy," mysterious or complex.
There is an undertone of herbal bitterness, but a lasting trail of herbal-sweet. I realize I'm not picking apart individual notes here (I have no idea what hemlock smells like), but this aroma is cool like Chanel 19, reminds me of the aloofness of Cristalle, and the airiness of Tam Dao, but in a parfum concentration, with a shimmery, silvery mist about it.
OJ Woman has an insinuation of the aura of fog. Instead of hitting you in the face or reaching your nose directly, it permeates, it dissipates off the skin, it does glow with a sweetish tone that smells natural, clean-sweet, like freshly washed hair after the shower, that shines like sunlight glinting off beads of morning dew in the grass. It also has a very green glowing light about it, like a film effect from Lord of the Rings. OJ Woman, while interesting and hinting at something hard to capture, doesn't stay all in the high register, she is definitely a grown woman despite her spritely fairy wings. However, she never matures into anything dim, dark, or enveloping, but keeps a healthy viewing distance from her subject, her visage presenting a fresh beauty that glows in a surreal, mellow fashion, becoming more beautiful and warm with age while never losing her cool.
This could easily be worn every day in business settings, I would think, as it manages to smell nice, inoffensive, and in moderate application, is not extremely noticeable.
OJ Woman is remarkable in its perfection, it has that bit of uniqueness, like a pale beige blouse that perfectly complements your skin tone, without drawing attention to the actual outfit itself, or to the wearer. It blends in, and is blended so exquisitely, is of excellent quality and materials and smells completely modern.
It doesn't convey any element of the bizarre or weird, or mass appeal, but speaks in hushed tones in a very pleasant way. If you like any of the standard classics with cool, green tones, you will probably, I'm guessing, love this.
Since I'm typically drawn to florals, I'm looking for them here, but they're just not present. I will stick to what I love more, however, I will probably continue to revisit this to 'cleanse my palette' as flowers tend to be so moody, overemotionally mushy, softy-mature and gushy after awhile. Truly a masterpiece of understatement.
EDIT: I'm taking 1 off. The drydown sometimes reveals a bitter herbal (hemlock?) note.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Red Eyes: Violet
As with a great many crucial details of my life experience, I don’t remember how Ormonde Woman came to me, but come to me she blessedly did, in a sample glass vial, parfum concentration. The year was 2009. I had unwittingly adopted the habit of matching a certain fragrance to a specific outfit, thus wearing them as a unit or not at all. Ormonde Woman went to work with me, about once a month to conserve scarce resources, whenever I wore my pull-on muted taupe dress with a splashy bright yellow foliage print, dark gray tights, suede booties and a faux sable chubby.
This remains my personal visual memory of Ormonde Woman, in spite of having sold the dress at last summer’s street market. I prefer my visual take over the house’s own art direction: although I’ve not been graced with the tactile experience of holding an elegant Ormonde Jayne bottle in my hands, the brand identity font appears to be lifted directly from Donna Karan Cashmere Mist. Let’s confuse the consumer now, shall we? I can just imagine the negotiation between intellectual property counsel for both sides: OJ, change the typeface of your second line to script and nobody gets hurt...
It’s irritating that my imagination distracts me so, but there’s more: the house name itself. Sounds like a 1960s Mick Jagger met his pan-African muse, Jane Ormond, and changed her name to sound more suitably mod-posh. Can’t you just hear interview footage from a Rolling Stones rockumentary emanating from that famous mouth? “…then we decided to open her rah-ther swank boutique, Ohr-monde Jayne, on Cahr-naby Street…” Selling burnt orange polyester, white go-go boots and chocolate brown silk knickers.
Now that you’ve been made well aware of my mental machinations, onto the ’potent stuff…the juice. Válga. Me. Dios. This is a brew. A potion. An elixir. Should have been named Wise Woman. Or Wicca. Even Poison (here I go again, just hire me already). Evokes the loamy, rich, deep earthiness of a substance like truffle. Faintly astringent, otherworldly wildflowers as cultivated by Thumbelina show their faces, yielding to moss-brown inky soil shaded by looming bark and resins. There then settles a faerie-wing veil of subtle sweetness, yet lurking behind every tree is a formless yet carnal danger emanating an aura the color of NARS Zulu. Our Ormonde Woman maiden inhabits a giant truffle, in an amber forest, cavorting day and night with a strapping fur trader from Lapland, although she takes her leave often to run with wolves and fill her hair with grassy green herbs and lemony wildflowers.
For Little Lukos.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Don't get me wrong, this is a very good scent. I bought the Discovery Set just so I could try this fragrance along with a few of the others. But it smells exactly like Gucci Flora, a scent I already own and have lukewarm feelings about. Ormonde Woman is a lovely woody floral, not too heavy and not the least bit masculine, but it really failed to impress me. I'll stick to my Flora, which I can get for a 5th of the price.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This was the last sample that I tried from my Ormonde Jayne sample box, as reading the composition I did not think I was going to like this fragrance, in fact I had decided on buying Frangipani, followed by Tiare then Tolu. that was until I tried Ormonde Woman, wow this had me at hello when I first sprayed it, it was exactly the fragrance that I had in my head that I wanted to own (but did not think I would ever find) I wanted floral but with a woody background, check, I wanted unusual, check, I wanted sexy but not overpowering, check, I also wanted creamy skin scent, yet again check.
My only bugbear is that Ormonde Jayne perfumes do not last as long as I would like them to (3 hours and still going strong for Ormonde Woman but do not expect it to last past 5 hours)
So this has now increased the amount of Ormonde Jayne perfumes that I would like to own but this one is definitely going to be the first purchase, now where are my credit cards???
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is the perfume that I hoped AG Mandragore would be when I first saw the name and purple bottle,and lovely as Mandragore is,there is a definite disjunction between name/packaging and juice.OJW is a real Hecate perfume-it is my October/November favourite and I only wear it when the moon is waning as this seems to increase the witchiness of its effect.It is the only perfume I know that can summon up that weird sense of excitement (to me) of driving through forest in a late autumn sundown-mystical and Dionysiac.Others seem to find it intriguing and comment-worthy (not always positively as it is a very bold and unusual accord) I have been told "it's very you" (which I always take as the highest form of praise,obviously!) Other reviewers have listed the notes,of which Black Hemlock is the most unusual,innovatory and prominent-if I were to criticise this fabulously daring and original composition in any way it would be to wish that the drydown was a little sweeter. A classic and a masterpiece.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This review is for the Eau de Parfum. Ormonde Jayne Woman is like nothing I've ever smelled before, and just because it is strange does not mean it is not beautiful. This is a gorgeous, dark, woodsy fragrance with hints of violet and jasmine peeping through.
Something about the opening of OJ Woman is both oily and powdery at the same time - perhaps that is the notorious black hemlock note. This odd combination is sinister but addictive, smooth and very sweet. Then the florals come out, but they are delicate above a deep, woodsy base. Amber emerges in the drydown, again sticky and resinous but somehow also powdery.
OJ Woman is an ageless fragrance. It's like something a beautiful and not entirely benign forest deity would wear. Though pricey, it is a must try.
Note according to Ormonde Jayne's website: cardamom, coriander, grass oil, black hemlock, violet, jasmine absolute, vetiver, cedar wood, amber, sandalwood
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Ormande Jayne Woman is a sweet ambery woody scent akin to Dune and VS Rapture.. I don't get much of the herbal-forest impression that others have referred to, and I'm a big fan of green notes such as cypress and mints. If you wanted something sexier, rauchier, and more grown up than Dune, Woman is a candidate. The woods completely took me over in this fragrance, huge obnoxious sillage, so I will have to pass it up.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is one of my favorites from Ormonde Jayne. This is warm and ambery. It's a good fall-winter scent, very tasteful and well composed. Reminds me of Guerlain's Parure.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have now found my summer fragrance in this perfume. I live in Australia and summer is usually hot and dry. This fragrance reminds me of a moist green forest with scented stephanotis flowers growing along the base of the trees and that is exactly what I need when it's so hot outside that you cannot walk outside in your bare feet or risk burning the soles of said feet.
Funnily enough for such a lush and dense perfume sillage seems to be minimal but that does not mean that it does not last. Infact it lasts so well that even after I have washed my clothes, I don't use fabric softener, there is still a faint whiff of the fragrance left on them.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The whole scent is gorgeous, but the top and heart notes are addictive. The grass and coriander and beautiful woods... It's sexy, dark but still matter of fact. Someone very elegant could wear it, but I imagine a woman with tousled hair and a flannel shirt sitting around a fire with friends on a camping trip.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Absolutely gorgeous, and considering the other products in the perfume market, almost unique. Not for tweens or women who prefer to spritz themselves with fruit and sugar cocktails with abandon. This is for a woman who wants a little mystery-there is definitely something dark and brooding about this perfume, yet completely alluring and intriguing. If the thought of most department store perfume counters makes you cringe, and the very name "Pink Sugar" makes your eye twitch uncontrollably, then perhaps this perfume is worth a sniff. Order the sample programme from the Ormonde Jayne website. Chances are, if you like this one, there may be several other loves for you as well in the collection.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a magical primordial forest in a bottle. Complete with wood nymphs, fairies, good and bad witches, all varieties of supernatural creatures. It inspires you to breathe it in more deeply than you would ordinarily, then is stuns you. It's gorgeous, wild, like no other perfume I've ever smelled, but smells like... well, magic. It isn't comfortable to me, I can't sleep in it- I actually have to shower if I've applied it too close to bedtime because it gives me slightly scary dreams. But wow. Gorgeous, yet natural smelling, rich yet fresh, earthy yet clean. It's a contradition in a bottle, and reminds me of the scenery from the movie Twilight, that they shot in the Hoh rainforest. I feel magical and slightly feral wearing it. I love it. And, the packaging... I'm not normally a packaging girl, but two thumbs up. Like the scent itself, it's gorgeous, unique, rich and perfect. I adore this scent.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Very unusual, beautiful, and vulnerable scent. I say beautiful because it smells like mystical wood nymphs, and is a lasting fragrance. I say vulnerable, because on me, it smells dangerously similar to a mosquito repellent.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I received a free sample of this in the summer when the company was doing marketing promotions. I loved this fragrance immediately as it had such a warm/creamy touch to it. As it was summer as the time I decided to purchase this for the fall.
I am currently wearing this fragrance quite a bit this fall and love it. This is excactly the perfect fragrance for fall weather. This is my first fragrance with Hemlock and as I love it so much I will definitely try to find other scents with the note.
Woman is very classy and also long lasting. What I love most about it is the fact that it does not get stale as the day goes by. It always retains a fresh and vibrant aroma. I can see myself easily replacing this when my bottle is gone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Oh, Ormonde Jayne is really a great, sophisticated line. I like it as all their creations are top notch, made with the finest ingredients.
Woman is a lovely, gently warm, round yet earthy fragrance.
I get mostlly a creamy cedar, together with some juniper berries and coriander - i get a lot of similarities with PG Cadjmeré - but these notes (that are typically used in masculine fragrance) are nothing loud or dry; on the contrary, they are round and natural, and evoke a natural femininity, not the one belonging a "perfumed" woman, but rather a natural scent of a woman. It smells like clean, warm skin, feminine but not loud. A powdery violet emerges form the base notes.
A very interesting perfume, very well made and I truly like it. Would deserve a 5 but gave just a 4 for the low staying power (not more than one hour, on me).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
A beautifully constructed perfume which seems to evoke the Scottish Highlands most vividly but also ultimately rather stern, cold and forbidding. If this pefume was a person, it would be an older, bitter version of Miss Jean Brodie.
I wanted to love this but I'm ultimately not going to spring for a bottle.