Antique gold wallcoverings and black glass chandeliers give the Ormonde Jayne store a sumptuous look that befits the rich scents created by Linda Pilkington. Pilkington is passionate about her trade, sourcing ingredients herself in the Far East and Africa. All components are free from mineral oils, parabens and GM products, and staff are happy to discuss which scents would best suit you. There are just 14 to choose from; our favourites include the elegant Champaca, with pink pepper and bamboo, and Ormande Woman. An extended range of scents is now available in the form of Parfum d’Or Naturel – concentrated, alcohol-free gold perfume purées with a base of natural sugars; smooth it over the décolletage and shoulders for an incandescent effect with a lasting fragrance. There are also body lotions, bathing oils, scented candles and travel sets, consisting of four purse-size 10ml vials of fragrance.
|Venue name:||Ormonde Jayne||Contact:|
12 The Royal Arcade, 28 Old Bond Street
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-6pm Mon-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Green Park tube|
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The most incredible perfumery i have ever seen (& i am a chronic perfumista). Service is second to none (first time i went there i was actually served by the perfumer herself who is charming!). Tolu is a dream come true and their bath soap ticks every box imaginable (perfect lather, perfect scent, packaging, long lasting...Everything!). Just bought a scented candle of Casablanca Lily and a pot of Gold Creme from Ormonde Jayne online for a friend in NEw Zealand and it arrived perfectly in their gorgeous black & gold postage box, with lovely gold paper (my friend sent me all the pics to prove it she was so delighted!). There is also a new ormonde jayne store in Pavillion Road in Sloane Square which i keep meaning to visit
THis was my find of the year back in 2004 when I ambled through The Royal ARcade for the first time! The boutique is tiny, the lovely owner & perfumer Linda Pilkington is even tinier, but both exquisite and utterly unforgettable! The perfumes are just like nothing else you have ever smelt with the most exotic and unusual ingredients - the first one I tried was with Black Hemlock and Violet called Ormonde Woman Absolute and i spent most of the afternoon with nose in arm. That night I went on a blind date and dear reader....he is now my husband! It's true!! I have since developed other loves (PERFUME I MEAN!!!) and flit between Osmanthus, Ta'if Rose and then go back to Ormonde Woman! And sometimes I even have little affairs with the cologne for men called Isfarkand. But I have never strayed from Ormonde Jayne since that fateful day!! Have also introduced loads of my friends to Perfume Portraits which is great fun ...and free!