In case anyone is still wondering, oud only plays a supporting role in this gender-neutral composition. Much as civet does in certain vintage fragrances, the oud accord exists only to lend an animalic facet albeit fleetingly to an otherwise well-behaved spiced floral. It is a surprisingly comforting scent, the temperate and textural elements working harmoniously to create an invitingly warm and fuzzy vibe for that nice little snuggle with a loved one.
On the opening I'm getting a blast of magnolia which is very soft and floral. There is also a sour rubbery note when you smell the scent up close which must be the aldehyde's.
The scent then really blooms with the added fragrance of Orchid and a slight citrus and jasmine. This floral and slightly sweet bouquet is really stunning and very feminine indeed.
A perfect scent for a woman to wear and enchant everyone she meets. A beautiful high quality scent though I'm not picking up the Oud as the other notes dominate.
Gorgeous and Beautiful!
My Favourite from the Perfume Line " The Four Corners of the Earth"
I have tried it at the Ormonde Jayne Boutique in Sloane Square and in the Room of luxury at Harrods. I have also been very lucky to receive a sample courtesy of Ormonde Jayne and Basenotes. Thank You!
This perfume will awake some long lived memories...you have been warned...
The scent starts with the most beautiful sunny and crystalline green, orange and possibly lemon and bergamot notes that will take you back to your childhood when you will have had freshly squeezed orange juice with a few drops of lemon and sugar for dessert. What a lovely flashback!
This green citrusy olfactory accord lingers forever and blends beautifully with the heart notes of the scent; I can detect rose (possibly taif type) and magnolia but must admit that what keeps me enchanted is the sunny green accord of the beginning; it is so well done and it does last forever.
The dry down arrives after a very long time and consists of musk and vetiver but it is so well blended that I can barely detect any of the other notes.
The Longevity is amazing; one spray in your chest will last you the whole day and will stay with you the following day even after a full shower.
What an amazing discovery of a Perfume!
I shall be getting the bottle very soon.
Thanks very much Ormonde Jayne.
Double Thumbs up!