Ormonde Jayne creates Cuir Imperial for Harrods and adds to home fragrance collection

08th October, 2018

London perfume house, Ormonde Jayne has created Cuir Impérial as an exclusive fragrance to Harrod’s. The brand has also introduced new candles for the holiday season and a range of reed diffusers.

Cuir Impérial contains notes of Cognac oil, clary sage, bergamot, cardamom and pink pepper in the head; the heart contains Leather and suede notes, Orris, raspberry notes, rose absolute and freesia; while the base features Tonka, sandalwood, patchouli, cedarwood, vetiver and incense.

The company say:

The history of leather and perfume are entwined in the town of Grasse in France, which was famous only for the finest leather goods. Ormonde Jayne's newest scent, Cuir Impérial completes a full circle as Grasse today is known for its perfumes of sophistication and individuality.

Three festive candles have been added to the range, inspired by log fires, pine cones, and a glass of fine Hennessey cognac. The candles are housed in a new set of creative of glasses, designed in a mid-century modern style by Mark Wilkie.


“Etoile warms up a room with festive notes of mandarin, amber, tonka and cinamon. This candle creates the perfect Christmas scent.“


“Mystère inspired by smokey tea notes, this candle will envelop the room with notes of bergamot, lime, lapsang souchong tea notes, cedar wood and pine needles.”


“The most beautiful scented candle for the winter months, inspired by open log fires, pine cones, cedarwood and embers. Made with tonka, pink pepper and amber, this candles is smooth and warm, the cardamom and sandalwood add depth and richness like a fine cognac. “

Each candle’s burning time is 55+ hours

The new room diffuser line is called Parfum d'Ambiance and is available in the following scents.

  • CASABLANCA LILY - a great performer and best-selling candle with bergamot, lime and lily
  • FRANGIPANI - A creamy rich floral, particularly attractive formulation with magnolia flower, lime peel, white frangipani, jasmine and plum.
  • TA'IF - An opulent composition both sophisticated and seductive with rose oil, orange flower and freesia.
  • ORMONDE - An unconventional woody candle with black hemlock, cardomom and cedar wood.
  • AMBRE ROYAL - Time honoured accord to create a perfectly balanced hypnotic scent with rose, jasmine and warm amber.

Cuir Imperial, Parfum d'Ambiance and the candles are available now.

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      • hednic | 8th October 2018 15:13

        That Cuir Imperial sounds so nice!

      • Zilpha | 8th October 2018 18:27

        I don't know if you got the same discovery set I got since mine is a few years old, but I too liked the assortment. OJ Woman & OJ Man are really great. I liked the tropical flowers which is why I got the set. Geza Schoen's scents strike me somehow as being very dark. The noir in Orris Noir was, well, dark. Although I liked a lot of them, their fleetingness did not justify the price IMO. I did discover that I like Tolu - who knew? - which led me to buy a whole bottle of Rochas Absolu which I love.