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    Default How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    I am not familiar with this house. Any masterpieces?

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    Default Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    Of all the ones I've tried, the only one I personally liked was Black Gold.
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    Default Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Of all the ones I've tried, the only one I personally liked was Black Gold.
    Hope others can chime in. I am not even familiar with Black Gold but I see the brand in a few perfume boutiques in my area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtyivier2k2 View Post
    Hope others can chime in. I am not even familiar with Black Gold but I see the brand in a few perfume boutiques in my area.
    From what I've read Black Gold is the prized jewel for most men in the house. I have not gotten my nose around it yet and I'm not a blind buyer and I usually like to try out samples.

    However, I've only smelt Ormande Man, and was very surprised by the scent. Masculine, projection and overall performance was great. I'd wear this every season with the exception of say winter?

    I need to explore this house more, luckily i have some samples on the way.

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    I personally love this house. The ones that stuck out to me were Ormonde Man, Montabaco, and Nawab of Oudh. Definitely a house worth checking out, in my opinion.

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    Love Tolu, and really like Ormonde Woman (totally unisex), and Osmanthus.
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    I like Tiare a lot. It's a green floral chypre, in the mold of things like Chanel cristalle or others, but more relaxed. Masterpiece is a big word, but I think this is outstanding.

    I also like Tolu, a warm oriental. Very good, though it would be hard to call it a masterpiece.

    The signature Ormonde man and woman are quite interesting, coniferous, a bit aquatic, woody-ambery. I don't like any hint of marine, so they're not for me, but if one likes the genre, these are original.

    I have not tried Black gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post

    The signature Ormonde man and woman are quite interesting, coniferous, a bit aquatic, woody-ambery. I don't like any hint of marine, so they're not for me, but if one likes the genre, these are original.

    cacio
    I recommend to try the Elixir Line, especially Ormonde Elixir. It's kind of fusion of the Woman/Man scents, leaning to the masculine side. Quite impressive.

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    Isfarkand is great.
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    Default Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    I am so surprised this house flies under the radar. I tested a few of their fragrances and was literally blown away! I love Nawab of Oudh (stays on clothes for months), Prive (incredibly long lasting), Ambre Royal, Osmanthus. I need to explore more and make a few purchases.

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    Default Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    I have and love Ormonde Man. Black Gold was nice, too.

    They have a typical style –*airy, diffusive, synthetic but very smooth.

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    Default Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    Ormonde Man is excellent and versatile.
    Isfarkand is also excellent


    Black Gold is near-masterpiece. Rose Gold has much the same DNA, but leans a little feminine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Black Gold is near-masterpiece.
    Agree completely.

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    I have Black Gold, Montabaco, and Nawab of Oudh. Black Gold is the one that comes the closest to masterpiece status of the three, but the other two are very nice.
    Currently wearing: H24 by Hermès

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    Own and Love Ormande Man.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I like Tiare a lot. It's a green floral chypre, in the mold of things like Chanel cristalle or others, but more relaxed. Masterpiece is a big word, but I think this is outstanding.
    A big second for Tiare, a delicious green floral with osmanthus, crisp yet warm.

    Many of the other Ormonde offerings are far too opulent for me, leaning in a sort of Amouage direction. Black Gold in particular had that kind of rich-lady-in-furs-and-pearls aura, like a Roja Dove product.

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    Default Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    Own Black Gold and Tolu and highly recommend both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Of all the ones I've tried, the only one I personally liked was Black Gold.
    Black Gold stood out to me as well.
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    Default Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    Have Ormonde Man and it is very good, Black Gold I wouldn't mind also.

    Had Ta'if and Tolu, but moved both on as they were too feminine.

    Would like to try their Elixir range.
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    Default Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    I’m a fan. I have travel sizes of many Ormonde Jaynes because I enjoyed many that I sampled. I don’t know if I’d call any of them masterpieces; IMO the majority of their compositions are conventional but blended with quality materials and offer good performance. Among the standouts:

    Tsarina
    Ormonde Woman
    Ormonde Man
    Black Gold
    Qi
    Nawab of Oudh
    Cuir Imperial
    Tiare
    Prive
    Isfarkand
    Osmanthus


    Will eventually get round to their Elixir range in time.

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    No masterpieces imo -- not even close

    Lovely staff --- so-so fragrances

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    Default Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    Love this house,I own many from the line,standouts to me are...

    Nawab Of Oudh
    Nawab Of Oudh Intensivo
    Tolu
    White Gold
    Black Gold
    Rose Gold
    Ta’if
    Ambre Royal
    Ormonde Man
    Ormonde Women
    Prive
    Ta’if Intensivo

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    Royal Elixir
    Ta’if Elixir
    Ormonde Elixir
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    Quote Originally Posted by FragManCLE View Post
    I personally love this house. The ones that stuck out to me were Ormonde Man, Montabaco, and Nawab of Oudh. Definitely a house worth checking out, in my opinion.
    Word for word 100% yes. These three also my favorite and the standouts. Above all the intensivo versions of Montabaco and Nawab of Oudh. Nawab is for me masterpiece territory (on my wife though, but it's totally unisex, it's just her scent). Ormonde Man and Montabaco intensivo are excellent. In general I love the house. Black gold was actually overrated for me though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    Agree completely.
    Based on your comments I took my Black Gold sample from the drawer. Maybe I wasn't patient enough back then when it arrived. I'm stunned how beautiful this is. A potential signature.

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    Default Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    Nawab Of Oudh Intensivo
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    Nawab of Oudh is great. I'm not sure that it is masterpiece level but certainly it is great scent. Ormonde Man is nice.

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    Default Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    I have five FB and various in sample size. You don’t see them much in my wear history because they were my pre-pandemic signature. They’re restrained, which is my preference, so that might translate to underperforming or unexciting to many.
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    Default Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    I've never tried a single one.

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    From what I have, I really like Montabaco and Nawab of Oudh
    Currently wearing: Fate Man by Amouage

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    Masterpiece is a pretty lofty term.

    ORMAND MAN is a wonderful scent, but it may be too ordinary for what I perceive to be your preferences.
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