It is incredibly rare that I smell a new fragrance and fall head over heels in love with it. Vanille d’Iris (£90) had me smitten from the first whiff. I even liked it more when I had been wearing it for a couple of hours.
The London-based perfume house Ormonde Jayne opened its doors in 2002 and has achieved numerous accolades for the luxury range of perfumes created by the founder and creator Linda Pilkington.
Linda’s ethos is to fuse “the quality of English craftsmanship, the art of French perfumery and the sensuality and natural harmony of the Orient" which she defines as her definition of true elegance.
Vanille d’Iris is a classy beauty. Soaked with the aphrodisiac Tahitian vanilla, this scent is an elixir of Orris butter (an essential oil extracted from irises) with a smattering of refreshing Sicilian bergamot and coriander seed on a musky-tinged woody base.
This is a stunning feminine fragrance that is a pleasure to wear. One squirt of this and my mood is instantly enhanced.
By Daralyn Danns
For more information about Ormonde Jayne visit www.ormondejayne.com