Day 12 Golden frankincense and myrrh..

13 December 2009

Ormonde Jayne

Right up there with a certain turquoise box with a white bow, Ormonde Jayne’s distinctive orange boxes, tied with black ribbon, are not just a guarantee of gift gorgeousness, but a sign of being in-the-know about one of the best kept secrets in every fashionista’s little black book.

A self-taught ‘nose’, Linda Pilkington’s fragrance company was launched after she was asked to create “the perfect scented candle" for one of the world's leading luxury houses. She established Ormonde Jayne in 2001, opening her beautiful Bond Street perfumery (think black lacquered walls and chandeliers, highlighted with those chic orange boxes) back in 2006.

Linda is offering Grazia Daily readers the chance to win a sublimely decadent Christmas gift - a Pure Indulgence Gift Box containing bottles of Essential Bathing Oil, Replenishing Body Lotion & Hydrating Shower Crème all moisture packed with botanical extracts; and a matching large scented candle with a silver lid. All Ormonde Jayne products are entirely free of nasty parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals, mineral oils, colourings & GM ingredients (which is surprisingly rare for a luxury perfume house).

The deluxe products are scented with the perfect perfume for the Christmas season; Ormonde Jayne’s Tolu, a unique and intriguing scent that is just meant for cold weather; think: soft captivating amber notes with deep balsamic resins, orange blossom, golden frankincense, myrrh & pure Tolu resin & tonka beans.. mmm. It’s a rich, opulent and velvety scent that lasts through the night and into the next morning.

The Bathing Range is designed to leave your skin warm, silky soft and scented, ready for you to huddle up on the sofa with the soothing glow of a Tolu Scented Candle …and wait for Rudolph.

The Pure Indulgence Gift Box retails for £110, and the large candle with silver lid, costs £44. Ormonde Jayne products are available from the Ormonde Jayne Perfumery, 12 The Royal Arcade, Old Bond Street, London; and Ormonde Jayne at Boutique 1 in Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach (sigh…) or


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