Linda Pilkington is the founder and creative force of Ormonde Jayne, the newest British perfume house to launch in Selfridges. Over the years she has garnered enough expertise to be able to conceive her perfumes and candles. In a working relationship and friendship that spans 12 years, Linda has collaborated with perfumer Geza Schoen to bring life to her exquisite perfumes.
Each Ormonde Jayne product having been passionately created by Linda, with the collaboration of Geza, is then bottled and packaged by hand at her London studio.
The Ormonde Jayne perfumery opened on 30th November 2001 in London’s Old Bond Street. The initial launch was followed by a second boutique in Sloane Square, a prestigious counter at Harrods, the launch of ormondejayne.com, growing international distribution and now Selfridges, Exchange Square.
Ormonde Jayne maintains an exclusive clientele for Linda’s exquisite scents and she is always working on bespoke perfumes and private commissions.
“In creating Ormonde Jayne, my goal was to combine elements which I consider define true elegance: The quality of English craftsmanship, the art of French perfumery and the sensuality and natural harmony of the Orient. My aim is to be at the cutting edge of creativity, defying convention in the world of scent”.
The current collection includes twelve perfumes which range from boisterous Sicilian lime, lemon and bergamot with Cedar (Zizan) to frangipani, jasmine and tuberose absolutes, with plum, water lilies and green orchid oil (Frangipani) and saffron, pink pepper, rose, dark sappy tree resins and patchouli (Ta’if)
Others include Champaca, a heavenly, creamy floral scent; Orris Noir, a dark and spicy Oriental scent; Osmanthus, fresh and spring-like; Sampaquita which is perfect for summer and Tolu which is laced with Frankincense and amber.
And not forgetting the men, Ormonde for Men is complex and full of character and is an unconventional mix of ingredients including Juniper Berry, bergamot, pink pepper, cardamom and coriander seeds, which promises to deliver sophistication and sensuality.
Ormonde Jayne also creates exquisite scented candles for the home. Using extra fine oils, and a secret ingredient to slow the burn down, Ormonde Jayne candles are designed to fill the air with sophisticated scent.
All candles are hand poured in the Ormonde Jayne London Studio and the scents include;
Casablanca Lily – lily, bergamot and ylang ylang
Osmanthus – lime, pomello, mint, galbanum and jasmine
Frangipani – frangipani, gardenia and tuberose
Sampaquita – Sambac, lily, bergamot and coriander
Ta’if – rose, geranium leaf, sandalwood and patchouli
Champaca – green tea, Champaca wood, rock rose and juniper
Tolu – Tolu, tonka bean and orange blossom
Ormonde – cardamom, juniper berry and hemlock
Orris Noir – black iris, pimento, bay, incense and rose
£54 including the lid
You can now shop the collection at Selfridges Exchange and online