Ormonde Man, a most sophisticated fragrance, despite its indisputable sense of play. Unconventionally combined elements make for a particularly complex, full character. Juniper and bergamot breeze across skin’s surface, a bittersweet beam of light, a pathway onto which spice falls: pink pepper is delightfully floral, cardamom a cool woody heat and coriander seed as silky as it is soapy. Sultry and mystical, this scent exudes soft touchable vibes, but it’s core of Oudh oil (the world’s most prized essence since time immemorial), and the shadowy, slippery mystery that is black hemlock elevates and distinguishes this scent. Oudh is a pulsing, animal heat tempered by the savory sweet opacity of black hemlock.
Beneath the opening veil of spice, oudh and hemlock shimmer and flint, like jewels half hidden beneath velvet. Vetiver highlights oudh’s earthy tingle while cedar reinforces and augments our experience of oudh’s woody density. Sandalwood is a green shooting star, streaking across the sky of this scent in a glorious arc. Musk is the downy cloud cover that, between sandalwoods intermittent bolts of light, blankets and warms, translating the complexities of Ormonde Man with ease onto skin. A sweet, piquant, slightly funky energy, this scent is guaranteed to engage, entice and energize.