Beginning and ending with the unique scent of Black Hemlock absolute (rarely used in such luscious quality and quantity), Ormonde Woman is an utterly hypnotic, unconventional and mysterious essence. Initially a solid, sweet spice characterizes this scent. Cardamom is cool against the soapy, silken sizzle of coriander. Grass oil packs a fruity punch, akin to vetiver. Together, these top notes form a shimmering texture, which rests atop the floral heart of this scent, veiling and transforming its contents into blossoms of hereto unknown allure.
Jasmine is a burst of sugared energy, a glistening, golden bolt of light: violet is ultraviolet, a pulsing, singing piquancy that eats away at jasmine’s glossy exterior like a ravenous acid. Black hemlock shades this intense interaction, it’s shadowy sweetness a kind of dusky, opaque fabric through which thriving jasmine and violent violet war privately and passionately. Vetiver and cedar are smoldering accents, the smoke wafting off fiery floral fights. Saline amber and seating sandalwood are the basis of all, a dulcet, milky, savory story. Ormonde Woman is a remarkably evasive, seductive perfume that captures the endless possibility and elegant complexity contained within womankind.