Awhile back, my perfume pal FF gave me a generous sample of Ormonde Jayne's Tolu. Her husband had been in London and brought her back one of those fabulous sets of samples, and she gifted me Tolu as after a sniff-fest at her home, I liked this one the best.
Given that my life has been in total upheaval lately, I haven't been paying too much attention to new samples and perfumes. I have worn Tolu a few times, but didn't note what I really enjoy about it, until now.
From their website:
A Peruvian tree resin.
Perfume treasure, this opulent velvety formulation with pure Tolu resin takes you on a sensual Oriental journey. Laced with golden frankincense and amber, the scent's core is enveloped with a heady mix of orange blossom and clary sage, while intense citrus notes consolidate the harmony.
Top:Juniper berry, orange blossom and clary sage
Heart:Orchid, Moroccan rose and muguet
Base:Tolu, tonka bean, golden frankincense and amber
The beauty of this fragrance, to my nose, is that it isn't a super heavy fragrance. I love 'woody orientals" yet the orchid and rose (I THINK I can decipher those scents!) pop out in such a gorgeous way to keep it from being typical.
photo from herbshealthbenefits.com