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Friday, April 15, 2011

Ormonde Jayne Tolu & a prize draw

By Marina

Tolu by Ormonde Jayne is a surprising fragrance. Described as a rich, sensual oriental built around the heavenly trinity of Tolu balm, frankincense and myrrh, it smells...almost nothing like that on me. Or on a blotter. Which is fine with me. Tolu balm has always seemed to me to have a fairly prominent floral quality. Its floralcy reminds me of one of those orchids, which have a touch of spice, even a hint of incense in their velvety, blossoming sweetness.

Orchid is, in fact, declared as one of the notes in OJ Tolu, along with several other floral accords, orange blossom, rose and lily of the valley. What suprises me is that, of all flowers, it is the latter that is the dominant note on my skin. What's more, the presens of juniperry berry and clary sage in the top, makes the verdancy of the muguet even stronger. As a result, the composition is rather green, to my nose, with herbs and lily of the valley leading and the resins being in the supporting roles. Which, again, is fine with me. Rich orientals are not exactly few and far between. The drier, more understated ones are somewhat harder to find. And as the weather gets warmer, a perfume like Tolu would wear beautifully, its comparatively subdued character making it wonderfully versatile- an appropriate choice both for an office and for a dressed up evening out.

Available at Ormonde Jayne website, £56.00-£214.00. If you would like to try it, along with other OJ scents, let me know in your comment what is your favorite oriental fragrance to wear in warm weather. One person will be randomly chosen to receive a Discovery Set of 12 x 2ml mini sprays of eau de perfume.



Blogger prettyserious said...

Unfortunately, I haven't found an oriental yet that I can comfortably wear in the hot, humid Southern summers. I generally stick with something lighter, like Pacifica Mediterranean Fig (my current favorite). But I'm on the hunt for more versatile fragrances that I can wear without swooning in the summer, since my warm weather collection is sadly lacking.

12:18 AM EDT  
Blogger Amy K said...

I think my favorite oriental for warm weather is probably Theorema, since it's fairly transparent as far as orientals go. Guess I should find a replacement (shakes fist at Fendi).

12:45 AM EDT  
Blogger Datura5750 said...

Opium Fleur de Shanghai is my choice on the rare hot days here in coastal Cali!

1:01 AM EDT  
Blogger Irina said...

I'm not sure at all I found an oriental for summer but I wore "l'eau ambree" several times last year-it was really good, most of the times. I'm still looking...
please, enter me the draw

1:02 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't wear orientals in summer but if, then I would choose Shalimar for summer evening. Thanks for entering me - Alica -

1:03 AM EDT  
Blogger Taffy said...

I am not sure what would be my favorite oriental for the summer. I sometimes wear a light application of Coco in the evenings.

Thank you for the wonderful draw!

2:04 AM EDT  
Blogger Balutakat said...

I think I'd second the Shalimar, although having just relocated to Seattle maybe I can try something heavier. Frankincense and myrrh are my go-to scents as soon as the air turns crisp, I'd LOVE to find a summer version that's wearable. Katherine B.

2:15 AM EDT  
Blogger Dzing!y said...

My fav oriental to wear is Fleur Oriental by Harris.

2:18 AM EDT  
Anonymous hongkongmom said...

i would love to sample Tolu!
I will wear any any time!

2:35 AM EDT  
Blogger Tama said...

I don't know what constitutes an oriental, really, mostly because perfumes I always heard were orientals, like Opium and Cinnabar, were terrible on me so I ignore them. I do like to wear light incenses in summer, though, like Heeley Cardinal and Smell Bent Tibet ur Bottom $.

2:36 AM EDT  
Anonymous ElizabethC said...

I like to mix up the "seasonal" aspects of perfume on occasion, wearing summery orange flower perfumes in the middle of winter and rich, velvety perfumes in the summer heat. Shalimar, Cinnabar, and Coromandel along with heavy florals such as Amoureuse and Amaranthine. In small amounts, they have a wonderful radiance in the summer heat - well, as much of a summer heat as we get in Seattle :)
Please enter me in the drawing!

2:37 AM EDT  
Blogger sara said...

My favorite hot weather oriental is either Chergui or L'Air du Desert Marocain. Please include me in the draw :)

3:21 AM EDT  
Anonymous Zazie said...

When the asphalt was melting - literally - last summer, I found that some big orientals worked wonders, if lightly applied.
I discovered and fell in love with Shalimar on such occasion, and similarly loved wearing l'heure bleue under the un-relenting august heat.
Whatever: Shalimar for me is always one of the best perfume options, and I fond this particularly true in the two extreme (temperature-wise) seasons: winter and summer.

3:51 AM EDT  
Blogger womo531 said...

Hmmm... picking my brain the best I can come up with is Shalimar as well, vintage EDC of course so perhaps the key is citrus?

4:03 AM EDT  
Blogger helena said...

I wear scents regardless of the weather. Thank you for the draw, and please include me too!

4:10 AM EDT  
Blogger civava said...

Shalimar still ;-)

4:14 AM EDT  
Anonymous Asali said...

Thanks for having such a great draw. I haven't been able to try any of the OJ's, and have read so much about them. I have the feeling I'll easily find some to fall in love with, Tolu sounds great, and Ta'if :-), please enter me.
HdP 1826 is wonderful for warm weather with the incense, citrus and violet over the vanilla and amber. Other favourite orientals for warm weather would be Baume du Doge and Idole, since they both wear light on me, and the saffron pulls the composition towards spice rather than vanilla.

5:02 AM EDT  
Blogger Khanh said...

La Maison de Vanille Vanille Noir du Mexique (whoo, that's a mouthful) is my favorite's more of a gourmand but with a big enough hint of spice for me to pretend that it's an oriental :D

5:32 AM EDT  
Blogger Isa said...

My favorite oriental fragrance for warm weather is Etat libre d'Orange Nombril Immense, and I love Kenzo Amour Le Parfum too. But I'm still looking for another one. Something with more incense, in the lines of Baume du Doge.

I would love to be entered in the draw. Thanks!

5:36 AM EDT  
Blogger Christof said...

I am going more in the direction of some lighter and brighter orientals in summer, even something people would not classify as a pure oriental, like CdG Series 3 Incense Ouarzazate, where the oriental aspect is hidden behin a nice incense note. I also like Andy Tauers L’Air du Desert Maroccaine and Lubins Idole in Summer.

5:59 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like to wear Dior Dune, Chergui and Ambre Sultan by Lutens and Le Maroc pour Elle by Tauer in the heat. Warmer weather makes some orientals bloom.

On another note, my favourite Ormonde Jayne is Ormonde Woman. But would love to sample some more. So I would love to be included in the draw.


6:05 AM EDT  
Anonymous sybil said...

I'll pretty much wear whatever I feel like. I like Chergui in summer, and Bvlgari Black, if that counts.
Please enter me in the drawing!

6:25 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have two favorite orientals that are suitable for summer: Prada L'eau Ambree and Guerlain Eau de Shalimar. EdS might not work on the hottest days of summer, but L'Eau Ambree works anytime for me.

Ann C

6:49 AM EDT  
Blogger queen_cupcake said...

Thanks for having this draw; I haven't yet tried any by Ormonde Jayne. I sometimes wear Shalimar in warm weather, but my favorite is Timbuktu, if that can be counted as an oriental.

7:08 AM EDT  
Blogger wristwaft said...

I love Black Cashmere in the summer.I love it in the fall, winter and spring, too. Unfortunately my little stash is almost gone. Maybe Tulu could take its place. (Need to try it first!) Please enter me in the drawing. I've always wanted to try Ormonde Jayne's fragrances--especially Woman. Thank you.

7:20 AM EDT  
Blogger Karin said...

Wow - what a wonderful draw! Thanks OJ and PST! My favorite oriental in warm weather - Attrape Coeur - which is also my favorite perfume all year round. :-)

7:56 AM EDT  
Blogger jensun said...

If L'Air du Desert Marocain is an Oriental, then that's the one. :)

8:17 AM EDT  
Anonymous Eartha said...

Please enter me! My favorite oriental is Dk Wenge

8:20 AM EDT  
Anonymous RusticDove said...

This is such a fantastic draw! The only OJ fragrance I have is Woman and it's wonderful. I've been wanting to try more of the line. Hmmm, I suppose the favorite Oriental fragrance in my collection for warmer weather would be Chamade for it's greenish, sort of crisp aspect. Thanks for draw opportunity!

8:36 AM EDT  
Anonymous zither said...

One of my favorite orientals is Opium and I have been known to wear it in the summer,just because I was in the mood for it

8:50 AM EDT  
Blogger CC ... said...

I live in the South, so it is warm most of the year. I guess that is why my choices are mood dependent and not weather dependent. I wear whatever strikes my fancy at that moment. I've not smelled any of the OJ and would love to be entered in the draw. Thank you.

8:51 AM EDT  
Blogger ~elise said...

I also haven't found an oriental to love in warm weather...I turn to No. 18 when it starts getting warm!

8:55 AM EDT  
Blogger Dink said...

Wow! What a generous prize draw. I would love to try these. My favorite Oriental for summer would have to be Prada L'eau Ambree. Very easy to wear year round.

8:58 AM EDT  
Anonymous d3m0lici0n said...

My favorite oriental for summer is Chergui, please enter my name in the draw. Thanks!

8:58 AM EDT  
Blogger cbstarker said...

My favorite oriental is definitely Shalimar so in the summer I stick with the EdT, the current formulation is good for that. (In the winter I prefer the vintage PdT and parfum). In the hot muggy south, a little Shalimar is a nice thing. At night, I might use a dab of the extrait. Nonetheless, it is my favorite oriental year-round.

I would love to try Tolu - or any of the OJ scents. I've heard so much about them but have yet to sample anything.

9:27 AM EDT  
Blogger Katherine said...

I actually quite like Tolu as an oriental for warm weather days... what can I say I love, OJ! Thanks for the draw. :)

9:50 AM EDT  
Blogger Alice said...

I've been looking for an oriental to wear in the warmer weather, but haven't found one yet. I wore Roma year round until last Fall, and am now on a perfume journey; so I would love to try more from the Ormonde Jayne line than Woman (the only one I've tried so far). Thanks for the chance!

10:03 AM EDT  
Blogger Janet said...

I will second Karin with Attrape Coeur. It is perfect anytime.

Thanks for the terrific draw!

10:09 AM EDT  
Blogger Stacy said...

My favorite Oriental perfume to wear in warm weather would have to be Sira des Indes by Jean Patou.

10:20 AM EDT  
Blogger Susan said...

I don't know that I wear a lot of orientals in the summer. I did wear quite a bit of Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights last summer. Yes, seriously.

Never tried an OJ, would love to!

10:24 AM EDT  
Blogger Tammy said...

I wear a lot of Orientals, and I wear the all year-round, but I will often times spray my outfit the night before in the summertime. so the impact is lessened for my coworkers.

If I wake up with a craving for a certain scent, I usually dab rather than spray it.

That scents is most likely to be Coco, Commandeer, or Asja. (Opium would most likely be sprayed the night before!)

10:26 AM EDT  
Anonymous carolina girl said...

I LOVE orientals and wear them year-round. Even Opium. Please enter me in the draw. Tolu sounds absolutely fabulous.

10:39 AM EDT  
Anonymous you smell!!! said...

I think L'Air du desert Marocain works in hot weather, with just one spritz and you are good to go...

10:49 AM EDT  
Blogger sean's jo said...

My choices would be attrape-coeur and coromandel but I do often ignore the seasons with my favorite perfumes. Thanks for the draw!

10:53 AM EDT  
Blogger Nina Zolotow said...

Oriental Lounge by The Different Company is an interesting, sheer oriental that smells softly delicious on me. I think it would work well in warm weather. Tolu, which is one of my very favorite perfumes (I sometimes think if I had to choose a single perfume--which I don't!--that would be it) is much stronger on me.

10:55 AM EDT  
Blogger Karen M said...

I love to wear Chergui in the summer heat, as it really opens up and beautifully blooms. This summer, I'm looking forward to trying a wee bit of Tauer's Incense Rose (an Xmas present). I don't shy away from wearing my heavier fragrances in the summer, but I do drastically cut down on the amount I apply. Thanks for holding the draw!

10:57 AM EDT  
Anonymous gautami said...

My fav orientals for warm weather are: Prada L'eau Ambre', EL Sensuous, and of course Shalimar.

10:59 AM EDT  
Anonymous Lavanya said...

ooh- I've always wanted to try Ormond Jayne- so please enter me in the drawing! Thanks!

I actually like Fumurie Turque in summer..

11:11 AM EDT  
Blogger Onyxode said...

Even though it's very HOT in summer I'm usually inside with air conditioning, so the only change is to the few citruses in spring/summer. The orientals I have and wear are Coco, Insence Rose, and OJ Woman, so I would love to add Tolu. The name and the ingredients really attract me, but the $ flow down has kept me away. Thanks for the draw.

11:15 AM EDT  
Blogger nikkou said...

Fumerie Turque. I'm on the quiet side, so I like my scent to do the talking. :)

11:16 AM EDT  
Blogger snowpavement said...

My favorite warm weather? UBAR and HOMAGE. Not the usual suspects for "light' scents in heat, I know. I am dying for flowers anytime! Yet, I have been lusting in the direction of Ormonde Jayne and spend a lot of time wondering about all those highly recommended perfumes, Frangipani, Woman etc. Please enter me in the draw, thank you.

11:31 AM EDT  
Anonymous ashleyron91181 said...

Yummy-Musc Ravageur! No contest!

11:32 AM EDT  
Blogger sunnlitt said...

OK, I'll start with a guilty admission--I do not wear orientals. More of a citrusy- green floral type of person.
But, this sounds so lovely, and you did mention clary sage-one of my loves, and lily of the valley.
I would love to be in on the drawing. Thanks so much.

11:34 AM EDT  
Blogger Aimée L'Ondée said...

I think my favorite oriental for warm weather is Habanita. For some reason, in cool weather I just get a powder-bomb. In warm weather, I get to smell the tobacco! Yum. Also, Hermes's Vanille Galante could be considered a sheer oriental, I guess. I like that one in summer, too. Theorema is another good one. I would love to be entered in the draw. I can't believe I've neglected Tolu, now that you've written this intriguing review. I adore Ormonde Woman and Champaca.

11:59 AM EDT  
Anonymous Hilary said...

I love Tolu but I've never tried it in the heat. Or even in warm weather. I do like incense in the summer though and wore Bond's Silver Factory a lot last year. I think that counts as an oriental! I like Feminite du Bois all year round, too.

12:00 PM EDT  
Blogger OperaFan said...

Back when Chamade was one of a small handful of fragrances I owned, I wore it year round, including the summertime (which was when I purchased it). It's still a year round staple. The others would have to be the flankers - Shalimar Light and Un Air de Samsara.
I love Tolu and would love to be in this draw!

12:21 PM EDT  
Blogger Proximity said...

One of my favorite orientals for warm weather is actually Serge Lutens Chergui. It is one of those fragrances that, especially when worn lightly, can be really beautiful in the heat. The only time I wouldn't wear it would be in a very damp heat, because as it's inspired by desert heat, it seems to suit a dry heat better

12:23 PM EDT  
Blogger Carla said...

I really enjoyed my Tolu sample, but hesitate to buy because there is something similar to Dior Dune, and I've worn Dune for 15 years, so maybe I don't need Tolu, too. Pilkington says in clip from her site that it's an "autumnal" scent and that informed my impression of it. That said, I love some of the same perfumes in summer that work in cooler weather: Tocade, Missoni, Loulou. The citrus in Habit Rouge works in summer, too.

12:39 PM EDT  
Blogger Carla said...

Hi wristwaft, I don't think Black Cashmere and Tolu have anything much in common at all. Black Cashmere is so wonderful, I wish they'd bring it back. The wood and incense combined make me think of church pews!

12:41 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I... I really don't have a proper oriental I can wear when it gets really hot around here. At best I can go with the Pacifica Lotus Garden body butter, but when the wilting heat comes I have yet to not reach for some kind of greenness. Perhaps OJ will change my mind...?

Cheers, Riley

12:42 PM EDT  
Blogger woodgirl said...

During the warmer months, Etro's Shaal Nur steps in for my beloved Vol de Nuit. Please enter me in the draw, thanks.

12:52 PM EDT  
Blogger Nancy said...

Has to be Shaal Nur for me.
Would love an OJ fragrance! Please enter me.

12:55 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our summers are rather cool, cooler by far than Seattle summers, so wearing an oriental in summer is usually not difficult. But a few years ago, during a heat spell, I really took to wearing Montale's White Aoud outside in the heat. Much to my surprise, it bloomed beautifully. These days, I more often wear Roxana's Q, which in the liquid form on me smells more of amber than of oak. It's rich and beautiful. Or perhaps Roxana's Aurora, which also on me is ambery and camphory and lovely.

Yes, please enter me in the drawing. Like several others, I have never tried any Ormonde Jayne fragrances but would love to. Thanks.

Ps. I also enjoy Shalimar in warm weather, but rarely wear it.

1:07 PM EDT  
Blogger Spike said...

Surprisingly enough my favorite oriental in warm weather is Tom Ford's Black Orchid (okay, so technically a floriental, but still).

It goes without saying that when it's warm I use a VERY light hand when applying, and I would only ever wear it in the evening during the spring and summer, but on the right night I really happen to enjoy it. The heat seems to amplify the tropical aspects and downplay the gourmand, at least on my skin. It still has mega sillage, but when I have been bold enough to spray a small amount on it hasn't veered into cloying/choking/suffocating territory...not yet anyway.

1:15 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find that I can wear Coco in most any weather, and it's the only oriental I can wear even in the summer. Please enter me in the draw!

1:18 PM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

I've worn Havana Vanille and Ambre Sultan in warm weather. But mostly in transitional periods, like a warm fall day.

1:44 PM EDT  
Anonymous bevfred said...

Last summer I tried wearing orientals in the summer. Fleur Oriental worked as did Le Maroc Pour Elle and of course Shalimar.

I would love to try the Ormonde Jayne fragrances; the line has interested me for some time.

Your review of Tolu really intigued me.

2:02 PM EDT  
Blogger odonata9 said...

What a generous drawing! I don't wear orientals in the summer - I stick to more refreshing citrus or tea type scents.

3:32 PM EDT  
Blogger trhoades said...

I would say Arabie. That is an oriental, right? Would love to try out the Ormonde Jayne range!

4:34 PM EDT  
Blogger ccdouglass said...

My favorite oriental is Bond No. 9 Chinatown, which I tend to wear any time of year!

4:36 PM EDT  
Blogger EileenS said...

Depending on your definition of oriental, my summer favorites would be either the CDG Incense series (with Ouarzazate and Zagorsk the favorites), if they count, or L'Artisan Safran Troublant. All of these are edts and won't take over the room if I accidentally over-apply. The more feminine vanilla orientals can suffocate you in our hot, humid summers.

4:40 PM EDT  
Anonymous Kata said...

Orientals in the summer is pretty much a route I haven't taken yet. The farthest I got was wearing L'Artisan Vanille in the summer, where as I would classify it more as a winter, "warm you up" fragrance. It was surprisingly good however.

Orientals definitely meant for warm weather though are the Opium summer flankers. I bought Fleur de Shanghai for my Mother and she wears it beautifully.

4:43 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love to wear Fleur Oriental in warm weather.

Melanie C

4:43 PM EDT  
Anonymous Denise Miller said...

Thanks for this great draw! My new favorite oriental is acutally Estee Lauder Sensuous. (I think it's considered an oriental) On the warmer days I just wear the lotion, but in the cooler months I like to layer with the spray too. It lasts for a long time and with a light touch, it never gets overpowering.

4:52 PM EDT  
Blogger Elisa said...

My favorite summer oriental is definitely L de Lolita Lempicka. I can't wait to wear it on a hot day.

4:52 PM EDT  
Anonymous June-bug said...

A little dab of Cimabue by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz is my choice. Yum!

5:22 PM EDT  
Blogger rosarita said...

Mine is going to be Prada l'Eau Ambree. Maybe that's just a summer anber rather than a summer oriental? Either way, it smells great. :) Thanks for the draw!

6:06 PM EDT  
Anonymous Isayah said...

SL Ambre Sultan in the warmth of summer is a true wonder!
Chergui is a good summer scent too. But I prefer AS!

7:45 PM EDT  
Anonymous Fernando said...

Does Ambre Sultan count as an oriental? I certainly wear that one in the summer. I find L'Air du Desert a little harder to wear when it is very hot, though I do it once in a while.

7:52 PM EDT  
Blogger Robert said...

Shalimar Light (nee eau Legere) is my favorite warm weather oriental.

8:45 PM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

I got the sample set several months ago and adored Tolu. Then, on second thought, I gave it away...only a few weeks later, I was dying for it again. Please enter me in the draw so I don't have to buy the whole discovery set again!

I haven't really worn oriental's in the summer and only recently heard they they really work well. So, this summer I'll be sure to give them a try!

9:31 PM EDT  
Blogger Lexi said...

My fav oriental for summer is Prada l.ambree. It's light and fresh for summer

Please enter me in the draw. I tried Ormonde Jayne Woman and would love to try the rest of the linevas I've only heard wonderful things. I heart OJ Woman!

10:03 PM EDT  
Blogger pklagrange said...

Please enter me in the draw. I wear orientals in the summer, but am careful to spray more lightly.

11:43 PM EDT  
Anonymous Denise said...

Eau de Shalimar works nicely as a summer oriental. The citrus and vanilla have been amped up, and there seems to be a smidge of incense streaked into the base. And speaking of incense, another scent that works surprisingly well in hot weather is Comme des Garcons' Kyoto. It's dry enough to not be overwhelming during the summer.

12:27 AM EDT  
Blogger a.k.a. Warum said...

What a phenomenal draw!
I've just been lamenting how badly I want one of those ;)

My favorite oriental to wear in warm weather is Mahjoun by DSH, I tried and loved it in a warmth of Boulder Summer. Another one that works -- Anne Pilska, dabbed, not sprayed. Lovely too!

Chinatown worked pretty well in the Summer for me as well.

Oh, this one is so incredibly exciting!

1:46 AM EDT  
Anonymous Marie said...

I'm new to the concept of wearing orientals in the summer, but I will try it this summer. My first attempt will probably be L'eau Ambree. I've been wearing it frequently this winter and I'd love to see how it works in warmer weather.

4:47 AM EDT  
Anonymous sonia garcia said...

My favorite oriental for hot weather is Shalimar. I think is an all weather oriental... :p

8:49 AM EDT  
Blogger arlene20 said...

Hmmm, summer usually has me thinking light and citrus-y, but I've been known to spritz on my fave -- Opium -- on more than a few sultry summer evenings.

9:26 AM EDT  
Anonymous Jiyin said...

I love love love Chanel Egoiste (not Egoiste Platinum) in the summer. And Feminite du Bois any time at all.

11:02 AM EDT  
Anonymous lady jane grey said...

Interestingly Tolu's floral notes are very weak (almost nonexistent) on me - but Tolu is wonder- and beautyful. (Marina, have you tried the Tolu bath oil ?)

11:38 AM EDT  
Blogger ginamused said...

I like a dab of Tom Ford Noir de Noir for an evening out; sometimes a little Lyric.

12:01 PM EDT  
Anonymous hotlanta linda said...

Original Opium edt, Bal a Versailles ditto. I can wear anything, really, as long as a very little bit is used!!

12:16 PM EDT  
Blogger CM said...

I really like EL Sensuous and it seems to work year round.

Thanks for the draw. I'm excited to try all the OJ scents,

12:18 PM EDT  
Blogger Laurie Brown said...

I find that 'Nu' works well for me in summer. I used to wear 'Cinnabar' all the time, as did my mother. But I'll get an urge to wear a certain perfume and just wear it, no matter what the time of year it is!

1:30 PM EDT  
Blogger samberg said...

I didn't know I liked orientals until L'Heure Bleue. After that I tried Samsara and Shalimar, but for warm weather I go back to my darling Blue Hour.

2:12 PM EDT  
Blogger fey said...

I just love Chergui. It is such a comforting and wonderful scent. I enjoy it in all seasons. I've yet to try more orientals. Talu sounds beautiful.
Thank you

2:37 PM EDT  
Blogger MelissaJane said...

My fave oriental is really a flororiental..Juliet by Juliet Stewart, of course.

6:12 PM EDT  
Anonymous Holly F. said...

Thanks for the chance to be entered in the draw! My favorite oriental is Shalimar, cologne or Eau in the summer.

6:37 PM EDT  
Blogger taffynfontana said...

My favorite oriental fragrance is Maja by Myurgia it is a gebtle spicy fragrance that envelops you with a warm embrace. Please enter me in the wonderful draw.

6:51 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I am the 100th commenter! And I like Noir Epice during all weather. Just one dab, usually down around my ankles. It's very potent, and beautiful!



8:36 PM EDT  
Anonymous Lilybug said...

I must be crazy but I wear Bal a Versailles year round. It doesn't get overly hot here though and I only use a dab so maybe that's why.

10:10 PM EDT  
Blogger Prosetry said...

I love love oriental scents in the summer! I think good old Shalimar is my favorite. Vintage and modern and Shalimar Light. I love what how she blooms in the heat.

12:43 AM EDT  
Blogger Maggie O'Boyle said...

Casmir (Chopard) always works well in the summer due to its peach note. Cafe by Cafe (don't be a snob--it's wonderful!) is brightened by a nice citrus note so it's quite refreshing. A new favorite is Sensuous Noir--it's dry in a cooling way.

3:13 AM EDT  
Anonymous Charlie CM said...

I wear Shalimar Light in hot weather, even Tocade on occasion, but only with a light application. Please enter me in the drawing, would love to sample Tolu or anything from Ormonde Jayne

10:19 AM EDT  
Blogger Martinus Scriblerus said...

Thanks for running this draw. I love wearing l'Air du Desert Marocain during the summer - somehow it suits warmth just as perfectly as it does cool weather, so it is just as good during the day as at night. Never too heavy.

3:23 PM EDT  
Anonymous Maureen said...

Like several others I have previously shied away from orientals in the summer but I'm really impressed with Idole and will give it a go this summer (when I'm not at work!) OJ Woman is the perfume I would take to a desert island if I could only take one so the sample collection would be a joy!

4:37 PM EDT  
Anonymous maggiecat said...

What a wonderful draw! I'll wear vanilla-based scents all year long and a light spritz of Coromandel or Prada L'eau Ambree will warm up an over-air-conditioned office nicely!

6:47 PM EDT  
Blogger Undina said...

I'm not sure oriental perfumes will be my first choice to wear in summer but if I were to choose a couple it would be Dark Amber & Ginger Lily by Jo Malone and Field Notes From Paris by Ineke.

7:25 PM EDT  
Anonymous PhinClio said...

Favorite warm weather oriental? Probably Tauer's L'Air du Desert Morocain.

Please enter me in the draw!

9:26 PM EDT  
Anonymous CC Springer said...

I like Prada L'eau Ambree in the summer - very light - and I'll wear Musc Ravageur any season! Thx!

9:50 PM EDT  
Blogger Deanna said...

My favorite is YSL Opium :)

10:32 PM EDT  
Blogger presch1 said...

I would love to try this. A sampler set is even better...Ormonde Jayne I will sample thee yet!

10:58 PM EDT  
Anonymous Calvados said...

Dune pergaps? or Ambre Sultan. I dont pick scents based on weather. thanks for the draw!

1:11 AM EDT  
Blogger HighPlainsHoney said...

I can wear L'air du Desert Marocain during the summer and I think Prada L'eau Ambree would be good, too. Thanks for the idea, guys.

3:13 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second the Nombril Immense for summer--AnnieA

2:34 PM EDT  
Anonymous Thalia said...

Dune is the only oriental I wear when it's hot -- and oddly, Dune ONLY smells good to me in the heat. It blooms in the summer, while in the winter it can smell a little harsh and sad.

I would love to enter the draw!

5:45 PM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

L'Air du Desert Marocain, for me, although this summer I'll give Ameranthine and Chergui a try thanks to commenters suggestions.

Please enter me into the draw. I'd love an OJ discovery set!

7:12 PM EDT  

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