November 28, 2017
Linda Pilkington and Geza Schoen
Ormonde Jayne’s Creative Director Linda Pilkington, in collaboration with perfumer Geza Schoen, has released the third and final fragrance in the Ormonde Jayne “Gold Trilogy” – White Gold. The first perfume in the series, Black Gold (2014) explores the fragrant colors of sandalwood. Rose Gold (2016) is a luxurious oriental featuring T’aif rose, orange blossom and oud. White Gold Parfum captures the essence of the cool luster of the silvery precious metal over the warmth of jasmine, freesia, orchids and vanilla.
HARPER´S BAZAAR Spain / April 2012 Photographer: NICO Model: IZABEL GOULART
The initial shimmer of White Gold Parfum (it is not an EdP) is sparked with the leafy and lively effervescence of pink peppered citrus and clary sage. This sparkling effect and the bright, invigorating qualities of mandarin and bergamot surprise me with an uncharacteristic longevity. Contrary to expectation, this alloy of translucent top notes stays vibrant and alive on my skin for three hours and more before the smooth and silken quality of the temperate floral heart begins a slow, insistent reveal.
The White Album" Henna Lintukangas by Georges Antoni for Harper's Bazaar Australia.
Elements of clary sage remain in place as a bouquet of white flowers, jasmine, orchid and carnation, float over the sultry sweetness of freesia. Once again the progression of the fragrance is quite slow.
Edita Vilkeviciute by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Japan November 2011
White Gold dries down, poco a poco, over four more hours exposing balmy amber, moss and cedar wood colored with a transparent glaze of Madagascar vanilla, labdanum, white musk and orris. The sillage is at once polite and seductive. After 24 hours I find that I am still luxuriating in the rich vanilla, orris and ambrette luster.
Shakira for Vogue apped by MC
"Luster" (lustre) describes the manner in which light interacts with a surface. The word itself is derived from the Latin "lux", meaning "light", and is often used to illustrate the radiance, gloss and cool brilliance of the metallic precious metal we call white gold. Ormonde Jayne White Gold Parfum, via the artistry of Geza Schoen, interprets this luminous, lustrous effect in scent, creating a cool, vitreous fragrance with a silken-white floral heart. White Gold is a sophisticated and complex perfume that can both refresh in summer and take the chill off a cold winter's day with its burnished silvery glow. Notes: Leaf green molecule, pink pepper, mandarin, bergamot, clary sage, jasmine absolute, carnation absolute, orris butter, orchid accord, freesia, Madagascar vanilla, ambrette absolute, cashmeran, white musk, amber, moss, tonka, labdanum, opoponax, vetiver and cedar wood.
Disclaimer: Many thanks to Ormonde Jayne for my treasured bottle of White Gold. My opinions are my own.
~ Gail Gross – Senior Editor
Art Direction: Michelyn Camen, Editor-in-Chief
Gail's Bottle of Ormonde Jayne White Gold Parfum
Thanks to the generosity Ormonde Jayne, we have one 100 ml bottle of White Gold which is a Selfridge’s exclusive valued at $430 for one registered reader in the EU or a 30 ml sprayer for a USA resident. There is only one winner. To be eligible, please leave a comment saying what appeals to you about White Gold based on Gail's review, where you live and if you have a favorite Ormonde Jayne perfume. Draw closes December 1, 2017