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Orris Noir Ormonde Jayne for women and men

Orris Noir Ormonde Jayne for women and men
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Orris Noir eau de parfum by Ormonde Jayne—so haunting, it almost defies description.

The Iris flower is named after the Greek Goddess of the rainbow, the messenger of the Gods and the Black Iris of Amman is the Royal symbol of the Kings of Jordan. Thriving in a landscape of ample sun, it is a rich, purple black flower of smoldering beauty.

This dark, spicy Oriental scent is for those who want to leave their mark.

A spellbinding perfume, Orris Noir is a rich, seductive aria of unmistakable individuality.

Top: Davana, pink pepper, coriander seed, bergamot
Heart: Iris, sambac absolute, pimento berries, bay
Base: Incense, myrrh, patchouli, Chinese cedar, gaiac.

The fragrance is available in eau de parfum or Made to Measure Parfum for which the customer selects the concentration, bath and body products and candles. Orris Noir was launched in 2006. The nose behind this fragrance is Geza Schoen.

Perfume rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 97 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Artemisia Pink Pepper Coriander Bergamot

Middle Notes
iris Bay Leaf Jasmine Sambac Pimento

Base Notes
Myrhh Patchouli Incense Guaiac Wood Chinese Cedar

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Orris Noir Fragrance Reviews

JoeMacchiato
JoeMacchiato

Leathery iris that smells like the inside of a leather good

Jan
25
2016
polly golightly
polly golightly

pepato all'inizio, anzi proprio piccante direi, con un'evoluzione assai originale su iris, patchouli secchissimo e, infine, incenso. molto gradevole la giustapposizione di note speziate che passano su toni floreali-polverosi per assestarsi sul balsamico e l'affumicato. contro ogni previsione non si tratta di una bomba invernale ma piuttosto di un profumo che col tepore, secondo me, deve rendere meglio. non invasivo, neppure persistente, ma godibilissimo. molto buono.

Jan
22
2016
shushkin
shushkin

Well, this is a big dose of orris from the word go with the bay leaf and gaiaic wood adding an accent to it as the alcohol dissipates. A big wallop of orris root is heavy and you need these notes. I like it more as the bay leaf kicks in and the gaiaic wood adds its delicate smokiness. The pepper, chile and artemisia are also effective in lifting the scent and adding their sort of piquant effect. The best part of this scent is midway as the orris root finally fades and the smoky elements are very evident. Nice but the big wallop of orris puts me off

Jan
18
2016
alberto1964
alberto1964

Not original, also the smell after a few minutes tired and is irritating. Iris is not perceived. I do not like it.

Jan
17
2015
CatBlanc
CatBlanc

ORRIS NOIR immediately reminded me of CHAMPACA from the same house.

ORRIS NOIR is more animalic, curvacious, sexual version of CHAMPACA. I get the same sweet syrup, nutmeg and cinnamon. Only ORRIS NOIR is infused with ancient oils, balsams and ointments. There is a honeycomb note in there as well, a full bodied, opulent luscious sweetness hovering over it.

I get benzoin and patchouli, like the dry down of CHANEL CORAMANDEL. I get an animalic sweet and spiciness laced around this composition. There are also fleeting moments of iris blended with dark chocolate powder in the air.

ORRIS NOIR's "noir" spirit seems to be missing. I do not find it dark, mysterious or hard to pull off. It is a good oriental - feminine, tame and well composed. ORRIS NOIR dries down to a less sweet warm scent, earthy, round and vegetal. This perfume has average longevity and sillage on me.

I wasn't fully captured by this perfume, like I wasn't blown away by CHAMPACA either. So the search for my favourite ORMONDE JAYNE continues...

Jan
02
2014
mippymuppett
mippymuppett

This is a crazy heavy blast of pepper out of the bottle. Pepper and woods. Iris is probably my favorite note so I was excited to try this. Unfortunately, I get no iris. Orris root however is a different story. Orris root I can feel...powdery, a bit bitter, a bit earthy. But my soft delicate beloved purple flower...nope not in this one.

Having said that, this is a very well done incense and wood scent. I do think that the wearer must LOVE pepper to enjoy this one. If you are put off by pepper as a note I would steer clear of this. I did enjoy trying this but as I am searching for a true iris I will keep searching. Another beautiful iris "noir" scent to try is Heeley's Iris de Nuit.

Oct
14
2013
finzi
finzi

I get a slightly sweet, buttery, balmy, resinous vibe from this scent. It's warm, feminine without being really floral, and very sexy. Although I think there is a sweetness to it, the dryness of the incense keeps the scent grounded and interesting. It makes me think of a beautiful cashmere jumper, maybe just slipping off one shoulder as I lean in to kiss my man. :-D It really draws me in and it really satisfies my yearning for a new, warmer scent for autumn and winter. It'll be great for the party season, it's so elegant. Love it! Definitely worth a full bottle.

I have been avoiding Ormonde Jayne ever since I finished my bottle of Osmanthus, but now I feel inexorably drawn back. I currently have three OJ scents on my wishlist. Bang goes my resolution...

Sep
16
2013
rschmidt65
rschmidt65

I dismissed this out of hand the first time I tried it. All I smelled was pepper. But then the other day I was messing around with the sample (trying to measure how much came out per spray - true!) and I kept sniffing the tray I'd sprayed it into. I wound up rubbing the tray on my wrist. It smelled great! It has the same cedar drydown as its siblings Frangipani and Ormonde Woman but it has better sillage and a seductive incense note that I like very much. I don't think I like it quite as well as the other two but still, it's quite nice.

Sep
06
2013
cohibadad
cohibadad

I'm surprised so many reviews say there is no iris in this. To my nose it is big iris up front and it is a beautiful smooth iris that lasts (like the vintage Dior Homme), not a synthetic industrial type of iris (like the new reformulated Dior Homme). Very beautiful. And the dry down is classic peppery Ormonde Jayne. I love it.

Jun
26
2013
finanna
finanna

Once you get over the initial disappointment that this is neither iris nor noir, Orris Noir is actually a rather pleasant,warm, sweet& spicy fragrance. I agree with Doc Elly on the rough edges, this would be less interesting if it was more polished. On my skin, there isn't much development after the bergamot fades. This is not a bad thing because the spice-wood-flower combo is really nice.

Orris Noir lasts about 8hours on my perfume-eating skin. Sillage is somewhere between moderate and enormous depending on the dosage. My EdP bottle is nearly empty and although I like this a lot, love the staying power, find it very wearable and suitable for all occasions and have gotten many compliments, I probably will not repurchase it any day soon as it lacks the vow!-effect to me. I would recommend this to persons who want to explore the oriental spicy category but are afraid of the heavyweights.

Sep
15
2012
alfarom
alfarom

Orris Noir could definitely have been a LeLabo. If not for the smells itself, surely for the misleading label. LeLabo is famous for releasing fragrances named after an ingredient which too often doesn't play a relevant role in the composition itself (Rose 31 and Vetyver 46 among others). Orris Noir does basically the same thing. No iris whatsoever, not "noir" at all.

That being said, if you're fine with a peppery-woody-incensey fragrance dominated by a nice, yet unquestionably synthetic vibe, this is a pretty decent composition. Kinda dry yet, somewhat, slightly powdery, woody and incensey with nice piquant undertones. Far from being a masterpiece yet nice.

Rating: 7/10

Jul
25
2012
HelenAnn
HelenAnn

A perfume like no other. I love wearing black and this always suits a special evening out. A little goes a long way though - to overdo the spraying gives me chest pains! I have had this since it was first released and will always be very special to me. Ormonde Woman would be my next choice.

May
29
2012
Doc Elly
Doc Elly

My first impression is of a sweet, candied, fruity scent, neither orris-like nor dark. There is a dry woody note, but it’s a light wood, sort of like dry oak planks. As it settles in, it becomes a rich, slightly sharp and spicy floral-oriental scent. I like it a lot.

Like some of the other OJ scents that I’ve tried, it has what I perceive as rough edges, notes that don’t quite mesh but are close enough not to be perceived as separate, something like beat frequencies in closely spaced musical pitches, producing the olfactory equivalent of rough timbre. Whether intentional or not, it’s an interesting effect. Sillage is moderate, and the scent lasts at least 6 hours on skin. It’s not my favorite OJ scent, but it’s up there near the top.

Nov
25
2011
Kterhark
Kterhark

Remember that scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, where the bad guy rushed to select the cup of eternal life? I loved the line, "He chose poorly".

Orris Noir is a poor choice for me. I thought I could do pink pepper, as it opens my favorite Bois D'armenie, but here it is shoved aside for a stink-popper spice note and an equally foul smelling base. Sometimes I try things for no other reason than to be pleasantly surprised, but here there's just no ta-da.

I suspect those that like this like spicy orientals in general. These scents demand a very specific chemistry, which I seem to be lacking.

So alright, not a go for me, but the scene was kept short and I moved on to wiser selections.

Nov
10
2011
sherapop
sherapop

Well, you certainly won't hear me complaining about the weakness of Ormonde Jayne ORRIS NOIR! This is a very dense and dark, myrrh-rich composition which lives up to the house's warning: "not for shrinking violets." I would compare this composition to something that Andy Tauer might put together: thick and deep, very perfume-like and even intense.

The keyword here, though, is noir, not orris, to my nose. ORRIS NOIR is a heavy oriental perfume which does not showcase iris so much as roots of the plant, along with whatever soil may happen to be clinging to them! The opening is a tiny bit abrupt and a smidgeon animalic and tarry at the same time, but the drydown is a truly beautiful and refined oriental and absolutely worth the wait.

Nov
20
2010
tommy_girl
tommy_girl

after winning in the fragrantica contest for the valentine day and happily winning a bottle of this luxury perfume I think I should write a good review about it.so I try my best.
first of all I'm most likely a floral fruity girl,so this is a new experience for me between my other perfumes.
at the first sniff it's sweet,floral and a bit spicy.spicy notes become bolder,taking over the first notes after some minutes.to me there are some woody notes like pine that make it incredible for a cold day of winter.but because of the strong spicy notes I can imagine wearing it in a desert too.
as the woody notes start to fade,the warm scents and kind of oriental flowers appear.at this level it reminds me a bit Kenzo Flower.
this is very unique,high class fragrance.I think it matches the best way to winter,but it's good for the fall or spring,but in summer it would be untakable.best for the evening use,although seems to match the other times of day too.
to me,the interesting point was how the smelling change from top notes to the base notes.
provocative,not heavenly but dark and somehow masculine perfume.

Mar
01
2009
tessture
tessture

Goes on bright and fruity and dries to dark Iris and powdery black velvet jasmine incense. Lovely and layered.I'd have to say this one matches in name in beauty and mystery.

Dec
14
2008
veruska
veruska

The first time i tested that i kind of like it, but it was my least fave of Linda Pilkington creations. I revisited yesterday from a big sample and i don't like it at all. Especially in the top notes the coriande( one of my favorite spices)has a weird oily feel that although fades by time is always there.Paprica is evident, but the whole spicy leaf thing brings to my senses a nice warm winter stew,that i d;love to eat but not wear on my body. Cinnamon and patcouli appears on the drydown but by then i want to scrub it.

Dec
09
2008
KJanicki
KJanicki

I'm wearing it again today.I smell a creaminess (Sambac?) and more wood underneath today. Still brightened with that peppery edge. It is lovely and has great staying power.

Nov
18
2008
KJanicki
KJanicki

A very strong pepper note in the top had me thinking "Wow, this is a pepper perfume." Soon a powdery iris underneath showed up, then took over. But it's after an hour or two, when the sweet resins and cinnamon come out that I really started to love this perfume.

Nov
04
2008

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