When creating “Ormonde Jayne”, my goal was to combine elements that I believe define true elegance: the quality of English craftsmanship, the art of French perfumery and the sensuality and natural harmony of the Orient.
The beginnings of “Ormonde Jayne” are far from glamorous, they started almost by chance and at that moment little more than the passionate pastime of an intransigent perfectionist.
Linda’s interest in perfumery began as a teenager, intrigued by the passion and romance of perfume and perfume bottles. This passion led “Linda” to her first race, growing and selling flowers along the road outside the Cheshire family home.
He also learned how to make scented candles and bath oils from craft games and created beautiful scented pillows for birthdays and Christmas gifts.
The next fourteen years were spent traveling and working around the world.
With an acute sense of business and an eye for detail, Linda acquired invaluable experience working in South America, Africa and the Far East, owning and managing a boutique hotel, a soybean farm and even a small chain of ice cream shops.
It was in these fantastic places, surrounded by exuberant flora and intoxicated by intoxicating aromas, that Linda learned to appreciate and investigate oils and exotic essences, an extension of her childhood pastimes.
Upon returning home, Linda continued her love for the scent and began creating an impressive collection of perfumes that were displayed at a London trade show.
For two consecutive years, he received the first prize for style and innovation. When she was later asked to create “the perfect scented candle” for Chanel, she accepted the challenge.
It was not long before her inspiring vision pushed her into the public light. Stimulated by its own exacting standards, the impressive range of Ormonde Jayne Perfumes was born. Each product is passionately created by Linda and bottled and packaged by hand in her London workshop. The Ormonde Jayne Perfumery opened on November 30, 2001 on Old Bond Street in London.