British niche line Ormonde Jayne will launch the Four Corners of the Earth Collection next month. The set includes Montabaco, Tsarina, Nawab of Oudh and Qi. All four fragrances were developed by perfumer Geza Schoen.
Montabaco ~ inspired by Latin America, with tobacco leaf, leather and florals.
Tsarina ~ inspired by Russia, a floriental with amber and vanilla.
Nawab of Oudh ~ inspired by India and the Gulf, with oudh and rose.
Qi ~ inspired by China, a light green fresh floral with freesia and tea notes.
Ormonde Jayne Four Corners of the Earth Collection Montabaco, Tsarina, Nawab of Oudh and Qi will be available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum.
Update: more information from the Ormonde Jayne blog:
The inspiration for the new perfume collection ‘The Four Corners of the Earth’ came from the indigenous flora of different parts of the world I have visited on my travels. The notes capture the spirit of what I call the ‘four corners’ and bring together some of the world’s rarest and most elusive scents: from the deserts of the East, the jungles of Latin America, the ancient walled cities in China, and from Russia of the Romanov Tsars.
Montabaco ~ “Montabaco is a perfume to capture the essence of Latin America: leather, suede, wood and tobacco leaf repeated over and over again creating a suggestive sensuality and Latino temperament. It sits above the rich floral presence of magnolia, jasmine and rose. It is all unashamedly seductive yet profoundly simpatico.” With air note, orange absolute, bergamot, juniper, clary sage, cardamom, magnolia, hedione, rose, violet, tea notes, tobacco leaf, iso e super, suede, sandalwood, moss, tonka and ambergris.
Tsarina ~ “Tsarina captures opulence and passion. It demands fur, leather, brocade, heavy silks in sweeping dresses and fabulous jewels to go with her haughty heritage. To call it a floral oriental is to misunderstand its rich complexity, it is more baroque. The perfume is profund, blending leather notes, rich Madagascan vanilla, amber and orris butter. This is a powerhouse perfume, ravishing and regal, distinctive and synonymous with the glamorous world of luxe.” With mandarin, bergamot, coriander, cassis, hedione, freesia, jasmine, sambac, iris, suede, sandalwood, cedar, vanilla bean base, labdanum and musk.
Nawab of Oudh ~ “Nawab (Ruler) of Oudh is a province of central India. Our perfume is inspired by the Nawabs who once ruled over it. It is a potent blend of amber and rose with a soft oudh edge. Yet surprisingly not one ingredient stands out from the others. It achieves a perfume synergy that defies traditional analysis, releasing a pulsating pungency, brooding and hauntingly beautiful, a rich tapestry of fascinating depths, a jewelled veil to conceal its emotional complexity and extravagance.” With green notes, bergamot, orange absolute, cardamom, aldehyde, rose, magnolia, orchid, pimento, bay, cinnamon, hedione, ambergris, musk, vetiver, labdanum and oudh.
Qi ~ “Qi (pronounced “key” or “chi”) means Breath of Life. It’s an ancient word that permeates the Chinese language and everyday life. This perfume is inspired by the Chinese people’s love for the lightest and most delicate scents. Qi is constructed to make no great statement thus offending no-one, it does not tear down any great walls but is rather something more spectacular, like an amazing dawn, a softly-scented fragile breeze, Qi is an honest, open and natural perfume, it makes its mark for those who don’t want to be too obvious but may feel unfinished without it.” With green lemon blossom, neroli, freesia, tea notes, osmanthus, violet, hedione, rose, mate, benzoin, musk, moss and myrrh.