Ormonde Jayne Iniquite ~ new fragrance


Iniquité is a new (very) limited edition fragrance from niche line Ormonde Jayne, created for a special auction being held by The Economist's More Intelligent Life website to benefit literacy efforts by Shannon Trust. Iniquité was inspired by author Fay Weldon's imagining of the scent of Becky Sharp, the anti-heroine of Thackeray's Vanity Fair.

“Becky Sharp smells of sin remembered” – so writes Fay Weldon, one of six authors who contributed to our feature imagining the scents of fictional characters. Her description of Thackeray’s anti-heroine from “Vanity Fair” was so good we’ve bottled it: Iniquité, the scent of Becky Sharp, has been created exclusively for Intelligent Life by the perfumier Ormonde Jayne. To raise money for the literacy charity the Shannon Trust, we are auctioning a single 100ml bottle of Iniquité eau de parfum – the only one of its kind. The highest bidder will receive this exclusive perfume, which includes notes of orange-flower, bergamot, rose oil and amber. The 28 next highest bidders will be given the opportunity to make a minimum donation of £15 to the Shannon Trust, in return for which they will receive one of a limited edition of 10ml Iniquité purse sprays.

Bidders must be over the age of 18 and have a UK postal address; you can bid on the auction through 12/18 here, or read more about the project here.

(via moreintelligentlife)

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  1. Omega says:

    Must have a U.K. postal address…aaack!

  2. hajusuuri says:

    Remembered sin must smell yucky. Moving on….

    • Robin says:

      But nothing from Ormonde Jayne smells yucky!

      • hajusuuri says:

        My new rule is that if I can’t get a hold of a perfume, it must smell yucky :-).

        I’ve been disappointed in one OJ perfume – Qi.

        • Robin says:

          Ha…a perfect rule.

          I still have not smelled any of those 4! So they must all be yucky, come to think of it.

          • hajusuuri says:

            Touche! :-)

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