Ta'if (2004)Eau de Parfum

Ta'if (Eau de Parfum) by Ormonde Jayne
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Ta'if (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Ormonde Jayne for women and was released in 2004. The scent is floral-spicy. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Geza Schön

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesDate, Pink pepper, Saffron
Heart Notes Heart NotesFreesia, Jasmine, Orange blossom, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Broom

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (97 Ratings)

Longevity

8.0 (68 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (67 Ratings)

Bottle

8.1 (64 Ratings)
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Coutureguru

223 Reviews
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Coutureguru
Very helpful Review    5
Beautiful … but misnamed!
There is no doubt that Ta'if by Ormonde Jayne is a beautiful fragrance, cast in the mold of a floral oriental. The problem here is that when I want to smell roses from Ta'if, I don't need all of the other bits and pieces, however beautiful they may be.

I don't think it is fair to call this fragrance Ta'if, but then that is just the purist in me speaking. While roses from this mountainous region of Saudi Arabia might well belong to the Rosa damascena trigintipetala variety of Roses, their fragrance is definitely affected by the region in which they are grown. Although differences in scent might be minimal, the Wardh Taifi is known for its intensity, even above that of its Kazanlik Bulgarian cousin.
Ormonde Jayne's Ta'if is not as much of a Rose soliflore as it is a floral fragrance containing Rose … and quite a bit of Jasmine. There is also a marked spiciness here provided by the Saffron and Pepper, while the Orange Blossom tends to be a little deafening through the heart phase of this fragrance.

Pure Rose oil from Taif has a sparkling quality, which I have sometimes likened to the whistling of a scimitar blade through the air. To my nose, it is pitched higher than the almost velveteen warmth of Damascus Rose, exhibiting a keener edge.
Unfortunately, the Rose in this fragrance is 'gentrified', if that makes any sense … its 'wild' character has been somewhat suppressed!
The sillage and longevity here are average to good … I just don't find all that much ingenuity in this house. I have the full (gorgeously packaged!) set of samples but I have yet to find one that is mind-blowing, other than just very nice.

This offering by OJ is definitely a gorgeous fragrance and I do recommend it to those who love a good floriental. My only disappointment is that this is not a true 'Taif' Rose.
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review    5
A Splendid Floriental Saffron Blend
Ormonde Jayne TA'IF is a splendid saffron rose composition to my nose. There is enough saffron here to adorn the rose perfectly without overwhelming it. The rose and the saffron meld together to produce a truly floriental experience, which I myself would not characterize so much as a rose as an oriental perfume. I believe that the orange blossom and the peach are contributing to the de-rosification of the perfume as a whole as well.

The longevity of TA'IF is excellent, and the sillage big enough to remind me of its presence hours after donning this delightful creation. Although this is fairly linear, for that reason, it's consistently compelling from start to finish. Highly recommended to rose and oriental lovers alike!
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