My Blog’s 10th Anniversary: Interview with the Creator of My White Rabbit

If not to count job or user interviews I conducted as a part of my job, this is my first ever interview with someone in the perfume industry. And if 10 years ago, when I started this blog, anybody would have told me that I would be in a position to interview Linda Pilkington, a creator of Ta’if, my second all-times favorite perfume, I wouldn’t have believed them.

Last November, I was offered an opportunity to participate in the series of mini-interviews Ms. Pilkington was conducting as a part of the Worldwide launch of La Route de la Soie, a new collection that was created to celebrate Ormonde Jayne 20 years of perfumery. But since by that time I’ve already bought and reviewed the collection on my blog, I asked if I could do something slightly different – 20 Questions for 20 Years interview. And Ms. Pilkington agreed.

With the end-of-the-year rush and all holidays it took me a while to transcribe the conversation we had and put it into a post format. And then I thought that it would be very fitting to publish it for my blog’s 10th anniversary, since, as I told in the story for my blog’s 3rd anniversary, Ta’if was that perfume, from which my journey down the rabbit hole of niche perfumery started.

Also, I think it is serendipitous that Narth came up with the Saturday Question: Which Perfumer Would You Like to Meet In Person? around this time because, not being a fan-girl-type, the only perfumer I’ve ever wanted to chat with was Ms. Pilkington and only because of her role in creating perfume I fell in love with and everything that followed. We didn’t physically meet but it was the next best thing that can happen these days: we talked for more than an hour in Zoom.

My Ormonde Jayne Taif Family

On the photo above please meet my Ta’if family starting from the very first decant from The Perfumed Court and including the latest addition – Ta’if Intensivo, about which I’ll probably do a separate post later.

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Since I knew that predominantly people who were already familiar with the brand would be reading this interview, I skipped the traditional “let’s educate our readers about the brand” part and asked those questions that I was curious about and answers to which I didn’t know.

 

Ormonde Jayne: 20 Questions for 20 Years

Undina (U): Do you wear perfumes daily?

Linda Pilkington (L): I do. Even through the lockdown I wore perfume every day. I decide what to wear based on the combination of “How do I feel?”, “What is my day ahead?”, “What am I going to wear?” and a little bit to do with weather. For example, if I have a day when I know that I have to be on the ball, I put on Ormonde Woman: it makes me feel powerful; it makes me feel like I’m in control; it makes me feel that I’m my own person.

U: Do you re-apply your perfume during the day?

L: Yes, I do. In my office in the boutique I have that “emergency kit” next to my computer – a hairbrush, lipstick and perfume. If I’m called downstairs to chat with somebody, it takes about 5 seconds – brush my hair, put lipstick on, apply perfume – and I’m ready.

U: I realize that it’s like asking a mother which of her children she loves more, but still – is there any one perfume in the line that is especially dear to you? It’s not necessarily perfume that you like the most, but maybe there was something significant during the creation process, or the perfume that holds strong emotional connection?

L: It’s not Ormonde Woman, even though I like it, and everyone in the industry recognizes that it’s a good perfume. Many years ago, in my travels in the Middle East, I had come across oud. I was quite intrigued by that horrible pungent scent that people actually wanted to wear. I found it disgusting but decided to investigate because nobody wore it as perfume in Europe.

I brought some oud from Laos back to my studio in London, and we tried to decide what to do with it. “Nobody will want to wear that,” I said… so we put 0.06% into Ormonde, and we decided then to make Ormonde Woman and Ormonde Man (because before it was just Ormonde). Back then in Europe nobody had put oud into a fine fragrance. A journalist from Financial Times got interested; I sent her samples, I sent her pictures, and she featured it in the How to Spend It Magazine, back in 2004. So, Ormonde Man put the company on the map. And people from the perfume industry were saying: “We’d like you to consult about it; we want to know what it is.” So, I think that was my defining moment.

Ormonde Man and Ormonde Woman Perfumes by Ormonde Jayne

U: So, you are that person who is responsible for the expansion of agarwood in European perfumery in the last 15 years!

(Linda laughs)

U: While most perfumes are “unisex” and can be worn by anybody who likes them, by traditional classification there are more feminine-leaning perfumes in your collection. If you agree with this statement, why is that? Was it an economical decision (women buy more perfumes)? Or is it more natural for you to create feminine perfumes? Or is there some other reason?

L: You’re right: there are slightly more floral, oriental perfumes – I’d say, floriental is the palette I desire. But we did that “gender-free” aspect to the company through experience. When we started, we had a masculine and feminine side. But after two bad experiences with the clients to whom we had sold perfume after they wore it on their skin and liked it, but later discovered online that perfume they bought was on the feminine side and got upset, we realized the sensitivity of this issue. So, I contacted our web designer and told him to take off the “feminine” and “masculine.” We retrained all the staff not to use these descriptions. And if you’re asking about the sales, the women/men customers’ ratio is 60/40.

U: Is there any single perfume that outperforms all others in terms of popularity/sales?

L: The number one in all countries is Montabaco Intensivo. We have good sellers in different countries. For example, in Russia, they absolutely adore Champaca: for every 100 bottles of Ormonde Woman, we sell 1000 bottles of Champaca. In America, Ormonde Woman and Frangipani. In Europe, it’s Osmanthus, Ta’if and Ormonde Woman. But Montabaco Intensivo is in the top three in every country.

Montabaco Intensivo Perfume by Ormonde Jayne

U: While creating perfumes, do you ever have to compromise between what you like and what you think will sell better?

L: I always go with my nose, with what I like… except that quite often I’m “compromised” by IFRA. The original Amber Royal was outstanding. But it failed [the standards] completely. So, the best way to deal with it is to know the quantities you will be allowed to use and work around it.

U: Are there any perfume notes that you don’t like and because of that will not use in your perfumes?

L: I can’t work with tuberose in full quantity, and I would never do a full-blown tuberose perfume.

U: A woman after my own heart! I can’t stand tuberose.

L: It’s so heady, it’s so sickly, that it makes you feel a little bit ill. I can work with it in small quantities, but… No, I can’t take tuberose.

U: Was it for the same reason that you never did lily perfume? You have lily as a candle, but not as perfume.

L: No, it’s not that. I do like lily. But it’s too standard. I’ve never managed to achieve interesting lily perfume. With lily, after the top note dries off, it automatically goes back to standard lily – which is not really Ormonde Jayne. If you’ve got your signature Osmanthus, Frangipani, Ta’if, Tolu, Sampaquita or Champaca, all very beautiful, well put together, balanced, creative, artistic, abstract perfumes with lovely names. You can’t have a lily suddenly stuck among them. It’s not the style of the house. I tried. I put it with all kinds of ingredients, but in 5 minutes it’s a standard lily.

U: Why do you release perfumes in collections instead of just one new release at a time?

L: What happens is: we have a number of territories throughout the World. And they all want exclusivity. It’s hard. So, when we do a collection, it allows us to offer them a subset of it – what will work well for their territory.

U: How do you decide what perfumes to add to the line next? Are you filling in the gaps? Or something else? What goes into that decision?

L: I get feedback from my team, they are telling me if people keep asking about an ingredient. Sometimes I realize that something’s missing from our repertoire. For example, in my Signature collection I’d like to add a good musc perfume at some point when it feels right to me. And I’d like to add good patchouli perfume. And sometimes somebody sends you an oil that is interesting. It’s not something you’ve been looking for, not what I really need, but I’m particularly taken by it.

U: When will be the next new release?

L: I’ve got a couple of oils at the moment, and I’m launching two perfumes next year – they are practically finished now. I think they are absolutely fantastic. We won’t launch them at the same time. They’ll go into the Signature Collection, and we will launch them in 2021 as soon as we can travel again. I think they are absolutely stunning. Of course, some of my partners can still say to me: “They are not for my market.” I can’t speak for everybody, though I’ll try to persuade them because I know people would love these.

U: That takes me to my next question about different markets. I can’t believe people in the US do not want candles. But your US online store doesn’t have them. Why?

L: That’s not because they don’t want them. The rules and regulations are changing all the time. We have our own candle factory, so we were putting a lot of oil in candles, because we want them to smell nice. When those were tested, we were told that there was too much oil, and we had to change something. Since I didn’t want to compromise, it took me almost 18 months to recreate my candle oils so that they are just as good. And then I had to change the wick to be compliant. We just started making them again, so at the moment they are just in the UK. Maybe in a year and a half we’ll be able to supply them again.

U: What about hair mist?

L: With hair mists it’s, again, what our partners want. They have just that much space for the brand, and they say that they can sell our perfumes much faster than our hair mists. And they have their rent to pay…

U: In the past, there were body products in coordinated scents – shower gels, bath oils, if I’m not mistaken, even body lotions. Recently, I haven’t seen them either as stand-alone products or in sets. Do you have any plans for making more body products in future?

L: Before all the rules regulations I used to do all my shower cream and body lotions in my kitchen with an electric Moulinex baking mixers, not even industrial ones. 20 years ago I could do a body lotion myself and put it in a pot. But you’re not allowed to do it any more. It is expensive to have someone else to make all of my perfumes and body lotions. And then my partners would say: “For every 50 bottles of Ta’if perfume I sell, I sell 1 bottle of the body lotion. So, instead of giving up a shelf space to body lotions, I’d rather give it to perfume.”

Ta'if Perfune by Ormonde Jayne

U: Your regular line and made-to-measure – is the difference only in concentration, or do you “tweak” the formula as well?

L: The formulation is the same, and you chose 40 or 50 percent, whatever is allowed. It’s the same formula, but it smells different because at different concentrations different nuances come through. And, of course, it’s a lot more tenacious. And, when people get their favorite perfume at higher concentration for themselves or as a gift to loved ones and have their initials engraved, it makes that perfume more special for them.

U: Is there any classic or modern perfume about which you thought: “I wish I would have created it!”?

L: Not really… When I was younger, I fell in love with Diorella. I used to wear it all the time and thought it was the most magnificent perfume. I still have a bottle of Diorella in my bathroom now because I just love the smell of it. When I was a teenager and up until probably 18-20, I wore Diorella and made sure that all my boyfriends wore Eau Sauvage, also made by Edmond Roudnitska. I thought that it was a perfect match: I wear Diorella, you wear Eau Sauvage, and together we’re gonna smell so magnificent. So, maybe I wish it had been my creation.

U: Your collection is quite extensive now. Are there any plans to discontinue any of the current scents or concentrations?

L: We’d never discontinue any perfume. First, we like all the formulations. Second, it costs too much to bring the formula to market. So, sometimes when we want to reign in, we would just put some perfumes into our library. So, they just “go to bed,” they are going to get a little bit of a sleep, and they stay there. But 2-3 years down the road we might re-introduce them, maybe with a different name if a partner wants it for their market.

U: Do you have any plans to increase your brand’s presence on IG or YouTube?

L: I’m not too technically savvy, so my goddaughter takes pictures of our perfumes and posts them on our Instagram account. I don’t have any social media myself. So, I rely on my goddaughter: she’s level-headed, and she understands the philosophy of the company. I don’t think I’ll ever become a YouTube person. If anything, maybe for Cooking with Fragrance (you know, my Gourmande Jayne). Our social media person started building up this aspect, but we’re doing it slowly. We don’t want just to be doing endless “offers” because I think it can backfire. We’re really tiny, so we do not want to go “too commercial.”

U: And the final but important question. Do you share your dwelling with any furry family members?

L: Yes! Two cats, called Teddy and Freddie. They are from the cat home. I got them when they were kittens. They are brothers, but they don’t look like each other. One is a big fat ginger cat. He looks like Garfield. And the other one is black with green eyes. They snuggle up in front of the fire, sleeping in the daytime but turn into psychotic murderers by night. They go out every night. They kill anything that comes into our garden. They are working cats.

Cats Teddie and Freddy

Teddy, the ginger one, is very greedy. As he goes along, everybody likes to stroke him, he stops and lets them do it. And then he goes to the restaurants, down the steps to the kitchen, all feed him. And he just works his way down the street getting fed.

U: My cat Rusty is really food-oriented, so if he had been permitted to do something like that, by now he probably wouldn’t have been able to walk.

L: Teddy is getting a bit big. I might have to put him on a little regime.

U: And my last question: Where do you see your brand in 5 years?

L: Hopefully, it still will be my brand. And it will be just bigger, and better, and more beautiful. It’s still privately owned today, after 20 years, and it stays that way. I enjoy what I’m doing. I feel quite lucky: I have great relationships with my partners. We meet with each other all around the world. So, it’ll be the same company as you know today but with a little bit more presence.

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U: And now, concluding my 10th Blog’s Anniversary post, I want to ask myself: Where do you see Undina’s Looking Glass, in 5 years?

U: Health and life permitting, hopefully, still here. Based on decades of experience, I don’t expect to stop loving perfumes. Will I want to write about them? Will I have any stories to tell or numbers to crunch? Will there still be anyone who prefers to read about perfumes rather than watch videos and scroll through beautiful pictures? We’ll see, won’t we?

55 thoughts on “My Blog’s 10th Anniversary: Interview with the Creator of My White Rabbit

  1. Oh, wow! What a brilliant celebration of your anniversary, Undina! This is such an informative and interesting interview. Linda is responsible for some of my favourite perfumes; like you, I fell head over heels in love with Ta’if (funnily enough after smelling the candle) and I have a bit of an obsession with Tsarina (particularly the intensivo version). Passionate Love is another and totally different from the other two. Then there is Tiare … I had better stop listing them!

    Well of course she had to like cats. I would have been surprised if she hadn’t.

    I hope that she and you continue to go from strength to strength.

    Congratulations.

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    • Thank you, Jillie!

      I also have many other favorites from the line, including Tsarina. But I didn’t know there was Intensivo version for it. One day I’ll visit London again. I hope :)

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  2. Fabulous questions and fabulous answers. What a perfect way to celebrate 10 wonderful years.

    I love Ormonde Woman and Frangipani. Good to know they will be around for many years to come.

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  3. Congrats on the anniversary! What a wonderful interview. I was in London in 2018 and I abandoned my family for a few hours to visit the OJ boutique. I was the only customer and had a lovely time sniffing everything and selecting a set of travel sprays. It was hard to choose! This year I received the large bottle of Ormonde Woman as a gift – it is one of my top two or three perfumes and I’m thrilled to finally own a bottle. I haven’t sniffed anything that has been released since my visit – but hoping to. I hope this blog continues to bring you joy because we all love it!

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    • Thank you, MMKinPA. I’ll try to keep going – with everyone’s help and participation.
      Most of my OJ perfumes are travel sprays. But I bought them when you couldn’t mix different scents in one set, so I had 4 x 10 ml of those (unless I swapped some). That huge bottle of Ta’if EdP was a back-up bottle I bought when I suddenly got scared it would be discontinued (it was a false alarm but I decided not to risk it :) ).

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  4. First of all a very Happy Birthday to your blog! 10 years and still going strong! It’s a wonderful and round anniversary and this interview is a brilliant way to honor this milestone. You must feel proud for having such opportunity, how lucky that they asked you to join this mini interview series. They must know you love the brand. I don’t talk much about OJ on my blog so no surprise I wasn’t asked 😆
    I’m sure you had a lovely chat with Linda on zoom and that writing it down for this post brought back happy memories when you chatted.

    Are you going to treat yourself to some present (perfume or something else) to celebrate this big anniversary?

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    • Thank you, Lucas. It wouldn’t have happened without such friends as you being around to share this hobby with.

      I do love OJ’s perfumes. But interestingly, I think our relationships began from me criticizing in the post how I was treated as a customer on several occasions. We started the conversation, and later it turned into that invitation.

      I plan to do some perfume shopping soon – blog anniversary/birthday/just because. I just need to decide what I want to get first.

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  5. I will always prefer reading reviews and fragrance topics, along with everyone’s comments!! I have never explored the Ormande Jayne line, but I do love knowing and experiencing what everyone’s white rabbit is (mine was oakmoss) – so Ta’if samples are going on my list. Congratulations on 10 years of excellent reporting and know your blog is very much appreciated by me.

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    • Thank you for your kind words, MossyBerry. I’m glad you find reasons to come back to this blog.

      10 years ago, Ormonde Jayne was everybody’s darling, and there were less niche brands around, so everybody was testing same perfumes. These days it’s much harder to find common ground: everybody is trying something different. But I hope you’ll get to try some of OJ’s scents: many of them are very lovely.

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  6. Happy Anniversary to your blog, and thank you for bringing us all along for the ride :) That is a fantastic interview, right down to the pets :) I have their sample box, which is so elegant. I love Ormond Woman, and probably would buy a bottle except I think I may need to sort of rationalize my own collection first.

    Thank you for the excellent read!

    Carole

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    • Thank you, Carole. It’s good to have you as a fellow-traveler :)

      As you read, it doesn’t look like Ormonde Woman is going anywhere any time soon, so you can take care of your collection and then get it.

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  7. Happy anniversary! You were truly one of the early bloggers I remember from when I first became immersed in the fragrance community. And you do make me curious about this brand. I tried some years ago but she’s come out with so many more since then. I regret not getting the sample set on special when you mentioned it some time back. If you see another such opportunity do let us know. And I enjoyed your interview, especially the final question! Thank you for so graciously welcoming me into your community of friends on Undina.com.

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    • Thank you, Cynthia. I enjoy reading your stories as well: too bad traveling is so limited now, I liked how you connected your trips and perfumes (not to say that I don’t like your abstract posts :) ).

      I will be on a lookout for future good deals on the sets and will let you know.

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      • Very serendipitously, I was cleaning out sample after writing this, and I came across an untried sample of Ta’if. I tried it and I love it! Except somewhere in my head i changed the name to Tsarina, which I know is another one of her perfumes, and I thought how perfect Tsarina was, because it smelled so rich and oppulent! Finally realized I had the name wrong, but anyway, same end result. I see why you’re such a fan.

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  8. Happy 10th Blogaversary! I loved reading your interview and the answers you got, which feel like a real “inside look.” My favorite is Montabaco and I now have a bottle of the Intensivo, but I didn’t know it was the most popular!
    I’m a latecomer to the world of perfume blogs but I’m always hoping that longform writing will make a comeback, so on this trajectory, if you are still writing in 5 years, I’ll still be here reading as well!

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    • Thank you, NP!
      After the interview I realized that I wasn’t sure if I actually tried the original Montabaco, and I definitely didn’t try Intensivo version. But of course now I’m curious :)

      Since neither of us seem to be of a YouTube reviewer type (I base my assumption on your screen name :) ), let’s stick around hoping for the blogs’ Renaissance.

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  9. Congratulations on the 10th Anniversary, Undina. It is such an achievement and you continue to keep us interested! Great interview!

    Would you believe I don’t own a single FB of Ormonde Jayne? I have a good number of travel sprays which probably combine to almost 2 FBs.

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    • Thank you, hajusuuri! Your contributions to this blog’s progress is invaluable!

      If not to count different versions of Ta’if, I have only 1 other FB from the brand in my collection. Everything else is in travel sprays (though, I will be replacing those with FBs once I’m done with them).

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  10. Wonderful interview!! And congratulations on your blog’s 10th anniversary!!
    You asked some great questions of Ms. Pilkington. Loved reading the interview. I have a bottle of the Vanille d’Iris in the intense concentration and it does smell different from the original, certain notes are amplified more in a very intensive concentration.

    And I had no idea that Ormonde Woman has oud in it! I normally despise oud notes, but in very small concentrations it does add depth and heft to a fragrance in a non-offensive way. Another favorite of mine, Barkhane by Teo Cabanel also has small amount of oud in it. Thanks SO much for sharing this wonderful interview with us.

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    • Thank you, rickyrebarco!

      I think that they added oud to the perfume they had originally – Ormonde – and named that new version Ormonde Men and the initial one renamed into Ormonde Woman. So, there is no agarwood in the original OW.

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  11. Big congratulations on ten years of blogging! And on this fantastic interview with Linda Pilkington, which gave us so many fascinating nuggets about her commercial strategy and creative vision. I loved her expression about putting perfumes ‘to sleep’ for a little while, and it was fun to hear about her rhyming cats and their sassy hunter gatherer ways. As you know, I am a big fan of the line, with which I have the best ‘strike rate’ of any brand. If I was confined to wear only OJ forever – confinement being very much what we are now accustomed to – it would not be a problem, especially knowing there will be no out and out discontinuations, and more scents in the pipeline! ;)

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    • Thank you, Vanessa. I’m just following your steps :)

      You should have heard how Linda said that “go to bed” – there was something so tender and caring in her voice!

      I think I would be able to comfortably survive on a “capsule wardrobe” of OJ’s scents (plus Climat :) ). But I would be almost fully content if I could add also Amouage (or at least 5-6 perfumes from that brand) :)

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  12. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging, quite an achievement! I really enjoyed the interview. The comment about regional distributors/retailers demanding exclusivity raised my hackles. I loathe regional exclusives, as a perfumista it is frustrating not to have access to the entire array of scents. That’s a trend I wish would die but it appears it won’t, grrr.

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    • Yes it’s quite painful. Eventually you can track down the regional exclusive but its existence is a terrible thing. Imagine if we had books that were regional exclusives? It makes as much sense.

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    • Thank you, Tara!

      I also dislike that “exclusivity.” It’s bad enough that many brands have naturally limited presence. But if on top of that do these exclusive sub-selection, it becomes even harder to get what one wants.

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  13. This was the most wonderful interview to read Undina! It makes me want to go back and smell all the OJ’s again. And I’m so pleased to read she won’t discontinue, I was told by a perfume shop owner that several have been d/c’d and it’s a relief to know this is not the case. I haven’t been able to try Montabaco and now I want to even more.

    Congratulations on 10 years. I truly believe we will eventually come back from all the endless visuals to the written word again. Pretty pictures of perfume always seem a bit pointless to me, it’s not food, I want to read all about it and not just look at the bottle. There will be a blogging revival!

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    • Amen to that! :)

      I mean, thank you, and I’m glad to have around people who think the same way I do about a written word. And thank you for your contribution to making this space interesting and inviting for people to keep coming back.

      It might be that the particular store stopped selling some of the perfumes from the line. Or maybe those were the ones that were let to rest for a while. But it’s great to know that they are not gone forever.

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  14. Ten years is absolutely fantastic. And the interview is brilliant. Funnily enough I have my eye on two OJ‘s. Nawab of Oudh and the Ormonde Elixir. They both have my name on them, but I have not tried them and planned on looking when in the UK. But if that takes too long then blind might be the way to go. Stay tuned.
    Congratulations again! What an achievement.
    ❤️

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    • Thank you, Val. I have my own OJ perfume-related plans for when I visit London… at least, I hope that I’ll be able to visit in this lifetime.

      As OH has mentioned, OJ has nice discovery sets and travel sized in sets (I think, I saw mixed sets but I’m not sure if those are permanent or some special editions).

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  15. Congratulations! Ten years is such an achievement. I hope people will still want to read about fragrance. I prefer reading about fragrances and then trying them myself, I don’t enjoy most of the fragrance videos online. Of course, I’m quite an introvert, which may be part of it. I have learned so much from your blog, Undina! And what a great interview.

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  16. WOO HOO! Congratulations Undina.
    10 years is a huge thing.
    LOVED the interview. What a way to celebrate.
    Also, the interview was so good, informative, fun and interesting. I’d so enjoy reading more of them with other perfume people. Could you do some more please?
    Portia xx

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    • Thank you, dear Portia! As I said to others, it’s your celebration as well: you’re contributing your positive energy to this place and to all the places that you chose as your online “homes.”
      If I think of anybody else I would love to talk to, and if I can think of what to ask them, and if they agree to talk to me, I’ll do it (see, how many “ifs» ;) ).

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  17. Congratulations on 10 years of the blog! I can’t believe it’s been that long, time flies! You were probably the first to get me interested in OJ scents so it is perfectly fitting that this interview celebrates your anniversary. And I agree, I’d love to see more interviews here!

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    • Thank you, dubaiscents. It’s always great to see familiar faces… I mean, screen names.

      I’m glad that I contributed to propagating one of my favorite brands. To tell you the truth, had I met LP earlier, I would have been doing even more posts about this brand: it’s always great to meet people who are that passionate about their work.

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  18. Love the interview! And congratulations on your anniversary! :) 🥂🎉
    Unfortunately, I was never a fan of OJ perfumes but I now love the person behind the brand.
    I must admit that working from home has been detrimental to my perfume wearing habit. :( The best is that lately I test stuff I keep finding everywhere (moved a few months ago so my perfumes are all over the place).

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    • This interview made me want to revisit OJ, I was looking up the hours of a shop that carries them here and regretting not taking advantage of their sale of OJ pre-covid. The creator seems so wonderful and approachable!

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    • I always liked the brand, but I enormously enjoyed talking to LP: I love the fact that she loves her perfumes so much. And I found several things we have in common in addition to loving orange cats :)

      If you weren’t a fan of the Signature collection, you should try other collections – you might find something that you’ll want to wear… once life returns to any semblance of normal.

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    • Thank you, Asali!

      My vSO and I both enjoyed that bit about Teddy: it gave us some laugh imagining that clever creature who figured out that being cute and asking for food was easier than hunting.

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