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Sampaquita by Ormonde Jayne
Eau de Parfum
Made in England
From Ormonde Jayne:
"Sampaquita is the national flower of the Philippines.
Literally translated as “I Promise You”, the sampaquita flower is a symbol of purity and fragility, coupled with fidelity and resolve. The scent opens with an unmistakable Summer bouquet, bursting forth with sun-kissed lychee set on a canvas of bergamot, grass oil and magnolia flowers in full seductive bloom.
Head Notes: Lychee (Litchi), Grass Oil, Bergamot and Magnolia
Heart Notes: Sampaquita Absolute, Freesia, Muguet (Lily of the Valley), Rose and Water Lilies
The story unfolds: a young diplomat from the Philippines was seconded to the Embassy in Delhi for two years. Obliged to leave his girlfriend behind because they were unmarried, he promised to marry her on his return.
Not only does he fulfil his promise but returns with Indian Sambac flowers (jasmine) to grow in their garden. The Philippine climate favours the flowers where they thrive and are ultimately renamed Sampaquita, meaning “I promise you”.
— At least 30% pure oil in every bottle — Free from Phthalates — Not tested on animals — No added colour — Hand-poured in our own London laboratory"