Ormonde Jayne has teamed up with fellow British department stores Selfridges and Harrod’s to release two flankers of Montabaco. Montabaco Ivoire is an “amberesque perfume personified” which contains feature notes of Tobacco, Saffron and Oud. On the other hand, Montabaco Cuba is a perfume inspired by Latin America, deriving from Tobacco Leaf and gourmand notes.
Cuba and Ivoire follow the same bottle design as the original Ormonde Jayne Montabaco, barring a few colour changes. Both bottles are shaped in a slightly hexagonal fashion, with the longer portion coated in the brands name and fragrance title. The caps feature an ornate design and are brushed with a gold finish. You can tell the fragrances apart as Cuba’s bottles are painted a very inviting, light turquoise while Ivoire is painted in a soft burgundy.
Ormonde Jayne Montabaco Ivoire employs Blackcurrant, Orange Absolute, Bergamot, Juniper and Black Pepper at the top. In the heart, Magnolia and Geranium make way for Tea Notes. Finally, Tobacco Leaf, Patchouli, Iso E, Suede, Tonka, Ambergris and Musk complete the base.
Ormonde Jayne Montabaco Cuba is a gourmand fragrance that begins with Orange Absolute, Bergamot, Juniper, Mandarin and Freesia. Down below, Magnolia and Jasmine merge with Tea Notes and Dry Wood. In the base, Tobacco Leaf, Iso E, Suede, Tonka, Ambergris, Sandalwood and Vanilla Absolute.
Cuba and Ivoire take glimpses of Ormonde Jayne’s original Montabaco and make minute changes. At the top, Montabaco features Cardamom, Mountain Air, Juniper, Clary Sage, Bergamot and Orange. The heart consists of Tea amidst a heap of florals: Hedione, Magnolia, Violet and Rose. Montabaco concludes with Tobacco Leaf, Iso E, Suede, Ambergris, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean and Moss.
Ormonde Jayne Montabaco Ivoire is a Harrod’s exclusive and is available in only 50ml. The same goes for Cuba, although it can be found exclusively at Selfridges. Both fragrances retail for $195 USD and are equipped with an atomized sprayer beneath the cap.