Qi – Intensivo
Qi – Intensivo is a fragrance by Ormonde Jayne. The notes of this fragrance are Green lemon blossom, neroli, freesia, tea notes, osmanthus, violet, hedione, rose, mate, benzoin, musk, moss, myrrh
Inspired by the Chinese symbol Qi (pronounced?Chi??), meaning ??breath of life’, Ormonde Jayne’s QI is a tribute to the aesthetic taste for delicacy that permeates Chinese culture from top to toe. Never intended to be a showy or dramatic fragrance, Qi instead reads as a light breeze carried from a cultivated Japanese garden, warmed through with hints of clean, tea-like florals and silky osmanthus petals.
Qi opens with the balmy bite of neroli and lemon blossom, a delicately fresh precursor to a heart full of osmanthus, which laces the scent with a juicy, apricot-like aroma as well as the lightly tannic scent of green tea leaves. For a while, the scent floats peacefully along in this faintly peppered and fruited tea vein until a soft, mossy musk blurs the edges of the scent. Traversing all the minute stops between a fruity osmanthus oolong to a dry, green maté, Qi is simply a must try for tea lovers, or indeed for anyone who values translucence and refinement above all.
The fragrances in the Four Corners collection are available in both pure parfum and intensivo concentrations, with the intensivo being the stronger of the two formats.