LINDA PILKINGTON – ORMONDE JAYNE
Linda Pilkington is founder and creator of London perfumery Ormonde Jayne. The name is formed of her middle name (Jayne) and the place she used to live – Ormonde Terrace. A chance meeting with an old friend when she was living in South Africa began the whole process. He worked for Chanel, and knew that Linda made candles as a hobby & also loved fragrance and aksed her to create candles for his Chanel store. They ordered 50, and then kept re-ordering! She had to register a company so that she could raise an invoice and that was when Ormonde Jayne was born. Her first invoice was Chanel Fine Jewellery Number 001. That was 10 years ago.
Now, she has 2 shops, 12 members of staff, a laboratory & a studio.