Inspired by Marchesa Casati, the legendary patron of the arts and muse of eccentricity, known for her extravagant dark fashion and lavish fetes replete with exotic animals, gilded servants, and an infectious waft of incense and mystery that surrounded her.
Myrrh Casati casts a sharp spell with its concentrated top notes of spicy Peruvian red berries and pink pepper.
We are swept into the heart and star of the fragrance, dark myrrh enrapt in richly herbal bittersweet notes of licorice, cardamom and saffron. Incense, sweet benzoin and heady patchouli rise and dip into exotic smoky guaiac wood and earthy cypriol oil. Myrrh Casati, with its Monaesque complexity and originality, is strikingly alluring and obsessively addictive.
Peruvian red berries, pink pepper, Guatemalan cardamom, saffron, licorice, Siamese benzoin, myrrh and incense from Somalia, Indonesian patchouili, Indian cypriol nagarmotha, guaiac wood from Paraguay.
MAISON MONA DI ORIO
Maison Mona di Orio defines unconventional perfume traditions that align olfactory chiaroscuro with the richness of golden age perfumery and uncompromising luxury. In the spirit of Haute Parfumerie, Maison perfumes bloom on skin revealing a harmonious orchestration of light, art and nature.
Founded in 2004, Maison Mona di Orio was created by the perfumer, Mona di Orio, and designer, Jeroen Oude Sogtoen, as a union of their mutual love of art and artisanal craftsmanship. Mona trained in classical perfumery for ten years alongside world-renowned perfumer Edmond Roudnitska.
Influenced by light and nature, Mona sought to capture the quintessence of an ingredient. She constructed fragrances as a composer, playing on harmonies and melodies that develop with skin.
Her characteristic style is a journey of light and dark elements with lively, sparkling notes that recall the joyous moment of opening a bottle of champagne, layered with dark, seductive nuances and mysterious pleasures. With a distinct focus on craft and quality, raw materials are carefully selected and controlled by Accords et Parfum in Cabris, the prestigious atelier founded by Mona’s master, Monsieur Roudnitska, and known for their standards of excellence.
With the highest quality ingredients, Mona achieved unique identity and credibility with her constructions that seem almost minimalist in formula, yet strikingly faceted in composition and a lasting sillage.