New Packaging, New Name, Original Formula. The enigmatic and much-prized essential oil of real oudh from Laos radiates from the centre of Mona di Orio’s “Oudh Osmanthus” casting a mystical spell on the other notes and highlighting their beauty. Since the dawn of time, due to its scarcity and cost, the precious oudh is a resin traditionally reserved for Gods and Majesties. It is a mystery, a myth that goes well beyond a fragrance that is revealed suavely and enchantingly, enrobing us in its luxurious aura, confined in a thousand and one nights.
This fragrance opens with notes of citrus and precious spices of elemi, petitgrain and green mandarin, amongst others mingled in a seductive encounter. A love potion with a radiant sensuality, Oudh Osmanthus reveals one by one its troubling facets, alternating between animal, leathery, woody and balsamic tones. They embrace in a passionate vibrancy with shadowy patchouli, a mysterious nagarmotha, cedar from Atlas and grey amber, a spellbinding formula that is rich and heady. Absolute osmanthus, the carnal flower with its charmingly warm and mesmerizing hints of jasmine, honey and apricot tempers the forceful power of oudh by its exquisite nectar.
Elemi from the Philippines, Calabrian green mandarin, petitgrain from Paraguay, Indonesian patchouli, Chinese osmanthus absolute, Indian cypriol, Atlas cedarwood, oudh essential oil from Laos, musk, ambergris.
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.