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Monbloom (2016)
by Ramon Monegal


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Year of Launch2016
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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About Monbloom

Monbloom is a shared / unisex perfume by Ramon Monegal. The scent was launched in 2016 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Ramon Monegal

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I describe Monbloom by Ramon Monegal (2016) as a "monster floral" because it falls just short of being a powerhouse due to the lack of aldehyde sparkle or heavy animalics, but has an overwhelmingly thick and rich composition nonetheless, making it something other than the usual watery things you see coming from designers. The female target audience for Monbloom is still likely to find favor in it due to that cleaner and more modern makeup, but it has sufficient strength to maybe please older women used to heavier perfume as well. As man that plays with perfume from all gender spectrums, I can appreciate what Ramon has done here, but the kind of path Monbloom treads is one that still alienates me as it simply smothers in shampoo-like galaxolide sweetness and that isn't a tone I really enjoy. That being said, there is nothing cheap or rough about the composition, and like most Monegal creations, merges natural and synthetic materials into a heady overly-blended whole that smoulders intensely on skin.

The opening of Monbloom is a big slug of tuberose, with fleshy qualities that impart an 80's flair despite lacking the billowing aldehyde swoosh. From there, we get sweet and clean orange blossom wrestling with ylang-ylang to round out the top. Indolic jasmine plays a huge part in the heart, countering the effects of the orange blossom and ylang slightly but also adding thickness to the body of the scent alongside osmanthus, which provides the core apricot-like fruity sweetness of Monbloom. This is the part where I start to tune out, since patchouli, labdanum, white musk, and synthetic woody notes posing as oud and cedar take this home, but fans of heavy sweet florals would enjoy Monbloom just fine. As the name suggests, this blooms off skin all day with medium projection but intense sillage that could border on cloying if overused. I see this as a date night scent but those in love with this kind of thing can wear it pretty much whenever. Cooler weather is better for Monbloom but once more, this can be a year-rounder for those who love sweet florals and clean but heavy woody/musky bases but you have both a fat tuberose and osmanthus note to contend with from start to finish.

Monbloom is part of the white series, which focuses on florals and mostly lighter feminine-marketed selections, so the way this turned out comes as no surprise to me, but this is really well done despite the droll style. My problem with Monbloom is it takes the redolent blended vibe that Ramon Monegal favors, which is in essence a slightly down-market but still niche-quality variation of what Roja Dove enjoys, and applies it to a pedestrian and tired genre of commercial fruity floral/fruitchouli perfumes typically the realm of your cheaper Coty body sprays littering pharmacies. The result of this is something that comes across like a gourmet cheeseburger made with the finest combination of rare meats, breads, cheeses, and salad but still tasting like what you can get from a burger chain on a good day. However, you may disagree if this kind of floral is your vibe, and therefore I encourage sampling before taking my word. I can respect this, but not enjoy it, so thumbs up is impossible. Solid neutral.
07th November, 2019

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