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In Mona di Orio’s Vétyver, she wrests every facet she can get from its earthy-citrus scent, like a pianist exploring the intricacies of a particular key in a Bach piano concerto. Fresh, dry, peppery, hesperidic and even minty — Vétyver marries the best Bourbon vetiver with notes that bring out its herbaceous- fresh qualities.
Vétyver Notes: Blue Ginger from Madagascar, Grapefruit from Argentina, Nutmeg, Vetiver from Bourbon, Ciste Labdanum, Musc, Patchouli, Absolute Sage.
When composing Vanille, Mona di Orio imagined a romantic back story involving an old ship from long ago, on its way to Madagascar or the Comoros Islands, carrying precious cargo: rum barrels, oranges, vanilla beans, ylang-ylang, cloves and sandalwood ...
Gourmand, smoky, and boozy with a subtle aromatic orange note lingering in the background, Vanille is one Bateau Ivre of perfectly blended notes that will derange your senses with its sensuality.
Vanille Notes: Bitter Orange from Brasil, Rhum Absolute, Petitgrain, Clove, Vanilla from Madagascar, Tholu, Gaic Wood, Vetiver, Sandal wood, Ylang-Ylang, Tonka Bean, Leather, Musc, Amber.
When we think of tuberose in perfume, we often think of the version most perfumers like to emphasize: its nocturnal version, when it exudes its most intense scent. More discreet and docile during the day, the flower some call “The Queen of the Night” emerges from its slumber when it’s dark out to emit a deep and almost animalic aroma.
In Tubéreuse, Mona di Orio creates what she calls a “twilight tuberose,” greener and fresher than its headier nocturnal incarnations but still intoxicating and rich. It opens with a beautiful and peppery burst of bergamot and green notes, which almost gives tuberose the quality of having been tamed and made more transparent after a refreshing light rain.
Tubereuse Notes: Pink Pepper ( Baise Rose ), Bergamot, Absolute Tubereuse from India, Benjoin, Casmeran, Heliotrope.
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