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    Default Mona di Orio

    I was looking through some samples today and came across Les Nombres d'Or - Vetyver. It reminded me of Mona di Orio's sudden death this past winter. The perfume world lost a great artiist.
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    Completely agree and that one happens to be my favorite creation from her many great ones...
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driů) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    My favorite of the line with the vanilla.

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    Another fan on Vetyver. She was truly great and the fragrance world misses her.

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    Agree. Cuir is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster2010 View Post
    Another fan on Vetyver. She was truly great and the fragrance world misses her.
    So true. A genius who's career was cut short. She visualized a "story" behind each of her fragrances. I read an interview as to her thought process when creating new fragrances...

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    Love her Vetyver and her Oud.

    Mona, we miss you.


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    Oud is my next purchase. Already love her Vetyver and Vanille. Among my collection these stand above the rest as something special.

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    She was an incredibile artist and a beautiful human being. Much missed.


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    I wish i was able to meet her. She seemed to be a women that had a lust for life. The smells she produced refected that - i ve not come across a scent that i do not like!

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    A woman of genius. God rest her soul.


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    Her oud fragrance is very nice IMO.

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    The scented world lost a genius when we lost Mona. LOVE her Musc, Tubereuse and Vetyver and can see the craft in those that don't work for me.

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    I am glad she lived long enough to give us Les Nombres d'Or. They are a great legacy. She was immensely talented and seemed a very warm person as well.

    I hope, if there is an updated edition of The Guide, that they will rethink what and how they present from Mona di Orio.

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    Im very pleased to hear that some of her older perfumes are set to be re released before long

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    I hope, if there is an updated edition of The Guide, that they will rethink what and how they present from Mona di Orio.


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    Mona was a very compelling perfumer, but, I'd rather celebrate her work than be bummed out by her untimely demise. Not many are fortunate enough to produce a whole line of wonderful scents before their passing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Mona was a very compelling perfumer, but, I'd rather celebrate her work than be bummed out by her untimely demise. Not many are fortunate enough to produce a whole line of wonderful scents before their passing.
    I think of it like when My favorite artist or author dies. I think of what they accomplished, but also about all the paintings/books they would have done had they lived...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    I hope, if there is an updated edition of The Guide, that they will rethink what and how they present from Mona di Orio.
    Oh, I agree... not that Turin should/would use a different criteria just because the author of the work is has passed away -- but because to my mind the judgements seemed hasty and ill conceived.

    I have her Vanilla and the Tubereuse is on my wish list. Everything I've smelled from her line is unusual and intriguing.

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    A very unique, full line of fragrance. I love her interpretation of oud.

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    Now I am obsessed with finding a split or decant of Vetyver. I have used up the sample I had and want more!!!
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    Default Mona di Orio Vetyver

    I've used up the last of my MdO Vetyver and am looking to buy a bottle. It is expensive, (for me) at $180/100ml. I love this frag, but after an hour the projection is poor on me. I can sniff under my collar and still smell it hours later, but it doesn't waft up to my nose. Anyone else have this problem? I tend to use less of it b/c of it's cost, perhaps the answer is more spritzes. 3 is usually adequate for a quality frag. on me but...?
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    Default Re: Mona di Orio Vetyver

    Projection is fine for me with all her scents. 3 sprays should be fine, but if not use more.

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    I don't use it because it doesn't project my much.

    I'm pretty sure there is plenty of longevity and trail but barely enough projection.

    Lovely composition though. Very well blended.

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