Bohea was the prince of teas when this exotic new luxurious drink first arrived in Europe 300 years ago. Such was its fame, all black teas were know as Bohea, although term now relates specifically to tea from the Wuyi region of china. Queen Anne drank this glorious beverage noted for its smoked woody notes (an imperial image which Alexander Pope celebrated in The Rape of the Lock).Mona di Orio takes a sumptuous and revolutionary look at tea scents with Bohea Boheme, a gorgeous confection of blue camomile, fir balsam, poplar bark, box, fumed oak and smoked juniper. Oil of black tea at the heart of the perfume is enhanced with beeswax, absolue of bay leaf, benzoin, vanilla and sandalwood. Bohea Boheme: rare taste, an epicure's delight.
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, famous for his creations like Eau Sauvage, Diorissimo for Dior, and many others.
Maison Mona di Orio defines unconventional perfume traditions that align olfactory chiaroscuro with the richness of golden age perfumery.
Maison Mona di Orio perfumes bloom on skin revealing a harmonious orchestration of light, art and nature.
In December 2011, Mona passed away leaving behind a legacy of launched and un-launched fragrances.
Jeroen Oude Sogtoen decided to ensure the story Mona and he created will be told and continued with more olfactive stories to tell and more memories to cherish; stories that perfectly align credibility, elegance and uncompromising luxury to reveal unconventional parfum traditions. For 2017 Jeroen worked together with in-house perfumer Fredrik Dalman, respecting the fundaments of Maison Mona di Orio while keeping an eye on the future.
Always in search of perfection and quality all our fragrances are produced at Accords et Parfums in Cabris, the company created by Edmond Roudnitska famed for the high standards of raw materials and prestige perfumes.