Taken from her surviving formulae, this is Mona's return to vetiver: a souvenir steeped in her love for the flora and sunshine of the Mediterrenean. With a dazzling effervescence of top notes, Eau Absolue bursts into life with a summer breeze of bergamot, clementine, mandarin and petit grain. Dry and spicy earthy notes of pink pepper, geranium, bay leaf and vetiver from Java and Haiti develop and deepen with the sweet resinous fragrance of cistus labdanum, the scent of the Mediterranean cliffs and seaside terraced gardens. Musk and cedar wood add a finishing touch of elegant sensuality.
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.