I am honored to present the Spanish perfumer Ramón Monegal in today’s People In Perfumeland interview.
Monegal has launched his eponymous line in 2012 to great acclaim. Take a look at my review of the entire line here. We know a lot about his perfumes, his background as a descendant of the famous Spanish perfume house Myrurgia, but today we will get to see a glimpse of the man behind the business.
A good day starts with… a good idea.
I’d never leave the house without… my eyeglasses.
I always feel good when… I can work freely without external constraints or imperatives.
My favorite thing in the world is… science fiction.
The next thing I want to buy is… something essential.
The place I always come back to… is Barcelona.
My personal style is... anarchic bohemian.
My favorite perfume is… a true leather.
When I travel I always… need to know where North is.
To relax I need… silence.
When I have a bad day… I try to move forward.
I like to gift people with… illusion.
I find my inspiration…. in nature’s language.
Something I would never want to miss… is my childish curiosity.
My last mistake was… a lack of self-confidence.
In my fridge there is always… Coca Cola Zero!
On my nightstand I keep… chocolate.
The perfect weekend starts with… a mountain bike ride.
My role model is… the chess game.
Something I always want to be asked in questionnaires like this... is: What is your mental age?
Hopefully no one ever asks me about my mental age. ;)
I enjoyed Mr Monegal’s answers very much and I’m happy to say that he said he also enjoyed answering this questionnaire, since it was so different to what he is usually asked.
Mr Monegal impresses me as a quiet man of few words, a deep thinker who manages express a lot with very little. Something I truly admire.
Are you familiar with the Monegal line? What are your favorites?