I just saw the unbelievable news that the great perfumer Mona di Orio has suddenly passed away today.
I am deeply shocked and the right words fail me at the moment.
Still, I feel the need to talk about this incredible tragedy, and share my grief and shock with you, my readers and fellow fans of her work.
Mona’s perfumes have impressed me immensely this year and I feel honored that Mona reacted so favorably to my reviews and we exchanged several emails, where she impressed me as a genuinely lovely person, who is highly talented, educated and intelligent.
Apart from the personal loss of all those who knew her, her all to too early death leaves an incredible hole in Perfumeland, that cannot be closed ever again.
Mona leaves a fragrant legacy that will console us all, her olfactory imprint on our souls is thankfully indelible.