Hey there Olfactoria’s Travelers,
Do you ever wear fragrance for your own mad selfish pleasure, do any of your frags give you a smile of joy every time throughout the day when you get a sneaky huff of yourself? I really love the Mond di Orio line and today’s fragrance especially, it fits me like a really comfortable wool/cashmere sweater.
Eau Absolue was created by Mona di Orio and released in 2013.
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, clementine, petitgrain
Heart: Geranium, Java vetiver oil, bay leaf, pink pepper
Base: Cedar, musk, labdanum
I have written about Eau Absolue before. It is a stellar fragrance on my skin and it has serious longevity.
The opening is balmy and there is something in it that reminds me of the smell of indoor swimming pools and also our childhood sun-protection cream for the outdoors. No, I can’t tell you what it is about Eau Absolue that makes me return again and again. I bought 10ml in a split last year but there is so little left that I am pretty sure it’s going FB this year.
Photo Stolen Wikipedia
I have an admission to make, Eau Absolue is so perfectly blended and is such a magnificent scent that I really don’t want to parse it for you. What I will say is that if you spend a morning swimming, reading and sunbaking at the beach and are walking towards your transport to go get some lunch. Eau Absolue has the same sense of dreamy, languid anticipation. It is the perfect, slow, happy morning and the hope of something delicious and filling (back in the day it would have been a family corner store Cheeseburger with beetroot and carrot each and a shared chips for the whole crew).
I find myself lately upon wearing Eau Absolue to become peaceful and serene.
Where can you wear Eau Absolue? ANYWHERE!! I purposely put my decant away so I would have some left for myself because it was getting a LOT of wear. Last year I took it on my holiday with Michael through Europe and wore it more than half the journey, above is a photo with Michael and Val the Cookie Queen in the mountains near Salzburg, Austria.
When I have a bottle I am also worried that Eau Absolue could eclipse many of my other faves in my rush to wear it. Let’s see how long the couple of ml I have left lasts…
Have you tried Eau Absolue? Is there a Mona di Orio that tweaks your fancy?