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Peace And Serenity – Review: Maison Mona di Orio Eau Absolue

Hey there Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia in the OT house from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. Do you ever wear fragrance for your own mad selfish pleasure, do any of your frags give you a smile of joy every time … Continue reading

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Dandified Violet – Review: Mona di Orio Les Nombres d’Or Violette Fumée

By Tara Before her tragic, untimely death in 2011, Mona created Violette Fumée for her business partner Jeroen Oude Sogtoen. She sought to embody within it his favourite raw materials, passions and memories. In 2013 he decided to share this … Continue reading

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Land of Plenty – Review: Mona di Orio Eau Absolue

By Tara Eau Absolue is said to be a fragrance Mona created for herself and embodies her love of the Mediterranean. It was launched in 2013 and is described as a Citrus Aromatic. Mona composed the formula before her untimely … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Attitude to Skank In Perfume?

By Tara How do you feel about perfumes featuring sweaty cumin, indolic florals, beastly musks and animalic ouds? What are your favourite skanky perfumes? Do you love an all out skank-fest or do you prefer something with just a touch of naughtiness? Do you have reservations … Continue reading

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Mona di Orio Discovery Box

Just a quick note to let you know that First in Fragrance offers a discovery box of Mona di Orio’s Les Nombres d’Or line, including the new Rose Etoile d’Hollande. That is a great thing if I ever saw one! … Continue reading

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Mona’s Legacy – Mona Di Orio Les Nombres d’Or Rose Etoile de Hollande

Mona do Orio’s take on rose is eagerly anticipated by everyone who knows and loves her work. Rose Etoile de Hollande was created by Mona herself, before her untimely and tragic death last December. Her business partner Jeroen Oude Songtoen thankfully … Continue reading

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Maison Mona di Orio – A Video About The Past, Present And Future Of the House

Mona di Orio’s business partner Jeroen Oude Songtoen talks about Mona as a person, her death, the brand and the future of the line. Maison Mona di Orio seems to be in very good hands… I look forward to the … Continue reading

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Jack Bauer And Trinity – Review: Mona di Orio Cuir

Of all the Mona di Orio perfumes in the Les Nombres d’Or line, Cuir is probably the most difficult one to wear, even to come to terms with. Not one to be put off by an initial olfactory shock, I … Continue reading

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What To Wear For The Holidays – My Favorite Festive Perfumes

The next days are full of celebrations and festive events for most of us. A special occasion calls for a special perfume. Here are a few suggestions of my favorite festive fragrances to wear for the upcoming Holiday celebrations. Parfumerie … Continue reading

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A Big Hug From A Good Friend – Review: Mona di Orio Les Nombres d’Or Musc

Musks can be a tricky business. They can be too clean, evoking room spray, dryer sheets and fresh laundry. They can be too dirty, evoking sweaty armpits and Mongolian leaders including their horses. Or they can be too big (molecular … Continue reading

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