Our Mona di Orio Violette Fumee samples and decants are rebottled by Scent Split from genuine fragrance bottles. Scent Split is a wholly independent entity not affiliated, connected, or associated with Mona di Orio.
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Original bottle not included with purchase. Scent Split rebottles the genuine fragrance into smaller bottles.
"With the creation of Violette Fumée, Mona composed the melody of my favorite passions, memories and materials.
With flirty florals like violet and rose fumed with pipe tobacco, the exquisite smoothness of cashmere and suede, and deep resinous undertones, this warmly smoldering scent evokes my sensorial love for luxury, and makes me feel, dream, travel and remember.
Revved at the start, crisp, fresh notes of herbal lavender and sparkling bergamot pair with inky oakmoss and get a twist as the scent unfolds into the elegance of vetiver and clary sage.
The shy violet and iconic rose develop into a powdery and gourmand fume and then ramp up as spicy and savory notes of aphrodisiac saffron and smoky bois de gaiac communicate with the florals and begin to ignite.
The smoldering continues as resinous opoponax, myrrh, and musky cashmeran dive slowly into an intense velvety embrace.” — Jeroen Oude Sogtoen, Partner & Creative Director for Maison Mona di Orio.
Lavender, Bergamot, Oakmoss, Violet flowers and leaves, Turkish Rose, Vetiver, Clary Sage, Opoponax, Myrrh, Cashmeran
As a fan of violet fragrances, I can say that this scent stands out as a masterful creation in the genre. On my skin there are 3 distinct stages. 1) violet fresh flower and leaves with a lavender undertone, 2) violet mystery, the fumee comes out in the form of tobacco leaves, 3) violet and musk, the tobacco leaves the state and musk enters to dance with the violet. The 3 stage progression happens very the course of 7 hours, with each phase lasting about the same. The violet is never sweet, neither feminine or masculine. This perfume is art. I purchased the full bottle.
It is the beautiful subtleness you expect from violets without any of the sweetness. It manages to be feminine and mysterious without any of the heavy darkness of ouds and dark musks so it is still day time appropriate. I’ve been on a hunt for years for a daytime scent that isn’t too feminine, sweet, or citrusy and I think I finally found it! I just love Scent Splits service and how they have enabled my to make this discovery.