Brand Mona di Orio
"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
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.