Maison Mona di Orio is an Amsterdam based fragrance house founded in 2004 by Mona di Orio and Jeroen Oude Sogtoen. Mona di Orio is a classically trained perfumer, having had the great honour, as a young girl, of working alongside the famous Edmond Roudnitska. Mona developed a style of perfumery that reinforces the richness, complexity and originality of fragrances that recall the glories of the golden age of perfumery in the 1920’s and ‘30’s: unconventional parfum traditions.
With a distinct focus on craft and quality, all creations are manufactured in France by the company that finds its origin in the glorious era time of Mona’s master, making sure the best available quality is selected, giving the brand a unique identity and credibility.
When composing Vanille, Mona di Orio imagined a romantic back story involving an old ship from long ago, on its way to Madagascar or the Comoros Islands, carrying precious cargo: rum barrels, oranges, vanilla beans, ylang-ylang, cloves and sandalwood …Mona di Orio
In Mona di Orio’s Vétyver, she wrests every facet she can from its earthy-citrus scent, like a pianist exploring the intricacies of a particular key in a Bach piano concerto. Fresh, dry, peppery, hesperidic and even minty – Vétyver marries the best Bourbon vetiver with notes that bring out its herbaceous-fresh qualities.Mona di Orio
Opening with a whiff of Gauloise-like smoke it quickly becomes toasted spices and sweet absinthe before the appearance of the leather. Neatly straddling the line between biker and Birkin bag, the leather is almost carnal in its depth.Mona di Orio
Inspired by Marchesa Casati, the legendary patron of the arts and muse of eccentricity, known for her extravagant dark fashion and lavish fetes replete with exotic animals, gilded servants, and an infectious waft of incense and mystery that surrounded her.Mona di Orio
Eau de Parfum. Created as Mona’s personal secret passion, Lux is a study on light with precious raw materials that harmoniously develop in her signature olfactory chiaroscuro style. Gently effervescent at the start, the brightness warms into an captivating embrace of sweet and sensual notes that wears close on the skin.Mona di Orio
With the creation of Violette Fumée, Mona composed the melody of Jeroen Oude Sogtoen's 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 Jeroen's sensorial love for luxury, and makes...Mona di Orio
The enigmatic and much-prized essential oil of real oudh from Laos radiates from the centre of Mona di Orio’s “Oudh Osmanthus” casting a mystical spell on the other notes and highlighting their beauty. Since the dawn of time, due to its scarcity and cost, the precious oudh is a resin traditionally reserved for Gods and Majesties.Mona di Orio
Eau de Parfum. Nuit Noire elicits the steaming sensuality of a dark, sultry night in North Africa, exotic, spicy, and animalic. A strikingly carnal affair, the raw energy and heat at the start rises from floral notes colliding with woods, spices and leather, but as it is with lovers, this sophisticated floriental dries down richly intimate into a velvety...Mona di Orio