In my mind, Mona di Orio has always been associated with quirky — and sometimes outright challenging — fragrances. Mona di Orio Nuit Noire is as dark and animalic a fragrance as I’ve ever smelled. Even the perfume house’s single note fragrances such as Vanille and Cuir focus on those materials’ less obvious aspects.
With Dõjima and Suède de Suède, the house made a conscious decision to satisfy “the demand for more accessible fragrances for those who recently discovered niche” by developing “more accessible fragrances to build a bridge to the more complex creations in our collection.” Lucky for us, both fragrances are still likely to be plenty interesting to experienced perfume lovers…
It’s another Monday, and also, Tequila Day and J Lo’s birthday. What fragrance are you wearing?
If I had any J Lo Glow left, I’d be wearing that, but I don’t. Instead I’m wearing Sultan Pasha Nankun Kodo, which I’ve been wearing all weekend. Thank you to the very kind reader who sent me the sample! You can find a detailed review at Kafkaesque.
"Travel abroad without leaving home" with Castelbel Porto's Hello Cities soap collection. Shown are Bonjour Paris (jasmine, of course) and Hello London (tea time, of course), $10 each for 150g at Beautyhabit.
This summer, Carolina Herrera introduces a new VIP perfume – a more intense, aromatic, totally masculine and intriguingly different named 212 VIP Black. The new Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black follows famous brand’s perfume 212 VIP from 2011. The new perfume got its inspiration from New York’s clubs and active nightlife. The difference between the original version and the updated one is the strong alcohol in it – from vodka to absinthe notes in the new edition. Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black is an evening fragrance with a strong aroma made of absinthe shots infused with lavender, star anise, fennel, calmed on sweet black vanilla and musk notes. It is an aromatic-fougere perfume composed by famous perfumers Carlos Benaim and Anne Flipo. This perfume characterizes a man who wants to feel VIP, but at the same time earthy and frisky. A truly clubbing and energetic fragrance with a wild nature. Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black is advertised by Cameron Dallas, along with Taylor Hill and Hailey Baldwin. Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black is available in 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum.