If you could design your ideal perfume, what type would it be, and what would be the main focus of it (or notes in it)? Also, tell me about the vibe it would project.
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I have listed descriptions of the 14 Ramon Monegal fragrances below (the RM website is still under construction, so it's not completely up to date).
The essence: Arabian Agarwood, Cuir Vitessence (leather), Nutmeg, Vetiver, Ambroxane (amber) , Musc Coctail
DRY WOOD: Nature in its purest state. Noble Sandalwood and Cedar, the texture of Cashmere in a mist of Amber molecules. Force and personality create a forthright and sociable attitude.
The essence: Cedrat coeur, Bay, Poivre, Mousse verte, Sarriette, Santal, Cedar, Cashmeran y Norlimbanol.
LOVELY DAY: Radiant and luminous. A vibrant presence of white Rose petals, silky texture, rooted in Iris and liquorice. An unforgettable and captivating romantic spirit.
The essence: Absolute Jasmin Sambac, Absolute Rose the, Absolute Regalise, Iris sur Cedar, Ultrazur Mol. y Cassis
IMPOSSIBLE IRIS: Mysterious and ambiguous, the legendary Iris root only gives off the extreme beauty of its perfume on rare occasions. It is only blended with the best Cedar in the presence of the exotic Ylang-Ylang flower with traces of with Violet and Jasmine that bring out all of its glamour such that it may become the most attractive perfume in the world.
The essence: Iris concrète Italie, Absolute Cassie Egypte, Framboise (raspberry), Ylang-Ylang Comores, Absolute Jasmin Egypte y Bois de Cedre Virginie.
MON CUIR: Daring and insistent. Skin to skin, leather infused with musk. A bohemian attitude, honey from Labdanum and Sandalwood creating a free, flexible and adaptable spirit.
The essence: Cuir de Russie, Fleur d’Oranger, Labdaceme, Nutmeg, Patchouly Indonesie y Musc. Santal Australie.
AMBRA DI LUNA: Provocative and daring. Golden Amber with a hint of Vanilla, subtle but intense. The magic of Jasmine wrapped in Sandalwood dust, capable of bringing one’s most hidden feelings into the moonlight.
The essence: Ambre, Ciste-Labdanum Maroc, Abs. Jasmin Egypte, Abs. Castoreum y Santal Mysore.
CUIRELLE: Strength and texture. Not the essence of leather, but an interpretation of it. Cat-like flexibility and musk sublimated with shades of honey and incense and balanced with green Cedar and Vetyver grass.
The essence: Encens Somalie, Patchouly Indonesie, Vetyver Bourbon, Bois de Cedre Virginie, Cannele y Absolute Cire d’abeilles breches
CHERRY MUSK: Greedy awakening. Innocent talisman. Sudden, informal and shameless as a compliment, from the center of a heart of Cherries in a bed of Coconut and Jasmine, which is founded on an aphrodisiac paradise of musks.
The essence: Musc Blanc, Musc de Fruit, Muscenone, Acord Cerise, Fraise, Mousse d'Arbre y Rose Chinoise.
COTTON MUSK: (formerly called White Musk) The myth of seduction, extreme purity. A provocative aphrodisiac of white musk, Roses and Gardenia that seeps gently into the skin until it becomes a part of it.
The essence: Rose Wardia, Gardenia Real, Olibanum, Vetyver, Vanille Madagascar y Musc Blanc.
UMBRA: Essence of the earth, capturing the bitter scent of Vetyver root, under the freshness of musk, the texture of Lichen and spruce balsam and that like a shadow define its soul and its perfume.
The essence: Haitian Vetyver Root, Yugoslavian Tree Moss, Madagascan Black Pepper, Bourbon Geranium Leaves, Canadian Fir Balsam, Tonka Haricot.
ENTRE NARANJOS: Fresh southern air, full of vitality and joy. Air imbued with dew from the Orange Blossom combined with the freshness of Orange Peel against a background of Orange wood and Amber.
The essence: Absolute Fleur d’oranger Tunesie, Orange, Petitgrain citronnier, Neroli, Ambre y Patchouly Indonesie.
KISS MY NAME: A troubling presence that blurs reason. Extravagance of the mythical Tuberose flower. It trails a soothing veil of Jasmine, Orange blossom and Neroli that leaves an unmistakable trace in the memory. Its nectar leaves no one unmoved and is its uniquely personal stamp.
The essence: Absolute Tuberose des Indes, Iris sur cedre, Absolute Jasmin Eqypte, Neroli Tunisie y Baume Tolu.
MON PATCHOULY: The unclassifiable essence of the overseas Patchouly, the emblem of “Flower Power”. Along with Vanilla, Nutmeg and Amber flavors, it becomes an statement of claim.
The essence: Patchouly Indonésien, Mousse de chêne Absolute., Encens essence, Geranium Bourbon, Jasmin Egypte and vegetal Ambre.
L'EAU DE ROSE: Radiant caress. Idyll between drops of morning dew and velvet textures of petals of aromatic Roses. Captivating elixir with epilogue in the shape of adage of Musks between leaves of Patchouly.
The essence: Rose Essence, Rose Thé, Rose Wardia, Neroli Artessence, Mol. Ultrazur, Patchouly Indonésien, Coctail de Muscs.
L'eau de Rose
Now, I've not reviewed any of these fragrances yet, but I'm quite familiar with them all (I might be a little obsessed), so if you have questions for me about any of the scents, please feel free to ask! The draw will be open from today, July 18th until this coming Monday, July 23rd at 7pm Central US time, at which point I will conduct the drawing on Random.org and announce the lucky winner on a separate blog post. That winner is then responsible for emailing me with their fragrance choice and mailing address to eyelineronacat at gmail dot com. The prize will be shipped directly from Barcelona to the winner, so please also provide a phone number for FedEx.
A big thanks to Ramon Monegal Parfums for this generous prize, and I'm looking forward to hearing the responses to my question! Good luck everyone!