Lux by Maison Mona di Orio
Bottle Design Jeroen Oude Sogtoen
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Lux is a perfume by Maison Mona di Orio for women and men and was released in 2006. The scent is citrusy-woody. It is still available to purchase.
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Mona di Orio

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLitsea cubebaLitsea cubeba
PetitgrainPetitgrain
Sicilian lemonSicilian lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesHaitian vetiverHaitian vetiver
SandalwoodSandalwood
CedarwoodCedarwood
Base Notes Base NotesAmbergrisAmbergris
BenzoinBenzoin
Bourbon vanillaBourbon vanilla
MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

6.935 Ratings

Longevity

7.429 Ratings

Sillage

6.225 Ratings

Bottle

8.733 Ratings
Submitted by Seglein, last update on 07.07.2019.

Interesting Facts

The fragrance was re-released in 2014.
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Reviews

9.5
Scent
10
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Amirdoust

8 Reviews
Amirdoust
Amirdoust
Helpful Review    3  
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Mona di Orio Lux which was once discontinued is now released in the house's new bottles. The word Lux here doesn't mean luxury but rather "light".This fragrance starts with an initial blast of genuine lemons paired with musk. At first the lemon note is dominant (the light part of the fragrance) and the musk is weaker (the dark part). These two main notes interact with nice harmony as the heart and base of vanilla, cedar, sandalwood and petitgrain (although not mentioned in the note pyramid) come to life. The base and heart mentioned are quite similar to that of Vanille from this house , so I can assume that this is the house's signature DNA. This fragrance is relatively moderate in its projection and has great longevity. This is a fragrance which you have to use multiple times to fully understand its artistic properties. What was once a turn off fragrance for me is now a staple in my collection for the cooler summer days.
6
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Drseid

797 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    2  
How Well Do Lemon, Vanilla and Musk Combine?...
*This is a review of the 2014 reissued version of Lux.

Lux goes on with a dulled lemon with slightly powdery vanilla support. As the composition moves to its early heart the vanilla spiked lemon remains, gradually adding relatively potent animalic musk and amber to the fold until the musk takes control. During the late dry-down the lemon vacates the composition as the slightly powdery vanilla and amber infused musk smooths out, shifting the accord to co-star with natural smelling cedar emerging late with vetiver support adding effervescence. Projection is average and longevity excellent at around 12 hours on skin.

Lux is perplexing at times. It opens quite nicely with the dulled lemon that smells quite lovely, but slowly turns into something unexpected and not pleasant... The musk that comes out and increases in intensity through the heart kind of resembles the ingredient found in Mona di Orio's later Les Nombres d'Or Musc composition, but in this case it makes for an odd fit with the lemon and the powdery vanilla and amber that come along for the ride. The overall accord was somewhat off-putting, making one pause and wonder if the composition had gone over the deep end... Luckily, the late dry-down redeems things rather nicely as the musk and vanilla accord tones down on the animalics, becoming more refined while pairing in its revised state very nicely with the cedar and vetiver base notes leaving the odd additional lemon in the dust. The whole experience resembles riding a scary roller coaster that while exciting is near unbearable at times, but as with the best roller coasters with Lux there is a great payoff before the end of the ride. The bottom line is the $195 per 75ml reissued Lux is far from a complete success, but it is rather unique smelling and the late dry-down is extremely enjoyable, earning it a "good" 3 stars out of 5 and a sample first recommendation as its middle section can be quite polarizing.

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