Raw Gold by Thomas de Monaco
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Raw Gold is a popular limited perfume by Thomas de Monaco for women and men and was released in 2020. The scent is sweet-resinous. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation Limited Edition
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Fragrance Notes
Top Notes Top Notes LiqueurLiqueur CoffeeCoffee PepperPepper
Heart Notes Heart Notes LipstickLipstick LeatherLeather SuedeSuede
Base Notes Base Notes OakOak CivetCivet PatchouliPatchouli SaffronSaffron LeatherLeather HoneyHoney CigarCigar
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8.546 Ratings
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8.743 Ratings
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8.044 Ratings
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8.343 Ratings
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6.734 Ratings
Submitted by Sniffer, last update on 15.11.2022.
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1400 pieces have been made.
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Lebleu

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Lebleu
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Raw Gold
The fragrance opens with swirls of plum liqueur, coffee, smoky vetiver and black pepper. Its heart note suggests lush purple lipstick textured with warm notes of polished leather and velour. The base takes us on a journey through a range of balsamic notes – tonka beans adding a masculine touch, civet and patchouli providing a blast of animalistic heat, saffron playing on raw leather notes and exotic opoponax offering a hint of dark honey. Yearning for subtle romanticism, Raw Gold by Thomas De Monaco is an un-polished, modern unisex fragrance which calls the spirit of the late 60s and early 70s to mind. A time when innocence and guilt were in the balance, when lust and love won the day.
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VTrancoso

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VTrancoso
VTrancoso
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Old Memories
We know that it took photographer Thomas de Monaco three years (in collaboration with Fredrik Dalman, who was the in-house perfumer of the Mona di Orio brand for the last ten years), to create his first perfume - decanted in 1,400 numbered bottles (mine is nº 876) of 50 ml, in limited edition.

My olfactory memory projected me to an old palace in the awesome Sintra mountain in Portugal. I imagined myself enjoying the atmosphere of the famous and fascinating Chalet Biester (from the end of XIX century).
It is often referred to as the seat of various legends and mysteries, and was one of several scenarios in the movie The Ninth Gate, directed by Roman Polanski and where the main actor is Johnny Depp, in the role of a compulsive rare book hunter.

Raw Gold is a sweet-resinous, vintage / modern, super elegant fragrance, unfolding voluptuously in an aura of velvety seduction. A romantic trip surrounded by secrets. With a moderate sillage and an above-average longevity, it is an unusual, unisex and discreetly animalic scent that evokes a time when lust and love won.
The fragrance opens with a breeze of liqueur, coffee, smoky vetiver and black pepper. It was as if I could smell old books and parchments in a mysterious and labyrinthine library – where I sip a glass of vintage liqueur – in a palace lost in the meanders of Sintra forest.
There are no protagonisms of isolated notes but rather of the chords. Therefore it is difficult to define, compare or classify this perfume.
After an hour, a discreet and smooth civet appears arm in arm with a red lipstick (discreet and not giving a feminine touch) on sensual lips. Then there's the warm scent of skin dressed in leather and velvet.
A little later on there are balsamic notes, a vanilla tonka bean and chocolatey patchouli with a hint of dark honey that provide a sweet and animal heat wave. At the back of the room, the saffron in duet with the opoponax sings an exotic aria.
Of course, it's an environment for a very intimate tête-à-tête with the interesting girl with the plum-flavored lipstick - who smiles while we clinch the glasses.
The scent is warm and cozy, reminiscent of a warm embrace that reveals itself in the course of a last golden accord, intelligent and insinuating.
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Wayofscent

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Wayofscent
Wayofscent
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Beautiful work of art!
This is the first, limited edition fragrance from Thomas De Monaco, as he says: "The scent has a distinctive character, unfolding voluptuosly and demandingly, it's heart calling for unbridled freedom. Raw Gold is an unpolished, modern unisex fragrance which calls the spirit of the late 60's and early 70's to mind."

Thomas De Monaco put the passion, experience, knowledge and memories in his fragrance and you can really feel this with every second wearing it, just how evolves and blooms on your skin. He is an artist/photographer/producer. Like all masterpieces were made in silence, creating Raw Gold was no difference. The whole process was a work of art for Thomas, which took him 3 years for it to finally be done.

I don't really got official list of notes but I'll just try to describe you what I detect and what it reminds me of.

Opening is definitely boozy, but for short period of time, smelling like a fine liquor. Very classy drive!
After cca 2 minutes, I smell coffee which stays dominant for around 5 minutes, untill lipstick and suede leather come to the stage, then coffee stays mainly in the background but it's there, lurking in the shadows.
Oh wow! Now honey comes to play! And somewhere around 10 minute mark, I recon it's the mix between leather, honey, lipstick and coffee that could smell to you like really high quality and expensive Swiss milk chocolate.
Are we heading into gourmand teritory? Well..not exactly. The sweetness from honey is definitely there, but now leather, saffron, oak and tobacco are going strong and are very prominent in the dry-down with maybe a tiny bit of patchouli there and something micro animalic, could be civet but I'm not 100% sure.

⏱lasting power is great! 10 hours on my skin with heavy sillage. Potential room filler! High quality! This edp performs like an extrait!

Usually I don't prefer fragrances with honey, I am very careful but this one is just great! Honey here is not sticky, and syntheticly cloying and tooth-aching sweet. It just smells so natural.
Phenomenal fragrance, glad to own the bottle!
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 26 days ago
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Initially dry and dusty spicy-boozy, a slightly animalic and musky spicy-resinous Fall fragrance, on a warm and leathery earthy-woody base.
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NachoargNachoarg 1 month ago
I recognise that is well done and is uniqueness. But is not my cup of tea. The mixtures of notes are overwhelming ti my nose
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LebleuLebleu 2 months ago
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Unpolished, like Raw Gold. Dominant in character, incredibly sensual and seductive in overall perception.
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Ka3nKa3n 5 months ago
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Shameless beauty and easily 10/10 wow factor. Animalic honey notes are superbly blended at the core of this. Flew right to top of wishlist
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