Intended for those in search of the rare and beautiful
Mona di Orio
Maison Mona di Orio defines unconventional perfume traditions that align olfactory chiaroscuro with the richness of golden age perfumery and uncompromising luxury.
In his search of a nose for his Fragrance driven Cosmetic and Lifestyle company ZENOLOGY Jeroen met Mona di Orio at Accords et Parfums in Grasse. With a strong belief in, and passion for artisanal ways, Jeroen suggested Mona to create a perfume house with a focus on Mona, the artist and creator of the fragrances. Mona di Orio became the Nose; Jeroen Oude Sogtoen, the Eyes.
Jeroen Oude Sogtoen decided to ensure the story Mona and he created will be told and continued with more olfactive stories to tell and more memories to cherish; stories that perfectly align credibility, elegance and uncompromising luxury to reveal unconventional parfum traditions. With an eye on the future Jeroen builds on the fundaments of Light, Art and Nature creating new original and quality based perfumes with In-House perfumer Fredrik Dalman.
Jeroen explains to us his motivation and inspiration behind the creation of Maison Mona di Orio
Jeroen Oude Sogtoen
“I felt it was time to create a counter-message to the erosion of the concept of niche perfumery and the widely accepted perception of what it is today,” says Jeroen. “The last decade or so has seen big industry players take over many niche brands and propel them onto the global market, backed by large investments and marketing budgets. Herewith foregoing the very nature of what niche perfumery is about: uniqueness, rarity, a personalized and local approach to fragrance and the ultimate form of luxury that is not readily available everywhere.”
'One can see clearly only with the nose.’
'One can see clearly only with the nose.’
True Luxury is as much about the exceptional quality of the product as it is about the emotions the fragrance creates. It is about telling a very personal story through a unique combination of the rarest components nature has to offer. It is about investing in the very best raw materials and unlimited amounts of creative time. These ideas are at the very heart of Maison Mona di Orio.
Jeroen continues: “The true emotional connection to a niche perfume is the story it is telling at the very moment you discover a new creation. I wanted to take this even further: local production, higher quantities of rare materials, smaller production volumes and absolute freedom to strive for originality. This approach allows us to bottle our favourite ideas that otherwise would never have come to be. And herewith further explore the concept of True Luxury within a segment that by definition is luxury.”
‘When you smell something, it has a certain tone, a certain colour and it even has a certain shape; It's an extra design language.’
To honour the excellence of each fragrance and ensure a unique experience for our customers in this discovery process, our approach is somewhat different from the other collections. I want to share with you in person my passion for niche perfumery, which is why Maison Mona di Orio is only available at a select few locations.
Shop the Maison Mona di Orio perfume collection here
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