Do you ever miss the way perfume used to smell? That opulent, spicy powder, and cashmere dryness that wafted through a room back when we still used to dress up to ride the train? Well, we found your bottle. Ambra Di Luna is a solid vintage fragrance, inspired by the oriental perfumes of the early 20th century. Incredibly, as true as it stays to the genre, it doesn’t feel out of place now, on either a man or woman - a feat not many could pull off. But in the hands of Ramon Monegal, we are transported back in time, carried on a cloud of traditional ambergris radiating its salty animalic musk from the first spray, jam-packed with an Egyptian jasmine absolute that’s almost as animal as the ambergris. You can detect hints of some mysterious, unnamed, powdered spice in every corner, an enchanting phantom you know is there, but can’t ever point out. All of this is streaked through with leathery, vanilla-smoke castoreum as a very tangible axis of this blend, which Monegal balanced on a plank of true Mysore sandalwood. Cozy, warm, and gently jarring, Monegal lets us go back in time without ever having to give up our smartphone, or Olfactif subscription.
Ramón Monegal comes from a long line of perfumers in Spain and represents the fourth generation of the founders of the house of Myrurgia. He began his training in 1972 at Myrurgia, and in 2007 decided to embark on a new journey to build a line of fragrances under his own name. His eponymous line shows tremendous range and has catapulted his talent into the global spotlight. Learn more at www.ramonmonegal.com.