An apprentice of the famous Edmond Roudnitska, Mona di Orio founded her own house in 2004, together with partner Jeroen Oude Sogtoen. As reported on the official website, the “unconventional perfume traditions” were the foundation for this enterprise, which took its time until 2006, for launching their first creation.
Lux is a citrus aromatic unisex fragrance, introduced in 2006 and developed by perfumer Mona di Orio. I am sure that Mona di Orio imagined something else beside light (Lux is Latin for “light”) while developing her creation, because apart from the dazzling citrus that accompany your senses throughout its entire development stage, there is more.
Lux begins with an exaggerating accord of citrus, some might find disturbing. The Sicilian lemon is mixed with litchi and petit grain and the result is a burst of freshness. The mid development is behaving gently, given that the elegance of the mixture from Morrocan cedar, sandalwood and Tahitian vetiver leaves no room for acting recklessly. For the base notes, your olfactory sense will be delighted by the warm amber, Siam benzoin, labdanum, vanilla and musk. These are all precious ingredients that make no compromise.
The fragrance is nowadays even harder to find, because starting with August 2011, the House of Mona di Orio announced that they are going to discontinue the “Grey Collection, to whom Lux was belonging alongside Amyitis, Carnation, Chamarre, Jabu, Nuit Noire and Oiro to focus on their new “Les Nombres d’Or” collection, which includes: Ambre, Cuir, Musc, Oud, Tubéreuse, Vanille and Vétyver.
All the bottle from these 2 collections are identical and were designed by Jeroen Oude Sogtoen, who imagined something original in which the transparency of the perfectly cut glass and the amber color of the liquids are continued with the black stopper, bound as if it was a bottle of champagne.
Lux is a special perfume that might be an excellent suggestion for the winter or springtime of the year. In a phrase, I might define Lux as a lemon cocktail which opens bright and has dark tendencies towards the end.
Mona di Orio Lux Perfume Details
- Lux is available as 50 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is above average (more than 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Citrus Aromatic
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2006
- Perfumer: Mona di Orio
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual