Mona Di Orio Ambre – Interesting mix of floral and citrus topnotes, all blended together with a very powdery amber. This is very rich and powdery, a bit on the sweet side. Picks up some green notes on the drydown, blending in with some woods for depth and dryness. An opulent take on amber. [**1/2]

Mona Di Orio Oud – Starts off with oud funk and slight citrus. Dries down to a rich, mysterious osmanthus and faint oud blend. At once, it is woody, leathery, slightly animalic, ambery, and musky. [***]

Mona Di Orio Vetyver – Green spicy citrus accord on top, similar to Guerlain Vetiver. As it dries down, ginger, nutmeg, and musk come to the fore. A very nice entry in a genre filled with poor ones. [**1/2]

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