Want to smell like a fallen angel? Well, here you go.
Mona di Orio Lux is the skankiest citrus that I know of. It opens as a dazzling lemon with lemongrass and grassy vetiver. It’s bright and shining. This top lasts longer than I would expect from a citrus perfume. It then becomes this delicious lemon bar. Tart and sweet with vanilla and a toasted sugar, very comforting and very much like Guerlain Shalimar. Lux takes a “fall” and you get this civet skank with skanky-skank-skank musk. I mean, it’s actually dirty. And I find this surprising. This little lemon bar has become so EVIL! Love it.
Notes listed include lemon sicilia, litsea cubeba, petigrain bigarade, Hatian vetiver, Morrocan cedarwood, Mysore sandalwood, amber, bejoin de Siam, vanilla bourbon, and ciste.
As you probably already know, Mona di Orio is discontinuing Lux. I guess people didn’t want to smell like a lemon bar that has fallen into the dark underworld <insert EVIL laughter>. I wouldn’t tell you to go and buy a bottle unless you’ve been wanting a bottle for a long time. Here’s your last chance. But, if you do have a chance to try it, do. It’s a weird one.
*And yes, here’s a video review. We’ll see how these go. It’s going to make me brush up on video editing skills, etc. I needed a new “challenge”.