Mona di Orio Les Nombres d’Or ~ new perfumes

Mona di Orio has launched Les Nombres d'Or, a new trio of fragrances named for the Golden Ratio (aka the Golden Number or the Golden Section).

Ambre (shown) ~ with cedar, ylang ylang, benzoin, tolu and vanilla.

Cuir ~ featuring cardamom, leather, absinthe, opoponax, castoreum and juniper.

Musc ~ with neroli, angelica, rose, heliotrope, tonka bean and musk.

Mona di Orio Les Nombres d'Or Ambre, Cuir & Musc can be found now at Premiere Avenue in France, 110€ each for 100 ml Eau de Toilette. (via shopping-premiereavenue,

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  1. Nile Goddess says:

    Oh-oh here she comes again.

    After ample research – it’s not available here – I managed to get a small bottle of Nuit Noire and it did not agree with me at all. I tried and tried to like it but it was a scrubber each and every time.

    These all sound attractive – just like Nuit Noire did – and if I could choose the first one to try would be Musc.

    Have you noticed how many 3-bottle series are coming out now? Harayuku, D&G Tarot series, Chloe and God knows how many others.

    • Robin says:

      Lots of multi-bottle sets, yes! Too many.

    • Jared says:

      Same thing happened for me with Nuit Noire…wow, what a scrubber. Every time I think of giving it a go again, I last about 15 minutes and then have to break down and wash it off. I would like to try the rest of the line, though…I feel I should give it a fair chance. The Cuir does sound rather awesome.

  2. meggie67 says:

    Lord have mercy, sounds like I may be needing all 3 of these.

    • Robin says:

      Luckily for me I am entirely immune to this line.

      • parfumnut says:

        Me too…they are all scrubbers on me, thank god, money saved :)

    • Pimpinett says:

      Same here. I’ve only tried her Carnation, but that is gorgeous and if these are anything in the same style I will adore them.

  3. Jill says:

    Loving the sound of all of these!

  4. meggie67 says:

    I’ve mostly been immune ( aside from Amyitis, which I liked, but not full bottle worthy ), … something tells me that I may fall hard for these though.

    • Robin says:

      For the sake of your wallet, hope you’ll only fall for one of them!

  5. RusticDove says:

    Does the top come flying off with a loud popping sound when you remove the little wire thingy?

    • mals86 says:

      Awwww, now, I think it’s cute! Not that I ever buy anything for the bottle…

    • Robin says:

      One can only hope!!

    • miss kitty v. says:

      V., I wouldn’t have noticed that if you hadn’t pointed it out. I guess I don’t understand it’s function, but maybe I’m missing something? Is there some tie-in with champagne that I don’t know about?

    • Joe says:

      RD et al.: you know, the Champagne wire here is really just for looks. I was kind of confused by it when I got an MdO bottle, but the top just comes off all in one piece like any other bottle, wire intact. :D

      • miss kitty v. says:

        I guess my question is why were they going for that look in the first place? I don’t get it. Maybe I’m just suffering from heat stroke… or something. The air conditioning is broken at work and I’m pretty sure I’m not getting any oxygen to my brain as a result of the lack of air flow.

        • Joe says:

          It’s actually a pretty silly, impractical doodad. Guess it just adds some visual interest to a typical perfume bottle cap. Overall, the presentation of these is nice and heavy, even the cap, and the whole works is nested into a wooden presentation box, the top 7/8 of which lifts off vertically.

    • RusticDove says:

      Dont get me wrong y’all, I think the bottle is way cool. The wire doo-dad made me smile.

  6. I’ve been in a state since hearing about this trio last month . Most of the di Orios wear like a dream on me and I *know* I need all three. Off to Craig’s List to sell a kidney or a soul.

    • AimeeMichelle says:


      Do you know if we can purchase di Orio’s anywhere in the U.S. or online (besides les senteurs) now that Takashimaya online is no longer an option?

      • Aimee, right now it’s only Les Senteurs for us. I dearly hope one of the usual suspects picks up this line and brings it back to NYC.

  7. maggiecat says:

    I’ve not had success with this line but the Musc does sound worth trying…Samples in the US soon perhaps?

  8. Rictor07 says:

    Are these more feminine or unisex blends do you suppose? The Cuir sounds interesting to me.

  9. Joe says:

    I do like the MdO line, but these don’t really call me at all. Her bottles are so beautiful though. I’d happily sample, and the Musc sounds like it could be good.

    Too bad you’re immune, Robin. Oiro is beautiful, and Jabu was a really amazing OB oriental. At least sample worthy. And Amyitis is the most strange, unusual bright fuzzy green scent that you could imagine. It’s hard to like, but wonderful. Have you tried that one?

    • miss kitty v. says:

      Hmm… this Amyitis sounds good. (Well, actually it sounds like a disease: “Did you hear? She has amyitis! Stay away!”) I wasn’t interested in any of this line until I read the words “strange, unusual bright fuzzy green scent.”

      • Joe says:

        If I think of it, I’ll send you a sample, or you could chat up Miss Daisy, who I don’t think was enamored of her little decant and might be more than willing to swap. ;)

    • Robin says:

      I did try Amyitis…was not impressed, sorry!

  10. 50_Roses says:

    What is the connection with the Golden Ratio, anyway? Shouldn’t the bottles be 161.803 ml instead of an even 100? Or are the concentrations of the different notes in ratios of 1.618 to 1 or something? It doesn’t appear to have to do with the proportions of the bottle.

    • Robin says:

      I am presuming it does not relate to the bottle (which is the same design she has always used) but the fragrance compositions themselves.

  11. NaturalSelektion says:

    Uh oh….all three of those sound right up my alley….

  12. zeezee says:

    I’m sorta hit or miss with MdO, but they’re always interesting enough to sample. I’ll certainly be interested to see what her signature voluptuous style will do for such basic sounding scents.

  13. Blimunda says:

    I’ve had a lot of experience with this line, done lots of sampling in Les Senteurs with various friends. We discovered that these fragrances are like marmite…….you either love them and they work for you, or they don’t work on your skin at all.
    Amyitis was an absolute revelation on a friend of mine, such stunning incense resins in the base that unfold and are beautiful. On me, it was dishwashing liquid! But musc and Cuir are utter stunners on me. Again – Nuit Noire was repulsive on me, but on my friend, it was deep and rich and erotic, I could really appreciate mona’s artistry. Perhaps it is unfair to review this kind of line as harshly as Turin and Sanchez did, since they, more than any other range I know, differ so radically from skin to skin. If I wrote a review of Nuit Noire or Carnation based on how they smell on my own skin, I’d give them a thumbs down. But on my friend, wow, 5 stars!

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