Monaco Parfums Monaco Femme Eau de Parfum & Monaco Homme Eau de Toilette
Monaco Parfums, a fragrance house based in Versailles dedicated to recapturing the Monegasque art of living and the charm of the sunny French riviera, launched a duo of perfumes called Monaco edp and Monaco Homme edt with the tag line « More than a Legend »...
Monaco eau de parfum was created by perfumer Calice Becker of Givaudan,
« To create women's Monaco Parfums, Calice Becker was inspired by how Rembrandt had used the colors, masterfully juxtaposing lights and shadows: "In each of my compositions, I like to add an intriguing olfactory touch. Nothing holds more attention than that unexpected je-ne-sais-quoi."
The fragrance is a floral chypre with a powdery heliotrope twist.
Top notes are Bergamot, Petit Grain, and Raspberry followed by a heart of Neroli, Mimosa, and Peach. The base rests on Patchouli, Heliotrope, and Sandalwood.
Monaco Homme eau de toilette is signed by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu of Givaudan. It is a marine, aromatic pine fragrance.
Top notes are Bergamot, Lemon, a Parasol Pine accord leading to a heart of Magnolia, Pimento Berry, Green Leaves. The base rests on Vetiver, Ambroxan, and Leather.
Both fragrances aim to « embody the values of the Principality », a fact which is a reflected in the designs of the bottles as well,
« The design of the bottle embodies the values of the Principality: its roundness evokes the curves and sensuality of the female jet set. The golden jus is reminiscent of the Champagne shining in the Monaco sun, sparkling in crystal glasses. The crown engraved on the back of the bottle calls into memory the Palatine inheritance and exclusive myth of Monaco. The gold and chiselled cap evokes the presence in the Principality of the biggest jewelers in the world. The case, a precious box in the Monegasque colors, is embossed with lozenges signing the famous city, like the bottle that bears the princely emblems. »