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Amyitis Mona di Orio for women and men

Amyitis Mona di Orio for women and men
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female 25- 25+
male 25- 25+

I have it: 42 I had it: 7 I want it: 42 My signature: 1

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Amyitis is an aromatic green female fragrance introduced in 2008, as creation of the owner of Mona di Orio house. It was inspired by The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, built to please the queen Amyitis. The fragrance is balanced with nature and includes cumin, heather, green pepper and green notes at the top. The heart includes iris, violet, Guiac wood and Virginian cedar. Base notes finish the composition with saffron, opopanax, oakmoss and amber. It is available as 50 and 100 ml EDP.

Perfume rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 48 votes.

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Middle Notes
iris Violet Cedar Guaiac Wood

Base Notes
Amber Opoponax Oakmoss Saffron

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Amyitis Fragrance Reviews

StellaDiverFlynn
StellaDiverFlynn

Mona di Orio Amyitis opens as a ghostly green fragrance on my skin. It behaves surprisingly transparent compared to her other heavy hitters, even a bit aqueous at times. However, underneath this limpid, delicate green veil, there are subtle aromatic herbs which consist mostly of sage, and dirt-like moss that are trying to peak through. The overall effect is like a mysterious fog hovering over a mossy, aromatic forest floor.

I don't detect any obvious powdery aspect of iris or violet, only a glimpse of their vegetal earthiness enhancing the green atmosphere, and a bit of the rooty aspect of iris around 20 minutes in. Soon after, sage and moss come forward with full strength and completely dominate the fragrance. The combined effect is aromatic, bitter, slightly salty, even a bit acrid at times, which makes me think of herbal medicine. The texture also becomes rougher, and the scent evokes a grey-green colour in my mind. Although the herbal medicine-like bitterness is sometimes too tough to my taste, I'm nevertheless impressed by its vegetal vigour.

Fortunately, 1 hours in, this powerful herbal, medicinal bitterness eventually starts to mellow, and makes peace in the dry down. The musky cedar, the rounded, smoky guaiac wood, and the velvety, suave opoponax all quietly seep through the roots of sage and moss like golden fluid. They're now the sensual, rich soil, upon which grow the now-delicate aromatic vegetations. Amyitis returns to the wispy, poetic beauty of its opening, but now, its greenness shimmers with a golden hue.

Amyitis has a moderate to soft sillage, and its longevity is around 9 hours

Even though I have difficulty to fully embrace the bitter, medicinal middle phase of Amyitis, its uncompromising strength, and its poetic, pellucid, green opening and hushed, sensual dry down all leave a strong impression on me, and I'm especially enamoured with the opening and the dry down. Amyitis feels no doubt complex and sophisticated, yet each piece fits seamlessly into the grand picture. There are darkness and light, untamed wild plants and sensual ambery skin. They easily make contrasts, yet the execution is fluid, refined, and never feels out of place.

I think Amyitis definitely worths a try, especially to those who enjoy old-school green fragrances with a modern, artful twist, and I wish, maybe, just maybe, one day, that it could be resurrected out of the abyss of "discontinued" like Nuit Noire and Lux.

Jan
13
2017
dbrii24
dbrii24

Wow! This is one of the few green fragrances that excite me to enormous levels. Woods, spices, amber, cedar... this is perfection to me! I adore the late Mona Di Orio's talent and artistry, and Amyitis is one of my favorites from her line of exquisite gems. On my skin, a sophisticated and sensual aroma of saffron, dry cedar, and amber radiate into the air. It's downright gorgeous.

May
25
2014
vikereuss
vikereuss

Fantastic fragrance. Complex and opulent. Mona was generous for ingredients. Nothing similar to modern "commercial" perfumes "with one face."
Mona;s Signature collection was created for the sake of pure art.
Beautiful!!!! but impossible to fing it.

Mar
07
2014
nikoleta1
nikoleta1

I smell tobacco- leather sharp opening,that softens down, unisex more than a women perfume, this my first Mona testing, it is nothing to go home and tell your mother about.

Jan
14
2014
9-na
9-na

What I love this scent for is that picture of a dark, mossy part of the forest it gives me, but not too dark, with sun rays filtering through the leaves and spices, lovely spices are in the air, too... and then I walk out of the forest, and there's more sunlight, more air, and the gravel road smells as if rain hit it while I've been in the forest. Nice.

May
20
2013
tessture
tessture

Lovely peppery green citrus scent, very nice for hot months.

Feb
23
2013
lindy-fay
lindy-fay

This is how I imagine it smells on the English countryside, during late spring/ early summer. It actually reminds me of a Poirot(Agatha Christie)-episode for some reson, Mr.Poirot is taking a stroll along a crocket road, figuring out who the murderer is. The surroundings are lush and leafy...
Like Cereza, I don`t get any flowers at all, neither cumin.On my skin it`s like the essence of a dewy landscape, with a hint of tea, cardamom and moss.
Masterfully blended!
PS: Rednut, The french shop, Premiere avenue, still has some bottles left.(It`s discontinued.) They ship worldwide

Dec
27
2011
Cereza
Cereza

This opens green and soapy with a strange zist and somehow makes me seek for aldehydes in the notes, but there are not there.
Anyway - what I love about this and Mona di Orio frangrances is the quality of how everything is blent together, I can't feel any particular notes dominating, just the mix of everything.
The cedar gives a really dry feeling which I'm not fond of as I don't like my perfume dry and strict, but the smell it self is marvelous and I might say it's more "unisex".

No flowers for me though. Pity.

Mar
28
2011

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