Hiya Posse, The Ramón Monegal line, in those incredibly fabulous inkwell bottles that are so heavy and elegant, has some stand out gorgeous fragrances. One of my girlfriends who writes for Olfactoria’s Travels, Sandra, has a bottle of Pure Mariposa and I remember loving it last time I was in Austria. Kind of recently someone (Thanks! but I cannot remember who) sent me a carded sample and I was so happy to get some more Pure Mariposa on my skin. So I thought it might be nice to remind you all about Pure Mariposa.
Pure Mariposa by Ramón Monegal 2013
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Orange, grapefruit, bergamot, yuzu, black currant, plum, calone, water notes
Heart: Oakmoss, grass, fig, osmanthus, lily-of-the-valley, jasmine, taif rose, tuberose
Base: Sandalwood, cashmeran, iris, patchouli, peach, tonka bean, amber
Ever feel like a caterpillar, tied to the tree and no way out? Do you ever just want to go to sleep for a month and then awake refreshed, beautiful and able to fly? I think we’ve all been there. Overwhelmed, under-appreciated, tired, irritable and lumpy can all add up to a less than fulfilled existence. Want to feel like you can float on air, want some fresh wind beneath your wings, want to feel like a butterfly?
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I think I have the answer: Pure Mariposa by Ramón Monegal is a scent that really does give me a lift.
Cool, freshly cut citrus/fruit and melon opening, lightly salted and sunshine warm. Enough spring to leave troubles far behind and a soft fleshy tone over all. Then slowly the fragrance becomes salted fig and a bouquet that smells rather like acacia (we call it wattle and it has a waxy, creamy, funky, yellow/white flower smell) surrounding it. Pure Mariposa becomes lilting and lush through the heart, like you are free and untethered, flitting from flower to flower. A dream of being a butterfly, clearly not the harsh realities. Who doesn’t need a dream?
The base reads like a soft, cream, quilted, velvet cushion that you can curl up in. Cool and comfortable, light and very mildly sweet the final stages of Pure Mariposa are ethereal and sheer. Beautiful.
From the Ramon Monegal site: “The butterfly is an extraordinary creature that embodies many of the values that motivate me when I look for inspiration to fashion an olfactory tale in the form of a perfume”
Memorable, feminine, resplendent, light and persistent. A harmonious, colorful, and elegant floral nectar accord with a festive tone, dressed in a dew covered green forest , pure and vital, surrounded by a rejuvenating breeze of ozonic air on a majestic and rich bottom accord of a noble amber and silky musk.
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What makes you feel like a butterfly?