Monaliza Inspired By Frederic Malle's Portrait of a Lady
The very scent of La Giaconda. With a dominant note of Turkish rose added to a mysterious and dark patchouli come together with a potpourri of cloves, cinnamon, black currant, raspberry sitting next to a freshly lit incense vase to create this beauty. Totally unisex. This fragrance combines the subtleness of roses and sandalwood with the mysterious spices, ripe fruits and incense to become one of our best sellers ever. It is as astonishing as it is confusing. Oriental and Chypre combined. The best of both worlds. This is one of those masterpieces that has people around you wondering what is that person wearing?
Inspired by Frederic Malle's Portrait of a Lady!
Time of day: Any
Notes: Rose, Patchouli, Incense, Clove, Black Currant, Sandalwood, Raspberry, Musk, Cinnamon, Benzoin, Amber
I only bought 30ml to try out and it’s truly almost identical to POAL to me, missing the spicy note of the opening but same dry down. I won’t need to purchase again for a while because one spray is definitely enough.
Great smell!!! I haven't tried Frederic Mallet's Portrait of a Lady, but my wife really likes Monaliza!!!
POAL has been around for 10 years and has been "reformulated" to death. My latest sample of the original formula, purchased 2 months ago makes me want to cry. It is a shadow of it's former self and I am done. It's no longer worth the premium price. When this fragrance hit the market there was simply NOTHING like it. When I say Masterpiece, I'm not messing around. I give Hany high marks for even attempting this as it is such a complex scent. His interpretation of the scent, as it was 10 yrs ago, is EXCELLENT. I've been playing around with my sample for over a week now and I can tell you, less...is more. Fragrances come and go but POAL has been a constant in my life for a very long time, I'm so glad I found it again, here, in the form of MONALIZA !
This is such an amazing unique scent. I’ve never tried the inspiration but this is spicy and beautiful. New favorite
Nuclear proyección. I only sprayed 2 times in my arm & my youngest Son asked me from the Living room if my house what am I wearing. He gave me a solid 8 of 10 score