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Ramon Monegal La Isla Blanca Evaluate + Ibiza Summer season Draw

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Ramon Monegal La Isla Blanca tableau by Robert H©

In 2018  the famend Barcelona fragrance home  (Unattainable Iris Mon Cuir, Cuirelle), launched Ramon Monegal La Isla Blanca, certainly one of a trio of recent perfumes; three magical Eau De Toilettes impressed by the Balearic Island and jet-set playground, Ibiza. Every of them seize a distinct elements of an ideal summer time’s day on the La Isla Blanca (the white island).

through Raymon Monegal

“Throughout that pristine childhood,

Scent got here earlier than language.

And tales would change into smells,

Illustrious however temporary discussions of wordless perfumed magic.” -Ramon Monegal

Vintage photos of Ibiza in the 60s

 Robert’s Household in Ibiza and boat to Formentera through Robert H

The primary within the collection, Ramon Monegal La Isla Blanca was a pleasure for me to assessment for one very singular purpose; the island of Ibiza relates immediately into my very own private childhood narrative, and the ideas and scent recollections introduced forth true tears of pleasure. My household had a deep abiding love for the Balearic islands, beginning with a summer time spent on Mallorca in 1959, adopted in 1960 by the primary of many idyllic summers spent on Ibiza.  How my dad and mom found Ibiza in these pre-internet days was by no means defined to me. Each June we’d pack up our lives in San Francisco, and journey to Europe with tents and sleeping baggage in tow. Upon arrival there was normally an car ready, normally a VW Bus which might carry us intrepid campers throughout the EU to Barcelona the place we’d board an in a single day steamer, arriving on La Isla Blanca early the subsequent morning. To at the present time I nonetheless pronounce Ibiza within the “Ibicinco/Castilian” method (eh-BEÉ-thuh) with that lovely delicate lisp that also designates Catalan Spanish.

The sights, sounds, and smells of these magical summers stay recent and vivid in my thoughts’s eye to at the present time 60 years on. The blinding white of the homes, the electrical blue of the limitless sky and sea. The odor of diesel gas (blended with the tang of salt air) from the small boats that took us nearly every day to secluded seashores; as a rule Cala Bassa or our beloved Port d’es Torrents. The Ibicinco seashores within the early ‘60’s have been completely undeveloped however for a single palm frond roofed shed which bought recent grilled fish for five pesetas, and a scrumptious bottled chocolate, evaporated milk, and soda drink that I’ve by no means tasted since. The scent of the new sand, heat sea, and surrounding scrubby hills; sage-like dusty, and shot via with perfumed Spanish suntan oil nonetheless hang-out me.

Arriving again at our rented villa at sundown and smelling the mineral scent of the white plaster partitions lined in bougainvillea the place we’d eat our Sunday Paella dinner.  The wisps of my moms fragrance, (at all times Maja by Myrurgia for summer time evenings), as my dad and mom ready for nights at a café/bar with different ex-pats in close by San Antonio Abad. Very heady stuff for a six 12 months previous, but these recollections are a few of my clearest. Life felt nonetheless and sluggish and summers would final perpetually.

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Spraying the bottle of Ramon Monegal La Isla Blanca is akin to throwing open a Pandora’s field of these childhood goals. Miraculous and intoxicating, with many notes that jog my reminiscence however contemporized to mirror the Ibiza of now, nonetheless lovely and rugged however with a frenetic nightlife scene and a sure Boho-chic that pulls party-goers and sun-worshipers from across the globe. Ramon Monegal La Isla Blanca is a celebration in a bottle; cascading white flowers climbing the traditional partitions of the hilltop fortress in Ibiza Outdated City, the almond bushes in bloom licked by the salty and ozonic Mediterranean air. The vanilla vibe of pure tanning oil on bronzed pores and skin, blended with languid wisps of patchouli and musk, reminding us to decelerate, keep younger (or younger at coronary heart), have enjoyable, make love, and stay within the second of the sun-drenched summer time.

Notes: Anise, Ozonic Aldehydes, Ginger, Almond blossoms, White Jasmine, Salty Heliotrope, Tonka bean, White Musk, Patchouli

Disclosure: Thanks a lot to Europerfumes for a tester. The opinions are my very own.

-Robert Herrmann, Senior Editor

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Ramon Monegal La Isla Blanca Ibiza review

Due to the generosity of Europerfumes we’ve got a 100 ml tester of La Isla Blanca for one fortunate reader within the USA ONLY. The draw is for registered readers, so make sure you register in case you have not achieved so. To be eligible please tell us what you loved about Robert’s assessment of Ramon Monegal La Isla Blanca and your favourite Ramon Monegal fragrance.  Draw closes 6/25/2019

 

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