With a tinglingly creative evolution of Anselm Skogstad’s ambivalent composition, Monopteros by Der Duft will dazzle the wearer at every moment. Inspired by a sense of freedom, the constantly polarising fragrance is astonishing in its own right: dewy raspberries float on a bed of roses lined with a freshly popped coconut, drizzled with iced ristretto and sprinkled with delicate spices.
All the ingredients in this cacophonous-seeming, briskly entertaining and innovative creation move, form, rise, hide, morph and dance almost simultaneously – all in a constant reinterpretation of airily naughty aldehydes.
Behind the alchemical progressions, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg create a spicy, warm, joyful green backdrop that gives an almost tingling, crackling sensation on the skin, airily fruity while deep, sweet and spicy.
It’s hard to put into words this delightfully abstract and exciting experience, which is also reflected in its unique and ever-changing texture: creamy soft, ethereally airy, never dull, never boring, surprising you again and again.
The monopteros is one of the most common elements in Baroque and Neoclassical garden architecture – a circular building without an interior enclosure, reminiscent of ancient temples with circular columns, but with no walls, an aura of freedom and a dome supported by carved columns. An alchemy of timeless scents in a modern composition.