Impossible Iris by Ramon Monegal

Hi there APJ Frag Family,

Here is another of my Birgit from Olfactoria’s Travels pick-ups (EDIT: This was not from Birgit but from SusanB). I am so thrilled to have it in my collection now. The weighty, gorgeous ink pot bottle. The thrill of lifting its cap like a cigarette lighter and the wonderful joy of spritzing liberally. Life doesn’t get much better than this…….

Impossible Iris by Ramon Monegal

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Iris, mimosa, raspberry, ylang-ylang, jasmine, Virginian cedar

I love to soft wattle, cardboard, bread and sweet floral opening. Impossible Iris smells like no other iris fragrance to me. It smells a little leathery and lightly fruity, the mimosa (wattle in Australia) is clean and pretty and all the fatty elements of the white flowers are shaved off. Impossible Iris is like a calm space in the mad world we live in. Imagine being in a cool pool on the second floor of a building surrounded by skyscrapers, freeways, shoppers and noise. You go underwater and suddenly you are in an oasis of serenity, just you, your heartbeat, the cool water lapping and the play of sunlight above and around you.

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Refreshing, uplifting and calming. What a perfect warm day scent. I love how through the heart the berry gives Impossible Iris a little hint of sweetness, a very nice (not overly sugared or sweet) addition like opening an expensive lollipop.

I get soft but persistent longevity from Impossible Iris and after the first hour I get little huffs of reminder as I go about my day but you will never skunk anyone even if you drench yourself. A one hour respritz gives it extra fullness and lifespan.

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Romon Monegal Site says: Mysterious and ambiguous, the legendary iris root only gives off the extreme beauty of its perfume on rare occasions. It is blended only with the finest cedar, in the presence of the exotic ylang-ylang flower, with traces of violet and jasmine, fleshing out its full glamour so that it may become the most attractive perfume in the world
Notes: Italian Iris Concrete, Cassie d’Egypte Absolute, Raspberry, Comoran Ylang-Ylang, Egyptian Jasmine Absolute and Virginian Cedarwood.

Further reading: Non Blonde and Perfume Posse
First In Fragrance has €145/50ml
Peony Melbourne will be getting the range any moment!!
Surrender To Chance has samples starting at $5/.5ml

Which of the Ramon Monegal line do you love?
Portia xx


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Ramon Monegal GIVEAWAY

Thanks to the Romon Monegal crew, especially Fracisco Gratacós, for their amazing generosity.


This week we will have 2 winners who will receive one of (NO you don’t get to chose):
1 x 15ml splash sample Mon Cuir by Ramon Monegal
1 x 15ml spritz sample Lovely Day by Ramon Monegal
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Please go to Ramon Monegal<<JUMP, find a fragrance and ONE of its notes…. NO DOUBLE UPS!

Extra Chance?
Tweet: Ramon Monegal GIVEAWAY


Entries Close Sunday 22nd March 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by
The winners will have till Thursday 26th March 2015 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.


47 comments on “Impossible Iris by Ramon Monegal

  1. Scar says:

    I have been super curious about Cherry Musk for the longest time. It sounds equally horrible and fantastic. One day I will sample it.
    I’ll be simple and go with the cherry note.
    Following by email, as always. <3

  2. Radmila says:

    cotton musc sounds amazing, with both white musk and vetiver. Thanks! I am your long time follower by email.

  3. Jaybee says:

    Ooh, I do like the sound of Impossible Iris. L’Eau De Rose, tea rose! I follow by email.

  4. RuthF says:

    Dry Wood- Cedre.
    I’ve tried this Iris but will need to respritz after reading your review. Nice giveaway! I follow by email

  5. AllGirlMafia says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I have never tried this line but I am an iris and leather freak so they sound very interesting. I really love some of the names these were given like Kiss My Name and Cuirelle which has the note of Indonesian Patchouli by the way ; )

  6. Yin says:

    L’Eau de Rose was the first Monegal I tried and I used up that sample vial faster than any other I’ve had, I think. Really realistic, springy rose. That iris sounds pretty fab – I like violet and mimosa so iris would be really interesting.

    And I would love to enter the draw to win. I follow by email and in keeping with the rose theme, my note is tea rose

  7. Tena says:

    Cotton Musk sounds so interesting. I haven’t got a lot of experience with real Gardenia, so I will need to give this a go.

    I enjoy APJ through email


  8. Rene Groyer says:

    I follow by e mail and on facebook. I choose Kiss My Name which has Egyptian Jasmine notes

  9. Joseph S, says:

    I have been wanting to try cherry musk for ages, I will say the cherry note, I follow on face book and twitter, thank you for the great giveaway

  10. Lauren B says:

    I follow by email and twitter. Looks like Lovely Day has white rose… sounds lovely to me:)!

  11. Patty Pong says:

    I follow by e-mail. Cherry Musk with it’s coconut. 🙂

  12. Joanne Schindler says:

    Umbra sounds interesting with Yugoslavian Tree Moss.
    Thank you for the draw!
    I follow by email.

  13. hotlanta linda says:

    Cherry Musk has Musc Blanc – white musk is easier to handle for a lot of people, from what I`ve read over time 🙂 We follow a la blog, FB, and e-mail…Thank U for the draw!!

  14. DarkRose says:

    It’s hard to choose just one fragrance from Ramon Monegal amazing collection, but I’d really love to get my nose on Cherry Musk right now and I choose the cherry note in there (quite obviously, I know, but there are not so many unique cherry scents out there and my goal is to smell them all! :)). I’ve been reading of this House quite much lately, but I’ve never had the chance to try something so far: I definitely need to remedy that soon, it seems.
    Thanks for the chance, I follow by email and FB.

  15. Donna says:

    I am curious about the cotton musk. I love all the white musk notes and I think this will be a perfect spring scent. I follow by email. Thank you.

  16. Azar says:

    I’ll go for the Norlimbanol in Dry Wood! I love the RM’s I’ve tried so far. Thanks for another great give-away, Portia!
    Azar xx

  17. Robert H. says:

    Wonderful email Portia, many thanks! I ADORE Impossible Iris, but my favorite Monegal is still Ambre De Luna, which I won from you last summer!! Xoxo

  18. Damir says:

    One of my favorites is Ambra di Luna, but I also love Agar Musk, one of its notes is nutmeg. I follow via email, FB, twitter, WordPress, Mozilla RSS. Thank you. <3

  19. Joaquim says:

    I’m following via e-mail.
    I’ll say…Mon Cuir, and Fleur d’oranger
    Thank you for the draw

  20. Maren says:

    I follow by email. Love the touch of raspberry in Impossible Iris and hope to purchase a bottle sometime!

  21. Lindaloo says:

    I happily follow by email (and catch you at Perfume Posse and Olfactoria’s Travels too). From the gorgeous Ramon Monegal site I choose Cuirelle with Beehive absolute!
    Thanks for the generous draw opportunity.

  22. Undina says:

    Impossible Iris, a bottle of which I own, is my favorite Ramon Monegal. There is a couple more that I need to revisit – Cuirelle and Ambra di Luna. I might like them but the rest were just fine but no love for me.

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  23. Mags says:

    Has to be Lovely Day with its Absolute Rose de Thé, as takes me back to my first Tea Rose perfume many moons ago 🙂 I follow by wordpress. Thank you.

  24. Fazal Cheema says:

    thank you so so much for the wonderful draw. I am glad Portia you are back on FB and the issue got sorted out. you are now making up for the brief absence from FB 🙂 I follow APJ through email.

  25. greennote2 says:

    I’ve never tried any Ramon Monegal perfumes. Though a certain Peony lady suggested I would love them! Jasmine sambac in Lady Day (jasmine sambac autocorrected to jasmine sambas which sounds just perfect to me). I follow by email

  26. Liam says:

    I have never tried a Ramon Monegal fragrance – but Agar Musk’s ‘cocktail of musk’ ingredient sound delicious! I follow via wordpress.
    Liam recently posted…Gold Woman by AmouageMy Profile

  27. puhfume says:

    Thanks for the draw. I’ve only tried a few perfumes from this line and I like all of them so far! I can’t wait to try Impossible Iris.

    I follow via email. Tuberose in Kiss My Name.

  28. Kandice says:

    I’ve always wanted to try this line and haven’t had the chance. I thought I was at least familiar with all the scents but I found the note of germanium bourbon in Umbra which was one I hadn’t heard of before. Thanks for the draw. I follow via email.

  29. Monoatomic says:

    I have a FB of Impossible Iris as well, you have described it perfectly! I would really like to try Entre Naranjos, with absolute of Tunisian orange blossom.

    I follow via Feedly.

  30. flowergirlbee! says:

    impossible iris sounds yummy!!i follow by email.kiss my name, tuberose 🙂

  31. Lean S says:

    Got so excited when I saw this on my facebook! Thank you so much for the opportunity! I follow via email (as on form).

    My perfume choice is Ambra di Luna, with a note of Castoreum.

    I also tweeted:

    Thank you!!

  32. Katherine Mittas says:

    WHERE do you find these amazing perfumes.. how exciting !

    For me its KISS MY NAME … anything with neroli.. let alone Tunisian neroli gets a big thumbs up… and seriously how can you go past the name ..

    I follow religiously via newsletter and Facebook .
    Love your work Portia.

  33. Elizabeth says:

    I follow by email.
    I would love to try Dry Wood with Santal^^
    And Mon Cuir with Cuir de Russie looks very intersting too)

  34. nushechka says:

    I am following via e-mail.
    I would love to try Mon Cuir

  35. nushechka says:


  36. Laurels says:

    I happen to have worn Entre Naranjos today, so I’ll choose it and its note of Petitgrain Citronnier. I follow with Bloglovin.

  37. edith says:

    email 🙂

  38. jalesley says:

    Mon cuir and the note is Patchouly d’Indonesie
    I wish I try all of RM fragrances…
    jalesley – bloglovin

  39. Dana Hendricks-Fox says:

    I have loved Cotton Musc for ever….I couldn’t live without it! I would love to try any of these others..they sound wonderful. Following by email. Thank you

  40. Lubka K. says:

    I would like to try Ambra di Luna with castoreum note
    Bloglovin follower (lubaska)

  41. Carolyn Kubea says:

    Lovely Day sounds quite… lovely! Absolute Jasmin Sambac note. I’d love to try it sometime. I follow via Facebook and email

  42. Connie says:

    I haven’t found a Monegal to love yet, but from reviews it sounds like this may be the pick of the line. I follow by email and I’m picking the cassie in Impossible Iris.

  43. Ferris says:

    I haven’t tried any of Ramon Monegals scent but Umbra sounds quite interesting. Geranium Bourbon is a note that I really like.

    I follow APJ by email.
    Ferris recently posted…Fragrance Review Chanel No. 5: The epitome of elegance and sophisticationMy Profile

  44. Trésor says:

    Aren’t those bottles just the most tactically satisfying to use? *swoon* What an exquisite review, as always. I am having so much fun catching up on what I have missed, they just keep getting better and better!

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