One&Only and Montroi unveil signature fragrance collection
Scents Inspired by the World’s Most Captivating Destinations
One&Only, the ultra-luxury resort brand located in the world’s most exceptional destinations, has revealed a collection of exclusive fragrances developed by perfume house, Montroi. The collaboration blends Montroi’s sensuous storytelling and exploratory spirit with One&Only’s commitment to creating exceptional experiences around the world. The journey of the exquisite scents began over two years, each one handcrafted by artisans in Grasse in the south of France and encapsulating the essence of a One&Only Resort, from the wilds of Rwanda to the sun-kissed shores of the Maldives.
“We are thrilled to be launching a collection of fragrances together with Montroi that celebrates the sensory experience of One&Only. Montroi’s passion for travel, culture and nomadic adventure, coupled with their expertise as a perfumier, meant they were the ideal partner for this collaboration,” says Phillipe Zuber, CEO of Kerzner International. “Scent is so evocative of memories and places, and these fragrances will transport our guests to the most captivating destinations and moments from their travels.”
Driven by a commitment to craftsmanship, authenticity and attention to detail, Montroi’s artisans have captured the essence of each scintillating location with a carefully considered blend of ingredients. Bergamot, sweet jasmine and musky sandalwood combine to bring to life the ambiance of One&Only The Palm in Dubai; the coastal location of One&Only Palmilla is evoked with crisp notes of lemon, blackcurrant and pine with heart notes of sweet peach and musky, amber undertones; and a heady cocktail of pepper, vetiver and musk evokes the verdant jungles of Rwanda and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. Every element has been individually selected to craft a scent that celebrates each One&Only destination.
Enrique Hormigo-Scarlett and Samir Aghera, co-founders of Montroi, explain, “Collaborating with One&Only and visiting the different destinations has been an enlightening experience. While exploring their unique properties in such exceptional locations we have been able to interact with local cultures and discover new crafts. We have met with different artisans with whom we have shared new ideas, which truly added a higher depth to the project. Montroi is elated to collaborate with One&Only on the grounds of similar values, contributing to create exceptional memories in unique destinations. We believe that a scent is an ideal way to cherish some of the most special moments, adding to the overall experiences of those who are nomads at heart.”
The 15 signature scents capture the magic of holiday travel and are the perfect gift or keepsake. Wrapped in sustainable packaging, each features hand-sketched artwork inspired by the resort. The fragrances are available in 100ml bottles for $180 each, or an Experience Set including 10ml of all 15 scents is $500. The collection will be available to purchase from 1 December at One&Only Resorts and anywhere in the world from montroi.com. The exclusive scents can also be pre-ordered by visiting One&Only and Montroi’s websites.
Al Sama – One&Only Za’abeel
With notes of saffron, musk and vanilla, a spray of One&Only Za’abeel’s Al Sama on your pulse points evokes an Arabian oasis of spice and sweetness, ripe with rose and caramel.
Arabian Hideaway – One&Only The Palm
Arabian Hideaway is an alluring aroma inspired by One&Only The Palm and the seductive tradition of oriental scents, bringing together bergamot, sweet jasmine and musky sandalwood.
Castaway – One&Only Reethi Rah
Taking cues from One&Only Reethi Rah and the tranquil Maldives, Castaway seduces the senses with citrus top notes and heart notes of cedarwood, underpinned by amber and patchouli.
Coastal Rainforest – One&Only Mandarina
Inspired by Mexico’s lush tropical landscape and sparkling waves, crisp marine top notes and mint heart notes linger longer with this refreshing signature fragrance for One&Only Mandarina.
Far & Away – One&Only Cape Town
Inspired by the waterfront and Protea flowers, our signature Far & Away scent lets One&Only Cape Town linger in the memory, featuring an alluring medley of grapefruit, sandalwood and vetiver.
Meltemi – One&Only Kéa Island
A unique scent blending rosewood with nutmeg, sage, cedar and patchouli, Meltemi spirits you to One&Only Kéa Island, conjuring up sea air, cypress trees and the Cycladic sun.
Mimosa Breeze – One&Only Portonovi
Tea and antique wood are infused with heart notes of rhubarb and rose in our seductive Mimosa Breeze fragrance for One&Only Portonovi. Perfect for a gift or Montenegrin memento.
Oriental Garden – One&Only Royal Mirage
Conjuring desert riches and luscious date palms, One&Only Royal Mirage’s Oriental Garden is an exhilarating mix of woody, earthy suede notes with oud and amber, balanced with leathery cypriol.
Pacific Salt – One&Only Palmilla
Balancing crisp top notes of lemon, blackcurrant and pine with heart notes of sweet peach and musky, amber undertones, Pacific Salt pays tribute to Mexico’s azure-and-gold coast and One&Only Palmilla.
Riviera Nostos – One&Only Aesthesis
Memories come alive with Riviera Nostos, a fragrance for One&Only Aesthesis inspired by the magical Athenian Riviera, starring a blend of leather and amber, with birch.
Rugged Outback – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Evoking Australia’s tranquil Greater Blue Mountains, Rugged Outback is imbued with musky base notes, heart notes of cardamom and peony, and zingy green notes of crisp, clean lemon.
Sunrise in Rwanda - One&Only Gorilla’s Nest
A heady cocktail of pepper, vetiver and musk base notes, Sunrise in Rwanda evokes the verdant jungles of One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. Incense and patchouli add depth.
Swaying Palms – One&Only Le Saint Géran
Montroi has bottled One&Only Le Saint Géran into Swaying Palms, a fragrance that channels this iconic Mauritian beach paradise with spicy sandalwood, heart notes of jasmine and top notes of sweet mandarin.
Tropical Sanctuary – One&Only Desaru Coast
Channelling One&Only Desaru Coast’s golden beaches, coconuts and shimmering salt waters, Tropical Sanctuary is a Malaysian fusion of green top notes, spice and sea, musk and sweet tonka bean.
Wild - One&Only Nyungwe House
One&Only Nyungwe House’s green valleys and lush Rwandan rainforest are artfully captured in this refreshing combination of davana and green fig with licorice, peach, vetiver and cedar.Enter text here
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. The exclusive collection includes One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla and One&Only Mandarina in Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia; One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only will be opening One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro in 2021. Additional resorts in development include One&Only Kéa Island in Greece and One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai as well as communities of One&Only Private Homes around the world. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com