The collaboration blends Montroi’s spirit of exploration with One&Only’s commitment to unique experiences
One&Only has revealed a collection of exclusive fragrances developed by perfume house, Montroi. Created over a period of two years, each scent was handcrafted by artisans in Grasse, the perfume capital in the south of France. The scents have been blended to reflect the essence of One&Only resorts, from the wilds of Rwanda to the sun-kissed shores of the Maldives.
Speaking about the partnership, Kerzner International CEO Phillipe Zuber said: “We are thrilled to be launching a collection of fragrances, together with Montroi, that celebrate the sensory experience of One&Only. Montroi’s passion for travel, culture and nomadic adventure, coupled with their expertise as a perfumer, meant they were the ideal partner for this collaboration. 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.”
Montroi’s artisans have captured the essence of each location with a careful blend of ingredients. For example, 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.
Montroi co-founders Enrique Hormigo-Scarlett and Samir Aghera commented: “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 bottle features hand-sketched artwork inspired by the resort.
The fragrances are available in 100ml bottles for US$180 each, or an Experience Set including 10ml of all 15 scents is US$500.
The collection will be available to purchase from 1 December at One&Only Resorts and online at www.montroi.com.
For more information and to pre order, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/stories/montroi