Photo of Olya Bar holding a bottle of Ramon Monegal Flower Power
Flower Power – is a symbol of passive resistance and non-violence ideology, an opposition movement to the Vietnam War. The term Flower Power was coined by American beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1965. It became a symbol of free-spirited nonviolent hippie culture. It was another 1960s icon, Timothy Leary who was responsible for the famous “Turn On, Tune in and Drop Out” in 1967. Both defined a generation.
Photo of Twiggy by Andy Warhol © Andy Warhol estate
Ramon Monegal, whose youth was around the same time as the hippie movement of the 60s, created Flower Power (for the Ibiza collection) to evoke the era, symbolized by chants of a make love not war, pop art art and brightly colored flowers. Ramon Monegal Flower Power transports you into the heart of the counter culture era, an olfactory bridge between the past and the present.
Jimi Hendrix, photo Gered Mankowitz©
The opening smells like a glass filled with vivid green absinthe, the bad boy of psychedelic drinks; its sweet peppery taste promises to take not only your taste buds on a journey but rather your entire being. Rock n’ Roll is blasting through the speakers, and all you see are bare legs and mini dresses splattered with flowers on the dance floor. The fragrance’s heart is filled with lush peony, intoxicating and heady gardenia that seduces you with its tropical savory aroma, like a drug slowly taking over your body. Hints of hints of chocolate flower are heard in the background. The drydown is the last stage of the trip, a final moment of leisure after an exhausting night out, filled with creamy sensual sandalwood and a gourmand touch of praline accord.
John Lennon by Richard Avedon 1967©
There isn’t a pinch of gloom in Ramon Monegal Flower Power; this perfume is the very embodiment of young people with a cause dancing to Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Doors. In the words of Deputy Edior Ida Meister (who was at Woodstock and wrote her tribute August 15, 2019). “To Flower Children everywhere, of every decade and generation: John Lennon was right. Love IS the answer. Have a little faith – despite these troubling times we find ourselves awash in. I know you’re dispirited: I am, too. If history teaches us anything at all, it reminds us of the cyclical nature of existence”..
Disclaimer: I’d like to thank Ramon Monegal for providing me a bottle of Ramon Monegal Flower Power for a review. The opinions are my own.
Olya Bar, Contributor
With Contributions by Michelyn Camen, Editor-in-Chief and Ida
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