El Tintero

Inspiration, quality and features

The main source of inspiration for Ramón Monegal, apart from nature, is literature —from the wealth of prose to the succinctness of poetry. He turns words into notes, phrases into chords, stories into compositions, and the ink, the ethyl-lyrical component and of all events, into imagined perfume.

In tribute to his source of inspiration and making use of the most luxurious materials, the perfumer has designed an inkwell, lovingly referred to as mon encrier, as an iconic perfume recipient, an object of desire, a single bottle that houses all of the soul and essence of his work.

Sticking to his principles that involved using the best materials, he chose semiautomatic handmade glass that allowed him to produce a flacon with a unique body, feel and presence; bakelite —a formaldehyde resin that was widely used in perfumery in the mid-twentieth century and he wanted to recover for its valuable characteristics of feel, sound and neutrality— for the lid and the presentation box; and, finally, bonding together glass and bakelite, a crimp made of zamak, an alloy that combines zinc, aluminium, magnesium and copper, and gives the flacon an unmistakably rich feel and sound.