Monoi vs Frangipani Accords—Questions


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Mar 3, 2020
I think these are different flowers, but they smell very similar to me, especially in perfumes like Lolita Lempicka Fleur de Corail, which claims to be fragile I but smells like momoi to me. I know momoi oil is used in some perfumes, but are these otherwise largely constructed accords, or can they be enfleuraged, or otherwise have their scents rendered? If not, are they constructed accords? I am trying to figure out what I am smelling. I also believe they are both different from tiare flowers, but I get confused about all these.

Can someone who knows their way around these tropical blossoms help me with this? I would like to write s review if my Fleur de Corail but I don’t want to make a fool of myself, any more than necessary. Thank you ❤️❤️❤️


Well-known member
Sep 1, 2010
Monoi is made from tiare flowers soaked in coconut milk, tiare being a Tahitian variety of gardenia. The flowers look like this:


Frangipani, also known as plumeria, is a different flower native to central & south America & looks like this:


l'd say frangipani has a more complex scent than monoi/tiare, sometimes similar to gardenia but also having fruity/spicy aspects. l love both!

I didn't see this thread until now BTW, or l would have posted sooner...

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