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Aoud Cuir D'Arabie
by Montale


Aoud Cuir D'Arabie information

GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 225 votes)

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PerfumerPierre Montale

About Aoud Cuir D'Arabie

Aoud Cuir D'Arabie is a shared / unisex perfume by Montale. The fragrance was created by perfumer Pierre Montale

Reviews of Aoud Cuir D'Arabie

Not my cup of tea at all. As Francolino described it in his review; "skanky cheesy". This has a leather component, but it smells too artificial to my nose, and the oud is a rude and sour background element. Cuir D'Arabie needs something to freshen it and sweeten it up. I can understand why so many Montale's Aoud fragrances have a floral or honey spice element. Typically Montale fragrances open harsh, and then settle into something nicer for a long duration. CD'A does not. It stays pretty awful for a long time. I washed it off after three hours. A thumbs down.
14th December, 2017 (last edited: 16th December, 2017)
the twin cousin of Dior Leather Oud, skanky cheesy kinky oud!
06th November, 2017
I don't consider myself much of a leather lover but Montale's Aoud Cuir d'Arabie is well-blended to the point of being very appealing, among the best I've smelled of the house. It's a mix of leather, oud, birch, and tobacco. The oud makes the experience animalistic, but it's unusually smooth at the same time, blending well with the woody birch and pungent leather.

The leather itself is most pronounced at the opening, fading into the dry down within the first hour and a half. I get only a little tobacco in the dry down, which I would classify is as blend of the leather, oud, and birch. It's a baseball-love-meets-oud sort of mix.

It's not the smoothest leather (a prize I'd still give to Coach Leatherware No. 3), but it might be the smoothest animalistic oud leather, much smoother than I've previously imagined such a type of fragrance being, so it's a pleasant surprise. Still, I can see how it might be polarizing since I confess that animalic scents tend to be hit-or-miss with me.

Performance is well above average, as with most cold-weather Montale fragrances, very strong in both projection and longevity.

8 out of 10
10th May, 2016
This is leather. Leather is this.

Masculine, with no 'pretty' character at all.

I like it just fine, but tbh it's hard to see any skill or craftsmanship behind this one. Seems like one could rather come close enough by contacting a perfumery supply, getting some leather accord and mixing it with some everclear. Well maybe not that easy, but still...
05th March, 2016
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Yes, an opening of harsh nigh faecaloid freshly tanned leather, with lots of birchtar and heavy oud. In the drydown a touch of Latakia-style tobacco, but after a couple of hours much tamer and developing into pleasant lighter leather and a bit less original.

A unique beginning. Good projection and sillage with about eight hours of longevity.

A very interesting Montale. 3.75/5
18th December, 2014
Skelly Show all reviews
United Kingdom
I find the opening to be truly vile. Seriously. There's a passing whiff of vomit and blue cheese. Fortunately, it soon settles down to a surprisingly cooling and authentic rough leather, similar to a new pair of rigger work gloves. Nice.

04th September, 2014

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