Royal Aoud
    by Montale

    Royal Aoud Fragrance notes

    Oud, Kumquat, Grapefruit, Andira Wood, Spices

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    Kain's avatar
    Iran Iran

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    This one is a really good one from this house.
    The opening is extremely dark, almost smoky oud note with some tart fruity aspect in it but oud is the major note..
    Royal Aoud has a lot of oud in it and it's extremely dark and smoky but it's not medicinal like "Dark Aoud"
    There is some floral notes and some sweetness as well.
    As time goes by the scent didn't change that much.
    Only oud note settled down and you will get more sweetness and more floral notes.
    Both projection and longevity is awesome.

    10th December, 2013

    reveillee's avatar
    United States United States

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    Like others have said, citrus with oud. Really like this one. One I believe can be worn all seasons.

    24 March, 2013

    iivanita's avatar
    Croatia Croatia

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    this is very masculine oud- woody scent, and one that transforms a lot with time

    it starts very lemony, zesty refreshing, so that you think there is no oud in here, after an hour or more.....the citrus freshenes is gone and what stays is a little bit of medicinal and little bit barny oud note....that reminds me the most of Cuir d Arabie, there is some sharpness overall that comes from spices ......but i smell no roses at all, there was a little hint after 30 minutes that rose will apear...but it ended up in spices!

    for lovers of nicely balanced spices, longevity is remarkable!!

    i give it thumbs up for originality and performance :)

    21st March, 2013 (Last Edited: 22 March, 2013)

    bejahu's avatar
    United States United States

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    An excellent Montale fragrance. Understated, bright clean opening of citrus and medicinal aoud, that quickly blossoms into an airy and very beautiful dusty rose and aoud combination that smells a lot like Band-Aids. I really enjoy it. Be careful when you spray it, the opening is deceptively quiet for a Montale. It takes about five minutes to develop, and when it does it is very powerful with strong silage and tremendous longevity. I get 12-15 hours with this one, and much much longer if it gets on my clothing. Two sprays are enough for most situations.

    The dry down is a beautiful soft, dusty rose and medicinal aoud. This one is the most medicinal smelling of any Montale fragrance that I have owned. It really does smell like Band Aids for the first two or three hours. The aoud dies down a bit after five or six hours and you are left with a gorgeous, soft rose.

    Comparisons to Montale's Taj are not well-founded. While both are powerful and have a strong Aoud presence, Taj is dark, heavy, and dirty, and smells of ground tobacco leaves and leather, while Royal Aoud is bright, happy, and clean and smells of bandaids and roses. I love them both.

    Unlike Taj, Royal Aoud is definitely unisex, and the rose is light and airy - not dark, heavy or dense like the rose in Black Aoud, for example. I'd say, within the Montale line of Aouds, Royal Aoud is the polar opposite of Black Aoud. Quiet, understated, and lovely opening. Light and bright. Soft, dusty rose dry down. As opposed to Black Aoud, which has a raw and forceful opening, deep and dark rose heart, and is deep and mysterious as it dries down. Both smell great. Both are sexy. Both project like crazy and last over a half a day.

    I highly recommend this one. If you don't like dusty rose or you don't like aoud, then this one isn't for you. But, if you are looking on a fresh, happy, clean take on an aoud and rose based fragrance, then this one is will be a very welcome addition to your wardrobe.

    14 June, 2012

    Darvant's avatar
    Italy Italy

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    I obviously catch in the air some similarities with Aoud Lime and Black Aoud and i agree who with smells Royal Aoud as a sort of Aoud Lime (one of my absolute favourite of the line) without the initial strong citrusy blast (at least, with a fainter initial citrusy splash) although  i would also add that Royal Aoud lacks the notable Aoud Lime's lingering cool greeness and introduces a more developed woody and rosey powdery final sweetness. This  one is indeed basically a rosey and spicy oudh with a final touch of vanillic  luxurious smoothness and nothing else. The right balance among the main notes, i mean medicinal aoud and final softness, makes this fragrance slightly different since the beginning. I mean that the rustic and medicinal aoud effect is shorter in duration and softer in temperament while we can catch since the beginning a touch of velvety and dusty smoothness rising from the balsams. I agree who with detect in here a more complex and sophisticated temperament exuding from a less brash and brutal aoud's vibe. While analyzing its homonymous scent appointed by Creed (the Royal Oud, another one with a subdued medicinal harshness and a more developed creamy smoothness) i have to deduce  that the word "royal " in association with the note of audh means softer, less boisterous and more complex. The fair dosage of the note of oudh, i'm refering to a sort of civilized oudh by its combination with softening and more appealing edible notes, is enough to turn it out as a "royal" one since this woody resin, despite its fair dosage, owns itself inside the quality and facets to conjure however up exotic-royal ambiences and atmospheres. The dry down is warm, resinous and slightly honeyed. Obviously this is more wearable, may be more refined but to me less compelling than the heavyweights  from the Montale line, i mean Black Aoud, Dark Aoud, Aoud Lime, Steam Aoud and others. Its softness transmits the impression of a shorter lasting power but i suppose it's just an ostensible feeling.

    16 February, 2012

    Sunsetspawn's avatar
    United States United States

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    This isn't the nose searing oud that I found in Black Oud, which is a big improvement. When oud is uncontrolled it just smells like band-aids, astringents, gauze, and various other goodies you'd find in a hospital. Somehow this has been softened to a degree that has it more resembling a brand new sneaker. The smell is still sterile, but it's classy and clean. It still gets annoying at around the tenth hour, but oud is a harsh smell no matter how you dilute it.

    28 January, 2012

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