Mokhalate Malaki - opened with a blast of saffron on me and over an hour or so bloomed into a delicate mellowed rose with a dusty undertone. Strange scent. Think I gotta give it time.
One of Montale's unusual array of Eastern fragrances, Mokhalate Malaki is listed as an oud-chypre-rose-saffron fragrance, but it defies this description. There is a bitter, herbal, woody opening from the oud, followed by a green, fresh rush of "rain", a tangy rose, watery lotus, and perhaps a pungent flower like lilac. Must be tried on the skin to appreciate its unique beauty.