Yet another rose/oud combo from Montale? You have to be kidding...Rose and aoud with a slight patchouli note and some Violet on top. Not very interesting. Please, give us a break!
Moderately powerful yet long lasting.
Aoud Shiny opens up with a rich Aoud note, that after about 40 minutes, decreases it's intensity and gives way to a floral aspect that in my opinion, makes this fragrance much more appealing to me feminine side than masculine. Anyway, a very linear and long lasting fragrance.
It was a slow evening. Nobody at the bar, the dimly room room light on chatter. But the music was pleasant enough, if a little uninspired. Ms Violet Leaf was on treble duty, Ms Rose and Mr Patchouli forming the mid section, and Mr Sandalwood on bass. I asked the bartender where the lead vocalist was. He gestured. My eyes followed. Slumped in the corner with an empty bottle of moonshine in his hand was Mr Oud, drunk as a skunk.
Very nice scent! I like it.
I originally gave this three stars but subsequent wearings have led me to give this a four star rating. I still think the scent finishes with an odd, pervasively bitter note, but overall this works for me -- it is floral but not sweet, gently green, lightly musky, and it stays close to my skin. Not a remarkable scent, but a very, very good one, indeed.
31st March, 2009 (last edited: 17th July, 2009)