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Graphite (2011)
by Montana

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Graphite information

Year of Launch2011
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 21 votes)

People and companies

HouseMontana
PerfumerNathalie Lorson
SupplierFirmenich
Parent CompanyCosmoprod

About Graphite

Graphite is a masculine fragrance by Montana. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Nathalie Lorson

Graphite fragrance notes

Reviews of Graphite

Love this - Cedar heaven. Three wood notes dominate throughout with a hint of pepper and all rounded out with an amber accord and a smoothing benzoin note. So it's quite creamy altogether but with an acidic edge like the sap in cut wood. I saw logs for my fire and often sniff them when they've fallen off the bench just cut, and the smell is a less concentrated version of this.

I thought this was a linear scent when I first got it, but now I get the floral notes too pushing through adding interest. I understand the references to pencil-shavings but think that 'Graphite' is the lead of the (possibly chewed) pencil rather than the wood, that smooth/sharp sweet/sour tone a little reminiscent of what's achieved in Anthracite. I've seen the word 'Metallic' to describe violet leaf so maybe this with the lemony geranium and sharp bergamot combine to give an impression of the tang of tongue on carbon.
Great for the price, lasts ages on my skin, and is useful for layering too. A winner.
27th January, 2019
Sneezy woods with a tiny bit of amber or violet? This is a very, very simple fragrance. Must be okay with strictly straight up pepper and woods. It is strong and unforgiving. Your eyes might tear up.

UPDATE: This is missing something. It's like an unfinished composition.
08th May, 2018 (last edited: 26th May, 2018)
Potent and very woody. Lasts ages and has good projection. This is a good one!
21st February, 2017
The hight of masculine charisma.if you truly enjoy unusual fragrance,this one is for you.it is seductive and delivers a lot of elegance and charm.dark and deep it is highly oriental but not generic.Graphite is the fragrance possessing the symptomatic mystery of a strong personality.Sophisticated,Intelligent, Mature,Woody,Spicy,Warm,Opulent,Classy,Metallic, Attractive and Dark.



The opening is slightly sharp and edgy that blends captivating cedar with a seductive warm amber tincture and mysterious guaiac wood and a subtle touch of pepper and violet leaf while deep woody tones of sandalwood and oakmoss provide the final touch of masculinity the fragrance that works very well I cold weather.a great scent for a confident and mysterious man with leather coat and gloves.


Sillage?Ok.

Longevity?Very Good on my skin.

7.25/10
02nd June, 2016
Montana Graphite is probably the most vivid example of minimalist "pencil-shavings in effect" cedarwood-driven concoction but this fragrance is also far more all at once since a "secret" sort of hyper refined floral/chypre classic undertone will linger under our noses constantly for hours (eliciting a classically conservative forbidding spark of mossy refinement in the air). Yes Carbone de Balmain, CdG Black, Gucci Pour Homme I, Autoportrait by Olfactive Studio and further creations jump surely on mind but Graphite is in my opinion the most focused on the "pencil" theme despite at same time paradoxically the only one fully structured (with all the Montana's traditional wisdom) in order to go beyond this minimal vibe and to finally unfold a new rich dimension for us (a "by classicism-veined" chypre approach "a la V&A or Estee Lauder to quote a couple" provided by oakmoss, geranium, sandalwood, spices and amber). Yes the benzoinic-vanillic "deflection" is in here moderate (unlike its more massive implementation we "record" in Carbone) as well as the general resinous theme (or properly the dusty mistiness) but oakmoss and amber (plus further elements) finally enrich the amalgam with their charge of complexity without "pushing out" the juice kind of massive or thick. Violet leaves provide a velvety spark utterly articulating a yet multifaceted (despite basically sharp and in its opening ostensibly one-dimensional) creation. A really persistent stuff on my skin and a solid fragrance full of surprises. Nice bottle.
15th August, 2015 (last edited: 05th September, 2015)
If you like discreet, unpretentious and austere woody fragrances along the line of Rush For Men, several minor CDGs, Christian Lacroix Tumulte Pour Homme (to name only a few), you'll probably like Graphite. A subtly aromatic, cedarwood-driven concoction that's incredibly versatile and easy to wear. A bit one-dimensional but that's usually the profile for these kind of fragrances. A go-to office-friendly scent that could be a valid alternative for those days you want to take a break from the lighter vetivers.

Surely not earthshaking but still very nice and cheap ($).

Nice bottle which is a somewhat likable rip-off of both Heeley's flacons and Malle's.
06th April, 2015

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