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Dark Purple (2011)
by Montale


Dark Purple information

Year of Launch2011
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 22 votes)

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PerfumerPierre Montale

About Dark Purple

Dark Purple is a shared / unisex perfume by Montale. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Pierre Montale

Dark Purple fragrance notes

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Reviews of Dark Purple

I smell rose, patchouli, wood, amber, and geranium. I don't get any plum. Bummer. Still -- I do like it for what it is. Dark and brooding.
26th October, 2017 (last edited: 14th December, 2017)
A nice fruity-rosy combo, Montale Dark Purple hits on a couple of spots in which the house tends to succeed.

A plum opening is a sweet start, a mixed floral heart dominated by rose is most of what I associate with this fragrance, and a woody musky dry down gives it a soft landing place. Pleasant from start to finish.

In Dark Purple, though, I don't feel they've accomplished something all that special but rather created another pleasant entry that, while perhaps suiting some wearers perfectly, very much mimics a lot of their catalog, but as far as adding volume to their catalog, Dark Purple is not an unworthy entry. And as usual with Montales, it's a great performer.

It's surely worth trying, as it might fit the bill perfectly for you, and compared to other niche, is moderately priced (currently only $95 for 100ml on Notino), but I've personally found various other better sweet rose fragrances on the market that I prefer, such as Tom Ford Noir de Noir and Cafe Rose, and Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie.

7 out of 10
12th May, 2017
perfume whose structure supports the patchouli-rose combo. It feels a little more feminine by the fruity tones (mainly plum) that here nicely contrast to the rough trail of patchouli.The overall feeling is very positive though perhaps you are missing something less linearity because , as many Montales, at the end, result in the same places.
30th December, 2013
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United States

Superb. this is my 2nd blind buy from Montale.

1st being Full Incense..

Neither are watered down..

This lasts forever and the plum and red fruit notes last the duration of the scent..

Very unisex but I love it..

a masterpiece..

now I must try Tom Ford's Plum scent..

Pros: Plum at it's best!!
Cons: can be cloying at times"

26th October, 2013
Dark Purple

This concoction owns inside the dark musky Black Musk's soul and is a sort of less commanding, less metallic, gentler and far more fruity/floral (mur, plum, bilberries, orange and musk) sort of Black Musk. Where anyway the latter is properly metallic, sour (mainly lemon) and post-industrial, Dark Purple is decidedly less irony, more yummy (i mean fruity in a more juicy way) and finally (after an initial colder appearance) almost soapy (even in an opaque type of way). The typical fruitiness of the woods is sheer and a fruity/floral (more properly feminine) touch of balmy sophistication swirls endly in the air. An unusual Montale musk anyway possessing the typical brand's landmark woody/musky touch.

Pros: Dark and fruity
Cons: Any in particular

16th June, 2013
This is basically another take on incense. This incense has a hint of plum and a hint if rose.
03rd May, 2013

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