If you like Montale's DNA you will like this one as well because it has almost the same DNA as many Montale fragrances!
The opening of this fragrance is a bitter and burned woody (smoky) type of oud mixed with lots of spices and easy to detect floral notes specially rose plus some sweetness.
The smell is very familiar and reminds me of "Montale Royal Aoud" that I had it around a year back but after a few wearing just sold it to someone.
The oud note here smells very synthetic (also all Montales!)
Don't expect a quality oud from this fragrance! just a smoky woody type of scent that may remind you of the smell of oud.
Spices are quite strong and it doesn't smell like a particular spice that I could mention. it's like mixture of many different spices in a very strong and bold way.
Some sweetness and some floral notes just make this smoky and spicy scent smoother and easier to like.
In the mid that smoky oud note settles down a little bit and scent gets sweeter. the interesting thing about the sweetness (only in the mid) is that it does smell very sugary and yummy and kind of like the smell and taste of cotton candy!
In the base all notes settle down and you will get a well known oud, rose, spice, patchouli and some sweetness till the end.
Projection is strong and longevity is 8-10 hours easily.
It's much cheaper from Montale fragrances (it's around $50 for 100ml bottle in my country) so if you like these type of scents this is a cheaper replacement!