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    6/19/13 at 10:58pm

    fraghead93 said:



    Hello Friends,

     

    I have a few montales available with a local seller, the thing is i've never

    tried a montale but am extremely keen to try one.

     

    The following one's are available, all at a price of 75 $ for the 100ml bottle,

     

    Isn't that price a steal ?

     

     

     

    Note : Some are available in the white box tester.

     

     

    1. Wood and Spices

     

    2. Aoud Lime

     

    3. Aoud Leather

     

    4. Aoud Musk

     

    5. Amber & Spices

     

    6. Aoud Queen Roses 

     

    7. Red Aoud

     

    8. Mukhallat 

     

     

     

    The thing is searches for montale threads led to various results :

     

    Some threads discussing early in 2005 saying that their aoud 

    line uses pure oud, no synthetics ( Which I find a little hard to

    believe.) 

     

    Some threads bashing the house for churning out fragrances 

    like a machine, saying Mr Pierre Montale is only a figurehead

    and the real guy behind these fragrances is from Palestine.

     

    Some threads saying the bottles are either overfilled or underfilled

    due to light aluminum bottles.

     

    Some threads claiming certain fake montales going on ebay for 

    inexpensive amounts.

     

    Do fake or watered down montales exist ?

    Has anyone had a personal experience with them ?

     

    And the most recent threads claiming something about a name change

    to "Taneli" and the house watering down their fragrances and the quality

    being terrible as of current times.

     

     

    This has caused great confusion as no one is verified and may or may

    not be speculating.

     

    The main reason why i want to buy this fragrances is due to the

    fact that i want to experience the crazy projection and longevity.

    The second reason being, I'm curious to try out their signature

    oud note.

     

    Sampling is out of the question as im from that part of the world

    where only a minority are aware about the more expensive fragrances.

     

    I want a powerhouses that announces of my arrival even before I

    reach the person.

     

    I don't mind cloying, projection beast, as those traits are what I love

    in a fragrance. 

     

     

    Please do make a suggestion on what to pick from the above,

    Ive heard good things about Aoud Musk, but i'll leave it up to

    those who have more experience with this house to decied for me.

     

    Thank you for your time.

     

     

    Awaiting those suggestion guys,

    Bring 'em on.

    Regards.

    6/19/13 at 11:00pm

    aphexacid said:



    TLDR, but montales definitely need to be sampled before full bottle purchase.
    I've never seen or heard of fake Montale.

    6/19/13 at 11:00pm

    aphexacid said:



    TLDR, but montales definitely need to be sampled before full bottle purchase.
    I've never seen or heard of fake Montale.

    6/19/13 at 11:29pm

    Akahina said:



    Of the ones mentioned I would choose Aoud Lime. There is no lime in it but gives that impression. One of my favorites behind Black Aoud.

    6/20/13 at 4:00am

    hednic said:



    I own the entire line and from your list I'd pick to try: Aoud Musk.
    Edited by hednic - 6/20/13 at 6:35am

    6/20/13 at 5:12am

    easyfish said:



    Aoud Lime, AQR and Red Aoud for me.
     

    6/20/13 at 5:22am

    BoChosen said:



    I have never come across a fake Montale.  I'm really interested in seeing others feedback on this topic.  Good thread... 

    6/20/13 at 5:30am

    Switch245 said:



    That is a steal; buy one and sell it to me =P

     

    Of the ones I've tried, Aoud Musk is very good

    6/20/13 at 5:31am

    badarun said:



    Aoud Lime for me, followed by Dark, then Red, then Attar, then Black - almost the entire line up is FB worthy if u are willing to accommodate only slight differences betn them.

    6/20/13 at 5:32am

    UKisGR8 said:



    I've been sampling a lot of Montales Aouds lately and I don't like the opening of any of them with the exception of Black Aoud (Montale's masterpiece). However, once the openings settle down, most of the Montale creations are quite nice. Red Aoud comes off as fairly sweet but I really like it. Honestly don't care that much for Aoud Lime... I get a burning rubber note, but that could just be skin chemistry. Aoud Musk & Aoud Queens Roses are coming in the mail to be sampled soon and I chose to sample them because of their great reviews.

     

    I'd go with hednic though because he has quite the collection of Montale fragrances. But at that price... you might want to grab 2 or 3 bottles.

    6/20/13 at 5:43am

    Slumberhoused said:



    Aoud Musk.

     

    From what I've read, it isn't that they're watered down now, it's that you could previously request extra concentration when ordering direct from them, and now you can't.  But since very few lines allow you to specify concentration, it's quite unfair to say "Oh, Montale's watered down now."

    6/20/13 at 7:19am

    Pegasus said:



    From your list, Aoud Musk and Aoud Lime.

     

    Dark Aoud is also worth owning.

    6/20/13 at 12:32pm

    fragrance123 said:



    That's the lowest I've ever heard. Proceed carefully with Montale, get some samples before buying FB. I haven't tried anything on your list but I'll say this for Dark Aoud if you are not into strong medicinal (aoud) dry to the bone smell.. skip it.

    6/20/13 at 3:15pm

    finsfan said: