L'Artisan's Tea For Two is a lovely chai tea by a camp fire.
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L'Artisan's Tea For Two is a lovely chai tea by a camp fire.
Couldn't disagree more. Black Aoud is completely unisex and is a powdery rose, musk, aoud & patchouli.
Personally I would say to get a few samples first and give them a few wearings before getting...
Thank you for the headsup! Hope they release/refund the money soon.
Sorry to hear :( I highly doubt they'll be wearing it. They're probably trying to support a habit and will sell it to someone for a few dollars. It may even show up on eBay?
Hope you don't mind me butting in but I absolutely adore oud. I would love love love to smell it on a man, but I love wearing it too. I have never ever had a compliment though so I know what you...
How strange, I was playing around with the shopping cart & certain fragrances disappear when you change it to US dollars?
Did you spend any time at Basenotes? :-)
Sweet Oriental Dream is definitely sweet and atomically powerful!
Please let us know your thoughts once it arrives :-)
It's named to go with Vanilla Extasy of course :)
Can't wait to try them :)))) very exciting!
Euro parfums have a great Montale Aouds sample pack, it's a good way to try their offerings & you get a discount voucher too. :)
I tried it a few weeks ago & got celery too!
It looks fine to me too.
Wouldn't the liquid turn darker anyway due to the vanilla in it?
Thanks for the heads-up David. I'd love to see this documentary. Adding to others comments in this thread - whilst there's no doubt that they wouldn't be very happy with online retailers & would do...
+1 Patchouli Patch by L'Artisan - this one is a perfect patchouli fix!
Totally agree. Aoud Lime is great to wear in Summer. I found out by accident when I recent wore a couple of sprays from my new bottle on a cold rainy morning which later turned humid and hot. Rather...
FSU92grad, I would say the same thing with the majority of Montale's Aouds (especially Black Aoud) however I decided to do a (risky) test & wore Aoud Lime in the Sydney humidity last week &...
Love the story about the desk OdilonRedon :)
I recently bought a fb of Aoud Lime after sampling it. I really enjoy wearing it, its masculine, smooth & acidic with a soft edge. My bottle...
Sounds very interesting.I'd like to know more too!
I have only smelt the medicinal aoud in the Montales I have tried so far, but I like it, very addictive!
+1 Aoud Lime & Black Aoud a close 2nd,
Loved Polo since high school. It's a very distinguished sexy scent. Mmmmm
W is for Womanity by Thierry Mugler
I'm not an OMG person, but, OMG.... I look back at my post from 5 years ago & realise how innocent I was.
My "serious attempt" to stay at 20 full bottles obviously was not that serious. Heeheehee!
Vanille Absolu by Montale is another I'd recommend to sample. Very sweet but in a grown up way. It has cloves, cinnamon & a touch of woods in it. Not girly - definitely unisex.
It layers well with...
I got it from a Revlon warehouse sale a few years back, they had crates of it.
I agree. There's no way you could use 9 sprays of (a normal bottle of) Black Aoud & have no one notice it. I think if I used 9 sprays the fire department would be called & I'd be dragged outside to...
Sounds nice :)
Charlie Gold by Revlon
I usually just do the one spray now - on the back of my knee (in a skirt), if I'm mostly outdoors I can get away with one and a half (one of my wrists).
When I first got Black Aoud was in the car...
+1 Vanille Absolu by La Maison de La Vanille
The orange in Fragonard's Fleur d'Oranger is just gorgeous, great price too http://www.basenotes.net/ID26124568.html
Oh dear. When I read the line "I sometimes look back at the abandoned bottle as I flee the scene and feel a twinge of regret and ‘sadness’" I had one of those sinking feelings, just like when you...
IMHO the older version had a pretty big projection, the modern version is moderate. A guy at work wears it & I always love it.
LOL I have Flex shampoo in my shower for nostalgia! I can't remember the early 80's scent however :(
Thank you for your help everyone. I didn't think it did as the price point isn't similar to the aoud scents, but wanted to check. I guess many sites have the wrong notes listed. Very annoying.
This isn't a discussion on whether Montale uses real aoud/oud or not but in regards to a "missing note?" in Mango Manga.
I have seen the notes listing in some sites say that it has aoud (lower in...
I is for Incanto Dreams by Salvatore Ferragamo
I took the Facebook post to say "We used to do it before for you, but don't ask for extra concentration unless you're buying in person from our (future) Paris store".
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I really enjoyed the opening of Vanille Extreme - it's like you have smeared vanilla ice cream all over yourself. It is very sugary at that stage. When the floral note comes in, it tames it down a...
Having tried both I much much prefer Chocolate Greedy over Chocolat Amere il Profvmo.
Chocolate Greedy is chocolate for me from start to finish. The start also sometimes (it's not always there for...
Ooooo Aoud Greedy sounds great. Someone's obviously typed something incorrectly, it has to include Aoud.
I can't wait to try this :-)
Montale - Sweet Oriental Dream
Montale - Vanille Absolu
S is for: Spellbound by Estée Lauder
I agree, just like software gets upgraded (they can call it a "bug fix" if they want) and gets a new version number, reformulations should too. It's the truthful thing to do in all fairness to the...
I have a fb of Red Aoud too & yes, it feels very light due to the aluminium. The Montale bottles' capacity is apparently more than 100ml, so it seems that the bottle is not filled properly but they...
I realised I was wearing the same perfume's over and over & that some scents had not been worn in 12 months! So, I've been making myself use my neglected scents & am "trying" not to wear something...
I was given RL's Safari many years ago (when I wasn't into perfumes :/) & it used to give me headaches. I wore it for as long as I could so I wouldn't hurt any feelings, but had to stop wearing it.
The Mancera site says;
The creators of MONTALE perfumes have played an active role in this project. The name MANCERA was imagined to work well on a global scale.
I love Chocolate Greedy. I'm lucky, it's far from linear on my skin. In fact, it has a multiple personality & changes from one chocolate dessert to another on me - and has zero calories thankfully.
I can't wait to try this either :-) I bet it will be great - Coffee Greedy anyone?
Dior Addict is definitely unisex.
I always thought Givenchy Pi was in a similar league as DA.
I always have visions of putting some LED's in my perfume cupboard to illuminate & show off my little pretties, but I would never do it because I think it wouldn't be very good for them. :(
Cool Water was amazing in the 90's. It just seems like yesterday. I feel vintage now. :)
What an interesting visual to have everytime you apply that fragrance. LOL
I like 57, 99, & 51.
+1 Chocolate Greedy. Its soooooooooooooooo good, a gorgeous baked chocolate soufflé!
I might be way off here but if the tester bottle had been kept in non-ideal circumstances, and some of the alcohol had evaporated leaving a concentrated amount of oil could that have accounted for...
I use Cetaphil's Ultra Hydrating Lotion & (more often) their Moisturising Cream in the tub. They do have a very slight smell but I find they're perfect for keeping my skin hydrated under fragrances &...
Great find MaxHeadroom... wish I was in QLD! :-)
If anyone goes could you please report back with what kind of stuff they had?
Great find Alicka61. So it's in the Basenotes directory but no photo --> http://www.basenotes.net/ID10210031.html
Wow what an interesting bottle! Someone has to know what this one is. Good luck! :-)
They will sometimes do an after Christmas sale (eg 50% off) but not usually on their popular products. It's worth a look though.
No but I'd be interested to find out too. It would be good to have consistansy, I'm not sure if Black Aoud in a pink bottle would go down well with most guys? :D
Just the one usually, but sometimes I will put a different perfume on in the evening if the one I wore during the day has faded.
All's well that ends well tylertremallose! I hope they do the right thing & send them back to wherever they bought them from.
Although Sunset Flowers starts off quite feminine, it definitely turns unisex when the chamomile & (especially) the petitgrain float in - you could definitely wear it irrbloss!
I bought & tested both samples & Chocolate Greedy smelt much better, had better sillage & lasted 12+ hours. Amour De Cacao faded within about 3 hours.
I voted for Red Aoud. Love it!
Don't send it back, it may get "lost" in the post & they'll have an excuse not to refund you &/or sending it back might be illegal depending on your country. Also, they'll just sell it to someone...
tylertremallose, thanks for posting all the pictures. This post will help a lot of people. Are they going to give you a refund?
No need to be rude.
I don't want to wait 2-3 months for a package arriving by boat. It's 2013 not 1883. :(
How horrible :( I agree that they could have just returned the package to you. You had paid for international postage after all. I don't trust "destroyed" either. For all you know they could have put...
I'll take the YW :D I love these fragrances & wish I discovered them years ago.
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Oh gee, I didn't realise that was your blog Trebor! I love it! I trawled through every...
I know this thread is really old, but I just want to say thanks to Gaivs, Trebor & Gavis' friend, This is a really helpful post which prepared me to expect the unexpected with my first Montale...
I've purchased from them twice, had no problems & was happy with both purchases.
Sounds like you got a grey market fragrance (which doesn't necessarily mean it's not genuine). Maybe it was old...
Rose Jam by Lush is a gorgeous fresh jammy rose. Its a similar (better) scent to their Ro's Argan Body Conditioner (without the oil & body lotion ingredients).
That's a shame, Joop! Homme is absolutely gorgeous - my fave scent on a man. When did the change happen? Is that why it's on sale everywhere?
I do not doubt that the bottles hold what they're meant to (as other fragrance houses bulk up on the packaging) but I agree that it would be lovely if a kind soul with an empty Montale bottle would...
I recently got 2 Montales & like everyone else have been amazed at the lightness of the bottles, not to mention how small 50ml seems. I've noticed people say they have unscrewed their Montale...
Fragonard's Fleur de Vanilla.
Gotta say it's not spicy but it's vanilla, flowers & musk. The vanilla is really rich & so so gorgeous.
Fleur de Vanille is the only Fragonard that I've tried & I adore it. The vanilla is so rich, it has a perfect hint of florals (rose, heliotrope & ylang ylang) & musk that are noticeable yet don't...
Yes, you are right - the writing on all my Flowerbomb bottles is like an engraving (not coloured in black) however perhaps they have changed it if it is indeed from Oct 2012? The label & bottle looks...
Not me. I prefer my slumber to be fragrance free :-)
F is for Friction Her by FCUK
D is for Dior Star by Dior
S is for Si Lolita by Lolita Lempicka
R is for Ralph Rocks by Ralph Lauren
Out of my fragrances Scherrer by Jean-Louis Scherrer is the most masculine, or at least super powerful & dominant woman that means business! :-)
A is for Absolu de Vanille by La Maison de la Vanille
C is for Chocolovers by Aquolina (RIP)
He was probably stressed,he shouldnt have shouted of course. Your package is probably ok.
D is for Dark Sapphire by Jette Joop
There's a bit of a rubbery plastic scent to Theirry Mugler's Alien
Angel & a number of blue fragrances go the same colour yet smell the same. If it smells ok I wouldn't worry about it.
M is for Midnight Charm by Dior
S is for S de Scherrer by Jean-Louis Scherrer