Originally Posted by Asha
I have been fortunate to visit Scent Bar in the Beverly Hills area of LA. Even though they are affiliated with luckyscent, they do not have all the inventory of the online store.
... but if you call them a day or two in advance, and tell them what you are interested in sampling, they are sometimes willing to make sure it's there for you. In any case, it's worth asking.
For my money, the best of the Montale
line is definitely Black Aoud
. Aside from Andy Tauer Incense Rosé
, it's probably the only rose fragrance I'd seriously consider. And as far as the oud accord is concerned, I wish I had known about Black Aoud
before I dropped $165 on Tom Ford Oud Wood
, since Black Aoud
is twice as impressive and
less expensive. Ah well, live and learn. If you never get victimized by marketing, there's no real glory if you overcome it later on, right?