Just come back from Paris, with:
Montale boutique in Paris always gets my love. Everytime in Paris, I always want to visit Montale. About Blue Amber, after about 4 times testing, I start to love this one. No more creamy cookie drydown, which I felt boring. Montale Blue Amber is not as edgy and "in your face" as Serge Amber Sultan. It has so many faces, and full of surprises. Complex first, then boozy, dreamy, mysterious... Patchouli, vetiver, vanille, geranium... Sometimes Blue Amber is hot, other times it's smoky, and smooth... Beautiful and wonderful. Blue Amber has both brilliant sillage and longervity. I find this one extremely suitable for men. And women loves it on men.
I found a new love in Paris. Arabian Oud. This house surprised me. The shop was beautiful. The male SA knew how to give customers the right scents. Arabian Oud had so many great scents. I tried about 10 scents. And I must say that I love most of them. All smelled so diffirent, high-quality, interesting, and distinctive. Most of the bottles were artistic and beautiful in Arabian style. After 1 hours enjoying Arabian Oud, I decided to take Mokhalat Momayaz home. MM has the openning notes( strong, medical, full of oud + rose ), which is very familar with Montale Black Aoud, but brighter and lighter. After about 30minutes, the drydown of MM is dry ( tobacco leaves ), woody ( sandalwood ), rosy, and still oudy... Very masculin, very seductive. Anyone who think Black Aoud is too loud, maybe MM will be the better choice.