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    Default Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    Hi everyone,

    I don't have the privilege to post this on the buy/sale/swap forum, my apologies for posting it here.

    A little while ago, and thanks to fellow bnoters, I was able to buy some Montales at very favorable prices. I understand some of you are still waiting for your purchases and I hope you will get them soon.

    I received this (50ml in a box) as a freebie and frankly, can't picture myself EVER wearing it. In my limited experience, there is always a time/place/scene you can wear a scent, but this really trumps me (I think some of you would agree...). The box has been opened but everything else is intact.

    So, I am offering it here for free. A few conditions:

    1. Offer to fellow Canadians first. I will pay the shipping (if needed). Don't have experience in shipping across the border and/or internationally. If there are no takers, I will reconsider shipping it elsewhere.
    2. Please think whether you can use this (and tell me why) because I want to find a person who can appreciate wearing it.
    3. If I mail it to you, I am not responsible for duties/customs/taxes and/or it being lost during transit.
    4. I am a novice, please let everyone know what you think of this scent.

    Please PM me. I will leave it open until next Friday (Nov 2, 2007) to decide.

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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    Nice people scare me.

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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    People who only ship to Canada annoy me...
    Last edited by Sorcery of Scent; 26th October 2007 at 01:26 PM.

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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    Atleast its not as "meh" as Soleil di Capri.
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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    Well, considering I'm in the U.S. and am getting in late to this thread as it is, I know its a longshot, but...

    I figured I'd express my interest as this is a fragrance I've been wanting to try for a long while. I don't have any reason to feel like I deserve it over anyone else, but I sure wouldn't mind being the recipient!

    I'm a nice guy as well, and nice guys scare me too!
    Lately I've been wearing:
    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    Wish I could partake...

    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post
    Nice people scare me.
    ?...

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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    I am not in Canada and not interested in that fragrance but I just wanted to say that that is a very kind and generous offer.
    What a great basenoter!
    "Don’t try to be original. Be simple. Be good technically, and if there is something in you, it will come out. ” - Henri Matisse.

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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    hirch_duckfinders post just reminded me ... just wanted to say that I am not interested in receiving the fragrance but just responded to your short impressions of it. And yes, its a nice gesture to give it free (subject to your conditions ofcourse).
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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    [QUOTE=Omega Man;1085202

    1. Offer to fellow Canadians first. [/QUOTE]


    What about Canadians not living in Canada?
    What about non-Canadians living in Canada?

    eh?
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks to your kind words and PMs.
    Member with the name "lasta" is the lucky winner.
    I am hoping to ship it out to him next week.
    Lets wait for his review and/or interpretation of this scent.

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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    Please don't put adverts for sale contests outside of the sale forum.
    Last edited by jrd4t; 2nd November 2007 at 03:42 AM.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    Quote Originally Posted by jrd4t View Post
    Please don't put adverts for sale contests outside of the sale forum.
    I have clearly stated in my original thread indicating that I didn't have any rights in posting in the buy/sale section. I am not offering it for sale/trade. I am offering it here for free and I will cover the shipping costs as well. My intention is to share with a fellow basenoter something I can't wear/fit into my wardrobe. If this goes against the rule in the forum, my apologies. I will leave it at this, don't want to occupy too much space by defending my position in the forum.
    Last edited by Omega Man; 2nd November 2007 at 11:39 AM.

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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    Quote Originally Posted by jrd4t View Post
    Please don't put adverts for sale contests outside of the sale forum.
    He's not selling anything , just giving it away & even paying shipping! I'm pretty sure that's cool outside the sale forum!
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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    Yeah I'm cool with it . Otto seems to be doing the same thing and he even earned himself a sticky.

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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    By the way - congratulations Lasta! Can't wait to hear all about it!
    CAESAR SEEKS:
    Slumberhouse : Norne
    Parfums d'Empire: Fougére Bengale

    CAESAR SWAPS/SELLS:




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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    Just received the package, very generous and no strings attached. Mr. B also introduced me to Voleur de Roses which is on my to buy list. From my limited review experience, here is what I have:

    "From the makers of Black Aoud and Greyland, this is a remarkably light scent. A smooth musky scent with slightly citrus and herbal overtones that upon first spray is reminiscent to Annick Goutal's Mandragore - fresh, sharp, but not bright.

    The mid notes last quite a while and brings to mind classic shaving soap or perhaps a subtle powdery musk like that used by Loewe Solo. During this time, I also detect a hint of nutmeg also used by Solo but more pronounced in Azzaro Visit.

    After about 3 hours: the citrus, herbal, and musk notes are all but disappeared. What's left is an ambery sweetness with a twist that is a faint reminder of the topnotes of MPG Jardin du Nil without the citrus.

    The name is slightly misleading as I barely notice the sandalwood if at all. As a matter of fact, I'd hardly call this a woody scent.

    I refrained from noting a floral component in the pyramid but it's definitely there and wafts up occasionally even until the drydown.

    Longevity is very good but it is a "skin" scent and sillage is very subdued after the topnotes.

    It's probably not one of the more romantic scents but it definitely has a "come hither" allure that would be appropriate during intimate situations. Plus it's one of the few that don't offend even if you were to sniff directly. While not a mind blowing olfactory experience, I think Skin surely has something worth digging deeper for."

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    Default Re: Montale for free - Skin/Sandalsilver

    Sandalsilver is made from blond sandalwood and that is why it can be difficult to describe. Most people are familiar with the more wood-like red sandalwood that is very easy to detect in a scent. Blond sandalwood, on the other hand, has floral qualities as well as a sweetness that isn't present in the other. I find the sandalwood note in Sandalsilver/Skin to be very prevalent. It's very unisex and beautiful.

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