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    Default S(ample) of the Day: Montale Black Aoud

    I've got a sample of Aoud Queen Roses already, so I was interested to try this today - the weather certainly helped out... it was 67 when I walked outside at 8:30, which was quite a break from 88 the previous day.

    Montale Black Aoud (2006)
    This certainly takes no prisoners - it smells quite a bit like Lipton powdered iced tea mix (which is weird, but there you go), then settles after an hour into a roaring heart of aoud that's quite animalic. There seems to be a bitter/citrus note like grapefruit, and while I don't start seeing the roses come out until very late in the game, the aoud more than makes up for it. This is all about black: Black, petrified wood, a black, moonless night, and a cold winter's scent. This is powerful and funereal, but at the same time the savage animal note that's at the heart here negates the somber tone this fragrance builds. This is a challenging scent, but all the best ones are.

    Thanks,

    Zachary

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    Default Re: S(ample) of the Day: Montale Black Aoud

    This is the most satisfying, rich, savage, nuclear, take no prisoners, unapologetic, hell of a fragrance I have!
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: S(ample) of the Day: Montale Black Aoud

    nice description
    but it wasn't that much of a ride for me
    just aoud and roses
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    Default Re: S(ample) of the Day: Montale Black Aoud

    For me one of the best ever. I want to disagree on Your description as a cold weather scent only. Black Aoud can be perfect in a warm summer night. Indeed, it's not for every day.

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