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    Default Just sampled Montale Red Aoud :-/

    I just sampled Montale Red Aoud, and it smells Hideous. I almost gagged, which has never happened on a fragrance. It smelled like a semi-foody breadlike mixture of A*Men and Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau. I'm glad I purchased a sample. I actually had to wash it off because I began to get nauseous from it.

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    Default Re: Just sampled Montale Red Aoud :-/

    Common reaction to most Montale Aouds

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    Wild Aoud is scrumptious however

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    Default Re: Just sampled Montale Red Aoud :-/

    Red Aoud is popular but there is a note in it which gives me a headache.

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    Your description of it sounds appealing to me.

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    It's a crazy fragrance. I was intrigued by it, but not sure what to make of it. Definitely very 'foody' in some way, and quite strong.

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    Default Re: Just sampled Montale Red Aoud :-/

    I like Red Aoud. Great masculine fragrance.
    Right now I think that I have all the fragrances that I want.

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    Default Re: Just sampled Montale Red Aoud :-/

    Red Aoud is a tough one to get used to, but a good one nevertheless.

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    Default Re: Just sampled Montale Red Aoud :-/

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Red Aoud is a tough one to get used to, but a good one nevertheless.
    ditto


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    Default Re: Just sampled Montale Red Aoud :-/

    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I just sampled Red Aoud also.
    Posted my thoughts on my blog, but I'll copy and paste:

    Red Aoud opens with the smell of pepper - as in, red bell pepper... and biscuits, if I need to be more specific, amaretto biscuits. It's...interesting, and I actually kind of like this bit. The bell pepper smell disappears relatively quickly (thankfully) but it leaves behind a spicy stain.

    I also smell some peppery rose, although it's pretty well hidden. Instantly, kind of out of nowhere, comes a big dusty saffron blast which pretty much takes centre stage from here on. If all of this sounds like too much, you're right, it is. Just like Sex Panther, this stuff stingsss the nostrils.
    The feel from here on is a dusty saffron, some spicy Montale rose, the faintest...faintest dribble of oud, and some bizarre spicy biscuit smell which all together melds into a cocoa kind of smell... It leaves my confused face frowning like reading this most likely does.

    Red Aoud smells more like a candle than a personal fragrance. I really couldn't imagine wanted to smell like this. The blend is so overwhelming it almost reminds me of a headshop - it smells very hippyish, but not in the typically patchouli/joss stick kind of way. You'll have to smell it to realize what I'm talking about.
    The oud is only just about there, so, it's not an oud soliflore that's for sure, but then again thankfully it's not another failure of a rose/oud combo belched up with a new name.

    It is interesting, I will give it that. Unfortunately though, it doesn't smell good, and that's the main thing.
    The bizarre thing is, I actually really don't think I'm exaggerating, it just sounds like I am, and I'm finding myself re-reading what I've written to try to tone done the complicated mess of description.
    So I'll sum up with my usual:

    All in all, a bell pepper stained biscuit clouded by a bundle of dusty saffron, a traditional rose and some gluey oud blended together to create a hippy lover's cocoa...

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