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    Default Layering Black Aoud and Dark Aoud

    Hi everyone,

    I know... you probably think I'm nuts, or are just scratching your head... WHY? Right? LOL.

    I've been sampling the Montale line and although I like almost every Aoud that I've sampled, there always seems to be a little something missing for me. My favorites so far are Dark Aoud (that has a gorgeous, crypt-like Sandalwood note) and Black Aoud (that has a powerful, gothic, dirty Dark Rose note).. So....

    This morning, on a whim, I decided to (carefully) layer them. The results are absolutely spectacular. The combination is precisely what I have been looking for these past few months. The creaminess and dryness of the sandalwood with the deep, dark gorgeous rose and the strong backbone of aoud. Fabulous! They blend perfectly. I was and am totally surprised. Cannot wait for the dry down.

    If the dry down is as amazing as the opening, then am happy to keep layering these, but does anyone know of of a fragrance that has something close to this combination of notes: sandalwood, dark rose, and aoud? I would love to get my hands on it if such a thing exists. Will Czech and Speake No. 88 get me close?

    Thanks in advance,
    Ben

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    Default Re: Layering Black Aoud and Dark Aoud

    Although I don't layer, I can understand your enthusiasm with this combo as I think both fragrances by themselves are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bejahu View Post

    If the dry down is as amazing as the opening, then am happy to keep layering these, but does anyone know of of a fragrance that has something close to this combination of notes: sandalwood, dark rose, and aoud? I would love to get my hands on it if such a thing exists. Will Czech and Speake No. 88 get me close?

    Thanks in advance,
    Ben
    Fragrantica's search engine returns more than 40 hits for "sandalwood, rose, agarwood (Aoud)". Consider Dark Rose, if you like Czech and Speake's work. It's marketed to women, but that only matters if you let it.

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    I have just tried these combo just now and I must say it does work.

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    I'll try this combo soon, sounds interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bejahu View Post
    If the dry down is as amazing as the opening, then am happy to keep layering these, but does anyone know of of a fragrance that has something close to this combination of notes:sandalwood, dark rose, and aoud? I would love to get my hands on it if such a thing exists. Will Czech and Speake No. 88 get me close?

    Thanks in advance,
    Ben
    Perhaps 10 Corso Como?

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    Default Re: Layering Black Aoud and Dark Aoud

    here are a bunch of fragrances listing sandalwood, rose and oud among their notes:

    Epic Woman
    Moon Aoud
    Louban
    Dirty Rose
    Amber & Spices


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    Default Re: Layering Black Aoud and Dark Aoud

    This sounds like a good combination to me! I have never layered fragrances. I love Black Aoud but it is mostly about rose for me. Dark Aoud is so dry. I bet these are good together so I will try this.
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    Default Re: Layering Black Aoud and Dark Aoud

    How did you layer and which portions please?

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    Default Re: Layering Black Aoud and Dark Aoud

    One spray of black aoud first, and then a spray of dark aoud directly over it. I sprayed it right in the center of my chest. It is a marvelous combination.

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    I did this today on accident and its amazing!!!

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    I layered Dark Aoud and Anais Anais and it came out really good, no joke. Kind of lifted it out of the darkness a bit.

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    Default Re: Layering Black Aoud and Dark Aoud

    I layer anything to test - and I only own two Montales, black and dark Oud.
    And this mix is awesome on my skin too. Lasts 12+ hours, great projection too.
    Very nice cosy powerful mix - 9.5/10
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    Gotta try this combo. I have a decant of Dark Aoud and a sample of Black Aoud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    I layer anything to test - and I only own two Montales, black and dark Oud.
    And this mix is awesome on my skin too. Lasts 12+ hours, great projection too.
    Very nice cosy powerful mix - 9.5/10
    Explain how you layer and how many sprays and where. Thanks

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    I feel the dark aoud gives the gorgeous dry oud scent while the black aoud increases the sillage with the medicinal oud and beautiful rose mix. Of course the longevity is great. What im getting is a sweet oud with a light creamy rose during the drydown.

    Def worth a try!!

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    Default Re: Layering Black Aoud and Dark Aoud

    Try Montale Louban.
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