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    Default Just ordered few Montale samples (and another niches)

    After reading many reviews I finaly decided to give me X-Mas gift and explore more of Montale line (tried just Black Aoud so far) so I ordered samples of:

    White Aoud
    Patchouli Leaves
    Black Musk
    Moon Aoud
    Dark Aoud
    Aoud Musk
    Blue Amber
    Intense Tiare
    (for my girlfriend)

    I also ordered

    L Air Du Desert Marocain (Tauer)
    Intrigant Patchouli (PG)
    Maharadjah (Parfums De Nicolai)



    How do you guys rate this fragrances and what are your favourite ones from this list?

    I am looking forward especially for Blue Amber, Patchouli Leaves, LAdDM and Intrigant Patchouli!
    TOP 5 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Creed Millesime Imperial
    4. Lalique Encre Noire
    5. Azzaro Chrome Sport

    TOP 5 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Dior Homme
    5. Byredo 1996

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    Congrats, fine selection!
    My favs are Lddm, PL, MA and BA. Enjoy your sampling!

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    Default Re: Just ordered few Montale samples (and another niches)

    Excellent variety. Enjoy them all.

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    You picked great fragrances from Montale!
    My faves from your list:
    -Black Musk
    -Blue Amber
    -Dark Aoud

    Enjoy them!

    CX

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    Samples finally arrived! I gave them all quick sniff from sample vial and one that has my immediate attention and won price for the first sample on skin is........... L'Air Du Desert Marocain. So far this reminds me a lot very late drydown of Kouros. Incensey, woody, spicy. Second one that I liked straight from vial is Dark Aoud which I will wear tomorrow.
    TOP 5 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Creed Millesime Imperial
    4. Lalique Encre Noire
    5. Azzaro Chrome Sport

    TOP 5 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Dior Homme
    5. Byredo 1996

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    Good selection...there are some great fragrances up there...Personally I particularly appreciate Intrigant Patchouli which is a civet/patchouli concoction of immense beauty and LADDM (abstract amber/incense). I like all the Montales you chose with the exception of White Aoud, Moon Aoud and Intense Tiare but don't worry, it's just me...


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    L'air du desert Marocain is excellent, I just purchased a full bottle recently...Good stuff!

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    Default Re: Just ordered few Montale samples (and another niches)

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Good selection...there are some great fragrances up there...Personally I particularly appreciate Intrigant Patchouli which is a civet/patchouli concoction of immense beauty and LADDM (abstract amber/incense). I like all the Montales you chose with the exception of White Aoud, Moon Aoud and Intense Tiare but don't worry, it's just me...
    Thanks Alfarom. It was also your reviews on fragrantica that helped me choose this Montales .
    TOP 5 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Creed Millesime Imperial
    4. Lalique Encre Noire
    5. Azzaro Chrome Sport

    TOP 5 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Dior Homme
    5. Byredo 1996

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    Thanks Alfarom. It was also your reviews on fragrantica that helped me choose this Montales .
    Hopy you'll like them, then


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    L Air Du Desert Marocain had also success with my girlfriend . She liked it lot. IMO it is really sweeter Kouros without urinal cakes note.

    I also wore Blue Amber that I find very linear and rather feminine smelling. I'd prefer to smell it on a elegant lady 40+ yo.

    Right now I am wearing Intrigant Patchouli. It is high quality indeed. I smell lot of cinnamon and patchouli and like it as much as L Air Du Desert Marocain. It has similiar vibe to Musc Ravageur.
    TOP 5 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Creed Millesime Imperial
    4. Lalique Encre Noire
    5. Azzaro Chrome Sport

    TOP 5 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Dior Homme
    5. Byredo 1996

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    Default Re: Just ordered few Montale samples (and another niches)

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    After reading many reviews I finaly decided to give me X-Mas gift and explore more of Montale line (tried just Black Aoud so far) so I ordered samples of:

    White Aoud
    Patchouli Leaves
    Black Musk
    Moon Aoud
    Dark Aoud
    Aoud Musk
    Blue Amber
    Intense Tiare
    (for my girlfriend)

    I also ordered

    L Air Du Desert Marocain (Tauer)
    Intrigant Patchouli (PG)
    Maharadjah (Parfums De Nicolai)



    How do you guys rate this fragrances and what are your favourite ones from this list?

    I am looking forward especially for Blue Amber, Patchouli Leaves, LAdDM and Intrigant Patchouli!
    I think that after several wearings its time to put my final thoughts about each of samples here:


    White Aoud - medicinal opening. Drydown to sweet comfortable vanilla like scent + some spices on very very light oud base. Great longevity. I'd wear it myself but I bought small decant for GF. Will probably get full bottle later (if she will like it)

    Patchouli Leaves - to me it smells like synthetic chocolate + patchouli. Very good longevity. I like it but dont find it full bottle worthy yet. Its darker and more gourmand than Patchouli Patch (which I own sample too and prefer over Patchouli Leaves).

    Black Musk, Aoud Musk, Moon Aoud - seriously I didnt spend much time with this samples and its hard for me to find difference between them. Moon Aoud is definitely my least favourite of the 3 and its completely forgettable. Black Musk and Aoud Musk IMO are like parts of Black Aoud which I liked about Black Aoud just without roses. Aoud Musk i like probably bit better than Black Musk and one of them I may get as a decant.

    Dark Aoud - dark, woody, dry woods. On first sniff much different than other aoud based Montales from this lot. I like it but probably wont buy it because imo its more "tough guy" scent.

    Blue Amber - interesting aroma. Kinda "futuristic" on top. Drydown is extremely comfortable and linear amber with excellent longevity. Comfort scent for me. I just wish it would be more complex because even if its great I am afraid I'd be bored with it fast. I may buy decant in future.

    L Air Du Desert Marocaine - very unique. Incense + amber are most notable for my nose here. It is not such sillage monster as I expected. Longevity is above average. IMO one of easier to wear niche and good choice for signature scent. Smells natural and spices are well balanced with sweetness, I like it and may buy full bottle or decant later.

    Maharadjah - reminds me of some parts of Musc Ravageur. Sophisticated smell for serious gentleman. I like it but would not wear it often so its pass for me.

    Intrigant Patchouli - Very complex, spicy scent. I like it but dont love it. Could easy live without it.
    TOP 5 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Creed Millesime Imperial
    4. Lalique Encre Noire
    5. Azzaro Chrome Sport

    TOP 5 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Dior Homme
    5. Byredo 1996

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    If you like incense, you may want to try Montale Full Incense.

    Great stuff. One of the best incense fragrances you can get...
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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