please vote for your favorite. if you haven't tried them all, state that. also mention the reason for your choice.
Last edited by joov84; 6th January 2013 at 04:10 PM.
Dark aoud>M7>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Black aoud
Not tried the musk
Voted Dark Aoud and M7
I love 3 of th 4. I wear M7 most often of the 3. Dark Aoud is perhaps my favorite Montale but don't wear the beast that often. Black Aoud is high on my list too but so rosey that I have to be in the mood. Love all 3 but M7 is the most versitile for me. Can't choose one!
Most worn scents according to my haphazard use of the SOTD...so perhaps my favorites...
1. Epic Man by Amouage (21 wears)
2. M7 by Eves Saint Laurent (18 wears)
3. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (18 wears)
4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (14 wears)
5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (12 wears)
6. Fate Man by Amouage (11 wears)
7. Terre d'Hermes by Hermes (11 wears plus - often not recorded go to scent)
8. Interlude Man by Amouage (11 wears)
9. Journey Man by Amouage (11 wears)
10. Plum Japonais by Tom Ford, Bullion by Byredo, Piper Nigrum by a Lorenzo Villorosi, Pulp by Byredo, Santal Royal by Guerlain (9 wears)
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Own and love all four but my preference would be for Aoud Musk
Voted for Black Aoud. I haven't tried them all. Tried only M7 & BA .
I chose BA because I love the fresh, lush, cut red roses overtop earthy patchouli. Gorgeous juice
They all are very different from each other you cannot choose just one.
I own M7 and samples of all 3 Montales.
M7 is great.
Black Aoud is hard to wear and I have to be in mood to wear it.
Dark Aoud is easier to wear and very dry, woody scent. I wouldnt mind to own small decant of it.
Aoud Musk to me is like Black Aoud without roses. I kinda like it.
If I had to pick 1 of them it would be M7. If I had to pick 1 from Montale "Aouds" that I tried it would be without doubt White Aoud but I am sucker for vanilla.
I have M7 and I have tried Black Aoud and Aoud Musk. I prefer M7.
My Top 10
1. Amouage Homage Attar
2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
3. YSL M7
4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
5. Chanel Egoiste
6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
7. Amouage Epic Man
8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
10. Serge Lutens - Chergui
"A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."
I prefer Black Aoud as it's the most luxurious of them all to me. The others are very nice but I'm not nearly as impressed with them.
M7 > Dark Aoud >> Black Aoud
Top notes of... sweat, gasoline, motor oil; a heart of deer musk and gunpowder, resting on a base of sex and testosterone... Mandom.
Haven't tried M7 but I pick Dark Aoud.
perfuming its wings
fans the orchid
Montale's Aoud Musk
Nasomatto's Black Afgano
Hermes' Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
Montale's Aoud Leather
Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather
Now's Peppermint Essential Oil
Armani's Oud Royal
Maison Martin Margiela's (untitled)
Current top 10 (No order):
1. Pure Havane
2. Menthe Fraiche
3. Tobacco Vanille
4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
5. Green Irish Tweed
7. Musc Ravageur
8. Tonka Imperial
9. Gucci Pour Homme II
10. Dior Homme Intense
Own three, but have smelled all of them (however I only smelled Oud Musk once *I think*). Tough choice but it's honestly too hard to choose between M7, Black Aoud, and Dark Aoud without knowing the occasions you'd be wearing them in. M7 is the most versatile of the four, with Black Aoud being the least. However if it was for a purely formal event, Black Aoud would stand head and shoulders above the others.
All that being said, I voted for Dark Aoud.
The current results of this poll restore my faith in humanity.
M7 is better than any of the Montale Ouds. (Just my opinion)
Last edited by joov84; 9th February 2013 at 12:10 PM.
I own them all.
I adore Aoud Musk.
Black Aoud and M7 are to sweet.
Dark Aoud is to dry.
Aoud Musk is perfection, and it lasts forever.
after more than 1 year i can now vote for M7. but when it comes to the best western oud that i have tried so far i would go for armani prive oud royal.
you can't beat M7!!!!
Have tried all but M7. I like Aoud Musk the best, Dark Aoud second and cannot stand Black Aoud.
Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
M7✔️(better late then never)
"Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "
Vintage M7 by YSL
M7 all the away.
Came across this thread where I already voted for M7 a long time ago.
Now, after getting to know all 4 a little better, I am changing my vote to Aoud Musk. It is the best Montale I have tried so far and I have effectively replaced my need for M7 (and sold my vintage bottle, too). They are not necessarily too similar, but they are definitely in the same general category, where (dare I say) Aoud Musk is eons ahead of M7.
As a follow up to the whole frenzy regarding Montales being watered down... Well, I got a bottle recently and I cannot imagine it being any more powerful than what it is - at 30% oils concentration. If sprayed on sticky note if leaves a pretty massive "oil stain". The only other scent I have in my collection that is close to leaving that kind of marks is Santal 33