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    Default Montale Dark Aoud

    I am totally in love with Dark Aoud. I have tried other oud fragrances, and they are wildly different. If I LOVE Montale Dark Aoud, what else would I like? I have tried Montale Black Aoud and Red Aoud, and like them also, but I want less Rose...More astringent oud...Suggestions please?
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    Default Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    maybe try:
    Dior Leather Oud
    Montale Aoud Musk

    I'm not sure I'd describe them as astringent, but how we interpret scents may differ.

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    Default Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    maybe try:
    Dior Leather Oud
    Montale Aoud Musk

    I'm not sure I'd describe them as astringent, but how we interpret scents may differ.
    I guess by astringent I mean sharp- dark aoud opens with sandalwood and oud, very sharp/astringent/medicinal. It dries down into cedar oud sandalwood with incredible longevity. I imagine a cathedral polished wood and incense.
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    Default Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    Montale Aoud Forest

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    Yes leather Oud is really good and well worth trying.

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    Leather Oud +1.

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    Default Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    Dior Leather Oud is worth a sample, in fact I loved it on first sniff. Once I tried to wear it in a hot environment I changed my tune (sort of). This stuff is loaded with civet and musk. It is not suited to hot environments. DO NOT blind buy a bottle. Sample first! I love it, but I do not think I can wear it often.

    The Aoud in Dark Aoud smells exactly like the cambodian Oud sold by Hermitage Oils to me. Grab a 1ml sample of that stuff if you want to know what the Aoud in Dark Aoud is.

    Montale Aoud Musk is your next logical step. If you like that one less than Dark Aoud, then go with Hermitage Oils. If you like it more than Dark Aoud then you NEED to sample Duro by Nasomatto. Duro is brighter, cleaner and slightly sweeter than Aoud Musk, which is brighter and cleaner than Dark Aoud.

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    Default Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    From Montale line you could try Aoud Musk and Black Musk.
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    Default Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    Less rose and more astringent Aoud? TAJ fits the bill nicely. It is Aoud, tobacco, and leather. Very astringent and lasts for the whole day.

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    Default Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    Does anyone know what stores carry the Montale line in the NY, PA, NJ, MD area?
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    Default Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    Parfums de France in Tyson's Corner Mall carries Montale. It's not MD, but it's close.

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    Default Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    Quote Originally Posted by Possum-Pie View Post
    Does anyone know what stores carry the Montale line in the NY, PA, NJ, MD area?
    Min in NYC.

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    Default Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    Dark aoud = great fragrance!

    for something along the same line try Nasomatto's Black Afgano

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    Default Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    Glad you mentioned Black Afgano. To me it's a slightly scratchier version of Black Afgano. I personally like Black Musk from Montale a bit more. It's a deeper and more satisfying fragrance with the same elements that make Dark Aoud what it is. I also notice that Dark Aoud is all of the things that make M/Mink interesting without the elements that make M/Mink somewhat putrid and difficult to wear. Incidentally I like all of these fragrances but if I had to choose one, I'd choose Black Musk.

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    Default Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    I love dark aoud, and am glad to see this thread. Can't wait to sample the other suggestions.

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    Default Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    If want to go to arabian oud oils, I recommend you try Arabian Oud Musc Kaaba or Musc Fakher. They have the vibe of dark wood note and slightly dirty.

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