Of the ones I sampled, none IMO.
Please list what you believe are the most disappointing Montale scents due to longevity, quality, originality, scent, sillage, etc.
Thanks in advance!
Of the ones I sampled, none IMO.
All of them.
Except on the longevity and sillage part, which they excel in....unfortunately when what is projecting is unpleasant then it counts as a negative for me.
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Fougeres Marine, smells like Tommy Hilifiger cologne on steroids.
I have four Montale and all of the are Brilliant
No complaints with anything. Smells awesome, lasts into days and projects into miles? What else would you want?
Didn't like this one
I have 76 large bottles in my collection, and none of them are disappointing to me.
I've only sampled about 5 Montale's line and found Wild Aoud to be a disappointment.
Ones that intrique me that aren't on their way to me already include: Cuir d' Arabie, Full Incense, Greyland, Dark Aoud, Woods & Spices, Vetiver Sables, Wild, Sandflowers, Moon Aoud, and Black Musk.
I do not like Black Aoud as I find it overwhelming and felt like a walking bowl of pot pourri when I sampled it. Also Red Aoud was just too sickly sweet for my taste and it just rubbed me the wrong way.
I loved BA but was too nuclear potent for me to enjoy
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
After you sample a hand full of their Aoud fragrances, you'll find the rest disappointing since they smell very similar to each other. Regarding their normal line, I find majority of them lacks depth and quite synthetic smelling
I had to put up my Black Aoud for swap. The rose note was overwhelming on me. Grannyville!
Hard work never killed anyone, but why risk it?
Not that I love all of them but of the 12 or so I've worn none disappointed me. Perhaps my expectations of Montales weren't unrealistically high to begin with.
Black Aoud. Thoroughly hyped, but not it's my bag.
You will NOT find any Montale with poor longevity or projection. They all are incredible. BUT there are some to stay away from. Boise de Aoud, Wild Aoud, Moon Aoud, Original Aoud, and an out of production one called Aoud Lime Leather. These are awful, bland, or both. Boise de Aoud smells exactly like a urinal cake deodorizer found in a public bathroom.
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Wood and Spices.....Was a huge disappointment for me.
had the whole catalogue gave it away for free!
"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" John Lydon
Obviously it appears that most of the Montale line is full of love it or hate it frags.
On the whole I am not a huge admirer of the Montale range of fragrances. I have been on the fence for many months regarding Black Aoud and finally decided that it is not for me. I also had Red Aoud in my collection for a while before it started to irritate me. Blue Amber opens well enough but drying down becomes a little too feminine. Probably, the one I like the most gets little love here, however I think it would work well in the summer and that is Santal Wood.
Totally boring and nondescript...
It's ok but I expected Blue Amber to just completely amaze me, but it didn't do anything for me.
Not my kind of fragrances....sorry.
Loud and synthetic in my opinion.
* Serge Lutens rules *
Fille en Aiguilles & Gris Clair & Fleurs d'Oranger & Tubereuse Criminelle & Sarrasins & Fumerie Turque & A la Nuit & Santal Majuscule & Sa Majeste la Rose & Five O'Clock Au Gingembre
Loud is good. '
I used to own Black Aoud, Aoud Lime, Aoud Queen Roses and Aoud Flowers before I grew sick and tired of oud fragrances. I also found Red Aoud too cloying but think that Royal Aoud and Attar are also worth investigating.
I only own Blue Amber and Sweet Oriental Dream now.
I just purchased DARK AOUD last night...my first Montale. This morning I am wondering if I made a mistake "it's heavy" but something kept making me sniff my sample over and over again.
Never cared for Black Aoud.
Do like Dark Aoud very much.
Full Incense is easily my favorite and Red Vetyver is the runner up. Of the rest of the roughly 30 samples I tried some were boring, and many more were just plain bad. I really don't "get" their Aouds in general. Full Incense is, to this point, the only one I would consider for a full bottle.
Way too many disappointing frags in this range. I actually like a very few of them expecially considering the huge amount of fragrances they released so far but, my prize for the worst fragrance they delivered goes to Wood and Spices. This stuff is offensive
I have one sample from Montale - Cuir d'Arabie. Loathed it at first. I thought it stank. Then after months I tried it again and found myself disliking but wanting to try it every now and then. Now I love it!
I have rejected most Montale's by sniffing them at the store. I just ordered a boat load of Montale samples so I can sample over a period of time and really see if I like or dislike it. Hope I am not disappointed.