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    Default Montale Black Aoud - Peak Performance

    Today I was in a group network event with another 50 odd investors. Most property investors are way above from my age group. However there were some 20 somethings and some early 30's.

    I knew I had to wear something that is going to cut through the rest 50 other smells, and I picked up my "Weapon Scent" which happens to be haute concentration.

    When a scent becomes skin scent, I count it dead i.e. don't consider skin time in longevity.

    Back to Black Aoud, I was shocked to see a 6+ hour peak performance and for the duration it felt as if I had just applied the fragrance. If you consider skin scent period longevity is well into 12-14 hour window.

    The smell is gorgeous too and lasts fairly long in it's peak time and guess what that rose smells awesome.

    Defo a top 10 smell.

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    Yes...
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    Great frag.

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    I have yet to pay much attention to the longevity I get out of it. Although, with the exception of Wild Aoud, I seem to get very good longevity from all of Montale's Aouds that I have tried so far. Black and White are by far my favorites.

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    Looking at the directory, how can so many people vote it negative is beyond me.

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    To each his own, I don't like the stuffy screechy overly synthetic oud they use in their fragrances.

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    Default Re: Montale Black Aoud - Peak Performance

    Wonderful stuff period.

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    5 Star fragrance in my book too.

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    It's in my top ten. A very good masculine rose scent.

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    "Weapon" is a good word choice. I find the stuff suffocating.

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    This fragrance is one of the best works of art in the last 10 years, for me and very special too.

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    I dig it. Don't wear it much/find few situations to wear it in, but I definitely get a kick out of it when I do.

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    Ok, I pulled out a jacket which I last wore in November 2012 which is over 4 months ago and I can **STILL** faintly smell the traces of Black Aoud. It must've gotten on the collar and this is serious longevity.

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    Rose and oud is a nice combo imo but Montale's harsh oud is a turnoff to me. Une Rose + Pure Oud is a magical combination, or substitute Noir de Noir for Une Rose for a devastating evening combo.

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    I find it far too piercing and harsh. Much prefer the cheaper, more balanced Al Rehab Al Shariga. Its longevity does not compare to Montales, but I'd much rather something smell great for 7 hours than attack my nostrils for 18.

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    Nothing beats Montale longetivity. My second favorite is Amouge Epic in the oud nuclear line.

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    Love Black Aoud. Just picked up a bottle and looking for another non redundant Montale Aoud. Really liking White Aoud as well.
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    Default Re: Montale Black Aoud - Peak Performance

    agree completely!

    Quote Originally Posted by kimo View Post
    Nothing beats Montale longetivity. My second favorite is Amouge Epic in the oud nuclear line.

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    Default Re: Montale Black Aoud - Peak Performance

    I have sampled probably 100 fragrances and this is without a doubt the worst of the bunch.

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    Default Re: Montale Black Aoud - Peak Performance

    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdaddy View Post
    I have sampled probably 100 fragrances and this is without a doubt the worst of the bunch.
    Damaged nose perhaps?

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    Well, i do like Aventus, so you might be right!

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