Thread: Help vetrins!
I'm looking for a fresh fragrance and I haven't tried any montale fragrances herd they last and project like a beast!.... Suggestions?
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Fresh is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Montales. They project and last like beasts because the base is typically a very dark, sharp, potent woody note.
Help Veterans !!
However, Montale and "fresh" are opposite words
Soleil de Capri is fresh for Montale IMO
Darn auto correct lol
Any suggestions for a fresh niche scent with lasting power? I'm definitely tired of sport scents.... Come to think of it the designer scents are getting boring lol
I like vetivers (green, slightly vegetal, long lasting but natural smelling). Niche examples are $$$ Vetiver Extraordinaire (freshest), Lubin Vetiver (rooty), Chanel Sycomore (slightly woody, in the Chanel exclusif range).
Don't forget Givenchy vetiver and Guerlain Vetiver.
Yes, to some degree...Givenchy's vetiver has a 'nutty' accord in the dry down while staying a vibrant green from the top into the heart. Guerlain's latest bottling has a nice, bright crisp & sharp greenness and a slightly 'rooty' vetiver in the dry down - however just a nice tonka and only a touch of the tobacco. I would say that both open a little bit grassy (but with nice articulated citrus) and both deepen over the course of the wearing.
Excellent - both. Very nice expressions of the glorious root. More linear than previous formulations from their own respected houses (especially Guerlain)...more extremely nice and elegant.
“Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”
― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen
Montale's take on Terre d'Hermes, Red Vetyver, is reasonably fresh. Very dry and piercing.
I can't seem to deal with any Montales. All the ones I've tried are either boring and one-dimensional, too harsh, or too sweet for me. They seem packed to the gills with Iso E, hedione, woody-ambers, etc., all the intensifiers and extenders. So, there's no question about their superior technical performance.
Interesting I think I would try this one I'm starting to dip my feet into the niche world gulp my poor wallet lol
Montale and fresh? Not likely. Try Oud Cuir d'Arabie, though.
+1 red vetyver if you like TdH
Come on now people, there are fresh Montales!!!!! Try Aoud Forest...neither oud nor foresty, it smells fresh citrus, rose, aquatic. VERY FRESH and has the longevity/projection of all Montales
Wow I just read about this one on fragrantica and this is probably what I'm looking for any thoughts on this one guys?
Lion "Royal" Silver Collection by Etoile Parfums