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    Default Which Montale scent?

    So it's been a while since I've been interested in this brand. Given that it's not available here in the UK, I'm going to try and sample as many as possible from this line, with a view to buying a full bottle or two.

    I've tried and owned a large decant of Patchouli Leaves which was nice, albeit a bit too intense. I also had Full Incense, Red Vetyver and Black Aoud, all of which I wasn't too fond of.

    Based on my current wardrobe, what would you recommend for me and why? I'm not particularly in to oud scents or anything ultra sweet. I like the sound of these, but unsure if they will be to my liking. I really hate blind buying and will avoid that if possible:

    Montale Attar (sandalwood & roses)
    Montale Santal Wood
    Montale Chypré Fruité
    Montale Chypré Vanillé
    Montale Boisé Fruité
    Montale Boisé Vanillé
    Montale Sandalsilver
    Montale Soleil de Capri

    Also, will I like any of the rose scents?

    Montale Roses Musk
    Montale Rose Elixir
    Monale Crystal Flowers
    Monale Deep Rose

    Thanks in advance for your help!
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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    I would suggest Soleil de Capri and Santal Wood. Both are non oud and not necessarily sweet. Attar has oud in it even though it's not in the name.

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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I would suggest Soleil de Capri and Santal Wood. Both are non oud and not necessarily sweet. Attar has oud in it even though it's not in the name.
    Thanks, hednic. Is the oud in Attar prominent or hidden in the background? Rose and Sandalwood sound very appealing otherwise.

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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    I like Red Vetyver. If you like Terre D' Hermes, more than likely you will like this one.

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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    Sorry, I should have said. I tried Red Vetyver too and really despised it. I had a headache from it and didn't find it all that good either.

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    From your taste in masculines, and I know it is not on your list, but I would recommend Red Vetyver.
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    Not on your list : Aoud Samarkand (Citrus, musk and geranium).

    It just hit ebay and the seller ships internationally
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    Dark Purple - a great plum scent
    Better than Tom Ford's Plum J

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    I would give Aromatic Lime a try.
    There is no oud. It's not too sweet. It's one of the more easy to wear Montales.
    It starts out strong, but settles down nicely. Close to the skin, but very long lasting.

    This is for the vintage. I'm not sure if it's been changed due to the recent reformulations.
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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Thanks, hednic. Is the oud in Attar prominent or hidden in the background? Rose and Sandalwood sound very appealing otherwise.
    I would say it's prominent. I love this one but it's in your face type of scent. Very potent.

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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129087.html

    The best rose scent is, IMO Aoud Queen Roses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129087.html

    The best rose scent is, IMO Aoud Queen Roses.
    I second that!

    Oh, and I get no oud in Attar; the old controversial subject.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129087.html

    The best rose scent is, IMO Aoud Queen Roses.
    Just curious, have you ever tried Highness Rose Parfum by Montale? A rose soliflor.

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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Just curious, have you ever tried Highness Rose Parfum by Montale? A rose soliflor.

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    No, I missed that one, is it better?
    Currently wearing: White Flowers by Creed

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    No, I missed that one, is it better?
    Having both, much better IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdwctdwc View Post
    Not on your list : Aoud Samarkand (Citrus, musk and geranium).

    It just hit ebay and the seller ships internationally
    Gone as soon as they were added. Went like hotcakes!

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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Just curious, have you ever tried Highness Rose Parfum by Montale? A rose soliflor.

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    I'll have to try it one of these days.
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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    Do you like Silver Mountain Water by Creed? If so, then you should like Boise Fruite.

    It's basically another SMW clone, but an excellent one. I think it's smoother than SMW.
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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    Anybody have positive feedback on montale intense café? Im a big fan of coffee scented anything. Its pretty pricey and I cant come across a decant. I hope it smells better than Thierry muglers pure coffee. Like pure coffee but doesn't really give off a robust coffee vibe to be called pure coffee. Terrible projection and longevity with me. Ordered a few spray vials a while back. I would add it to my collection though.

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    Check out Greyland. I bet you'll like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Gone as soon as they were added. Went like hotcakes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdwctdwc View Post
    I know I saw that. I actually thought you're the one who snatched it
    I did get one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I would say it's prominent. I love this one but it's in your face type of scent. Very potent.

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    If the sandal and rose are quite prominent I don't mind if it's a bit strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    If the sandal and rose are quite prominent I don't mind if it's a bit strong.
    Do you have the ability anywhere in your proximity to sample it? This is one I would not recommend buying blind even though I personally love it. The longevity is uncanny. It seems to stick around forever on my skin.

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    I'll just ask this question here since it bears on the conversation a bit. Whats the difference between Aoud Forest and Aoud Pine? In your opinion, which is better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Do you have the ability anywhere in your proximity to sample it? This is one I would not recommend buying blind even though I personally love it. The longevity is uncanny. It seems to stick around forever on my skin.
    Not a chance. There is nowhere in the Uk that does montale samples. Very disappointed at this but what can I do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Check out Greyland. I bet you'll like it!
    What are the notes in this one JH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I would suggest Soleil de Capri and Santal Wood. Both are non oud and not necessarily sweet. Attar has oud in it even though it's not in the name.
    SdC looks good from the description. As does Santal Wood.

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    If I remember correctly, greyland has that campfire tone to it. I wouldn't call it GPH1, but you get the idea. Am I right?
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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    I'll just ask this question here since it bears on the conversation a bit. Whats the difference between Aoud Forest and Aoud Pine? In your opinion, which is better?
    Aoud Forest dries down to a nice but a less complex mixture of ambergris and musk with obviously no pine. There is also a clear citrusy opening in the Aoud Forest that is lacking in the Aoud & Pine. I personally prefer the Aoud & Pine but like both. They don't smell the same to my nose. The oud seems to be more pronounced in the Aoud Forest, at least to me.

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