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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    Is Sandal Silver a good one to be looking at too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Is Sandal Silver a good one to be looking at too?
    It's pretty inoffensive for a Montale. I don't think you're going to get that rose-sandalwood combo you're looking for, but the sandalwood is nice in this one if somewhat subtle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    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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    Thanks so much Sir Hednic; I figured you'd be the one to answer my question! Both sound great!
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    From your list:
    Montale Soleil de Capri

    Not on your list:
    Another vote for Greyland. Cedar, lots (to my nose) of guiac wood, vetiver, a subdued pepper, sandalwood, leather, and rose.

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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    I realise this thread is old, but as I started it, thought I'd let you know that I am probably going to go for a small box with three small size ("hand bag" size) scents. So far, I've narrowed it down to Attar and Intense Cafe. I'm currently debating which one the third should be.

    I've already tried Patchouli Leaves, Red Vetyver, Full Incense and Black Aoud. Didn't like any except maybe PL which had exceptional strength.

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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    Perhaps Fruits of the Musk or Musk to Musk would be a nice way to round out the two you have already chosen.
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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    I was thinking of getting the 3 x 20ml box also.

    Today I am wearing a sample of Boise Vanille and while I am not too sure about it myself, it has had a couple of favourable comments from co-workers
    Currently wearing: Epic Man by Amouage

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Perhaps Fruits of the Musk or Musk to Musk would be a nice way to round out the two you have already chosen.
    Quote Originally Posted by yarn View Post
    I was thinking of getting the 3 x 20ml box also.

    Today I am wearing a sample of Boise Vanille and while I am not too sure about it myself, it has had a couple of favourable comments from co-workers
    Thanks both. Going to look all of these up and see what I can find out. Think I can rule out White Aoud and Louban as well.

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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    Seeing this thread was enough to push me over and order the 3x20ml box

    On order are Blue Amber, Red Aoud and Vanille Absolu
    Currently wearing: Epic Man by Amouage

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    Default Re: Which Montale scent?

    I just got Soleil de Capri ​which is a great, fresh aquatic/citrus.
    Currently wearing: White Flowers by Creed

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    Quote Originally Posted by yarn View Post
    Seeing this thread was enough to push me over and order the 3x20ml box

    On order are Blue Amber, Red Aoud and Vanille Absolu
    yarn, I expect a full report on each of the scents from you when you receive them!
    Have you tried any of these before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    yarn, I expect a full report on each of the scents from you when you receive them!
    Have you tried any of these before?
    Nope, fallen into my old habit of impulse blind buying.

    I was intending on getting Red Vetiver, Boise Vanille and White Oud which I have samples of but for some reason I find myself randomly ordering ones that I haven't tried, thanks largely down to reviews on this site!

    Happy to try and review but I feel like a boy amongst men when it comes to reviewing fragrances on this site - whilst I have a pretty healthy collection I am only just starting to pick out notes with any real confidence. I will give it a go but no laughing if I get it wrong!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yarn View Post
    Nope, fallen into my old habit of impulse blind buying.

    I was intending on getting Red Vetiver, Boise Vanille and White Oud which I have samples of but for some reason I find myself randomly ordering ones that I haven't tried, thanks largely down to reviews on this site!

    Happy to try and review but I feel like a boy amongst men when it comes to reviewing fragrances on this site - whilst I have a pretty healthy collection I am only just starting to pick out notes with any real confidence. I will give it a go but no laughing if I get it wrong!
    Sooner or later you'll realise that most Basenoters have that 'old habit' that you mention

    I like your analogy (a boy amongst men), but I don't buy it! I am certainly no writer, but I have learnt to respect others' opinions on scent, read all sorts of differing opinions and view points and with that in mind, I say what I smell and what a scent reminds me of. Be it another scent, or scenery, a feeling, or whatever else it may be, I try to be honest and open.

    I think my third one is going to be a battle between Blue Amber and Aoud Roses Petals.

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    Montale Wood and Spices I can get enough of this I wish last longer but the smell from open to dry down is very nice.

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    Dark Purple - a great plum scent
    Better than Tom Ford's Plum J
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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post

    I think my third one is going to be a battle between Blue Amber and Aoud Roses Petals.
    Whichever of these two you choose as your third, you will have made a good choice IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yarn View Post
    Seeing this thread was enough to push me over and order the 3x20ml box

    On order are Blue Amber, Red Aoud and Vanille Absolu
    Yarn I think you made a great decision. Those 3 are amongs my favourite Montale, and Blue Amber/Red Aoud are in my top10, no doubt about it.
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