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    Default Montale reformulation

    I had a conversation where the person told me that Montale Aoud Musk seems to have been reformulated and isn't as strong as it used to be.

    Has anyone else experienced this or can confirm a reformulation?
    Last edited by steve0580; 16th June 2014 at 12:49 AM.

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    Default Re: Montale reformulation

    Personally have not experienced this with any Montale but have read others speak of this.
    Last edited by hednic; 16th June 2014 at 01:18 AM.
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    Default Re: Montale reformulation

    There has been a LOT of talk about Montale reformulations on Basenotes lately. It has kept me from buying a few things (Red Vetyver and Full Incense) because of the chance that it may not be the same.
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    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    5. Puredistance - Black
    6. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    7. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    8. Brückner - Aoud 1
    9. Creed - Royal English Leather
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    Default Re: Montale reformulation

    IMO it is true, rebought Black Aoud and White Aoud and they are definitely watered down.

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    Default Re: Montale reformulation

    Guess the Mancera line is here to save the day. Projection beast IMO.

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    Default Re: Montale reformulation

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Guess the Mancera line is here to save the day. Projection beast IMO.
    Has Mancera released a version of Aoud Musk (or Dark Aoud for that matter)?

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    Default Re: Montale reformulation

    I may be the only one that says goes.

    I have not tried any "new" reformulated Montales. Since I can not order directly anymore I have obly purchassed a couple and that was long enough ago that I can not speak to reformulations. But...

    I ordered 7 Mancera fragrance samples and none of them are beast mode. Quality scents and IMHO all are a step or two better quality scents than most Montales. I enjoy them all even if not my style. Longevity is ok on all of them but I don't find any of them worthy of their reputation as far as longevity. I find them average. I used Patchouli 24 yeaterday and longevity was way, way more than any Mancera I have sampled, as is Terre d'Hermes. Maybe it is just me, but Mancera only impresses me with the apparent quality of ingredients and blending. Projection and longevity are average.
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