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    Default Dior Prive Leather Oud vs Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?

    For those that have sampled both, how would you compare Dior's Leather Oud to Montale's Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?
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    Default Re: Dior Prive Leather Oud vs Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?

    Own and love them both. Leather Oud is a skankier leather with the civet. Aoud Cuir D'Arabie for me is mellower, and also has that tobacco note lacking in the Dior IMO.
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    Default Re: Dior Prive Leather Oud vs Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?

    Thanks Hednic. Interesting - will need to eventually get them side-by-side. I remember liking them both at different times, but testers do eventually dry out. Haven't been so interested in the heavier Rose/Aoud combinations, preferring these leather/oud combos or something more like By Kilian's Pure Oud (despite the classic band-aid reference). This finally changed recently after trying `ilm by Kemi Blending Magic. Experiencing the full metamorphosis, starting with the skankier barnyard 'stance' (which I personally don't object to) and then changing into the beautiful indescribable oud was indeed truly magical (without too much rose). Managed to find a smaller size online, which will hopefully satisfy the latest fix!

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    Default Re: Dior Prive Leather Oud vs Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?

    To my nose, the Montale has a sharper woody oud base. The Dior piles up on more animalic stuff and heavy labdanum. Both great.
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    Default Re: Dior Prive Leather Oud vs Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?

    Definitely need to re-visit. Have just ordered a decant of Dior's and was kind of hoping they would be similar enough to each other. Montale will need to be next on my list - thanks Cacio.

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    Default Re: Dior Prive Leather Oud vs Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Own and love them both. Leather Oud is a skankier leather with the civet. Aoud Cuir D'Arabie for me is mellower, and also has that tobacco note lacking in the Dior IMO.
    I concur, I love the opening of Aoud Cuir D'Arabie but the base isn't that great. I much prefer Leather Oud all around, if I had the money I'd go for the Dior without hesitation.

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    Default Re: Dior Prive Leather Oud vs Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?

    I think that ACdA is misunderstood (originally by myself also) - it really has a challenging opening but within 10 minutes it changes into a pretty tame kind of thing. Leather Oud on the other hand stays pretty challenging/skanky all the way through

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    Default Re: Dior Prive Leather Oud vs Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?

    Very different to me.

    The Montale is probably the biggest ever let down fragrance for me (I bought blind). It has a mildly animalic leather opening but after 15 minutes it is a smooth fruity leather and not much else. Longevity is well below average for me.

    The Dior OTOH is a beautiful, rich, civet fueled 'not-quite beast' with excellent longevity.

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    Default Re: Dior Prive Leather Oud vs Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?

    Montale has a plastic, synthetic vibe. Dior is better, but I like both.
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    Default Re: Dior Prive Leather Oud vs Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?

    The Montale has a stronger fecal note, while the Dior just smells like a barn (hot dirty leather - not as much of a fecal aspect).
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    Default Re: Dior Prive Leather Oud vs Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?

    Leather Oud has been toned down quite a bit, the skank/civet all but absent and it's nowhere near as rich as it was. I would think fo the two, Montale's offering is the more challenging one to wear now, but I still prefer Leather Oud.
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    Default Re: Dior Prive Leather Oud vs Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bark View Post
    Leather Oud has been toned down quite a bit, the skank/civet all but absent and it's nowhere near as rich as it was.
    Yeah - Read your comment in the other thread. What a shame that happened.
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    Default Re: Dior Prive Leather Oud vs Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bark View Post
    Leather Oud has been toned down quite a bit, the skank/civet all but absent and it's nowhere near as rich as it was. I would think fo the two, Montale's offering is the more challenging one to wear now, but I still prefer Leather Oud.

    The best part for me was the skankiness of this one.. It's really bad news..




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