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    Default Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    Okay, two different fragrances from Montale.. both from the Aoud line..

    If you had to pick one.. which would it be? Which do you think is the better fragrance?

    The reason I'm asking is I'm considering buying a few more Montales and I'm debating between these two.

    I do love oud notes and I think for this reason I'm leaning towards the latter.. as from what I gather it is mainly oud with a little sandalwood.

    However the Aoud Musk sounds really good too.. I'll probably get both eventually but.. what would you recommend first?

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    Default Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    Quote Originally Posted by MonsieurChanel View Post
    If you had to pick one.. which would it be?
    Dark Aoud although really can't go wrong with either IMO.
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    Default Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    I'll go with dark aoud too. Aoud musk smelled very off and medicinal on me.
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    Tough choice as they are both great... boils down to whether you'd rather have a darker Aoud scent or a muskier Aoud scent!!

    I love both but tend to wear Aoud Musk more often.
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    Default Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    Dark without question

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    Default Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    Dark Aoud from the 2. One of the best synthetic SW accords out there...
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    Default Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    I really like Dark Aoud.

    I thought Aoud Musk was offputting.

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    Scratch that, I thought Black Musk was offputting. I don't think I've tried Aoud Musk actually. Sorry about that!

    Still, Dark Aoud is my favorite Montale and the only one I own (although I've only tried maybe 12-14 of them).
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    Just bought both


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    Default Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    Dark Aoud for me

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    Default Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    Quote Originally Posted by SafeShave View Post
    Just bought both


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    Default Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    I saw alot of people noting the similarities between Xerjoff Gao and Montale's Aoud Musk.. I don't know how much truth there is in that. But I've bought Dark Aoud and I've also bought Xerjoff Gao. So.. I guess that'll cover my Aoud Musk base for a while.. Anyone with both.. do you see any similarity?

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    Default Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    Dark Aoud reminded me of Duro and a few others. I enjoy it.

    Gao is a very linear saffron bomb with nuclear performance. Haven't compared it with Aoud Musk.
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    Default Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    Today I received my Aoud Musk and Dark Aoud. Tried the Musk right away. I know the scent. Starts nucleair. After 2 or 3 hours it's faded to A light skin scent. I asked for extra concentration, and they did put extra in....but i think this is not Montale worthy. Such A pitty.


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    Default Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    Well my Dark Aoud arrived!

    I absolutely love it! Only thing is, it doesn't seem to be the performance monster that Aoud Cuir d'Arabie is.

    Maybe it's just the fact it's a new bottle? Maybe after it gets a bit of use it'll improve? I really don't know.. I think my Aoud Cuir d'Arabie was pretty beastly from the beginning though. Maybe it's just the nature of the scent though, the potent, dirty oud and Arabic leather combo. Opposed to Dark Aoud with it's tamer/softer oud and sandalwood? I'm only guessing..

    Definitely my two favorites from Montale. I'd have to give the slight edge to Aoud Cuir d'Arabie because of the beastly performance I get from it. If they performed exactly the same they would be neck and neck, basically. But both are fantastic.
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    Aoud Musk and Dark Aoud are realy not the same. This is not Montale worthy. Opening is promessing, but it turns out so so very weak. Faded after one hour and after two hours completely gone. Montale, What are you doing? Don't know if other scents from this house act the same.



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    Default Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    Quote Originally Posted by SafeShave View Post
    Aoud Musk and Dark Aoud are realy not the same. This is not Montale worthy. Opening is promessing, but it turns out so so very weak. Faded after one hour and after two hours completely gone. Montale, What are you doing? Don't know if other scents from this house act the same.



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    I must agree regarding performance.. whilst I very much enjoyed Dark Aoud.. it definitely doesn't give me the performance my Aoud Cuir d'Arabie does.. So I'll be sticking with the latter in future.
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    Default Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    Quote Originally Posted by SafeShave View Post
    Aoud Musk and Dark Aoud are realy not the same as before. This is not Montale worthy. Opening is promessing, but it turns out so so very weak. Faded after one hour and after two hours completely gone. Montale, What are you doing? Don't know if other scents from this house act the same.



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