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    Default montale dark aoud vs montale aoud cuir d'arabie

    montale dark aoud is really dark?
    cuir d'arabie...could you write me your review?

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    Default Re: montale dark aoud vs montale aoud cuir d'arabie

    I don't give "reviews" but owning both, for me hard to compare as they are so different IMO. Dark Aoud is basically sandalwood with Aoud and Aoud Cuir D'Arabie is all about leather with other supporting players enhancing the leather.
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    Default Re: montale dark aoud vs montale aoud cuir d'arabie

    but are dark? because i read different comments. for example that dark aoud is not dark but is a sweet aoud because the sandal. and cuir is very dark but difficult to wear because has a strong fecal note. sorry but i can't try in my city.

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    Default Re: montale dark aoud vs montale aoud cuir d'arabie

    Quote Originally Posted by lovetribe View Post
    but are dark? because i read different comments. for example that dark aoud is not dark but is a sweet aoud because the sandal. and cuir is very dark but difficult to wear because has a strong fecal note. sorry but i can't try in my city.
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    Default Re: montale dark aoud vs montale aoud cuir d'arabie

    I generally agree with the above also. ACD is animalic and DA is not. But I also wouldn’t call DA very sweet. I find DA more wearable.
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    Default Re: montale dark aoud vs montale aoud cuir d'arabie

    Agree with everyone, but I just didn't find DA very well-blended,
    I'd much rather own ACDA, but I'm afraid I wouldn't find reach for it enough
    to justify a full bottle, if you're after a "dark" frag, go for Black Aoud instead

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    Default Re: montale dark aoud vs montale aoud cuir d'arabie

    i have black aoud. but i want a montale very dark. thanks to all.

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    Default Re: montale dark aoud vs montale aoud cuir d'arabie

    Of the two, I prefer Dark Aoud. Agree with the above. Montale fragrances are hard to judge by their names. Great house, with some interesting and affordable offerings, but I'd sample first.
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    Default Re: montale dark aoud vs montale aoud cuir d'arabie

    Quote Originally Posted by clamnole View Post
    Of the two, I prefer Dark Aoud. Agree with the above. Montale fragrances are hard to judge by their names. Great house, with some interesting and affordable offerings, but I'd sample first.
    why do you prefer dark aoud? thanks?

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    Default Re: montale dark aoud vs montale aoud cuir d'arabie

    I suggest you buy a small decant of both. They last forever, and the full bottles are terrible to use anyway. Both worth a 5-10ml decant.
    Currently wearing: Aoud Exclusif by Mancera

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    Default Re: montale dark aoud vs montale aoud cuir d'arabie

    tuesday. i will go to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovetribe View Post
    i have black aoud. but i want a montale very dark. thanks to all.
    'Dark" is usually associated with a level of brightness or color, not scents

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    Default Re: montale dark aoud vs montale aoud cuir d'arabie

    Quote Originally Posted by RS2AM View Post
    'Dark" is usually associated with a level of brightness or color, not scents
    In perfumery darkness is associated with strong woody and/or resinous notes like oud, or myrrh, or incense. Language is imperfect in describing scent, and never more so than when people point to literal translations.
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    Default Re: montale dark aoud vs montale aoud cuir d'arabie

    Great question as these are my two favourite Montales. I'd agree with what has been previously said. Dark Aoud is lighter, cleaner, but when combined with the sandalwood almost sweeter side of oud.. that's what I get anyways. I think some might refer to it as more medicinal than Aoud Cuir d'Arabie. Aoud Cuir d'Arabie on the other hand is the much darker, animalic/leathery, dirty side of oud.. people use names like barnyard etc, which probably quite appropriate, it actually dries down quite tame though. I love both of them.. difficult to choose one. I see these as Montale's two "oudiest" fragrances.. meaning they're probably the most oud isolated ones they have on the market now? I know most of the others have alot more going on than oud. But these are just like oud with a little sandalwood and dirty oud leather. All along my choice would probably have been Aoud Cuir d'Arabie.. but I've been wearing Dark Aoud alot recently and it's really been growing on me too. They're equally great, just depends on which style of oud fragrance you prefer, I guess.
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    Default Re: montale dark aoud vs montale aoud cuir d'arabie

    Own both - prefer Dark Aoud. Aoud Cuir d'Arabie is a little too medicinal for everyday public wearing.

    Dark Aoud - after the first hour or so becomes really really sexy.

    If you must blind buy, then Dark Aoud would be my choice.
    Life is too short to sample. Buy Blind | I am generally not interested in batch hunting or weak fragrances.

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    Amouage - Epic Man
    Montale - Black Aoud
    Montale - Aoud Lime
    Boucheron - Jaipur pour homme edp
    Hermes - Terre d'Hermes pure parfum
    Thierry Mugler - A Men Pure Malt
    Dior - Sauvage edt
    Rochas - Lui
    Davidoff - Cool Water
    Mancera - Cedrat Boise

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    Default Re: montale dark aoud vs montale aoud cuir d'arabie

    thanks friends




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