Fragrance description Montale Dark Aoud
Montale Dark Musk is a woody fragrance for men and women with a distinctive note of oud wood. This Eau de Parfum from a French perfume brand which is noted for its love of fragrances from the Orient and Arabia and for its interest in their enchanting history offers a variation on the theme of the dark and intense fragrance of oud wood. As with all the fragrances from the Montale brand, the greatly admired, yet somewhat enigmatic Pierre Montale has given the Dark Aoud Eau de Parfum an original character evoking a miraculous elixir or a rare magical salve.
The central aromatic component in the Dark Aoud Eau de Parfum, the wood of the Aquilaria tree so loved by Pierre Montale, also known as eagle wood, agarwood, oud, aoud or (in Arabic) oudh, is a fascinating material with a resinous aroma and the most expensive wood in the world, and it has been used for centuries to make incense and (especially Arabian) perfumes. This truly regal ingredient, also sometimes called “liquid gold” or the “wood of the gods”, is combined with sandalwood in Dark Aoud by Montale.
The minimalist aromatic composition of the Dark Aoud Eau de Parfum by Montale consists of notes of oud wood and sandalwood. The magnificence of Indian sandalwood, combined with the dark intensity of agarwood from the depths of Asian forests, has created a captivatingly mysterious, dry woody fragrance which is far from being as linear as one would expect. The opening of Dark Aoud evokes entering a pitch-black room, where you have to look around for a while before you begin to be able to distinguish the shapes and nuances of the objects hidden in the dark. The smokiness of the oud wood, accompanied by the elegance of the sandalwood, gradually develops into delicate piquancy. The fragrance of the Dark Aoud Eau de Parfum by Montale softens as it develops and it presents powdery piquancy, while remaining intense and magically mysterious throughout.
Pierre Montale has created yet another extremely successful and original interpretation of fascinating oud wood which deserves admiring attention, as if the time he spent in Saudi Arabia had imbued the brand’s founder and the creator of all the perfumes in its portfolio with the mysterious abilities of an Oriental sorcerer. Like all of Pierre Montale’s fragrant creations, Dark Aoud has been created using natural materials of the highest quality and in high concentrations which ensure that the fragrance has a long-lasting effect. Dark Aoud by Montale is suitable for day and evening wear, all year round. This Eau de Parfum will appeal to men and women who like the scent of oud wood in combination with sandalwood. It should be tried by everybody who appreciates true quality and who likes to feel the breath of the magic of the Orient upon them.
In addition to magical scents with masterfully balanced aromatic compositions, all the perfumes by Montale also come with captivating, original packaging. The design is enchanting thanks to its straightforward and pure elegance, which, in the case of Dark Aoud, has been enhanced with the use of an attractive glossy gold colour scheme with an interesting decoration in the form of black rings, while the practical selection of the material also makes the flacon unique. Pierre Montale has made the original choice of an aluminium flacon which provides the perfume with perfect protection.
Montale Dark Aoud – the attractively dark and intense fragrance of oud wood and sandalwood.
- Agar Wood, Sandalwood
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About the brand Montale
The French niche perfumes by Montale are noted for their love of fragrances from the Orient and Arabia and their enchanting history. Every bottle combines the mysterious atmosphere of the East with the passion of its creator and founder, Pierre Montale. Every fragrance by this original brand is literally an elixir of happiness.
Montale was founded in Paris in 2003 by Pierre Montale, for many a mysterious perfume designer who first spent some time in Saudi Arabia, where he created perfumes for the nobility and kings and queens. After his return to Paris, he began to create original fragrances.
He always selects natural materials of the highest quality, especially rare woods, for his fragrances. They often contain eagle wood too, known as oud. They are also often referred to as ‘liquid gold’.