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
- Fragrance category
About the brand Montale
Montale perfumes | Montale – perfumes born of love for the magical scents and history of the Orient. Montale is 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. Montale perfumes present breathtaking Oriental fragrances to the Western world. Each bottle combines the mysterious atmosphere of the East with the passion of their creator and brand founder Pierre Montale, and all the fragrances by this original brand are like miraculous salves bringing luck or the elixir of love.
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 perfume for the nobility and kings and queens. Upon his return to Paris he began developing original perfumes inspired by his experiences in the East for the Western market. For his fragrant creations he always chooses natural materials of the highest quality and in high concentrations which ensure that the fragrance has a long-lasting effect.
Pierre Montale typically uses Arabian essences, especially rare woods, as the main components in his women’s, men’s, and unisex perfumes. You can find cedar, sandalwood, and eagle wood, also known as oud, agarwood, aoud, or (in Arabic) oudh. Aquilaria tree wood plays a special role in Pierre’s creations. Montale introduced the first French perfume range to the market dedicated to this fascinating raw material with a resinous aroma, the most expensive wood in the world, utilised for centuries in the production of incense and (especially Arab) perfumes. Eagle wood is a truly regal ingredient in the perfume world, especially in the East, where it is also considered a significant aphrodisiac. It is no accident that this wood is also known as liquid gold or the ‘wood of the gods’.
The first perfumes by Montale soon became firm favourites and had a positive response from customers and also professionals, perfume critics. The Montale perfume portfolio is extensive (Pierre has hundreds of scents to his name) and very complex. From dark, emotionally-charged cocktails to sweet nectar-rich scents and leather-scented perfumes, to optimism-filled, exuberant creations. Montale perfumes offer the chance to embark on an intricate path where another new discovery and adventure awaits us around every corner. They are all characterised, of course, by the highest quality and not just because they are popular amongst prominent celebrities.
It’s not just the Montale fragrances that are original; their packaging is, too. The design is enchanting thanks to its straightforward and pure elegance and the practical aspect also makes the bottles unique. They are made of aluminium, which protects the perfumes well and ensures their high durability. In addition, the unusual material of the bottles makes Montale perfume perfect for travelling.
Choose your love potion or magical lucky ointment from Montale perfumes and let yourself be enchanted by the magical history of the Orient.