Hello Fragrance Enthusiasts,
Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkies thrilled to be in the POSSE!! Another split I have been lucky enough to be a part of lately, Aoud Cuir d’Arabie by Montale. The Montale range has been a complete surprise to me. I am enjoying their outrageous openings and sultry hearts. Of course, I’m not afraid of fragrances with size, he he he, though I expected a much bigger and more powerful punch than I got.
Aoud Cuir d’Arabie by Montale
Fragrantica gives only these featured accords in one line:
Tobacco, birch, leather, oudh
Stolen from PerfumeNiche because I couldn’t put it any better:
… Aoud Cuir d’Arabie. It opens with an animalic note of sweaty, worn leather combined with a medical hit of oud. Pungent, rugged and raunchy. A note of tobacco adds richness, Soon Montale’s signature rose note appears and adds a gentle floral presence. As it dries down, the leather becomes more refined; the oud softens, becomes warmer and more resinous. Together they combine to create a sexy sensuous intimate scent that stays close to the skin.
Photo Stolen kayspace
I love the leather and medicine opening, for the first time I really get the Band-Aid analogy but it seems to be a hint not a centre. That tannery flavour is here in Aoud Cuir d’Arabie by Montale’s opening and dries the top of my mouth with its pungency, I imagine this is the smell of Moroccan leather curing. Not for the faint hearted but totally enjoyable and I will wear Aoud Cuir d’Arabie to work tonight and see what reactions I get.
OK so I felt like I was in the middle of an outrageously skunkish amount of fragrance but it seems that though Aoud Cuir d’Arabie by Montale has excellent sillage and a moderate scent bubble that no one felt overwhelmed. I did have a couple of people ask what I was wearing and another one just say I smelled great, so for something I thought was quite strong and edgy it doesn’t read that way at all to the people in the general vicinity, they get a floral leather fragrance, one person I asked saying pretty! My skin gives it a sweetness that does not show on my BFF Kath’s skin, on her it is a more raunchy leather/oudh centric fragrance, still beautiful and interesting but less sweet tobacco.
Kath gets hours more than my 3-5 hours too and still gets hints next morning of slightly bitter leather.
Have you tried Aoud Cuir d’Arabie by Montale? How do you rate it? Are leather and oudh your thing? Please leave a comment because this is meant to be a conversation, join in!
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Have a wonderful week, wishing you only the good stuff,
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