Dew Musk by Montale (Discontinued)

Heya Posse Peeps, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies in the Montale house today and looking at another of their samples that I bought in the Weekly Chance Special at Surrender To Chance not very long ago. I do love to check them every week because sometimes the bargains are AH MAY ZING! Dew Musk was a real bargain at the time at 99cents!!

I don’t know what is is lately with discontinued fragrances but here is another one on the way out. How can they be not selling this wonderful baby? I bet the name has killed it, There is nothing DEW-y about this growling tiger.

Dew Musk by Montale

Dew Musk Montale FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Orange blossom, ylang-ylang, pomegranate, patchouli, musk

Straight up I get a furry, dirty, sensual back of head after a boozy night and wild sex that was so energetic and entertaining that your partner was too fulfilled to move afterwards and fell asleep after a moment of mutual self congratulation smell. He he he!! Sadly that only lasts about 5 minutes before we hit seriously beautiful floral harmonies, they are like a chorus of pre-teen boys voices floating over the tops of darkness and heavy music, ylang-ylang is star and the other notes bit players, and this is just dabbed from the sample, when sprayed it blooms 100% more lavishly. Dew Musk is a very real reminiscence of perfumes from days gone by. The furry, indolic, muskiness wrapped around ylang and orange blossom through the heart is quite magical, I can’t believe that such a retro fragrance has come from the house of Montale. Seriously, Dew Musk is so good.

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Further reading: Scent For Thought
Vittorio Profumi has Dew Musk for €80/100ml
The Perfume Shoppe has $115/100ml
Surrender To Chance starts at $4/ml

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I have found a few Montales that aren’t fitting my original perception of the brand. Do you have a fave from the line? Or better still which MUSK perfumes ring your bells?
Portia xx

  • Leathermountain says:

    I finally got to wear this thang. Wow, you were not kidding. You nailed this, Portia. Or more accurately, I smell it exactly the same way you do, and you’ve perfectly articulated that experience. However, I don’t know if I am man or woman enough for this clarion call to all that is dirty, oh, and to flowers. I’m more accustomed to a Joy-like progression from floral to animal. This reversal is making me dizzy. Like if Fido died and flowers grew from his grave. Can I really countenance the circle of life emanating from my own skin? I just don’t know.

  • Ann says:

    Howdy, Portia! I have not delved too much into the Montale line as I’m not much on oud, but I do like its Black Oud in very small amounts, Vanille Extasy and Vanille Absolu. As for musks, I really loved the musk and vanilla in the discontinued (boo hoo!) Indult Tihota. Love that Dew Musk green bottle though (I am a green gal, too, through and through).

    • Portia says:

      We are GREEN twins Ann. YAY!! I was under the impression that Montale was ALL oudh, lately I’ve been running through their less celebrated fragrances. It’s a really interesting line with loads of light and shade. Nice to be happily surprised sometimes.
      Portia xx

  • solanace says:

    I got a sample of Chypre Vanille for 99 cents at STC, and I really, really like it. Such a posh vanilla.

    • Portia says:

      How lucky are we to have noticed that 99c SALE? The more I explore the Montale line the more impressed I am Solanace. I only have 2 FB and Dew Musk is on the way but I think I will grab a couple more soon enough.
      Portia xx

  • eldarwen22 says:

    It’s always a pity when perfumes get discontinued, even if I don’t like them. I haven’t tried Dew Musk yet but now intend to. That color of bottle is really cute.

    • Portia says:

      TOTALLY Eldarwen22,
      Green is my favourite colour, which is good because it’s available EVERYWHERE right now, and this soft metallic minty green is uber cool.
      Portia xx

  • Alison says:

    I adore Montale’s Powder Flowers, and I also like the White Oud in the winter when layered with something a bit green or citrus to lighten it up. Love Montale!

    • Portia says:

      Isn’t Powder Flowers excellent Alison. so wearable through all weather, and also so rare that no one you know will EVER smell like you. I am a bit of a Montale fan too.
      Portia xx

  • This is really interesting! I never tried Dew Musk before. Now, I’m so curious about it. 😀

  • Musette says:

    Huh? I’d never even heard of Dew Musk before this review. Honestly, Portia! You’re like Jeannie (wasn’t that bottle just THE CUTEST?), conjuring up these ….unknowns…and then making us lemm them! xoxoxoA

    • Portia says:

      OMG!! I loved that bottle. Barbra Eden, what a star, I loved her so much in I Dream of Jeannie. AHHHH>
      There are so many Montales that it’s really easy to miss a couple. I wore this with Sushi Imperiale by mistake this week and it reminded me of Ubar by Amouage. Not exactly but there were moments of remembrance.
      Portia xx

  • leathermountain says:

    I love when you review things I bought at the same STC sale. Now I will have so much more fun wearing it!