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 Oh, the opening! a bitter pungent medicinal note that is soon joined by heavy leather. Super animalic! Ten unrelenting minutes later (OK - maybe it’s five) the opening notes have relaxed, and I can now smell the rose. But this is a dark, dark, red rose, a black rose, a thorny and woody vintage variety - nothing sweet, or flirty here. This is a very grown up rose, sultry and uncompromising.

 Montale sells Black Aoud as a unisex fragrance. I can imagine it on a man, but I think it’s better on a woman – a woman with confidence, very comfortable in her own skin. This is a unique, highly original scent, not loud or over-bearing, but dark, luscious, erotic. It’s not for novices or ingénues.Aoud, leather, rose - Black Aoud is a rose scent like no other.

Notes: Cambodian aoud, Patchouli leaves, Mandarin, Musk, Rose petals – pretty simple.

Type: EdP

Parfumeur: Pierre Montale

Price: $5.00