The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.


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Black Aoud by Montale

You would think that a scent that I would describe as going on as smelling like plastic and burning rubber would be a scent that I wouldn’t recommend.  Well… when I first put this on, I was ready to wash it off right away.  But as you know, things can change as time passes and indeed this is one of those times.  I walked into work about 45 minutes after I applied this perfume and no sooner than I was in the door (I hadn’t even had time to remove my coat), did a co-worker lean over and ask me what I was wearing because it smelled so wonderful.  Go figure.  So in about an hour, I went from smelling like an old tire to smelling delicious.  And yes, once the fragrance opened up, it turned into a lovely warm and musky rose scent.  And don’t get scared of the idea of roses, this is not the kind of rose scent that your grandmother wore.  Overall, it’s a very distinctive and original scent.  In addition, it’s a scent that lasts all day.  I’m just not sure that it’s a scent for me…but I’ll give it some time and will definitely give it another try; old tire smell and all!

From the Montale Website:

A magnificent Cambodian Aoud blended with Indonesian Patchouli leaves over a combination of Mandarin, Musk and Rose petals.

  • Bone Rating:   3 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent:  musk, rose, patchouli
  • Classification:  Unisex
  • Expense:   Moderately expensive – $110 for 50ml eau de parfum