Monte by Acqua di Baviera
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Monte is a perfume by Acqua di Baviera for men and was released in 2016. The scent is fresh-spicy. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Salty notes, Aquatic notes
Heart Notes Heart NotesPepper, Lavender
Base Notes Base NotesCedarwood, Soil, Amber

Ratings

Scent

6.8 | 16 Ratings

Longevity

6.7 | 14 Ratings

Sillage

6.3 | 15 Ratings

Bottle

7.7 | 16 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 11.04.2020.
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8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
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Acqua di Baviera. First time in an airport shop (of course in Munich, where else) and first of all did some research. A brand with Bavarian origin? Munich, Garmisch. CEO of the brand: Nika Schottenhamel. Ring a bell? Exactly, the (ex-)husband of one of the Wies'n kings, with one of the biggest marquees ever. And now the lady of the house as CEO of a perfume brand. At first it sounded to me as if the more or less well-to-do chic society was about to get its money out of the pockets of the more or less well-off. But: For me, everyone deserves a chance, there are already enough prejudices in this world.

Compared to many other manufacturers, the range of different fragrances on offer is manageable on the right and this is not a disadvantage. Whether you have to put a leather-covered flacon in your bathroom (and thus pay for the cover in particular) is something everyone has to know for themselves. I dedicated myself to the 'Premium' line, sprayed all the fragrances and then decided on Monte directly after the first impression.

Unpacked at home, sprayed on, found it good again and was a little surprised that apparently "dahoam" can also be developed and above all produced in a reasonable quality.

The prelude reminds me of Giorgio Armani's Acqua di Gio, here too bergamot dominates the action. So much so that I actually looked at the bottle again to make sure there was no mix-up. After a while, however, the two clearly develop apart.

Acqua di Baviera's Monte leaves the fresh, fruity, maritime path and becomes a little cooler, more spicy. This may be due to the peppery and salty notes (both in my opinion somewhat synthetic). This transformation is good for the fragrance, and despite the salty impact, it retains a high degree of independence. Acqua di Sale by Profumum Roma comes across completely differently, because the salt is emphasized much more clearly. Here it is the mix of bergamot, which is still subliminally present, with a slightly salty note, which is then enriched by woody notes after a while. I only like the synthetic Acqua note to a limited extent, but it doesn't really bother me, even with the moderate dosage.

Thus, a fragrance from the Bavarian countryside remains, which, due to its limited distribution, can certainly be considered exclusive, also in terms of its degree of popularity. A fragrance that definitely has what it takes to keep up with renowned players in the perfume industry. Even if basically in the unisex category, I find the fragrance rather masculine.

Amazing for me are Sillage and durability, especially the latter has surprised me very positively. While the Sillage decreases noticeably and smelling after two to three hours, the shelf life is about one working day, which is more than okay for a representative in this price range.
The bottle is simple, more or less cube-shaped, stands well and looks good, look and feel okay, with a cap that comes off too easily for my taste, this is probably due to certain manufacturing tolerances
All in all an absolute test recommendation, but you should take the time to let the fragrance develop. And once again proof that one should not be guided by prejudices.

It's great that such a successful product has arisen from our domestic production.
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