Oud Monarch (2019)

Oud Monarch by Bortnikoff
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Oud Monarch is a new and limited perfume by Bortnikoff for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is animal-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production. Limited Edition

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMagnolia, Frangipani
Heart Notes Heart NotesMay rose, Himalaya rose, Cinnamon, Tobacco
Base Notes Base NotesPapua oud, Thai oud, Cocoa, Civet, Castoreum, Labdanum, Vanilla



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Helpful Review    3
The different oud perfume
This perfume is quite unique.
It opens very floral with magnolia, frangipani and jasmine (jasmine is not listed, so I may have been fooled by the magnolia and frangipani duo).
I can perceive the rose notes almost along with the opening persistent florals. Undoubtedly there is cinnamon (not at all sweet) and some tobacco hints in the heart.
The oriental twist is perceived almost from the start as well. Both ouds listed are not the barnyard type and there is a bit of a smooth medicinal oud touch in the air. They blend very well with the persistant florals. You just get a non floral oud in the drydown. There is an animalic accord present that I tie more with castoreum as the typical civet pee smell is tottaly absent to my nose.
The dry down for me is all about a smooth oud background, an animalic accord, the (not really sweet) vanilla and cocoa pod, and hints of tobacco and cinnamon. The traditionally sweet notes have a strong spicy behaviour but are not really of the gourmand type.
This fragrance is somewhat complex for a spicy-woody oriental perfume, but I also classify it as an oudy-oriental for beginers as the usually strong oud and animalic notes are really tammed from start to finish.
The global performance is high, with an above average longevity, and an average sillage and projection for the existent notes.

How do i rate this unique oriental?
Scent Opening:.........8,5 (very good)
Scent Drydown:........9.0 (fantastic but smooth)
Longevity:..................8.5 (close to 9 hours in my skin, with 3 sprays)
Sillage:........................7.5 (6 feet sillage with 2.0 hours projection)
Uniqueness:..............9.5 (quite unique, although evoquing some other oriental scents)
Wearability:...............8.0 (Winter and Fall night & day, and why not on Spring days)
Versatility:.................8.0 (go easy on the trigger and you will be surprised by its versatility)
Compliments:...........8.0 (more a self pleaser than an attention grabber but catching the attention of all oriental fragrance lovers)
Quality:......................9.0 (above average quality ingredients and a high concentration of 25%~30%)
Presentation:............8.0 (in line with all other Bortnikoff flasks)
Price:..........................5.0 ($90.00 or $350.00 for the Extrait de Parfum (25 – 30%) in 9ml or 50ml contenances.
Overall rating: 8,09/10.0
between 7 and 8 =above average;
between 8 and 9 = recommended;
bigger than 9 = don't miss it;
Opinion: An oriental unique scent, and I like it very much. An oriental gem.
Recommended? Only if you feel like paying the niche Bortnikoff price. Other niche and not niche Oud Perfumes satisfy me as much as this one, and they sell for 1/5 of the price.
Blind buy worthy? No! Do try it before you buy it.

Music: Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott - "A Whole New World"
I thank my pal Armando Raposo (Arjotera PARFUMO profile) for sending me an Oud Monarch decant to enable this perfume review.
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Very helpful Review    10
Sensual Monarch
In order to understand this scent correctly, you have to discover the DNA of the used oudhs for yourself. Dmitry uses two varieties here. For one thing: Eagle wood from Merauke, Indonesia. This is free of any "animalistic" tones or Barnyard tendencies. It is almost floral, soft and slightly balsamic woody.

The second Oudh is something very special. It comes from the "Feel-Oud"-forge of Dmitry (and Russian Adams) and is called "Pink Oudh". Behind it lies natural oudh from Koh Chang, one of the largest islands in the Gulf of Thailand and above all home to a great piece of wild rule forest in which exactly these magical trees grow.

Also this Oudh is not animalistic even in the beginning, but is also described as balsamic, fresh floral and almost fruity.

So also in this fragrance the floral chords find their effect rather in a woody embrace and we don't get a "flower fragrance".

Dmirty adds tones of cocoa to the warm wood and then brings Zibet into play as a counter pool.

The animalism of the Zibet gives everything an expansive depth. Make a clear ambiguous offer out of the soul caress of the floral-balsamic oudh. It plays with the worlds and lets eroticism flash through again and again, skilfully and very dosed.

Oud Monarch almost scratches the border to the gourmand and is due to the unique composition absolutely recommendable for Oudh beginners as well as lovers.

This monarch rests within himself and sprays with lust under his robe.

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Carlitos01 58 days ago
Both ouds listed are not the barnyard type. There is a smooth medicinal oud touch in the air and it blends well with the persistant florals.+3

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