Aoud Forest

Aoud Forest by Montale
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Aoud Forest is a perfume by Montale for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is fresh-green. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Ambergris, Grapefruit, Ginger, Seawater, Oud, Rose, Rosemary, White musk, Lemon



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Submitted by Lotte1, last update on 24.10.2018
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 3.0/10
I wont miss you...
I cant smell any oud on this one, but only a watery note with some vetiver and ginger.

Nothing new on Aoud Forest. I did expect more.

Smells like a less sweet version of Vetiver Des Sables.

Not worth it in my opinion.

Updated January 2014
Bottle 2.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 5.0/10
Pine Sol Opening; Dark Vetiver Drydown
Montale AOUD FOREST opens with a decidedly Pine Sol-y demeanor: citrusy, aromatic, and relatively loud, with a lot of evergreen trees creeping in shortly thereafter. What I interpret as brash may well seem merely bracing to others, but I don’t think that anyone can really deny that, at least at the outset, AOUD FOREST is far more masculine than feminine.

As the citrus and aromatics begin to fade, a dry vetiver-like woody base shows its face, reminding me vaguely of some of the more masculine Bond no 9 unisex edps (MONTAUK, BLEECKER et al.), especially the ones with gentle leather in them. I’m not smelling much in the way of aoud here, but it’s becoming plain after a few cases that Montale wields aoud with a measured hand. Most of the “Aoud” perfumes I’ve tried from this line do not emphasize the note, though they include it in the name-—perhaps for marketing purposes or to justify the cost? I’m thinking that some of these should be renamed: FOREST (with a jot of aoud), ROSE PETALS (ditto), etc.

I do find the smooth quasi-leather (would that be the ambergris?) vetiver drydown of AOUD FOREST rather likeable and something that I wouldn’t mind wearing in certain moods, but the Pine Sol opening is all-too-jolting for this tender nose. Désolée.

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