Aoud Safran (2010)

Aoud Safran by Montale
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Aoud Safran is a popular perfume by Montale for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is floral-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Oud, Rose, Saffron



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Back then, a good 9 years ago, Aoud Safran was one of the first eau de parfums to explicitly focus on the theme of oud and saffron. Meanwhile the two of them are in every second fragrance that has to do with eagle wood.

But what was fashionable back then is today, to call it careful, "overtried", if not overused. It's like listening to the same short joke or the same simple melody over and over again.

And with Aoud Safran it is just these two main components that are in the foreground. No, not quite, because Rose is still in the trio and will join in later.

From this point on, the fragrance should rather be called Aoud Rose, because what began absolutely noble and woody-warm with absolutely pleasing because unstallic Oud as well as soft saffron, unfortunately becomes more kitschy, more penetrating and slightly annoying by the rose. No, I don't have a problem with the queen of flowers, but the variation that has flowed in here seems to me in this creation like a fad that is long gone - less like a classic that could be carried timelessly through all epochs.

Strangely enough, other ingredients generally do not bother me, even if you have sniffed them a thousand times. I like to bring lemon, patchouli, vanilla, wood or amber into the game. But Oud is somehow exhausted with me. Of course, Aoud Safran can't do anything about that, but the rose was not absolutely necessary here.

Strangely enough, the shelf life and sillage of such fragrances are even more enormous than desired ...
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It's Oudmazing
It's Saffromazing
It's Rosemazing

This is probably the best wearable Oud fragrance by Montale. I never tried Amazing Aoud although I have already heard (read) very good references about it. Aoud Safron surpasses the two Oud fragrances that I used to have as a reference for Montale's "Aoud" work: Dark Aoud and Black Aoud.
This perfume is strong. It's linear. It's tamed. it's (very) pleasant. It's a head turner. It's addictive. It's a bit dark. It's unisex.
Some ouds smell like a bedouin tent camp in the desert. This fragrance smells like a cool oasis in the desert under the moonlight.
The eastern part of heaven must smell like the drydown of this perfume

Included in the list of the 10 commandments for you to do before your sinus go bananas:
6 - Smell Montale's Aoud Safron

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Leathery Saffron
Synthetic leather saffron opening with a woody base. This perfume reminds me of many others out there. The only beauty of it is if you spray it low on your stomach, the wafts of scent are quite pleasant throughout the day. As with all Montales, it lasts and lasts. This is not a true saffron scent, nor do I detect rose in it. Don't smell it up close and it will create a wonderful aura of perfume around you but it is nothing to go out of your way for.
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Oil Aoud
Aoud Safran is just okay. Nothing new neither unique. Basically roses, a little of oud and a lot of saffron.

Smells much like as Attar (but less sweet) with average longevity.

Be careful: sometimes it smells like sewing machine oil.

Updated January 2014


Carlitos01 20 months ago
It's strong
It's pleasant
It's a head turner
It's addictive
The eastern part of heaven smells like this.+3

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