Black Aoud (2006)

Black Aoud by Montale
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Black Aoud is a popular perfume by Montale for men and was released in 2006. The scent is floral-oriental. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Labdanum, Mandarin, Musk, Oud, Patchouli, Rose



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Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 13.07.2018
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Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Oud and Rose Mashup Punch...Unisex
One side Oud power and the other side Rose lady. It's a kind of punchy unisex oud fragrance. Longevity and sillage are unbeatable. The very first day in my office, my colleague started complemented me. I am expecting more on the coming days. Only two sprays are enough to highlight your presence in... Read more
Vade retro!
Let’s start with the good news: nearly all ouds by Montale share the same exact boring artificial oud notes, while Black Aoud doesn’t really. It’s very different from any other oud scent by Montale (still good news here), and actually it doesn’t seem containing oud notes in the first place... Read more
Scent 6.0/10
Traditional Rose/Oud Combo
It should have been called Black Rose Oud , dominating Rose with a little less but equally present Oud companion transforming it into a musky / creamy woody(oud) and sweet scent. Personally I won't wear it too often due to a significant amount of Rose which makes it a bit feminine imho but its... Read more
My oud
I Love it :-) ...its sillage is amazing....not easy to wear but impossible to forget .... my friends suggested a first moment i was so scaried by ouds...but now i love this kind of fragrance.
It's a winter must
Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
montale black aoud
unforgettable masterpiece imho best aoud frag ever created ,rose,musk ,patchouly all together to make arabian world go straight to your skin
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    4
A Strong, Wonderful Scent
Black Aoud is appropriately named, because it smells dark, smoky and resinous with the floral note mostly obscured in the opening. As it dries down, the floral note comes out more but is still somewhat concealed by the smoky resin. It has the most strength of any Montale offering that I've... Read more
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Very helpful Review    6
Danger lurks beneath the surface...
Lots of patchouli-rose-oud perfumes exist these days, and many of them are much more about rose and patchouli than they are about oud. Montale BLACK AOUD is an exception to the general rule, with just as much oud as rose and patchouli. The combination of the fairly declarative oud note along with... Read more
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Helpful Review    3
Black Roses
This is a well done blend of dark roses, oud and patchouli that has a great sillage, lasting power and projection. After the medicinal open, the roses show it's splendour together with the oud and patchouli. In my opinion this is unissex. It's a heavier version of C&S Dark... Read more
Bottle 2.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 6.0/10
Very helpful Review    6
The One That Led The Way, But Has It Been Surpassed?...
I really thought I would love Black Aoud by Montale. It was said to be similar to the more recent release, Portrait of a Lady by Frédéric Malle that I absolutely adore, so if so, how could I *not* love this too? Well, after now trying the Montale, I do see where the comparisons are coming... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 4.0/10
Very helpful Review    8
This man, my dear, wears lipstick.
Nowhere as dark as I thought it would be. In fact, only the opening is stark, woody, and raw. Deceptively, it led me to believe that it would remain as such. A serious linear and inky fragrance. Actually not all that pleasant up close. And then, out of the blue, a rose emerged. It... Read more
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Helpful Review    1
Love it!
Starts with a very lemony, almost lemongrass-like note. This citrus lasts for a good 15min which then reveals the cedarwood underneath. It further evolves to a kerosene or gasoline-like note which I, suprisingly, dont mind and even like! The rose in this reminds me of the expert rose from the... Read more
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RajeshKumar 18 months ago
Oud and Rose mashup punch+1
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 10.0
Longevity 10.0
Scent 8.0
Simovacchi77 3 years ago
love it or hate other options...I love it so muych...but I can wear it only during the winter+1

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