Black Musk 2010

Black Musk by Montale
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Black Musk is a perfume by Montale for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is leathery-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Black pepperBlack pepper NutmegNutmeg TeakwoodTeakwood LeatherLeather SandalwoodSandalwood PatchouliPatchouli AmbergrisAmbergris MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

6.997 Ratings

Longevity

8.687 Ratings

Sillage

7.982 Ratings

Bottle

6.880 Ratings

Value for money

6.819 Ratings
Submitted by Olinehexchen, last update on 28.04.2022.
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3 in-depth fragrance descriptions
5
Bottle
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Longevity
7
Scent
Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
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Black Aoud cousin... or not?
Musky and musty... not sweet and neither powerful as other Montales.

I smell lots of nutmeg with some woods and leather.

This can be used all seasons. Remembers more Musk to Musk than Black Aoud.

Its similarities with Black Aoud ceases in the first 30 minutes.

Updated January 2014
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5
Bottle
10
Sillage
10
Longevity
7
Scent
Lola82

362 Reviews
Lola82
Lola82
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Prince of Darkness
Black musk has a thousand guises,
Viscous,glutinous,adhesive,viscid,dark,black,opaque,death-like,mysterious,
esoteric,heavy,authoritarian,autocratic,dictatorial,imperious,decadence,
villains.

There is nothing Sparkly about Black Musk, when you wear this
it's like your entering the Edge of darkness where light hasn't
penetrate not even the bright hues of amber and fiery Sandalwood
note stand on there own,they sink in this Black Abyss.
I Can Picture Vilians like Le Chiffre from Casino Royal, Jaffar from Thief of Baghdad and Lestat from Queen of the Dead,

Black Musk is not for everyone it's only for a select few who appreciate the Fine art of fragrance not your
typical day at a office kind of Scent.
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jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Helpful Review    1  
starched patchouli
I know that this fragrance is viewed as that result of crossing two other Montale scents, but I see it as an exercise in abstraction. A sharp, whistling musk, like the one in Thierry Mugler's Cologne is the perfect match to a woody quality that makes for a sort of leather scent-mirage. The wood seems like patchouli plus oud, inflected with something in the mace/nutmeg/cardamom range.

Black Musk's cleverness is in creating a tarry quality with patchouli, spice and just a taste of oud, then dry-cleaning it with a prickly musk that someone along the way surely told the perfumer was the wrong musk. No pillowy soft or bosomed musk. The result is a cool, inky leather scent that focuses more on the sharp nature of tanning chemicals than that of the hide itself.

I'll take this chance to own up to a bit of fumie apostasy. I don't particularly like oud, and since it’s usually the overwhelming center of perfumes that contain it, most oud perfumes don’t capture me. Likely this quirk has saved me a pile of money on niche perfumery and the laughingly late-to-the party top-shelf lines from the designer/perfume houses. This implicitly self-defeating strategy of the perfume houses launching ‘exclusive’ lines in order to appear ‘niche-y’ has produced an inordinate number of oud fragrances. (To witness niche, copying designer, copying niche, please see the Kilian Ouds.) Very few use oud as a minor part of an accord, one where you might not even recognize oud, such as Black Musk’s delicious vinyl/leather accord. Shame, yeah?
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