Dark Aoud (2011)

Dark Aoud by Montale
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Dark Aoud is a popular perfume by Montale for women and men and was released in 2011. The scent is woody-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Amber, Leather, Oud, Saffron, Sandalwood, Black pepper, Teakwood, Vetiver



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7.2 (95 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 17.07.2018
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Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 8.5/10
A whiter shade of grey
Bats are black, fly only during the darkest hours and squeal in such a way that your blood freezes. Blackbirds are black, fly only during the day and sing like a nanny cradling a baby. If you take a can of Montale's Dark Aoud aiming at bringing home a bat, wou may get a blackbird instead for you to... Read more
Dark what?
I may be anosmic to some components (I am very skeptical about “selective anosmy”, though) but I don’t get anything “dark” here, not even by mistake. And no oud either, but that’s no surprise with Montale offerings. Dark Aoud seems to me a very inoffensive, quite pleasant, slightly... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    3
Black as the Pit from pole to pole.
A rather linear (not a negative thing), yet beautiful blend of truly dark, somewhat medicinal aoud and sandalwood. Aoud lovers will almost certainly like this. I like it myself. I can imagine waring this in colder months of the year, and maybe at night, which in my opinion goes well with the dark... Read more
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Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    3
Excellent Fragrance
Dark Aoud is one of my favorite fragrances. Obviously, the scent is woody and Sandalwood seems to stand out the most. As far as woods and Aoud, this one doesn't seem to be very harsh and leaves a very nice trail. Sillage and Longevity are outstanding. Don't overspray this one or you'll... Read more
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    6
Dangerous stuff
Only few words can describe Dark Aoud: heavy, dense, linear, raw. It's a very unidimensional scent: sandal, oud and musk from the beginning to the end. Also there's a tiny note of incense (maybe frankincense due to the small sweetness that appears after some hours). There's no comparision... Read more
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 5.0/10
Blindingly Black
When a piece of metal is cooled to well below freezing, say by dipping it in liquid nitrogen, it becomes capable of burning the skin, paradoxically enough. It's not really a burn but a freeze, but it has the same damaging effect and the pain is probably very similar as well. Upon donning... Read more


Carlitos01 126 days ago
Not so dark as one would expect. It's a decent oud fragrance, one of Montale's reference, with linear development and good performance.+3
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 9.0
Scent 8.5

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