Dark Purple Black Purple (2011)

Dark Purple / Black Purple by Montale
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Dark Purple is a perfume by Montale for women and men and was released in 2011. The scent is fruity-floral. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesOrange, Plum
Heart Notes Heart NotesBourbon geranium, Patchouli, Rose leaf, Red fruits
Base Notes Base NotesAmbergris, Teakwood, White musk



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Italian raspberry soda
I'm not sure what Montale was trying to achieve with this one. As much as I am generally a fan of "fruitchoulis" and of raspberry in perfumes, this doesn't quite work for me. It starts off as an orange-chouli, similar to Nicole Miller Frenzy, but less complex.

This passes after a few minutes, and it becomes predominantly about the "red fruits." This reminds me of the raspberry version of Junket Danish Dessert, a powdered pudding mix available in the US (it's based on tapioca starch rather than gelatin).

After an hour or two, it develops a fizzy/tangy quality (I would guess from the geranium). I love Italian orange and grapefruit sodas, which are closer to tasting like the real fruit than ones like Fanta or Orange Crush, but don't closely resemble fruit juice. I haven't tasted a raspberry one, but I feel confident that it would smell like this phase of Dark Purple. I love certain coffee fragrances about which others say, "I don't want to smell like I spilled coffee on myself." I can't discern a reason why I LIKE to smell like I spilled coffee on myself, for instance. But, with equal illogic, I must say that I don't enjoy spilling Italian raspberry soda on myself. So Dark Purple is not for me.
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