Aoud Queen Roses

Aoud Queen Roses by Montale
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Aoud Queen Roses is a perfume by Montale for women. The release year is unknown. The scent is floral-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

HibiscusHibiscus
LeatherLeather
OudOud
PatchouliPatchouli
RoseRose

Ratings

Scent

7.472 Ratings

Longevity

8.459 Ratings

Sillage

7.546 Ratings

Bottle

7.153 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 15.04.2021.
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Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
6
Bottle
StellaDiverF

213 Reviews
StellaDiverF
StellaDiverF
Helpful Review    4  
Oud, Patchouli, and A Ruby Rose
Aoud Queen Roses opens with an assertive oud, more rubbery and leathery than musty, animalic or acridly smoky. The oud stays at the front for about 30 minutes, waiting for a ruby rose unfolding its velvety petals before retreating to the sideline.

I was a bit worried at first, that Aoud Queen Roses might subsequently choose the gourmand jammy raspberry-oud-rose path. But fortunately, the fragrance doesn't hesitate to shed most of its spotlight on the vegetal, more natural aspects of the rose: slightly honeyed, but mostly wine-y and tart, with deep red hue of prune and herbal geranium nuances. A medicinal, earthy patchouli is her faithful companion, enhancing the vegetal and wine-like facets of rose without taking away its soliflore status.

When the rose finally grows tired of this dance and fades away after about 7 hours, the patchouli continues to hold on the skin with ambrette, leaving a musky floral trail with a medicinal zing. The sillage is moderate throughout, and the longevity can reach 10 hours.

The development of Aoud Queen Roses is arguably not too complexe, with rose as the center and oud, patchouli and ambrette adding an extra-flavour, all three trustworthy pairings with rose and the execution is well handled. The result is a very effective woody rose, slightly darker than a rose soliflore, but still very recognisably the queenly rose.

Personally speaking, Aoud Queen Roses is not my favourite rose-oud-patchouli fragrance because of its simplicity, as this genre has become quite crowded in recent years and I'd prefer something with a twist or two. That being said, Aoud Queen Roses is still a very solid choice, especially if what you're looking for is closer to a rose soliflore but still has noticeable oud and patchouli in the mix.
9
Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Briarthorn

91 Reviews
Briarthorn
Briarthorn
Helpful Review    4  
A beautiful surprise
It opened with a woody and watery rose and a good dose of hibiscus. I got the mental image of a rose bouquet floating on a log down a lazy river.
After a minute or so, it changes. I get a loud rose with some oud and patchouli. The oud and patchouli blend nicely to have an almost incense quality. There is also a hint of leather in there. The "incense" note is dominant in the drydown. It's very beautiful. The longevity is amazing and sillage was a little too loud to be called personal.

Jun
03
2014
5
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
Helpful Review    2  
Similar to Attar...
Smells almost the same as Attar, but weaker.

The main difference is the hibiscus note and the leather in the base.

Not sweet, but sharp and green roses.

Sillage, lasting power and projection are weak if compared to other releases.

Updated October 2014
9
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7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review    5  
Regal Indeed
Montale AOUD QUEEN ROSES (plural according to a house-produced carded sample--and also the bottle depicted above) is a regal treat of primarily roses, aoud, and patchouli, with a big emphasis on the first two terms of the triad. The other notes add some zing and zest, no doubt, but I think of this as primarily, as its name suggests, a rose-oud perfume.

There are many rose-oud-patchouli compositions out there today, but my impression is that we have Pierre Montale (or reasonable facsimile) for bringing oud to the un-unwashed masses: we Western gringos who have never set foot in Oman and would never have encountered this note in perfumery otherwise. The rose depiction here is like a huge bushel of rose petals, but this is not a soliflore because of the equally important oud note.

AOUD QUEEN ROSES was my U.S. presidential election night selection, once the winner had been announced, and I got a bit carried away, spraying myself with all 3 ml of a generous decant sent to me by Couture Guru, who obviously has excellent taste.

Three mls is a lot of perfume to apply, I realize, but I was not overwhelmed at all, because the blend is perfect, so spraying more on just meant more of a good thing. Basically, I was walking around within a moving cone of rose-oud scent. I was thinking today about the houses which produce perfumes which must be applied sparingly or else the whole experience is ruined--Lalique and Caron leap immediately to mind--but this perfume from Montale does not become toxic or unbearable in any way. Intoxicating, yes. For three days I could smell this beautiful perfume on a cashmere sweater I had worn that night, and it never suffered any degradation or degeneration at all. It also smelled great on my HRH Emperor the next day, which is always the sure sign of a well-constructed perfume--a royal one in this case! (-;

AOUD QUEEN ROSES is one of the best of the several rose-oud perfumes I've tried (a bit less oud-y than ATTAR, which is also excellent), and it is now on my wish list. Thank you, Couture Guru, for introducing me to this gorgeous creation!
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10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Coutureguru

223 Reviews
Coutureguru
Coutureguru
   5  
Your Majesty ...
Queen Roses as a name fits this superb fragrance like a bespoke tailored jacket.
This is definitely a 'royal rose', distant and untouchable but radiating extreme beauty in the glare of paparazzi flashbulbs. An oud bodygaurd protects this Queen from being handled as she proceeds amongst her adoring public, spreading her grace and dignity about her like a finely crafted piece of Valenciennes lace.
Getting back to reality ;) ... Aoud Queen Roses is a masterful blend of Oud and Roses, probably one of the best from Montale. It's not loud or harsh as some of these combinations tend to be, neither is it too sweet or 'jammy'. Rather, this rose is captured in the stillness of dawn, while she's dewy and fresh ... and before the heat of the day has made her sleepy. There I go again ... waxing lyrical :).
A truly beautiful fragrance from Montale with above average sillage and longevity ... and with the curious power to transport one into the realms of fertile, rose scented immagination!
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PipettePipette 4 years ago
Aoud Queen Roses - What's in a name? No rose by any other name ... can carry aoud as lovingly.

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