Pure Gold (2009)

Pure Gold by Montale
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Pure Gold is a perfume by Montale for women and men and was released in 2009. The scent is floral-fruity. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Apricot, Jasmine, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange blossom, Patchouli, Vanilla, White musk

Ratings

Scent

7.1 (201 Ratings)

Longevity

8.1 (140 Ratings)

Sillage

6.7 (142 Ratings)

Bottle

6.9 (134 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 19.11.2018
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 6.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
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Classically dignified
An unspectacular, unobtrusive fragrance. It changes between fine, breathy floral notes paired with heaviness and hinted sweetness. The burning to stinging passes after some time. Sometimes soap gets through. In our perfumery he is highly sought after
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
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A better exemplar of a popular genre...
Montale PURE GOLD starts out as a fruity-floral blend with a lot of clean resinous musk. I find it somewhat nondescript, especially initially, when I have trouble discerning individual notes... except for the musk which is quite big.

Later this perfume starts to seem more like a nice floral with a slight soapiness. The floral component seems to me to be mainly jasmine. I was thinking that PURE GOLD was similar in some ways to Jennifer Aniston and DKNY Pure, but in side-by-side comparisons I changed my mind. PURE GOLD is much better than those. Perhaps the idea is similar, but in this case we have much better ingredients and execution. JENNIFER ANISTON veers too far in the industrial direction in an attempt to be clean. DKNY PURE has a touch too much woodish aromachemical stuff for my tastes. PURE GOLD is perhaps how those perfumes should smell, but they don't, which is probably why they are on their way out of the stores already...

PURE GOLD is another example of Montale going beyond their area of expertise (middle eastern-inspired oud creations), to produce a decent, if not extraordinary, perfume.
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