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Very helpful Review
BR540 Eau Sensuelle
BR540 has been a great success since its release and since then my signature fragrance.
But do you know this? This restless search for "What could top this?" for a better scent, but one that goes in a similar direction?
So I came across Sensual Instinct among others and was allowed to test the fragrance in a chic Hamburg perfumery.
After the first spray I was deeply disappointed; a juicy rose soaked in syrup blasted at me and I found the start to be fruity and liqueurish. THAT's supposed to smell like BR540?! Hmm... Never!
But as you know it from Montale, it takes a long time until the actual scent develops :-)
So I took the opportunity to test other Niche fragrances and stay in the perfumery.
Half an hour later, a very familiar scent blew towards me, wait a minute, I know YOU, don't I?!
Sniffed again on the wrist, yes, you can smell immediately which fragrance the perfumer was inspired by ;-)
The name says it all: Sensual Instinct is sensual, beguiling, unisex, but I find it very feminine The rose is present throughout the fragrance, with the coffee and praline notes, Sensual Instinct goes more in the gourmand direction. Somehow the scent reminds me of Bailey's, sugary-sweet, liqueur-like, I think I also read somewhere that Sensual Instinct contains a whisky note among other things, but this is not listed.
The juicy oakmoss note in the base is to kneel down!
Yes, the scent has this amber BR540 DNA, there's no denying it, yet it's "different".
Of course I took Sensual Instinct with me immediately, it should not be missing in my collection!
The durability is unbeatable, typical for a Montale by the high concentration of fragrance, even after 10 hours I can perceive it very well.
To be honest, I have received more compliments and positive feedback from my environment since I started wearing Sensual Instinct than with BR540.
If you like BR540, you should definitely test Sensual Instinct. Better durability, bomb silage, warmer, denser, deeper and more gourmand; not quite so medical (that's mainly what many people dislike about BR540, I like it).
I'm very happy to have found Sensual Instinct. For me the perfect fragrance for the cooler seasons, although I have already worn it in summer :-)