Graphite 2011

Graphite by Montana
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Graphite is a perfume by Montana for men and was released in 2011. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still available to purchase.
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Perfumer

Nathalie Lorson

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCedar leafCedar leaf
BergamotBergamot
Black pepperBlack pepper
Violet leafViolet leaf
Heart Notes Heart NotesAmbergrisAmbergris
Leathery notesLeathery notes
Gaiac woodGaiac wood
GeraniumGeranium
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwoodSandalwood
OakmossOakmoss
BenzoinBenzoin
FrankincenseFrankincense

Ratings

Scent

7.565 Ratings

Longevity

6.651 Ratings

Sillage

5.953 Ratings

Bottle

7.358 Ratings

Value for money

8.715 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 23.11.2021.
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8
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
10
Pricing
MrOllium
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MrOllium
MrOllium
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Sharp as a neighbour's pencil
I know and have some fragrances from Nathalie Lorson and appreciate her work While looking through what she has created yet so, I came across "Graphite".
Due to the low price, I took the risk of a blind buy and was not disappointed.

The first sniff was a bit sobering...but with each new attempt I liked the fragrance better.
Meanwhile, I am very enthusiastic, but do not really know why...
Possibly know it yes some, there are fragrances in which one must sniff again and again and "Graphite" belongs for me to it.

You get a simple but massive flacon with a fancy wooden lid.

Either two versions exist or something has been changed over the years.... both in the packaging as well as the flacon labeling.
At the current price to get over.

The fragrance opens in my eyes only conditionally fresh, bergamot I do not really notice ... and then comes directly with this woody graphite note aka pencil around the corner.
For me a consistently woody and dry fragrance that is linear for my nose.
Dill and cucumber ? For me, no.
Rather "I and my wood".
Unfortunately, it's more of a Skin Scent on me, so it's not really projecting and the longevity isn't intoxicating in the eyes of the wearer.
However, I have heard that in this fragrance is a lot of "ISO E Super"...therefore, it is probably perceived by bystanders more than you.

In the end, for me, it's a feel-good scent that I like to put on in between sniffs.
The association with the freshly sharpened pencil reminds me of school.... Childhood... for me positive memories.
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ColinM

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ColinM
Very helpful Review    6  
Balmain's Carbone revisited
A more dry, darker, woodier, kind of more austere version of Balmain's Carbone. Basically take out the subtle fruity-milky feel from Carbone, here you have Graphite. If you aren't familiar with Carbone, then well: "pencil sharpener", and that's it. Shavings, sawdust, wood chips, freshly-cut wood trunks. Nearly nothing else except for a warm ambery frame, and a gentle violet note, which is greenish, discreetly sweet and really subtle. Probably fairly pointless to own both Carbone and Graphite (as I do...), but Graphite is perfectly good as well: more than an inferior "copycat" it smells like a slightly different perspective on the same theme, worth having if you're really into this type of perfumes, or just have the chance to get both for pennies. In other words the quality and the "features" (projection, persistence, elegance, versatileness etc.) are quite the same in my opinion - except for the persistence, which is actually much better here. Solid, easy-going versatile stuff.

6,5-7/10

Statements

LemonheadsLemonheads 7 months ago
9
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Never in my life i've got a much realistic smell of a 90's stationery shop bottled,so it is.Montana break the rules again!
Carlitos01Carlitos01 4 years ago
9.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Thank God, Lorson and Montana for this smoky dark fragrance. I do like it. Smells expensive! Black dark start with semi dark sweet drydown.
ElysiumElysium 4 years ago
10
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
7
Bottle
These are drops from Earth. They smell like pencil's carbon, though they shine like diamonds. Unexplored jewel, worth every drop! Love them.
1 Reply
HajuvanaHajuvana 5 years ago
If you truly love pencil shavings, you might want to try if you can handle the mentholated ketchup in the opening.

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