Legend 2011 Eau de Toilette

Legend (Eau de Toilette) by Montblanc
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Legend (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Montblanc for men and was released in 2011. The scent is fresh-fruity. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot LavenderLavender Citrus fruitsCitrus fruits
Heart Notes Heart NotesWhite cedarWhite cedar RoseRose JasmineJasmine
Base Notes Base NotesEvernylEvernyl SandalwoodSandalwood Tonka beanTonka bean

Ratings

Scent

6.9409 Ratings

Longevity

6.5332 Ratings

Sillage

6.3328 Ratings

Bottle

6.8340 Ratings

Value for money

7.583 Ratings
Submitted by Skylab, last update on 19.03.2022.

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The face of the advertising campaign is Simon Clark.
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GeorgeReid

22 Reviews
GeorgeReid
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Of Course a Pen Maker is Behind a Great Office Scent.
One day, my best friend mentioned she loved a fragrance from Ulta and thought it would be an excellent addition to the collection of affordable fragrances.

When she told me the fragrance was Montblanc Legend, I heard positive things about the fragrance, and it convinced me to purchase it and give it a thorough analysis.

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My first impression is that Legend has a similar vibe to Abercrombie and Fitch's Fierce. To make a comparison, Fierce is a charismatic college student that is great to be around for a fun time, without getting into too much trouble.

Legend is the same person, but has matured and uses that same charisma in the workplace to take care of business and become a leader.

The mature aspect is not a surprise, as the perfumer behind Legend (Olivier Pescheux) has a history with fragrances for the young men (One Million) and updating young fragrances for a more mature audience (Eros EDP)

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Legend starts with a citric aroma with bergamot and lemon, with a hint of freshness that comes from lavender. After a moment, the heart of the fragrance reveals itself with jasmine, cedar, and rose. The floral notes complement the opening that extends the freshness, but they also keep the fragrance light.

The base notes of sandalwood, tonka bean, and (possibly) oakmoss give Legend a strong finish that adds a warm and confident feel.

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In terms of performance, Legend is excellent when one considered that this is an eau de toilette. (There is also an Eau de parfum version of Legend).

As I say in other reviews with similar projection and sillage, Legend will not announce your presence like a superstar as you enter a room. However, the fragrance may get a person to turn their head as you walk by them, or they walk by you.

The longevity for this fragrance is anywhere from six to ten hours. It should last for an entire workday, or a night out with friends or on a date—but likely not both.

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Legend is an uncomplicated fragrance with strength and simplicity that makes it easy to wear in any social situation, whether it is at the gym, out on a date, or as a daily fragrance.

It is also easy to wear in all seasons, but Legend works the best in the comfortable temperatures of spring and autumn, and to a lesser extent, summer. It is weaker in the winter but has enough strength to push through the cold air.

For a Walmart fragrance that costs less than $60.00 for a 200 ml bottle, Legend provides amazing versatility.

That said, Legend shines the most as a fragrance in the office, as the notes combine for a professional vibe that projects well, but is not offensive. That should not be a surprise at all when one considers Montblanc is famous for making luxury office pens, and accessories related to office work.

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Overall, Montblanc Legend is an excellent and versatile masculine fragrance.

With that in mind, Legend is not a fragrance for someone looking for artistry or complexity. In addition, the fragrance may not mesh well for teens who may experiment with fragrances.

However, for someone looking for an affordable daily fragrance that works extremely well in the office and can be used throughout the year, Legend is an excellent choice.
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6.5
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Stamatios

14 Reviews
Stamatios
Stamatios
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No legend
I have to admit that I like this brand but I don't like to judge a book by its cover. Unfortunately here I can't see any legend or a hero. Legendary are the ink pens of this brand,but this send...I had higher expectations from him.It's a common fresh-citrus blend,rather synthetic and linear without own character or some clear notes.There are many intresting notes but the blend is not very well balanced and induce confusion in my nose.Performance is also average.To be fair,I will add that I had tested him many years ago and I admit that I liked him more.But now?May be a reformulation?
As I also tested twice a few days ago the Legend Intense,my opinion is that there is a big similarity between these scents but Legend Intense is more enjoyable,better balanced with nice drydown and better performance.So try before you order.
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8.5
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Mapete12
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Old Batch - Super S/H
My review refers to a batch of 25 March 2015.
Out of interest, I looked at the rating of this fragrance on Parfumo. For 6 years now he is in my possession. It took me a long time to appreciate this fragrance.

The scent is very similar to the Hollister smell of the stores at the time, so should be familiar to most people. The durability and sillage I can rate as really good. The fragrance fills the room after 3 sprays on the skin still after loose 6h. This seems to be due to the batch and apparently the scent of newer batches has lost projection. Anyway, I have heard from my environment that many people find him very pleasant. Certainly not an outstanding fragrance, but well worth the money!
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NiceSmell
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A gentleman who wishes to be a legend
I bought the Mont Blanc Legend because I already own one MB and they always have good scents on offer. Unfortunately I have never found a fragrance again...years ago....Well, maybe I will find it again... BUT I digress ;-)

The legend is for me a classic gentlemen's fragrance. It is masculine, a bit harsh and in my eyes it also fits very well to an "older" gentleman who knows what he wants. It has recognizable nuances that make it more special. Whoever wears it will be remembered for sure. Unfortunately the silage, performance and durability is not very special. I could refill after about 3-4 hours. It will not last an entire business day. And he is a bit too weak to turn the women's heads in a bar
As I was saying, a gentleman who would like to be a legend...

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HubertG

5 Reviews
HubertG
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I'm confused.
I must say that I bought Legend by Montblanc because of the price, it was quite affordable (coffret with shower gel about 45€ for the 50ml bottle), I was tempted to buy it after trying it in 1 min or so. I have the highest respect for the Montblanc brand, and I was a happy owner of a Legend Night bottle. This one has nothing to do with the Night version.
The opening is very energetic, you receive a lot of fresh citrus and a bit of lavender (which I love) like a punch in the face. Vibrant head notes.
According to me, the problem with this scent is the heart, I think the floral notes are a mess, they' re confused, you don't get them clearly, the don't complete each other very well (rose and jasmine as described cause I don't get them), there is a woody note but I don't get the white cedar.
The base remains fresh, maybe the evernyl that I don't know that much. is a bit green, maybe too green, I was expecting much more warmth. The longevity is about 5-6 hours. Not that bad. Everyday scent, not too expensive. Not a first option in that "genre", try it out before buying. Good average fragrance. Nothing else. Not a "Legend" at all.
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Oldish2002

77 Reviews
Oldish2002
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Your typical everyday manly scent
I received this cologne as a gift. At first, while I was unwrapping the present, I saw the Montblanc Logo and I was like “Please, be Explorer for God’s Sake”. But it wasn’t.
As for the fragrance, It’s average for me. Average doesn’t translate into bad by any means.
I gave it a few tries and got a compliment like “you smell so fresh today”. But I am not the guy that wears anything for compliments, I would rather wear something that will get me no compliments but give me a good feeling while wearing it. (Something to give me confidence or to put me insantly in a good mood).
It’s not an expensive cologne.
I see it as a grown & mature man’ s fragrance.
30+ And up. It smells very fresh and manly just like and old aftershave would smell.
It can be a great fragrance for the right person. I mean you can’t go wrong with it as a gift for your father or your uncle.
Performance? 4-6 hours for me on the skin with moderate projection in the first hour and much more on the clothes. I mean you can leave your coat in the hanger when you arrive at the office and after the work day when you’ll put your coat on again you can still feel some of the frag going on but way more lightly. Conclusion : Average but still good for the right person.

Overall rating : 6.5 /10
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Ernie824

80 Reviews
Ernie824
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A Nice Reach
SOTD: Montblanc Legend: As of 01/10/19

To my nose is a good scent, I detect the pineapple, apple, lavender and Tonka Bean. Pineapple is one my new favorite note. Like again people in Fragcom compare this fragrance to A&E Fierce and I don't own Fierce. It's a brief review. Is a nice dumb reach and versatile, good for all seasons.

Rating

Scent: 7.0/10
Presentation/Design: 7.5/10
Value: 7/10
Longevity/Performance: 8/10: Lasted on my skin/skin scent around between 8-10+ hrs
Overall: 7/10
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3lbows
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Not bad.
After statement and comment response I have to take a stand for the legend. Although the fragrance establishment says he has a shower gel synthetics and he can't shine in any discipline, I think he is really successful as a representative of his fragrance.
After experiencing the Fierce DNA for the first time in 2002 in a Kohl's supermarket in Denver - at that time still as perfumy-oriented as a cold sock - I've been looking for a long time for a summer scent that plays this song. First, because I wasn't ready in the USA to spend so many stones for a scented water, and back in the old world again, because you could hardly get your hands on it here.
A decade later, the accidental discovery in the miller: Black, heavy bottle with a small, but well-dispersing sprayer and plastic lid with a full click. Still no ambitions in the hobby, which should catch me again a short decade later, just tried it, but immediately recognized: This other, NOT showery fruitiness (my shower gel at that time was called Cliff), this NOT aquatic warmth, this, at least initially NOT sweet seduction (I'm open for suitable, existing synonyms), that was Fierce! How dare you! Clearly the same fragrance! NO! Because what Legend lacked was performance, endurance, projection, presence. Anyway, it was bought anyway, and I was happy because I finally had my perfume. And believe me, among non-perfume junkies it is well received, and has enormous recognition value.
As I said, a few years later, PARFUMO came into the house, and besides many new experiences, also an original flacon Fierce. Directly from the relatives in the USA, one fears the forgeries. But what was that? Top note: Check. But Legend is still coming along. Fierce: Fruity, broader, slightly orange (?) even. Legend: The slender pineapple looks good on him, makes him colder, clears out the DNA and gives him more freshness, although Legend is more reserved, but also more mature than Fierce. Heart note: Check. Legend and Fierce don't give each other anything here. In the base, Legend becomes warmer and more conciliatory with the Tonka, but remains fresh and suitable for summer because of its metallic, almost pencil-like base, whereas Fierce does not develop magnificently, but simply fades away. BUT. In the reformulation (black cap), Fierce is not nearly as durable as before. Doesn't even play in the same league anymore, maybe because the dosage of oakmoss has fallen victim to newer regulatives?
Be that as it may, SO Legend is just as persistent, but at the same time lighter and more multi-faceted, though at the same time actually a bit more synthetic.
So Fierce sold again, Legend now sprayed down to 10ml.
But this is not the end of the fragrance journey. The DNA fascinates me so much, and apart from Aventus (and Fierce 2002) no other summer scent could really knock me down.
So the souk was combed for Legend (Fierce?) alternatives: Platinum Egoiste? Too much suit, too little summer suit. Tous Man Intense? Cheaper and more durable, but even heavier than Egoiste (and even more orange than Fierce). Just Cavalli Him? Pleasing, beautiful depleted top note (paprika), but does not last. Legend Intense? See Tous Man. 701 from the blatant German scent copier? Like all fragrances offered there only 128 mBit (we understand each other).
Away from Legend only Police with To be - the Illusionist could offer me a valuable alternative. But this one is too close to the reformulated Fierce, and therefore from my side an unrestricted purchase recommendation to its target group.
I still have the aviator of Paris Bleu, but I don't have much hope (and at the moment it doesn't seem to be that easy to get, even though it's cheap).
That's why Legend definitely does what he does right. It enriches the Fierce DNA in a more adult direction, also makes it suitable for the office and for me as an Ü40 year-round fragrance not so easily replaceable.
So the search goes on, as so often...
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Adan
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It's gonna be legen... wait for it...
I have to admit that Montblanc Legend is - the longer I look at it - more interesting than I initially thought. Montblanc Legend is a "Fierce" scent, a copy of Abercrombie's "Fierce".
Many years ago a Dior representative stood in the Kurfürstenparfümerie, that must have been around 2011 or 2012, a time when I still had a great love for Creed's "Green Irish Tweed" and "Cool Water" (and the love for Cool Water is back). He said that "Fierce" by Abercrombie is now the "new generation" of these fragrances, a statement I only understand today where I smell Montblanc's Legend.
First of all: I have never actually smelled "Fierce" by Abercrombie, but I'm sure I know what to expect when I smell it, there are many scents that can be compared to it:
Montblanc Legend, Le Beau Male by Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior Homme Eau for Men, even the Axe Apollo Body Spray and Shower Gel, all these scents have a certain opening that I would call a "Deospray" chord.
If you smell Legend a few minutes later, you can smell an element that somehow reminds you of black ink, pretty much like the black ink you can buy from Montblanc for the fountain pens. And when you smell it again, you smell "Cool Water Quotes". However, unlike Cool Water, Montblanc Legend is not tangy and aquatic, but slightly sweeter. If you leave Montblanc Legend on your skin for a longer time or on a strip of paper overnight, you can smell ambroxan here too (take "Molecule 02" by Escentric Molecules as a reference). Ambroxan on a very pleasant level, which was later turned up much louder in "Sauvage" by Dior.

Legend is therefore actually an interesting fragrance for me, because you can follow the development of the "Fougere" genre of the last 30 years a little:
In the beginning there was Cool Water / Green Irish Tweed, then came Fierce / Montblanc Legend, then came fragrances a la Bleu de Chanel and Sauvage from Dior. And Aventus by Creed moves somewhere in between, between a very classic base as you can find it in Cool Water, but away from the aquatic to the smoky leathery.
All these fragrances are very successful on their own and for each of them there are several traditions that they should be very well received by women.

I have to conclude by saying that Montblanc Legend is nothing special to me now about perfume as an art, but the craftsmanship, the composition behind this fragrance is very solid and the quality you get for the Zwanni that you have to flip through the net for it is really excellent What I have dared with this fragrance is: Layering with Dior Homme. If you lay Dior Homme and Montblanc Legend, you get relatively close to Dior Homme Eau for Men, but somehow better.

...dary.
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Farneon
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I don't know what to do with this "legend"
Well, I don't know the much praised "Fierce" and it should stay that way if "Legend" is supposed to be practically its twin fragrance. Alleged romantic or not: with "Individuel", "Starwalker" and "Présence" I have three wonderful Montblanc fragrances, each with its own character, from fruity to fresh to sweet ... "Legend" unfortunately makes an exception for me and is - as so often - the proof that the truism "Kennste einen, kennste alle" in the fragrance world only very rarely applies.

I find "Legend" quite intrusive, without being able to smell any fragrance. For me, a synthetic, bright-fresh fruit covers everything else here. It may be a pineapple extract, but it could be anything else. Underneath, discreet greenish and sweetish notes give the Klnke a hand. This undertaking may be well-intentioned, because it somehow looks like a bridge between old and young, classic and trendy, work and leisure ... Only unfortunately in my eyes it was not successful.

I simply can't associate anything with "Legend", neither the day in the office nor the cuddly sofa corner, neither a night spent drinking through nor activity in the great outdoors, neither a rainy city day nor the sunny sandy beach on holiday. Nothing really fits into this overall olfactory picture for me. Ergo "Legend" is simply nothing for me, but costs me nerves with every sprayer. But you can't "smell nice" something you don't like. From ndaher "Legend" remains for me unfortunately a disoriented and for it much too shrill fragrance porridge.
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CaisahCaisah 7 months ago
An already known DNA: casual lavender. Like it more than Parfums de Marly Percival. It's more rugged and has a little bit more character.
BertolucciKBertolucciK 11 months ago
7.5
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Fresh, fruity, sweet, a bit aquatic. Citrusy in the opening, slightly woody in the drydown. The sweet lavender is quite synthetic.
GuapoGuapo 12 months ago
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For me, this is the best clone of the (regrettably) discontinued Joop! Nightflight
TorkeTorke 2 years ago
6.5
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Heavy citrus opening. Don't really see it evolving into something else besides the late Tonka.
Not that good of a sillage or longevity.
JohnnieShoreJohnnieShore 2 years ago
7.5
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Softer fierce, both in smell and in performance. More refined, which is not necessarily a good thing.
Smells very good though!
HubertGHubertG 2 years ago
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everyday scent, good average perfume, I prefer the night version by far. The name Legend is exaggerated. The bottle is top quality.
ItchynoseItchynose 3 years ago
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A great fruity opening –more apple than pineapple– is ruined by earthy synthetic notes (oakmoss, evernyl) the scent could have done without.
DPArtistDPArtist 4 years ago
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A really beautiful scent. I have a sample + bottles of 'Intense' and 'Spirit' which I love. Less sweetness here but more lavender freshness

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