Legend Intense 2013

Legend Intense by Montblanc
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Legend Intense is a perfume by Montblanc for men and was released in 2013. The scent is fruity-sweet. It was last marketed by Inter Parfums.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Pineapple
Heart Notes Heart NotesCardamom, Red apple, Hercules' club, Jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesTonka bean, White cedar, Ambergris, Oakmoss

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (127 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (100 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (102 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (111 Ratings)
Submitted by Moriarty, last update on 16.09.2020.
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7
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7
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6
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8
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Bernard
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Bernard
Helpful Review    11  
New York spring, 2014, Macy's, a half-hour of shopping without a woman...
...I had already got hold of a scent that I didn't really like that much.

Was it the charming professionally trained salesman, my reluctance to buy my fourth pair of Ami designer jeans or to finally get hold of THE New York souvenir that could survive time and space and still remind me years later of the trip of my life in the city that never sleeps? Maybe it was just my latent jet lag fatigue, the overstimulation of Manhattan and the sticky muff of the New York Subway that I wanted to get rid of. Whatever...

I thought to myself, "You could do with a new fragrance," when my wife suggested we split up to increase our shopping efficiency given the incredible size of Macy's temple of consumption. Every shrewd horror movie fan, knows what "We'll split up here, you go that way, I'll keep looking here..." means for the rest of the plot! No good
So I strolled rather bored through the perfumery and cosmetics department and was pushed at each, every stand, as permanently as at St. Pauli or the bazaar of Marrakech. There are people who like this. Not me like this. After my first set of nerves had worn out, I was actually just looking for a quiet corner. In a niche near the escalators I then got into conversation with an Austrian woman overloaded with about 47 shopping bags and we chatted about the sense and nonsense of shopping marathons. At that time it was at least free of ideology and very amusing. But it went on, I couldn't go to the meeting point agreed with my wife empty-handed. I needed a souvenir from NY, perfume always works. We all know that
After the 00's I had finally got the Hugo and Boss botteld phase behind me and some others in duty free auctioned offshoots of this house could not convince me for a long time. The fourth or fifth bottle of Versace pH should not be for me anymore, as much as I liked it as a longtime companion through my nights. Likewise, my aging fondness for D&G had relegated me to the league of irrelevance, and the original version of Armani Pour Homme that I loved so dearly had disappeared when I was busy with more important things in the 90s. And had I ever suspected that Jil Sander Man would stop outshining the fragrance heaven, I would have bought a 1000 l IBC container full to the brim with it! I swear
Well, so I stood somewhat lost in front of a showcase with noble, beautiful and hopelessly outdated looking fountain pens from the company with the thick white star. These unique looking ink pens had an unexpectedly calming effect on me in the hustle and bustle of this crazy metropolis. And 'poof' I was in conversation with the hyper-friendly salesman (Im AMiLand, ne. die sind da so.), who praised my modest English skills to the skies and directed the conversation to this new fragrance Flanker from Montblanc. Another 10 minutes later, I had a heavy, masculine, matt metallic, very valuable bottle and a fragrance that looked suspiciously familiar to me. This fresh sweetness did not seem so new to me, I had it in my nose before. But where? A little later, when the fragrance became softer, more comfortable, and not quite as synthetically clean, I was more likely to like it. Only it did not remind me of my preferences of the past years. Why did I buy it? Too clumsy and stacking, really. No, nothing elegant about it. So deliberately styled. He pretends to be noble, but he isn't. A dazzler even?
In the evening, in the hotel bar on the 37th or 39th floor with a view of the UN building, I was annoyed at first about the dollars of our travel budget that had been rashly squandered and swore that I would never again buy any perfume rashly or thoughtlessly. (Yes, I admit, my plan worked out really well later on.) "Oh, fuck it" I thought after the 7th or 8th Bud light, "just have the scent that will remind you of New York, the kind of soulless synthetic crap you'll never get again."

A day later, we stroll down Fifth Avenue and pass this black wrapped shop where dozens of teenagers were pushed (again!) by 20 year old six-packs of Schönlingen. My wife and I of course went inside, because we wanted to have a say in the next party small talk. 2014 must have been the highlight of this Abercrombie & Fitch hipes, which I find completely incomprehensible. Every city in our homeland from Eckernförde to Füssen, from Görlitz to Castrop-Rauxel had to have such a dark, tight butt with overpriced clothes from the sweatshops of Bangladesh. "Inside, the salesmen run around completely naked and you get sprayed with perfume to increase the desire to buy." that's what I heard. Well, only the latter rumor turned out to be true. But...

...that was him. I just bought that scent yesterday. "Hey guys, can we buy pens here?" I shouted enthusiastically. No, there wasn't. It must have been that Pierce guy that got up my nose. But I had my New York souvenir scent. I don't care if it's Fierce or Legend, a spring afternoon on Fifth Avenue, this is what it smells like. Of course not, Fifth Avenue reeks of car fumes. But everything that my wife and I experienced together in unforgettable moments in this crazy, equally fascinating and repulsive city in the first warm rays of sunshine in April 2014 immediately comes to mind when I put on Montblanc Legend Intens. Although I don't think it's sooooo great, I like to smell it. I'm getting sentimental. And Montblanc Legend Intense really doesn't deserve it, the old fake who!
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6.5
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7
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6
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6
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Fresh21
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Fragrance with Pitstop !
This Flanker does not become a legend for me, but it is definitely more varied than the Legend.

Legend Intense starts with a crunchy fresh fruitiness, which is not too sweet and brings a strong sillage in the first half hour. That citric pineapple is delicious! But the trip to the tropics doesn't last too long, because already after about 3/4 hour the MLI invites us into a slightly petrol containing garage, whose screwdriver mist contrasts for my feeling a little too strongly with the pineapple lying above it, which is now increasingly watering down. Although still perceptible, it soon remains only monosyllabic and thin in the background. This mixture of fruit and lead has the Legend better on it, it seems more harmonious and discreetly balanced, although more monotonous. After all, he essentially relies on the "pencil" warmth of the tonka bean. It still gets through with the Intense, but only hours later, after the garage door opens again and we now step out into a pleasant wooden environment, which from now on becomes the mild base of the fragrance.

Altogether Legend Intense looks male as well as lovely at the same time and I can certify him a good Sillage and durability. However, I am more into linear fragrances, so he is out of the question for me. If, on the other hand, you prefer it varied [first fruit, then lead, then wood], this Montblanc is certainly the most versatile Legend - along with Pitstop in the heart note.
9.5
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9
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8
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9
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DPArtist

16 Reviews
DPArtist
DPArtist
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A real Legend in the making.
The Montblanc 'Legend' fragrance line is surely one of the most consistently solid lines in the designer scent market. So far my preference has been for Legend spirit (LS) over the Legend original (LO), mainly because I'm a lover of fresh scents, particularly at this time of the year. That said after scoring samples in a store for both LS and LO it wasn't such an easy choice at first but the fantastic white freshie won in the end and I bought a bottle.

So to Legend intense (LI). I tried this in a store in (my old home town) London as it was impossible to find here in France where I live, I just didn't want to blind buy. A couple of sprays on my forearm and it was love or rather 'lust' at first sniff. It just smells so lushly aromatic and classy. Fruity, woody and sweet but not cloying. The notes of red apple, pineapple, bergamot, cardamom and tonka join forces to create something incredibly alluring. In the background are some floral notes (jasmine), ambergris and oak moss on the sturdy woodsy and resinous base. I don't know what pepperwood/hercules' club smells like but perhaps it's this note that gives Legend Intense another little something special too.

A warm spring day, walking along (the typically hectic) Oxford street catching wafts of this captivating scent (I must've looked odd in the rush hour human traffic sniffing my arm every now and then, but in this eccentric city anything goes!). The evening signaled a heavy metal concert and the excellent 'Machine Head' in a packed-out, hot and sweat-inducing venue. After the show, on the train home dripping with sweat and a change of t shirt I was amazed that I could still smell the Legend Intense on my arm. Like a previous reviewer said, it (still) smelled almost good enough to eat.

Upon receiving my bottle I tested the fragrance. Sprayed at 7pm I could still smell it on my arm at 10am the morning after, it would've lasted longer if I hadn't taken a shower, so longevity is very good. Sillage and projection are more moderate but still decent. My sprayer is stiffer than on the LS bottle so it's either a big spray or nothing (maybe I got a dud), great looking bottle though, as usual with the Legend range.

With LI I have discovered (another) new favourite. I'm really impressed. To my nose this is a magnificent fragrance, class in a bottle. It beats the original as an all round, all seasons scent and is longer lasting too as you would hope for given it's name. It seems more complex and interesting than the original too, there's more going on but it never seems too much. LI is one of those fragrances that could be worn in any situation (except perhaps extreme heat) and will garner nods of approval and turn heads rather than offend. Just bear in mind you'll be continually sniffing yourself! Here's hoping the ladies like this scent as much as I do and if they don't, well they're just going to have to miss out then!

I just hope it doesn't get discontinued (if it isn't already) as it wasn't so easy to find for me. With Legend Spirit I found a gem, with Legend Intense I unearthed a real treasure. My advice-get it now.
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Bohannon
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Metallic fresh
The Legend Intense has been in my collection for quite some time. I often smelled the bottle, but never sprayed or wore it. Today was the day. Invited for a barbecue, nice sun, not quite warm but a pleasant temperature. So I thought today would finally be the big day. I love these days where I spray a fragrance "blindly" (it wasn't completely blind, I had sniffed the bottle several times). And what can I say, wow great experience, fresh, fits the weather perfectly, what I noticed most was the metallic note. I haven't read much about it, maybe I'm crazy, but I smell metal. But in a positive sense, maybe I express myself badly :) And this fresh metallic note lasts forever. I've often read that durability and sillage leave a lot to be desired. But I cannot understand that. I sprayed around noon, not too much, 6 splashes, and I perceive it almost permanently on myself. I also received positive comments today. As I said before, durability on skin as well as on clothes and Sillage are really terrific. The scent is masculine, fresh, sporty, leisurely and carefree. Good mood, simply great.
In comparison with Fierce, yes, it goes in the same direction, but I find it a bit better, because of the fresh metal note which I feel much stronger here.
Quite correct in terms of price. Available online for a fair price. Paid around 30€/50Ml.
As for the bottle, I think it matches the fragrance perfectly. Dark metal, feels cold and cool in the hand, just like the fragrance.
In any case, I am convinced and enthusiastic. Thanks for reading
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8.5
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8
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8
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9
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Carlitos01

284 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Helpful Review    6  
The intensely allurin versatile proposal
- Montblanc Legend is a good, enjoyable, alluring, quality synthetic fragrance!
- Montblanc Legend Intense is way better!
- I prefer Montblanc Legend Intense to Fierce or Sauvage! - just my personal opinion.
- Montblanc Legend Intense is one of the most Aromatic, Fruity, Woody, Fougéres together with other examples like Versace Dylan Blue and Versace Eros! - but Montblanc Legend Intense is less expensive and has a nicer and more elegant flask.
- Montblanc Legend Intense has a nice strong scent and slightly above average performance for its notes; it smells sweet but it's not cloying and it's really fresh. It has a gorgeous opening, a perfect blending with the middle notes and a fantastic, sensual dry down, although giving you an average sillage..

My rates for Montblanc Legend Intense:
- Scent Opening:...........9.0 (my judgement, classy and hard to beat as an aromatic fruity woody fougére)
- Scent Drydown:..........8.5 (sweet, resinous, grassy and woody but low projection after 2 hours)
- Longevity:....................7.5 ( 7 hours with 3 sprays)
- Sillage:..........................7.5 (sillage peak at 4~6 feet, projection for the initial 2.5 hours with 3 sprays)
- Versatility:....................9.0 (very good for almost any situation)
- Wearability..................8.5 (a bit fresh to be safe to wear it in cold days and nights; do use it day or night during Fall, Spring and Summer.)
- Compliments...............9.0 (very serious compliment grabber)
- Uniqueness:.................8.0 (similarities with some upscale fragrances and it's a flanker the "normal" Legend, probably its major competitor)
- Quality:.........................9.0 (it smells very expensive and classy; nice sturdy flask; excelent sprayer)
- Presentation:...............9.0 (beautiful bottle, very good over all attention to detail)
- Price:.............................9.0 (€23,25 for a tester 100 ml + shipping)

Average: 8.54/10.00
I strongly recomend this fragrance. As it is one of the most underrated quality designer fragrances, its price remains very attractive. That's our profit.
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ScentedGent

2 Reviews
ScentedGent
ScentedGent
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I love this scent!
Legend Intense is an extremely versatile fragrance that can be worn any time of year, for just about any occasion, day or night. It smells incredible and garners more compliments than other fragrances costing 10 times as much. A real winner!
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MrHonest

74 Reviews
MrHonest
MrHonest
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Sweeeeet and creamy tonka, red apple and cedar.
I made the mistake one day of wearing this while lifting weights. Strangely enough, as off-putting as the sweetness was, I could never really shake the association. Now, every time I lift, I like to wear a spray of this stuff on my left forearm and have a sniff anytime I need to get angry. Hahaha. And you wouldn't like me when I'm angry...But does this really smell like a ripped guy with his shirt off? Meh. It's too sweet and powdery, really. Fierce references aside, I think it's a very good scent that takes the original Legend and adds some density and character.

The opening blast is fruity - pineapple, apple, a tinge of spiciness and a whole lot of creamy tonka. The similarity to Fierce is obvious, but this just feels more rounded around the edges. There's absolutely no citrus that I can detect, since the overwhelming impression is sugary and casual - almost like a candy apple, without the caramel. The scent remains linear, but becomes very powdery 2 hours in, almost to the point of inducing nausea in extremely hot weather. So save this stuff for the autumn, winter and spring. Longevity is ok, but the projection is weak. Decent for cuddling, but not so much for the outdoors, unless you spray your clothes.

If you're a fan of the original, you'll probably like this even more. According to the reviews online, that's pretty much universal. Personally, I really like it for its general appeal with the youngsters. In fact, 4 out of the 5 (younger) women I asked about it, prefer the smell over La Nuit. I almost crumpled in shock, but there you go. I just wish the projection was better dang it. Plus, the atomizer on my bottle is a squirter. Not sure if that's common...but it gets the job done. Overall, I would still say it's above average, especially as an all-arounder, or whenever you need to grab a little sweeeeeeet....

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DPArtistDPArtist 3 years ago
9.5
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9
Longevity
8
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9
Bottle
First impressions; Wow! Gorgeous scent, really enticing, exudes quality and style. I have a new 100ml bottle, think I'm going to need more!
Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
8.5
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8
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8
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9
Bottle
Montblanc Legend Intense, Alluring, Freshy, Versatile, Sexy, Manly, Classy, Elegant, Adventurous, Sporty, Inexpensive and I love it. Try it.

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