Legend Spirit 2016

Legend Spirit by Montblanc
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Legend Spirit is a perfume by Montblanc for men and was released in 2016. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Pink pepper, Grapefruit
Heart Notes Heart NotesCardamom, Lavender, Aquatic notes
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, White musk, Cashmere wood, Sandalwood, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (218 Ratings)

Longevity

6.9 (196 Ratings)

Sillage

6.7 (194 Ratings)

Bottle

7.1 (214 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 23.11.2020.
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7.5
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7
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Xecut
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Of hope and other bubbles
There is a book from the year 1940 which is about hope. In "The Tartar Desert" the Italian Dino Buzzati describes the life of the young officer Giovanni Drogo, who soon wants to prove his courage and fighting spirit. The story tells of empty hope, of chimera and of wasting time. The soldier is commanded to a remote fortress in the desert. Waiting for great battles he takes up service. It is said that the Tatars are preparing an attack on the base.

Over time, the command order in the fortress proves to be a pointless exercise. Weeks, months and years go by. Sometimes it seems as if the most eagerly-awaited moment of heroism in battle is coming. But all in vain - the enemy does not storm and there is no preservation.

With haunting pathos, Buzatti tells of an existence that is lost in the course of time. After 30 years, alone and old, Drogo leaves his fortress. When he dies alone in an inn, he cannot witness the feverish preparations for war. At the post where Drogo once spent his life, the Tartars have started an offensive.

This Montblanc variant also plays with hope. The smooth flacon with the filigree snap cap is almost a work of art. Thanks to grapefruit, the opulent opening looks quite genuinely smart, but then quickly turns into a sweet and soft drydown. The appealing prelude with a freshness kick is unfortunately soon hopelessly over. Unnoticed you remain alone with the quietly pleasing base.

And as with Drogo, with Legend Spirit, desire is the definition of fragrance. Not reality.
5.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Intenso
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Anything but a legend!
The quite positive reactions to this scent are not really revealed to my person. I just can't find anything exciting about Legend Spirit, apart from the bottle. The bottle is really beautiful The fragrance is quite cheap to buy and that's how it smells in my opinion. It smells very "teeny-like" and reminds me of the first drugstore smell of a 15 year old boy. The scent starts out reasonably acceptable with a well noticeable grapefruit and melon-like scent DNA. But otherwise boring, no depth, no punch, nothing. Silage and shelf life are okay, especially for the price.
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6.5
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6
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5
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5
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ScentSlave

84 Reviews
ScentSlave
ScentSlave
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This one gets a lot of hype
but it doesn’t quite live up to its expectations, at least in my opinion. It smells like it WISHES it was in the Invictus line, but doesn’t quite make the cut. The opening REALLY tries to be one of the Paco Rabanne trophy cups, but as it dries down it becomes quite a bit “thinner” in how it resonates and projects. Imagine how someone who was rocking Invictus when they “hooked up” would smell when they left in the morning. That’s the vibe I get. How someone who wore Invictus edt and didn’t scrub hard enough in the shower would smell. A thinned out, softer feeling Paco flask with a pinch of “soap” added to it.

It’s not a bad scent by any means. Some people kind of like Invictus, but think its a little too “loud” in sillage and projection. Legend Spirit would appeal to them. It’s softer, and doesn’t project as much; maybe a 1.5ft radius maximum. Sillage is also very weak, and it becomes a skin scent very quickly. It’s not bad, but it’s definitely not for me.
7.5
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7
Longevity
7
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8
Bottle
SvenScent
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Versatile and all-round success!

Legend Spirit from the house of Mont Blanc is a fragrance that can be worn from the cooler days of spring through the high summer to the warmer days of autumn. It is particularly captivating because of its perfect balance between citrus fruitiness, crystal-clear freshwater aquatic notes and spiciness. The succession as well as the common appearance of these chords harmonize wonderfully. There is also a slight sweetness, but this is pleasantly pleasant and never pushes itself disturbingly into the foreground. The only thing I don't find quite fitting is a slightly metallic vibe somewhere in the background.

With Legend Spirit, Lorson and Cresp have succeeded in creating an extremely versatile perfume in the lower price range, whose sillage and durability are absolutely useful. Not a masterpiece, but all around harmonious and always pleasant to wear!
7.5
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8
Longevity
8
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6
Bottle
Nichelover01
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Nice evergreen - or not
I tested it once at duty free. Reminded me spontaneously not only of Invictus, but much more of Lacoste L12.12 blanc. So far so good. I hung it up and got on the plane. During the flight I kept thinking (no joke): "Who smells so good?"

When my girlfriend pointed out that this was me, I promptly ordered. After wearing it several times I found it more and more disturbing / synthetic and so it had to leave my collection again. But Sillage smells really great!

Conclusion: Good everyday and sports fragrance with good H+S, but lacking a bit of uniqueness and which might be too synthetic for some people.

Not a blind buy, but worth a test
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7
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7
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6
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Ischeki
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Ischeki
Helpful Review    11  
The yes man
Is he getting pretty hyped on YouTube these days? - Yeah Is that why I took a sample out of curiosity? - Yes Was that completely unnecessary, since I have already scented 80 other fragrances on Parfumo? - Yes Am I still glad I did it? - Yes Does the original smell like Hubba Bubba bubblegummy sweet to start with? - Yes Does the sweetness then lie down to reveal a fruity-floral freshness? - Yes Does it smell clean and is it suitable for warm weather? - Yes Is it aimed at a young clientele? - Yes I don't care and I'm still wearing it this spring, even though I'm eight and coughing? - Yeah Is it totally cheap to have and recommendable? - Yes Is it mainstream, doesn't rub off anywhere and will be well received everywhere? - Yes
That's what this Legend Spirit is to me, a real yes-man. It always works when you want to be safe and smell pleasantly fresh. Not a special one but a good one! I say yes to this one!
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8
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Demetera

18 Reviews
Demetera
Demetera
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Compliments,Compliments,Compliments,Compliments,Compliments,Compliments,Compliments,Compliments,Compliments, and more Compliments.
So this was a random pick for me because of its price and a shop recommendation.

Wow. I never ever get so much compliments on any fragrance like this one. Not on Sauvage or Luna Rossa Carbon, not on Aqua di Gio, Not on Bvlgari Aqva, not on YSL La Nuit or YSL L'homme, and not on Lalique White or Boss reversed. And here is this not-so-hyped brand with this not hyped fragrance. And every women wows on this. Not just my GF, not the colleagues, but random girls on the street or at the mall. Its unbelivable.

From the scent itself:
This is a really versatile everyday scent for younger guys (20-35). The overall feeling is a bit 'good guy'-ish with the fressness and moderate sweetness, so its able to replace YSL L'homme for me. It can be used in the office or nearly everywhere (but its def. not a night-out scent) and better for hot weather (but it has a bit woodiness if you use it in the colder days) The sillage is moderate (its perfect for me & office), everyone realize you wear a fragrance, but nothing frustratingly hard presence. The lonegetivity is 5 hours on me.

Fragrance: 8/10
Sillage: 10/10 (perfect - its there, but not annoying)
Longetivity: 6/10

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Timboeck
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Timboeck
Helpful Review    6  
Cagliari in May
Salvatore opens its eyes, the light shines gently through the slats of the closed shutters. He gets up, goes to the kitchen and opens the fridge. The scent of the ripe grapefruit that he put in two days ago is pouring towards him. He takes the glass carafe filled with water out of the refrigerator, opens the wings of the balcony door of his one-room apartment and goes out onto the small balcony. A fresh breeze is blowing from the sea, there are still a few light clouds of veil hanging in the sky; a sunny, warm spring day is imminent. Salvo goes into the bathroom, washes himself and takes a fresh white shirt out of the closet, plus his light linen suit. The streets are still deserted, the way to the office leads him along the Calata Mercedari. On the left the sea, on the right between avenue trees the just blossoming lavender. Like every morning before work he wants to drink an espresso in the small café just before the turnoff to the harbour. He sits on the spartan terrace overlooking the sea. While he waits for his coffee he lets his gaze wander into the distance. The sun unfolds its power more and more and shines on the already dry alluvial wood only a few meters away from it. The perfect start to a warm May day.
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9.5
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9
Longevity
8
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8
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2fast4u
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Compliment magnet
I'm writing this comment because I recently got what happened to the perfume, which I've never had with any other perfume :D
In general, I was surprised at how many compliments I received for this perfume, both from the male side and especially from the female side. After two sprays on my neck and after about an hour I walk to the stadium in the open air (!) on a windy evening, a young woman shouts "Hey you in a black sweater, you smell really good!" three (!) metres apart I was really surprised, on the one hand because I don't overdose the scent and on the other hand because this Grapefruit-Moschus scent is actually a gentle, rather discreet variant.
This perfume is totally underestimated and a little insider tip from me ;)
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7
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Carlitos01

283 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Helpful Review    7  
The fresh and light aquatic Spirit
As per the Cambridge English Dictionary, "Spirit" may stand for " a particular way of feeling".
The Legend Spirit aims at giving you a cheerful mood, and refresh your senses in Spring and Summer hot days, or tropical vacations. And it is quite successful at it.
Designed in the trails of scents like Invictus Aqua, Rasasi Hawas or Carven l'Eau Intense, it works like a magician when you are either at the seaside, or in the gym or even in the club.

You start this Legend journey with a precious and refreshing grapefruit well supported by bergamot and the inevitable pink pepper. The coolness evolves for a refreshing aqueous, dewy note, providing you the sought after freshness. The mossy and musky bottom wood notes that follow will try against all odds to retain some of that coolness and moisture during the drydown. Unfortunately the drydown does not last long, but you can always respray this cool Spirit at your own will.
The fragrance is quite alluring and a big success with the gentle gender. It's quite a seductive quality scent in the line of many designer expensive EDTs.

Let's see how we may score this Legendary Spirit:
Scent Opening: 8.5 (nice, seductive and cool)
Scent Dry Down: 7.5 (very nice and alluring, but so faint...)
Longevity: 6.75 (3 good sprays may last up to 4~5 hours)
Sillage: 6.5 (3 feet at its peak with 3 heavy sprays and 1~1.5 hours of shy projection)
Uniqueness: 6.5 (3.5 points taken due to its similarity with Invictus Aqua, Legend, Invictus, Carven l'Eau Intense, Zara Teahupoo and Dark Crude, Dunhill Icon Racing, Cartier Pasha Noir Sport, Rasasi Hawas, Armaf Aura, Kelsey Berwin Zeus, Versace Man Eau Fraiche, King of Seduction, Blu di Roma Uomo, Aqva Pour Homme Marine, Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche, Brit Splash, Aques Estiara, ... and of course not comparing neither price, nor performance; many of the fragrances I mentioned were released after Legend Spirit, so actually they are copying it..)
Wearability: 8.0 (very easy to wear but avoid cold weather)
Versatility: 8.5 ("all around" versatile fragrance provided it's not cold. Reigning king as a fragrance for the beach, work out, summer city tourism, esplanade "dolce far niente" and for an open air club.)
Compliments: 9.0 (This fragrance it's a compliment magnet but don't forget to respray)
Quality: 8.5 (Above average quality, quality ingredients, nice flask, nice cap, nice sprayer; If it wouldn't be for the performance issues, I would rate it with a 10.0)
Presentation: 9.0 (no faults, simple but elegant, the best looking bottle of all the aquatic scents I mentioned earlier and a lot more preety than the Invictus tacky flask)
Price: 8.0 (100 ml non tester for €31, so half of Invictus Aqua price, but 2.5 times the price of Zara Teahupoo or Dark Crude; The price is slowly coming down in the web distributors); EDIT - In the last day of 2018 I bought a 2nd flask for €20,00).

Overall rating: 7.89/10.00
- between 7 and 8 =above average;
- between 8 and 9 = recomended;
- bigger than 9 = don't miss it;
Advice: If you want a very agreable, fresh, alluring, for the gym or beach cologne, and that you may wear together or in place of Invictus Aqua 2016, by no means go ahead and buy it. If you want desperatly to wear this type of scent but you are on a tight budget, try Zara Teahupoo for €12,50. If the Spirit price drops to the same level of Legend Chrome, it will become a smashing sales hit.
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Statements

DemeteraDemetera 1 month ago
9
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8
Longevity
7
Sillage
6
Bottle
Tried most of YT "compliment monsters", but they are not even close to this one in compliment factor. Its a lady magnet.
AithanAithan 2 months ago
7
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Very common bubblegum scent with aqautic notes.
Opening is nice and crowd pleasing.
Above average performance.
GreMuserGreMuser 3 months ago
Bad copy of Invictus - and I don't even like the original. Wear it only if you are in the 16-21 age range.
HugoderricaHugoderrica 6 months ago
8
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8
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8
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7
Bottle
Good performance for a freshie, althought it has a sweet backbone. It took it's time to grow on me, but now I appreciate it a lot.
JohnnieShoreJohnnieShore 7 months ago
7
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
6
Bottle
Would like it more if the opening lasted longer. Gets woody and close to the skin fast.
Invictus aqua 2018 is better.
Use it for the gym.
AmberScentAmberScent 2 years ago
8
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7
Longevity
7
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8
Bottle
Spirit is a pleasant Summer/Spring Legend. It's a bit synthetic with a scent related to Invictus Acqua and Dunhill Icon Racing. Good value!
ItchynoseItchynose 2 years ago
8
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7
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7
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7
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Crowd pleasing grapefruit bubblegum. Easy grab all year round.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
8
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7
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7
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8
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The fragrance is very alluring and a success with the gentle gender. It's quite a seductive perfume in line with many more expensive EDT's.
FirasmalanzyFirasmalanzy 3 years ago
10
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6
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
This is my signature scenet i love it, Its fresh fruity and sweet smell perfume.
ElysiumElysium 5 years ago
I love the way it opens, fresh and aromatic, I guess I geeked out for a bit. Suddenly, it turns into something luscious, not my kind, sigh

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