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Montauk is everywhere 3
Uncommented fragrances No. 122
Montauk is a small town on the eastern tip of Long Island in the USA and is known through the story of the same name by Max Frisch. With a little luck, the village will become even more famous through the fragrance series "Une Nuit à Montauk" by the manufacturer "Une Nuit Nomade". But there is probably the wish of the father of the thought.
Until now, the fragrances of Une Nuit Nomade have received little attention here on Parfumo and have rarely been appreciated in detail. The entire Montauk series still presents itself without comment, and the other fragrances of the brand are not exactly crowded by elites either.
I personally like almost all fragrances and I am now taking the opportunity to do some advertising for testing this exciting brand. All of them are easily available via the homepage; above all, there are test material (two sets) at acceptable prices, which should be consulted urgently before making a blind purchase. The fragrances are idiosyncratic, yet completely uncomplicated to wear, so they do not belong to any kind of avant-garde. This is about wearability on the one hand, but also about distinctiveness on the other hand.
All three fragrances feature two common scent components (Rose America: rose and carnation / Memory Motel: patchouli and carnation / Bohemian Soul, the latest fragrance: frankincense and wood), but they also set new accents by initially not taking the combination for granted (e.g. rose and carnation in a striking form: rather rare) and by adding notes that are rather surprising in this context.
Of the three fragrances in the "Une Nuit à Montauk" series, I like Bohemian Soul best. While I'm rather hesitant to forgive 8.0 at Rose America, and didn't consider more than 8.0 at Memory Motel, I waver a bit at Bohemian Soul and decide to go for 8.5. The fragrance reminds me in its pattern (not in the sense of a fragrance twin) of Nuit de Bakélite by Naomi Goodsir. For Goodsir, it's the galbanum that is responsible for this dark green note, which robs the fragrance of any floral sweetness. Also wood and resinous. Of course, this is a completely different structure than that of Bohemian Soul: but in my opinion, the result is similar and reveals a kinship of ideas.
In contrast, Bohemian Soul: While incense and wood form a quite common, but always beautiful combination, a bitter-green tone (probably the indicated wormwood and / or myrrh) provides a harsh and green contrast. This is a little reminiscent of fragrances with a strong galbanum content (see above: Nuit de Bakélite). The fragrance is completely unsweet (there's no other way to describe the complete absence of fruity, amber or gourmand tones) and yet very charming: the smoky is underlined by musk and iris, the green is strongly present at all times without appearing herbaceous or pungent: rather planty, dark, almost warm, a bit earthy: like coming home to your own garden.
Like Rose America and Memory Motel, this fragrance also goes its own way and finds its goal: wearability and originality combined! In the soul of the artist lives the spirit of the bourgeoisie.