Montsouris 2020

Montsouris by Zara
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Montsouris is a new perfume by Zara for men and was released in 2020. The scent is sweet-fruity. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

PralinéPraliné
LavenderLavender
MossMoss
GrapefruitGrapefruit
BergamotBergamot
JasmineJasmine
AmberAmber
CedarwoodCedarwood

Ratings

Scent

7.123 Ratings

Longevity

6.417 Ratings

Sillage

6.217 Ratings

Bottle

7.322 Ratings

Value for money

8.711 Ratings
Submitted by BrokenNose, last update on 29.09.2021.
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Reviews

5
Scent
4
Longevity
8
Sillage
5
Bottle
10
Pricing
Matux

25 Reviews
Matux
Matux
   1  
Sweet sweet sweet
No doubt it is.

Initial notes are complex, still, there are notes quite difficult to identify, I would describe them as sweet fruits with some gourmand notes (I am thinking of raspberries with "caramel liquid" - this noun in French), some musks of the balmy, soft kind, far from animalic.

The development carries on along the same complexity, limited by the composition's longevity - twenty to thirty minutes from application it settles down to what it seems persistent light sweet cotton candy accords - if cotton candy smells tangy to the nose, be assure I can get the same feeling while trying to describe the composition.

Common sense tells me that if the wearer is not happy with M's longevity, he or she can apply more. The idea seems far from good: If I were the wearer doing that I would feel like having spread real cotton candy on my chest.

As a matter of fact, I can imagine a 30 year old woman smelling M on her. I think it would fit her.

Interesting sweet smell, not something worth having, IMHO.

BTW, I got a light headache after sniffing this.
8
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle
10
Pricing
Elysium

516 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
   3  
J’ai Deux Amours
“I have two loves, my country and Paris. They always steal my heart. Manhattan is beautiful, but why deny it. What enchants me is Paris, Paris as a whole. “- J’ai Deux Amours.
Josephine Baker sang it, and that song came to mind when I smelled Zara Montsouris. Before entering the fragrance detail, a brief history. Parc Montsouris is a public park in southern Paris, France, on the 14th arrondissement. It is one of the four large urban public parks, along with the Bois de Boulogne, the Bois de Vincennes and the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, created by Emperor Napoleon III and his prefect of the Seine, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, at each of the cardinal points of the compass around the city, to provide green space and recreation for the rapidly growing population of Paris. Jean-Charles Adolphe Alphand designed the park as an English landscape garden inspired by London parks. It contains a lake, a cascade, wide sloping lawns, and many notable varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers.

Montsouris is a gorgeous woody, floral, amber, and gourmand Eau de Parfum that forms part of the Zara Paris Stories fragrance collection, and it is the 4th chapter. I’ve heard that it falls into Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum and Kalan territory. So, what of Parc Montsouris inspired Master Perfumer Émilie Coppermann from Symrise in creating this fantastic scent? “It is a garden where I played and ate pastries like the macaroon. Deliciously filled with praline and flooded with lavender, this perfume is a delightful memory of the capital that recalls a vintage feeling enhanced with tones of moss,” says Émilie Coppermann.

Doing a review of perfume like Montsouris is very challenging, as the experience of it varies from person to person; it’s so much harder to get to its true core. Montsouris opens with a citrus edge from grapefruit and bergamot. There is a blast of sharp greenness. I get the same vibe of the Earl Grey tea, with that kind of zesty bergamot blended with the bitterness of the yellow grapefruit. A sparkling and fresh start, airy, I would say. A mineral facet of ambroxan, slightly salty, lingers in the background, vivid yet not annoying.

It soaked the heart in lavender, though not that strong, and does not turn the fragrance into a kind of barbershop, vintage, or fougére. There is a smidge of floral jasmine, not prominent, not indolic, just mellifluous. More, there is even an idea of a musky accord, a clean white musk that brings a sort of creaminess. Though Montsouris has floral notes, it’s the mix of woods and amber that makes it complete for me.

The base is magical. There is a nice complexity in the dry-down, a full of sweetness, soft cotton candy, a burnt and caramelized sugar like the crust on top of the baked apple. Well, do not think its sweetness is anyhow sticky or gooey. I am not talking about #aquolina pink sugar, not that kind of sweetness. It is a tad gourmand, with a touch of macaron and praliné. Still, not gourmand in the sense of candy or vanilla-based, but a pastry vibe is going on in the base. Close to the skin, I get a woody tone of a freshly cut cedar wood with pencil shavings nuance to complete the opera.

It’s relaxing and wild at the same time. Montsouris and Baccarat Rouge 540 are in the same ballpark as the sugary and gourmand accords, very interchangeable though not identical. Other similar colognes are Night pour Homme V , Red Temptation Men. To my flavors, the cologne is ideal for the middle seasons, Spring and Fall, it has a moderate sillage, but longevity is above average, about 6-7 hours on my skin and clothes. There is no best time to wear Montsouris because it fits all seasons perfectly, and you can wear it at any time of the year. Just try to avoid wearing it during the hot summer days. Other than that, you’re good to wear it anytime you like.

I based the review on a 100ml bottle I have owned since July 2021.

-Elysium
1 Replies
8
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7
Longevity
7
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Bottle
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PedroCabral

55 Reviews
PedroCabral
PedroCabral
Helpful Review    5  
Une balade dans le Quartier du Parc-de-Montsouris
Very interesting how this Zara collection reflects and evolves on the skin. Considering some perceptions so far, and considering your impartiality! On the other hand, it is undeniable how problematic the relationship of many people with quality raw materials ... it is always controversial and controversial, which comes to be incompatible with our nature and this for some reason that only God knows.

Some perfumes by Zara are masterpieces, refined, well elaborated and there is absolutely nothing, but nothing that can resemble a hospital environment, nor does Oud have to remember a propolis or syrup. The construction of this perfume was super judicious, with the combination of notes and care even noticed by lay noses. That said, what can we say about this work?

Fine, sweet and delicate masculine perfume as it should be, with a floral very well packed in layers of praline and literally enveloped in the resins that give it that characteristic sweetness and creaminess. Similar fragrance The MFK BR540, delicate but also mysteriously striking. Performance is average, but since you pay little, you can't always ask for too much!

A show, a masterpiece of low-cost perfumes.
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Statements

MatuxMatux 3 months ago
5
Scent
4
Longevity
8
Sillage
5
Bottle
A sweet, fruity, musky, gourmandish blend that is impossible to dissect (except for the cotton candy) regardless of its complexity.
ElysiumElysium 5 months ago
8
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle
Montsouris and Baccarat Rouge 540 are in the same ballpark as the sugary and gourmand accords, very interchangeable though not identical.
KimJongKimJong 7 months ago
7
Scent
7
Longevity
5
Sillage
Soft milky lavender scent. Not good quality but fun. I'm sure it'll get boring if you wear it every day, but it's worth trying a few times.
KristinaKiiKristinaKii 11 months ago
8.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
This is a pretty sweet musky lavender. At first it gets a BR540 vibe but it's definitely not a clone.
And this is totally unisex to my mind
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PedroCabralPedroCabral 1 year ago
8
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
For me, the best in the collection. A male fragrance to use in the fall. Incredible longevity (even after the shower!). I RECOMEND IT!
BertolucciKBertolucciK 1 year ago
8
Scent
9
Bottle
For me, it smells like Kalan by PDM: a lot of black pepper with lavender. There is also something very fresh, maybe the moss. Not bad.

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