Montale • Red Aoud • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Nutty chocolate cookie, sweet but not sugary sweet. The sharpness of oud has been muted by the combination of red pepper, saffron and sandalwood.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I received a full sized bottle of Red Oud for my birthday. This is a sultry, sexy, full on perfume. On my skin during dry down, I get hints of red fruit, pepper, and rich dry spice. Other descriptions that place this perfume in the middle of a middle eatern bazaar are spot on. Dry sand notes makes its way into this fragrance. Some people complain of the Oud in the opening notes in Montale creations, but in Red Oud I find it to be very non existant.
This is not a perfume for work. I made the mistake of wearing this fragrance (a TEENY bit) to a teaching setting, and god, people could smell me down the hallway. Extreme sillage. This is a perfume to save for the best occasions when you really need to make a slap in the face impact. In a good way!
Price - redic. Packaging kind of sucks in an aluminum cannister. I also managed to lose the little Montale clip that stopped the nozzle when not in use. If I do run out I will repurchase as there is nothing like Red Oud out there.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I tend to love the Montale line (Jasmin Full, Aud Queen Rose, Aoud Damascus) but this red Aoud was overly sweet. it was immediately cloying rather than spicy and dark.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
My first Montale. Sweet. Sweeter than I normally wear but it's compelling. Right on the edge of being a gourmand. When I wear it I go for one spray and it lasts a long time, especially on clothes. Lovely stuff.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is an unusual, powerful and sexy fragrance from Montale's Aoud collection. Truly yummy for lack of a better word, although I would hardly classify this as gourmand. The notes are:
I get the initial blast of medicinal aoud that starts off so many entries from this line. It changes rather quickly to a sweet, spicey and slightly powdery cloud with the aoud undulating like a dancer at the Moulin Rouge beneath. The spices are blended nicely. The saffron and pepper give a distinct sweetness and there is no B.O. accord often associated with cumin. This had epic lasting power and ample projection, defining characteristics of all of the Montale's I have sampled/purchased. I find this quite unique. It is not the roaring beast which is Black Aoud, which I also adore. This is more feminine but could easily be enjoyed by both sexes. I do not classify fragrances as seasonal or for specific occasions, so I would wear this out for dinner, to a formal event, for a day at home and even to work. No mistake, this stuff is sexy as hell but letting your inner sexbomb out is not a sin at the office if one does so tastefully; though I wouldn't recommend wearing this to a staff meeting with a short skirt and stilettos. Others may become too distracted to get to the matters at hand. That being said, for a day at my desk or in the field, it is appropriate in my opinion. Full bottle worthy for sure. It is on my list which grows ever longer and Montale is taking it over.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
MMmm... I wasn't expecting to like this from first spray. It initially smelled remarkably similar to a "black" car fragrance that I keep under my driver's seat. The pepper did make my skin tingle slightly, in an enjoyable way. But then it changed, within about 2 minutes, to a softer, nice, yet rich, voluptuous, sexy powdery smell.
Usually, I don't like powdery. But this isn't the kind of powder from aldehydes, it smells like an intense, grown up, sexy version of Johnson's Baby powder. Maybe like one of those liquid powders they put on you after waxing to smooth the skin. It has that calming, soothing effect. I didn't expect to get lost in this one. It is intense, but in the most lovely way.
All that being said, this is probably decant-worthy at best for me. I bought it for a male friend, I can't wait to smell it on him. It does smell wonderful, and maybe one day I will spring for a decant of this... it probably isn't something I would need a FB of, at least not for summer. This would be a very graceful, wonderful fall/winter perfume, perfect for cashmere sweaters and leather coats. I don't detect a leather note at all, it warms with my skin to give that rich smell... so it is a perfect blending for me.
I am kind of more of a light floral person lately, with occasional urges for an Oriental... (more so in cooler weather), so I will revisit a decant of this in the fall no doubt. Quite wonderful, I can't really say anything I dislike about it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm not the biggest fan of oud, and yet I find Red Aoud quite wearable, thanks to the masking provided by sweet, almost gourmand elements.
I've noticed that the sweeter ouds (Red, White) tend to present the oud note in such a way that it ends up smelling like Circus Peanuts, and this is the case here. What interests me most about Red Aoud is that the red pepper note provides not so much an aroma as a prickly sensation that runs just under the nostrils and "spikes" what lies beneath it. It's playful and lends some mischief to what otherwise might be a cop-out.
Notes of orris and saffron are also readily apprehended, but the sandalwood basenote is not. I am sensitive to oud and this is mostly what I smell, although as the scent develops there is an unusual "perfumey" quality that burns off the base, creating an unexpected middle layer long after you supposed the central core of the scent had burned off. This layer takes on a Grade C maple syrup quality that I can't say I mind despite its eccentricity.
At times I think the pepper note is heated; I can feel it on my skin in the same way I can feel Tabac Blond's petrol. I am not sure I'd want to spray Red Aoud on my neck.
I don't suppose I will ever embrace oud. After four years of testing oud fragrances, I am still not close to enjoying them. I'd buy a decant of Red Aoud, but I'm not sure how often I'd wear it.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Lots of vanilla woody undertones with the medicinal almost metallic aoud scent. Pretty linear-- doesn't change much from squirt to drydown. Not for me-- just too much of that low sweet base for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is sweet but different - it's a little out on a tangent - abit gourmand but so lovely and so expensive smelling. It is expensive ! It's long lasting as are most Montales .Thumbs up !
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Very sweet gourmand. To me this is like plum syrup stewed with spices. Not my style, hence the comparatively low rating.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is not up to Montale's usual standards. However, it may be a way for them to market to the younger market. The oud is very underplayed in this and dissipates quickly to reveal the smell of baking cookies. It is very pretty, just not terribly unique which is why I dig deep in my wallet to buy Montales. So I can't see my self buying this one, I can't say it's bad either. Moderate sillage and good lasting power.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a lovely aoud, but probably not as wearable as White Aoud. This, to me, has a predominant leather note, and even though that's a note I would usually run from, Red Aoud is very pleasant on me, at least in small doses. As has been my experience with all the Montales, the lasting power is very good.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Of the Montales I've tried this one is the best - probably because it has spices instead of the usual roses. It is smoother, doesn't have the rough edges of the other Oudhs. Lasts well too. I loved it so much I tucked my scarf, which I'd sprayed with it, under my pillow! The container is not as elegant as glass would be but is no doubt better for preserving the stuff in good condition.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
There is a stinging, hot quality to this fragrance on my skin; I sense the dry red pepper, but over rose. However, there is supposedly no rose in it. I'm also sensing a dirtiness, probably from the cumin and vetiver, but neither are overpowering. The oud seems to act to round out the notes. I'm not in love, enough to purchase as I would with Black Aoud or Aoud Roses Petals, but I will use my sample. I thought it would "feel" sexier than it does to me, but I like it's hotness, and it definitely is intriguing. I've compared it to the newer Aoud Red Flowers, which is also a warm scent, but doesn't feel as spicy or sweet (dry) as Red Aoud.
Red Aoud notes
Aoud, red pepper, saffron, cumin, orris, Haitian vetiver, Mysore sandalwood
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Red Aoud... yum. Starts off strong, spicy-rosey-cinnamony, with a heavy and dynamite wood base. Seven hours later, the drydown (soft, warm, cinnamon musk(?) aoud) is still going strong. This is interesting, and sexy. Almost dirty sexy. Think Musc Ravaguer sexy. They don't smell alike, but the feeling of rich warmth of skin, sweet spicy goodness, and the lasting power and sillage factor make them relatives. Sillage and tenacity are three points out of three. I will definately be using my sample of this one, this is one hot mama. Probably not work appropriate unless your workplace condones blatant sexuality; this is the olafactory equivilent of a red satin bustier with matching garter belt and black patent leather peep toe stilletos.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Gorgeous, but very hard to describe. The Perfumed Court describes it as "buttery, almost gourmand", and it is. It is also the most velvet red rose. When I first put it on last night, I smelled the rose and thought, "Oh, no." However, I couldn't stop smelling it. The longer I wore it, the more entranced I became. It has lasted all night (I put it on in the evening), and now I hate to shower because that is all I have of the sample. TPC lists the following notes: aoud, pepper, iris, saffron, cumin, Haitian vetiver and Mysore sandalwood. If there isn't rose in this, then the aoud used smells alot like a velvety red rose.