Montale • Rose Petals • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I really love this - although I don't think I could wear it very often. It is a heady, lush, velvety rose wtith an amazing sexy deep undercurrent that is neither too spicy or dark or cuminy. I'm not very experienced in aouds, so this is my first venture into the Montale Aoud editions. I did get the bitter, slightly medicinal opening but it was surprising and added to the counterbalance of the immediate smoothe descent into this delicious creamy rose. Marvelous, but very strong so apply with care and save for special occassions.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Also called "Aoud Roses Petals" --- surprisingly not as medicinal as the other Montale aoud containing fragrances. There is that bitter bite at the start, but it's quickly taken over by a velvety ripe tea rose smoothed out by the sweetness of woods and amber. I love Montale's rose fragrances because they're never stale and they're always very robust with incredible lasting power and sillage.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This is a fine, true rose fragrance to me from start to finish. It's a dark, rich red rose, NOT a tea or china rose. I don't get any wood/aoud from it at all. At the beginning, I did get a whiff of geranium, and with that in mind, I can see where for the first 10 minutes or so, it smells almost more like a rose geranium leaf (the herbal geranium that has fuzzy, lemony-rose smelling leaves) than a rose flower. But in the drydown, it was the purest red rose, with excellent staying power.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I just can't handle this one. For me the camphor/bug spray/cleaning solvent smell is overpowering - from in the bottle thru to the longest I could keep it on, about 1.5 hours. Then I just had to scrub it. White Aoud does a much better job of balancing the various notes including the lovely rose. On the plus side, if it works for you the sillage and lasting power are excellent.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
What a study in contrasts: Medicinal, sharp woods paired with dewy rose petals. I'll admit that the opening blast of Aoud scared me off at first: It almost reminded me of paint thinner or paint remover - something to do with paint, anyway. But a shower of rose petals soon falls to soften it, and the combination is intriguing. I'm surprised that the rose holds its own so well in the blend, given its relative delicacy next to the dark, strong woods. This is a fragrance that captures the Arabian aesthetic without resorting to the usual heavy amber-and-tobacco-and-loukhoum-and-spices formula. It's my favorite of the Montales so far.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
When I first tried a few of the rose-aoud samples from Montale, I liked this but it was quickly overshadowed by Black Aoud, which I adore. I recently got a decant of it though, and it's very nice in its own right. The aoud here is a little softer, the rose is much brighter, and there is a piquant citrus-geranium note that makes it almost fresh despite the heavy base notes. The base is a lovely dry wood and leather. I can wear this in warm weather without it being overpowering
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Well, if I loved roses I would say this is a unique take on it. It starts rather medicinal, slightly patchouli-ish, and very strong on the tea rose....but hours later it dries down to a really lovely smooth quiet rose scent. It's really striking how lovely the drydown is. I don't think it's a must have and I like my roses more subtle and spicy on top (like Cabaret) so I won't be buying but I do like this better than Montale Queen Rose. So far it is my favorite Oud.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is actually a very pleasant scent: oud plus power, plus a lovely freshness. Unfortunately, the freshness and powder also smell exactly like my favorite body powder: Shower to Shower Island Fresh plus citrus. I'm thinking that if you use some drugstore shower to shower, add a little patchouli or something dark and woody, you'll have Montale Rose Petals at about 1/64th the cost.
Besides, I prefer Black Oud.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Aoud Roses Petals is a beautiful, dark rose touched by bitter saffron, cedar and a medicinal aoud note that quickly softens, giving way to the saffron-rose heart. This reminds me quite a bit of Diptyque's Opone, only that this one remains darker and more medicinal for longer. I only need a decant of this since the perfume is so strong and the bottle is so huge and so expensive. Notes: safran, cedar, amber and exotic woods.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I’m becoming quite a fan of these Montales.
I’m incredibly picky about my rose fragrances it seems, usually caring for lighter, brighter compositions- Joy, Paris, even Aqaba to the bright, spicy side.
I put on a smidge of Aoud Rose Petals though, because I trust Montale to get it right. I got busy, at work, and forgot about it. Later on- way later on, I happened to sniff this lovely, soft, dark rose. “Oh! What is that?” I thought to myself- then I remembered.
A bit camphorous, a lot dark- this turns into a smooth, velvety red rose, with just a touch of tea-rose notes. Surprisingly subtle into the dryout but very long-lasting. Not too sweet and barely tender, this is a stunningly beautiful composition. I give it a four because I’m not sure I’d wear it often, although I think it could grow on me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
As a lover of roses this is definitely a dark dark dark... did I say DARK rose? It's so dark in fact it's almost dangerous. I put on a dab on the back of my hand. I had experienced Black Oud a few days prior so the actual top notes were not as alarming as if I hadn't of already experienced an oud. A few moments later... I felt the need to grab the vinegar bottle under my sink and swipe it off... but I waited. Patiently... eagerly awaiting the drydown, which took an eternity to arrive. When it came, it was so intensely pungent with roses that it brought tears to my eyes! It's gorgeous! No really, drop dead gorgeous -- bursting with roses, spice and butter soft leather notes. Very high chic --- outspoken, strong opinionated woman scent here!! If you thought Stella was dark --- come here my pretty! This is the darkest and most gorgeous rose ever. You don't need much for sure. In fact if you put it on and wash it off you'll still smell it. As later that afternoon, I took a bath and still could smell it while bathing and after. Which just added so much delight to my bathing experience. I wish Montale sold smaller vials of this .. in say a 15 ml size. That's all I would need to get my fix from time to time. Now I know what breathtakingly beautiful really means.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Oud has a preternatural way of taking rose and ramping it up to glowing neon intensity. Gorgeous, pungent, spicy, dark rose. Bitter, leather-like presence. Creatively rosey, like the distinct rose fragrance of the old-fashioned cream in the white glass jar. Sexy on men and women. This whole line of fragrances is bewitching. Unique and unisex. Expensive? Yes, but worth it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I guess I'm a sucker for aoud, b/c I love all the Montale versions of it that I've tried--and this is probably my favorite (on me, at least; I happily share Cuir d'Arabie with DH). Warm and compelling rose and wood--a truly beautiful fragrance! Edit: Loving this more and more, I've decided that it's something of S&M rose (cf. Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns), a dirty rose--and all the more beautiful for that!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the rose-fragrance I liked less n Montale because of the nostril-piercing geranium and citronella note that makes it seem like lemony dishwashing liquid!
The rest of the composition is delicious and well-balanced, more delicate that the others.
It could fit my tastes more in summer than winter.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Is this the Aoud Rose Petals? I am confused ... Anyway that is what I am reviewing. According to their website this is described as "All the freshness of the Rose and the Geranium, bewitched by the Amber, the Cedarwood and the Teakwood, which attend the strength of a very refined Aoud from Arabia. Sparkling roses and woods for a truly modern note."
This is way too medicinal for me not only in first application but throughout the whole bloom. I think I would love it without that. The geranium is really nice and combined with some citrus notes (although they are overdone a la citronella as pointed out below) makes the rose sparkle as the description mentions. Overall it's simply not wearable though. I don't have the snoze to appreciate this one. Too too much!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
A friend who has an excellent nose told me his impression of Rose Petals was that it is a light tea rose into which has been blended some citronella, teak and oud (which it undoubtedly has since the original name was Aoud Rose). I confess I find the name changes of several of the Montales to be somewhat confusing, but in this case I understand it perfectly. I first tried this scent when it was still simply named Aoud Rose. What impressed me immediately was this scent's uncanny ability to convey the velvety texture of dusky rose petals. It is an incredibly well rounded, rich scent that I associate with twilight - a time when the light has faded to the point where there are no sharp edges left from bright sunlight and shadow. It's a contemplative, serene scent. Irresistably beautiful.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Rose Petals does indeed have a soft rose petal base that is gorgeous and the perfume has the potential to be very pretty; unfortunately for me, the teak or oud or *something* in this fragrance gives it a very sharp, medicinal note that sticks around until about an hour or two in the drydown, the same way that saffron often turns sharp and perfumey on my skin. The latter fact could be why this seems exactly like Ormonde Jayne Ta'if on my skin for the most part....a pretty, delicate rose (eventually) with much potential, but marred by a sour beginning that I'm not sure is worth waiting through.