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I am not usually enthralled easily when it come to new and random sniffs, but this here Honey Aoud has me all kinds of wound up. When does a house (Montale) take your three favorite notes and then buries a free kick that defies the laws of psychics- for the win? Never. Whenever I see three of my favorite notes in a pyramid, it’s never a home run, game-winning shot or anything to marvel at. Well, enough negativity,

What has recently arrived on my desk in my trans-Atlantic bag of goodies is Montale’s Honey Aoud. One of Montale’s 2,500 offerings.. I kid, what are we on 110? This is the first one I’ve taken to like a mosquito at a picnic.

This is why I love Honey Aoud it’s simple; honey, cinnamon, oud. There, that’s it, chuck everything else off the roof.

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The initial opening, I get a blast of oud- less Montale’s signature skank. Quite woodsy to start, but only for a few seconds. Honey does not hesitate on joining the oud, neither does the freshly, grounded up cinnamon.

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All three of these notes play a one to two hour tug-o-war, duck, duck, goose match, with the oud always on the losing end of a 2 on 1 tug or the goose wandering aimlessly in the background. The oud could use a little boost, because the initial blast I could imagine, would have people humping on the grand boulevards of Paris,

In the heart, Honey Aoud gets a bit murky, it turns into an indescribable woody, sweet and spicy nuance. The cinnamon is still eye-watering good, as most good cinnamon occurrences in fragrance should always bring a tear to ones eye.

I think in a non descriptive bottle, masked the same way car manufacturers do their new prototypes, Honey Aoud would be a winner-winner-chicken dinner kind of fragrance. It’s not “overly” sweet, spicy, oudh-y, unless one is intolerant to honey, cinnamon or oud. I give Honey Aoud my “Must Sniff” stamp of approval for anyone who loves gourmands, humping in the streets of Paris, the aforementioned notes or simply things that smell damn good.

 

Narada James

Narada James

Hi I am Narada! I discovered my love for all things fragrant after two years of living in France and running out of my sole bottle of cologne that I took with me, YSL L'Homme. Probably the greatest place on earth to run out of your signature scent. I tried to visit every perfumerie from Spain, all the way to Hungary. So, many of my reviews, stories and shorts may reference my travels. Enjoy!
Narada James

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