Category Archives: Montale Parfums

Vetiver des Sables

Parfums Montale Vetiver des Sables and the Scent of Summer, 2014 edition

My brief holidays in Greece have come to an end and they have left this strange aftertaste. For the first time in my life I experienced Athens and Greece as a tourist. I do not mean that I felt a

Vetiver des Sables

Parfums Montale Vetiver des Sables and the Scent of Summer, 2014 edition

My brief holidays in Greece have come to an end and they have left this strange aftertaste. For the first time in my life I experienced Athens and Greece as a tourist. I do not mean that I felt a

montale sandflower

Montale Parfums Sandflowers: summer solstice

Sandflowers was part of the first batch of Montale samples I ever bought. At the time oud was my main focus and I chose Sandflowers because of its strange, contradicting name. Flowers in the sand is not a very common

montale sandflower

Montale Parfums Sandflowers: summer solstice

Sandflowers was part of the first batch of Montale samples I ever bought. At the time oud was my main focus and I chose Sandflowers because of its strange, contradicting name. Flowers in the sand is not a very common

Aoud Cuir d'Arabie

Smells of Athens: Aoud Cuir d’Arabie and the leather sandals

It is really strange how familiar smells stay with me for all my life and influence the way future experiences are perceived. Even the most raw and animalic smell, the smell of cheap leather, became a part of me and

Aoud Cuir d'Arabie

Smells of Athens: Aoud Cuir d’Arabie and the leather sandals

It is really strange how familiar smells stay with me for all my life and influence the way future experiences are perceived. Even the most raw and animalic smell, the smell of cheap leather, became a part of me and

MONTALE BLACK AOUD

Montale Black Aoud: Bête Noire

Montale and this blog have a past. About a year ago, very early on the Montale controversy I wrote a post about how intriguing Pierre Montale’s person/persona was and how I liked the line and its attitude towards customers. That

MONTALE BLACK AOUD

Montale Black Aoud: Bête Noire

Montale and this blog have a past. About a year ago, very early on the Montale controversy I wrote a post about how intriguing Pierre Montale’s person/persona was and how I liked the line and its attitude towards customers. That

Sampling at Karpenis

Testing at high altitude 3

Back to Athens tomorrow… I will love to be back home but I will miss the cool breeze of the mountains, the humming of ancestral scenery speaking words I have never heard before but always make sense. Red Aoud, Montae

Sampling at Karpenis

Testing at high altitude 3

Back to Athens tomorrow… I will love to be back home but I will miss the cool breeze of the mountains, the humming of ancestral scenery speaking words I have never heard before but always make sense. Red Aoud, Montae

Sampling at Karpenisi

Testing at high altitude

Still on holidays, I have moved from the islands to my maternal homeland, the Agrafa mountains and the untouched beauty of fir and plane forrests. A perfect opportunity to try some of the heavier fragrances in my boxes of samples.

Sampling at Karpenisi

Testing at high altitude

Still on holidays, I have moved from the islands to my maternal homeland, the Agrafa mountains and the untouched beauty of fir and plane forrests. A perfect opportunity to try some of the heavier fragrances in my boxes of samples.

Diamanda Galás photographed by Kristofer Buckle, from Wikipedia

Montale Boisé Vanillé: Ceci n’est pas une vanille, bis

Suzanne kindly sent me a decant of this knowing that I am not a vanilla fan, because she thought it was such an unexpected vanilla. My experience with perfume has finally taught me that there is no such thing as

Diamanda Galás photographed by Kristofer Buckle, from Wikipedia

Montale Boisé Vanillé: Ceci n’est pas une vanille, bis

Suzanne kindly sent me a decant of this knowing that I am not a vanilla fan, because she thought it was such an unexpected vanilla. My experience with perfume has finally taught me that there is no such thing as

Montale Patchouli Leaves

Montale Patchouli Leaves: a trip down patchouli road

Parfums Montale is oud. Or is it? Not quite… One of my favourite Montale perfumes is Patchouli Leaves (aka Patchouli as I have recently noticed, remember my remarks about confusing alternate names for the same Montale Perfume?). This is a

Montale Patchouli Leaves

Montale Patchouli Leaves: a trip down patchouli road

Parfums Montale is oud. Or is it? Not quite… One of my favourite Montale perfumes is Patchouli Leaves (aka Patchouli as I have recently noticed, remember my remarks about confusing alternate names for the same Montale Perfume?). This is a