Category: Pierre Montale

Montale Patchouli Leaves, release date unknown

Perfumer Pierre Montale The earthy aspect of patchouli, and the warm stone-scent aspects of cistus labdanum are the thread that joins these two key players in Patchouli Leaves. Sweetness isn’t hidden, but certainly isn’t pushed to the front. I find the patchouli exactly the viscous, hippy patch that I was looking for. But it’s perfectly matched by amber, vanilla, and…

Montale Black Musk, 2010

(image St Croix Cleaners Dry cleaning) Perfumer Pierre Montale I know that this fragrance is viewed as that result of crossing two other Montale scents, but I see it as an exercise in abstraction. A sharp, whistling musk, like the one in Thierry Mugler Cologne is the perfect match to a woody quality that makes for a sort of leather scent-mirage.…