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Advanced in ingredient blending, Montale Parfums harmonizes essences of the East and West while continuing in the ageless tradition of French perfumery. Today, the Parisian fragrance collection boasts over 95 fragrances composed of the highest quality essences with the longest lasting trails.<br><br>Montale’s Aoud Forest features a blend of marine notes against a spiky oud texture and elegant touches of pale rose and ginger in the heart. Grapefruit zest and aromatic rosemary top notes contrast the heart’s translucent spices, and the bright, breezy musk base carries the scent away on a light gust of wind.
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Montale Aoud Forest rating and reviews
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3.8 out of 5
Great scent! Tends to fade fairly quickly though
35 to 44
My my Montale, you shouldn't have!
LOVE IT. Hands down, you wont find a more complex and beautifully layered perfume. I will wear this any time for any reason and almost always will be stopped and asked, "what perfume are you wearing?" It is art.
Fresh and Sexy
Beautiful scent, loved it immediately. This could be something I wear everyday and feel confident in it. I got one from this brand before and it was very intense but this one is very clean, fresh and just the right amount of citrus and sweetness.
Best one yet!
Still one of my favorite scents!! Love how the smell stays all day!
On the initial spray, this fragrance smelled very masculine to me. The dry down smells more like a unisex fragrance, which is fresh and woody.
25 to 34
Middle ground for me
I liked this scent. Smells alot like a spa to me. Very strong grapefruit notes. Comes off very strong and stays that way for a while. Softens to the sea ocean waves kind of smell after a while. Probably would not buy it in store but not bad
Smells old lady
Doesn’t last long
So unexpected, I love this scent, so wintery!
Love the musky scent!
Such a beautiful unisex scent. It honestly smells like sex: musky, lush, alluring. I love it!
Glorious scent...Want to wear it all the time!
This was just a really pleasant surprise to me...Everything about this was lovely to experience and worth the adventure...Great dry down and the scent lasted a good 5 to 6 hours on me...
Loved the smell of woods
I really recommend this fragrance, it has a Forest wood smell that I love,
It is too musky for me. Feels too old fashioned.
I just love this one so much on my man cant get enough
Super masculine, extremely deep and not a sweet aoud scent at all. It lasts all day.
25 to 34
So I absolutely love this perfume. It smells amazing, like a forest. HOWEVER, I think I might like it because it smells like a man. You know what I mean? Like I’m not sure if men would like it as much as other women would.
beguiling & refreshing
While I was originally hoping for something a little more forest-like and on the masculine side of gender-neutral, I fell in love with this crisp, clean, almost-floral fragrance. The flavor notes blend really nicely, making it difficult to distinguish one from the other, but the freshness of this perfume does call to mind some kind of watery escape. Perhaps it should have been named "Aoud Forest Creek." Upon first application, the scent profile is piquant but not spicy--surely the result of the ginger-grapefruit-oud combination--which then settles into a refreshing almost powdery effect, at least on my skin. It seems versatile (and unassuming) enough for the office as well as a romantic outing; perfect for a spring-summer evening.
45 to 54
This is so so so strong.Not what I expected from such a prestige house.Smells like the ethnic fellow in the line at the gas station who sprayed 10 sprays of something inexpensive and foreign.
35 to 44
More masculine, less unisex- but good!
I found this scent reminded me of high-end aftershave. That's not a bad thing, but not what I was looking for. Woodsy, clean, fresh but not soapy. Smelled terrific on the hubby. Would buy again for him.
45 to 54
This cologne is my favorite! I am glad that I picked it out this month! My hometown is a warm climate. It is so perfect to match smelly. I would buy a big size of that on my upcoming birthday. It does not smell too feminine or masculine. It smell just right.
35 to 44
After further use
In the beginning I liked this cologne but I didn't see anything special. But after sometime now my opinion has changed, as well as my wife's opinion, as now we both love it. I think it took me getting a couple of colognes completely different than these clean scents to recalibrate my sense of smell. It's a fantastic cologne!Just keep in mind 2 things - 1. People's opinions on scents are just that, subjective opinions. 2. Colognes smell different on most people due to body chemistry. What may not smell amazing on me may be that way for you. There has to be a reason so many other people rate this so high.
45 to 54
Love the combination of scents
Woody and delicious in all the right ways.
The only reason I gave it only 3 stars is because I’ve like the other fragrances in my que so much, makes it tough. Otherwise it would probably be 4.5 stars.
Woody fresh and pines trees hint
25 to 34
Salty Rose 🌹 in the Ocean
This is an absolutely beautiful mix of to my nose green leaves, seawater, and rose. The dominant notes are seawater and rose along with green leaves to my nose. It is also totally unisex but some may think it leans slightly feminine due to the rose note. But what a rose note it is! It's absolutely stunning and one of the greatest impressions of rose I have ever smelled. It's like a salty rose in the ocean just floating adrift but near an island with long grasses. I don't really get much oud in this but that's ok thanks to the wonderful rose note in this. :This is better for Fall as I accidentally hit the Spring Option: Sillage is moderate while longevity is pretty good with 4 hours of solid projection. Overall, this is pretty great.
Overpowering version of Light Blue
Smells like “Light Blue” Was hoping for a more woodsy scent. Very strong as well, can still smell it on my wrists even after my shower, it’s overpowering and not in a good way.
Too sweet , I didn’t like it.
too perfume not enough manly
45 to 54
Great scent overall and very good sillage. I get about 4-7 hrs with this one. Beautiful scent for the fall
25 to 34
Nice for cooler summer days
I like this scent it is fresh and woody which lends it to spring and cool summer days but does not have the staying power for anything cold it last about 4-5 and projects for about 30-1 hour off my skin not that great but its a nice skin scent after that first hour
Great scent for the office
This scent gets plenty of compliments
65 or over
A great Montale fragrance
A lot of them are winners in my book and this is one of them. Not quite as "intense and interesting" as some of the others, hence the 4 starts instead of 5. I would purchase a full bottle of this.
Understated and welcoming
Good for work. Always get compliments.
Hot Hot Hot
SEXY! My husband loves when I wear it, and I love to wear it. Woody and musky. Like a woman’s voice.
25 to 34
For a very particular taste
This scent is very strong/overpowering.
25 to 34
Unique scent everyone won’t have
Very different and unique scent. Very Mature sent that is long lasting. I really enjoyed this scent. Can’t wait to try more from this house
25 to 34
Top favorite scent so far, no staying power.
I absolutely ADORE this scent. It's so earthy and warm, the grapefruit coming in subtly and crisp. On my skin, perfumes come out "sharp" (maybye I'm acidic?) which definitely brought out the ginger, and made the rosemary shine bright and beautifully. My boyfriend also tried it on minutes after me, and with his skin chemistry, it dried down more warm and woodsy, making the aoud the star of the show, which he loved. However, there was ABSOLUTELY no staying power on either of us. it literally vanishes within 5 minutes, if that, which greatly disappointed us, seeing as how this was the first fragrance that maxed both of our tastes, and complimented both of us. I read online about lathering on some lotion and spraying perfume over it for a stronger staying power, so I tried a sandlewood+lavender lotion that was gifted to me earlier this month, but the perfume STILL didn't stick around for longer than a few minutes. I see other reviews stating that it has a strong staying power, so maybe I received a bad bottle of it? I've never had this problem with other Montale scents I've received. Maybe next year I can add it back into my queue for another go, but for now I'm so unbelievably bummed out. I sprayed it on, 3 sprays on my arm before I began typing this, to better give an accurate description of the smell. It's already faded into nothing, and this was my 4th attempt at wearing it...
25 to 34
Great scent for any gender
It's a very pleasant ocean and woodsy smell with a touch of citrus. Great for any occasion. Not too masculine or too feminine. I got several compliments on it. It is powerful, though. 2-3 sprays is perfect for me.
Perfect scent with strong marine overtones
25 to 34
Fresh and Surprising
Initially the scent on the bottle was unappealing and I worried this wasn’t going to work out. When I sprayed it on it changed and is amazing. It’s like dinner outside in the spring after it rains. Fantastic
It's okay. I was hoping for more forest, less oud.
35 to 44
This is a very clean, very sexy scent. Very nice projection, last long. Women have given wonderful compliments! Nice with a suit or a Jean's and button up shirt date night! Fellas don't sleep on this one👌🏿
25 to 34
This fragrance reminds me of clean laundry. It has a very "fresh from the dryer" scent. I do like it. It is a bit stronger than I anticipated - I definitely notice I'm wearing at times, but not constantly in my nostrils.
35 to 44
This an everyday clean perfume. Smells like the ocean and lasts a very long time
A little too strong for me, even when using fewer pumps
Love the smell of this
All purpose class
Wondeful spicy wood scent. Sophisticated - appropriate for business suit and yet can be worn with jeans
Save your $
Skip all the prose about magical forests, it's bull$hit. Just go buy a bar of Irish Spring soap, then spray a cheap drug store men's aquatic cologne over it and you'll have the same scent. Why is Oud even a part of this imposter's name? I waited and waited to smell oud even though I wanted nothing more than to scrub this away. It never appears.
very nice scent. Could be my go-to scent for everyday.
I loved this! The opening was very perfumy and I was skeptical initially. The dry down, though, opened up a lovely marine, fresh scent. Made me think of an oldie but goodie-- Nautica. I couldn't get past the fact that it's just a touch masculine for me, though. I turned around and bought a full bottle right away to gift to my son for his birthday. Fresh!
This fragrance smells exactly like a number of my prized Oud Incense jars that I have at home and have been collecting for years. When I say that, I do mean EXACTLY. More specifically, it smells like Oudh Nasaem. It is utterly astounding just how perfectly the two match, at least to MY nose. Another similar fragrance is the designer fragrance Mukhallat Shahrayar, which advertises an Oud fragrance as well. In short, I'm in love with this stuff.
My mistake I guess...
Obviously a very masculine cologne for a man.
Listed as unisex. Not your bad at all. Glad I read this!
nice, crisp scent...
Found my new favorite
This scent is clean, refreshing and warm all at the same time. It reminds me of someone from a long time ago. I love this scent. I read the other reviewers comments and was concerned that this would be far too masculine to pass for a unisex scent. Thankfully we all are different. I adore this scent. My boyfriend loves this scent on me. As a matter of fact, he wants to purchase the full-sized bottle for me so I can wear it every day. The scent lasts a long time without losing its brightness.
Cool and Green, then Fades to Floral
I love the first impact of this scent, it is cool, blue/green, damp and mossy - fresh and dark like shadows on the forest floor. After the dry down it softens considerably and warms. It almost turns floral, like walking from the cool forest into a sun-drenched field of flowers. It sometimes reminds me of Pleasures halfway through the day. I prefer the first notes, the dark, cool, shadowy parts of the fragrance, but overall it's very nice and totally wearable.
Montale’s Aoud Forest is something special. Montale knocks it out of the park once again with this monster projection of oud based frag. I get the rose, ginger & spices. In the dry down I get more of the musk.. Like most montale frags... Projection & sillage is through the roof!!! Definitely not for everybody so sample here before you buy!!
is it anything like santal wood?
Old fashioned men's cologne
Disappointed. I do not smell any of the listed notes. Reminds me of something my Grandpa wore when I went to visit. Very sharp and spicy woods; I can't smell any of the lighter notes because of this. Kind of generic, like a Bath & Body Works canned men's spray: it smells masculine, but not necessarily in a pleasant way. Extremely strong (it actually makes my sinuses hurt to sniff my arm). I might use it as a room spray, but I can't wear it and I do not like it well enough to have my husband wear it.
Loved Montale Aoud Forest - strong but subtle. Clean and smooth is the way I would describe it. Very refreshing and perfect for a night out.
This month when i received my scent the bottle was only half filled. I believe you haven't changed the quantity of the product.
the oud is dominant. Lasts 3-4 hours after applying 3-4 presses. Good perfume for oud lovers. I think scent bird is diluting the effect of the perfume, After a few weeks the perfume doesn't last that long and the oud is no more dominating.
My favorite so far!
This smells like the most rancid, cheap, overpowering perfume ever made. Instant headache, all I smell is chemical grossness.
Strong but nice
Very strong , can definitely detect that they used a lot of alcohol in it, but still a very nice scent
I needed something that lasts longer and you can smell from afar. It did that but I didn't like the smell... a couple of girls did though... so yeah overall a very good fragrance but not my type..
Smells soooo good!
This is a new fave for me. Very sexy. I absolutely love this scent. Tons of compliments!
Great for your mom.
I know it says Uni-sex, but really there's not many masculine notes in this scent. Men should stay away. With that being said, great for women.
I like. Has a very clean smell. I’m very big in unisex colognes. This smells really good imo.
Montale - Aoud forest
It was a nice fresh scent. But, not a scent that I was looking for. It's nice to be able to test out the scent
Great scent for me!
Im a pisces and i love anything ocean smelling! This is definitely sea water forward, with the amazing reminder that agarwood is a note too. Agarwood is one on my fav scents. If you like quality incense and the sea, you'll prob like this perfume.
I've tried a few of the Montale brand and they are definitely more refined fragrances. While I do like Aoud Forest I'm not 100% sold on it. Since it is a more unisex fragrance the top notes present during the first stages of it's long life cycle are quite floral. I would equate them to a paprika or patchouli. Almost like something a elderly woman would wear. Once those notes do fade, however, the more earthy notes become more present and are quite fresh and pleasant and more suitable for men at that point. While I will use this fragrance from time to time, it's not really for me. That said, it's an amazing fragrance and definitely worth a try.
Reminds me of a forest after a cleansing, cool rain
I really love this perfume as it is a great spring/summer scent. I would say the strength is medium, so strong enough to last but I would not label this a strong scent at all aside from a few seconds upon initial application. At first you really get the water notes and rosemary with an undertone from the oud. My daughter and I both said "This smells like a forest right after it rains" simultaneously. On dry down the ginger and grapefruit round it out with a bit of needed sweetness, but it is not cloying and the other 3 notes are still the stars of the show. I do not feel it smells powdery, as I am not really a fan of powdery perfumes. If it is then the fresh clean scent makes it take a back seat enough that I like this one. What I also love here is the lasting power. So many perfumes I love only last a short time on me. This one lasts all day. If your preference is floral or definitely fruity this is not it, but it doesn't claim to be.
Such a great description!