Montale Aoud & Pine contains notes of pepper, red apple, neroli, rose, lily of the valley, pine, vetiver, musk and oud. Aoud & Pine was launched in 2013.
Aoud & Pine is an interesting diversion from the typical Montale ouds.Devoid of any citrus top notes, it starts out with an apple accord that surprisingly complements the woody pine premise. A slight pepperiness softly weaves in and out, and the most noticeable floral is the freshness from the lily of the valley.
The usual suspects are present (i.e. rose, amber and oud) but they all play supporting roles to the pine, which acts as the backbone to the composition. And when the vetiver later emerges, the pine (which isn't particularly overwhelming at any stage) effortlessly fuses with it to emit an earthy green sweetness.
With moderate sillage and good staying power, one gets the impression that Montale is deliberately making their newer releases lighter than before. Nevertheless, it's still respectable.