Montale launches Aoud Samarkand in the Middle East in 2013.
The scent contains aromas of citruses, geranium, labdanum and oud.
Aoud Samarkand comes across as an aromatic aquatic, with a prominent white musk base.
The citruses are crystalline but the geranium never brings itself to the fore. As for the oud, when combined with the geranium, it imparts tobacco-like nuances. Also, a timid animalic sweetness is just about discernible, from the addition of some labdanum, but it’s the metallic screechiness of the white musk that prevails.
With regards to performance, sillage is amazing and longevity is about like 8-9 hours.