Montale Aoud Ambre, Fougeres Marine, Sandal Sliver, Sandalflowers and Vetiver des Sables
Review by Tom
Kelley was kind enough to send me samples of these a while ago. My lateness in writing about them had nothing to do with laziness, er, it was that I was afraid I'd love them and be forced to purchase. Yeah, that's it.
That, and I was lazy.
I've been on a bit of a vetiver tear recently, falling in love with about three recent scents with a heavy vetiver bias. Vetiver Sables starts off with the medicinal part of vetiver amped up, as if it were a poultice of some sort. Colombina wrote of it as being rooty, and it is: it's as if Guerlain got all the leaves and the Montale people came in at about 5 am, ripped up the plants by their roots with the wet earth still hanging in clumps and made that into a perfume. Do I have to tell you I love it?
Starts off on me with the disconcerting scent of Doublemint Gum. Gradually morphs into a marine scent. Not me at all.
It's clean and inoffensive. On my skin it reminds me of Bvlgari Blv. Take that any way you want.
Milky sandalwood that really should not work, but oddly does. I don't know if I'd get a whole bottle, but if it showed up in my Christmas stocking I'd be happy.
Starts with a marvelous wininess and a sweet blackness that reminds me a bit of something my Mom had- I want to say Antilope? Maybe Bandit? It's sloe-eyed opening tones down to a very sexy woody leather amber that I would happily own. Sadly, Aoud Ambre is $210 as opposed to some the others which are $135.
Kelley once made a very funny comment that he and I could never get together, since we would pilfer each others perfumes. Dude, if I am ever within a hundred miles of you, hide your Aoud Ambre well.