Named after the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul Aoud is one of the better Montale exclusives.
All in all, it’s a balmy oud composition, featuring resin-infused swirls of coffee, oud, rose and cedar. Stylistically reminiscent of Dark Aoud, the roasted darkness of the coffee dominates, while the woody components linger in the background.
Any further development is minimal but it does become sweeter over time. As with many of the recent Montale ouds, the oud isn’t the main player, with the guaiac wood being much more pronounced. During the drydown, a musky woody nuttiness becomes more perceptible.
While longevity and sillage are both good, it’s still lighter than the Western Montale releases, yet possesses a reasonable amount of presence on the skin.
A black bottle containing myrrh, cedar and thyme as top note followed by labdanum, patchouli, melilot and coffee as mid note, ending up with guaiac wood as bottom note.
WHY DO WE SELL DECANTS?
Because there are so many fragrances and so little time! We sell samples which are a wonderful way to try many fragrances before deciding on the full bottle you know you will love. Samples offer the ability to wear perfume for a week or more and decide if that fragrance is right for you. Once you sample fragrances and find ones that you love, you can buy a full bottle from another E-tailer, department store or perfume boutique.
WHAT YOU RECEIVE: You pick the scent and the size, then we decant from the original bottle or vessel into a brand new sterile glass spray (please note 1ml samples are not sprays). We label each decant and carefully package to prevent leakage. To assure you that you get the exact amount listed for each decant bottle, we use medical measuring devices so that each bottle is filled the exact amount. Please note, there is air space left at the top of the bottles which is important for pressurization in atomizers. Air space does not mean you received less than the amount listed. Please understand before purchasing, you will NOT receive an original bottle of perfume from the manufacturer. However, you WILL receive a re-packaged, unaltered, freshly and expertly hand-decanted scent.
DECANTING PROCESS: Each vessel is hand decanted after payment and moments before shipping from our bottles of authentic fragrances. We use sterile medical pipettes designated for each fragrance, or the perfume is sprayed or poured directly from the original bottle.