Montale Greyland

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Good afternoon!

I reviewed the Scentbird service a few months ago, but procrastinated a while on reviewing the scents I received. Before I knew it, months and months worth of fragrances were piling up, so I paused my subscription as motivation to kick my butt into gear. Time for me to review each scent before allowing myself to acquire more! Today's scent is by Montale, called Greyland.

Montale is new to me, but I have a feeling that I'm going to want to explore their extensive selection of scents, as they offer many woody and Oriental- variety perfumes.

Greyland EdP, from Montale:

The man's blend "par excellence" is composed of Cedar Wood, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Guaiac, combined with the spicy scents of Ginger and Black Pepper over a base of Arabian Leather, Musk and Tibetan Rock Rose.

At the onset, I get a faint sprinkling of pepper, not freshly cracked black peppercorns but stale little flakes from a pepper shaker. Persistent throughout this fragrance experience is sandalwood, something kinda like a soft rose. It's not very pronounced, rendering this scent very harmless. There's occasional peaks of ginger and leather, but far from intensifying this scent, it makes it mellow. Cedar and guaiac are present, but so meek, like an old yellowing book that has been forgotten in a cupboard.

Never has a fragrance had a more appropriate name. Greyland is as worn and comfortable as an old grey dog asleep in the corner.  I love woody scents, but this one vaguely reminds me of cardboard, it's just so uneventful and faded smelling.

Longevity: 5 hours
Sillage: Weak, clings to the skin

I purchased my 8ml decant of Montale Greyland from Scentbird, for $14.95 (free ship).

Overall, a bit of a miss for me. I've worn this a few times, and while it's not something I find disagreeable, it's not something I'll reach for frequently. Onward to new and better smelling things!

Have you tried any scents from Montale?

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