The note of incense was interpreted in many ways in perfumery and for me every time I discover a fragrance based on this captivating aroma I develop an urge for testing it. My most recent subject of a test was Full Incense, from the French perfumery house called Montale.
The perfumery house called Montale was established in 2001, at the time when Pierre Montale, a Parisian based perfumer moved to Saudi Arabia in order to develop perfumes for Arabian kings and queens. The year 2003 marks the opening of his first showroom in Paris and from that moment on, Pierre Montale became famous especially for his oud perfumes.
Full Incense belongs to Montale’s Golden Selection line and was introduced in 2003, as a masculine oriental woody fragrance, developed by perfumer Pierre Montale. In spite of my passion for incense and the straight interpretation of this note executed beautifully in Full Incense, I will not include this perfume in my “to buy” list, because I feel that it lacks the complexity of a creation like, let’s say Tauer Perfumes.
Full Incense delivers a direct aroma of frankincense, juxtaposed to other ingredients that are only present for heightening this accord. The listed notes for this scent include cedar, labdanum, patchouli, elemi and Somali incense (frankincense or olibanum). Compared to my favorite incense fragrance (L’Air du Desert Marocain, Olibanum, Om and Incense Extreme) this perfume behaves linear, however it is an excellent choice for the lovers of frankincense.
Full Incense comes in Montale’s signature bottle, made from aluminum and decorated with golden motifs (the names on the bottle, the spraying mechanism and the pendant with the company’s logo hanging around the bottle’s spray pump).
Montale Full Incense Perfume Details
- Full Incense by Montale is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Woody
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2003
- Perfumer: Pierre Montale
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual