Montale Louban – The Subtle Aroma of Turkish Rose

Montale Louban_50ml_EdP

Fragrance Review

Although Louban is just the second fragrance I tested from , I somehow felt let down, due to the fact that my expectations were high. I’m not saying Louban is a bad perfume, I simply state that, instead of a linear scent that develops with certain predictability, I would have imagined a more innovative fragrance.

But that’s probably me, because I’m not so used to the creations of this Paris-based niche perfumery house. Although a question mark occurred in the past, while sampling Full , which sadly, did not qualified for my personal benchmark with respect to .

Louban was introduced in 2009, as part of Gold Selection line of Montale, being an unisex and developed by perfumer . Its structure and the notes remain faithful to the classic olfactory pyramid, having a top, heart and base. The opening in Louban introduces an aroma of Rose (Turkish Rose), followed quickly by a good dosage of oud and drying down to a musky-powdery base filled with incense. The listed top notes are rose and agarwood (oud); its heart is made of violet leaves; while the base notes feature a combination of musk, patchouli, and sandalwood.

With respect to persistence, Louban maintains an average value, in spite of the fact that for this part (again!) I would have expected more. The bottle that contains the perfume is obviously golden, with iits Louban signature shape and features shades of black for the writings and the classic un-usual stopper with its fastener in order to prevent accidental spraying. Overall, if you’re searching for a subtle aroma of rose, I guess Louban is able to satisfy that desire.

Montale Louban Perfume Details

  • Louban 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: Unisex
  • Year Introduced: 2009
  • Perfumer: Pierre Montale
  • Recommended Wear: Day
  • Dress Code: Casual

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