I remember that last year in spring I sampled Montblanc Legend and although Dunhill Custom was launched approximately at the same time, a fact that gave me a hard time deciding from the two, I finally picked Legend as a possible acquisition. The idea never completed however, this past May when I read about the upcoming launch of a new scent based on this particular scent, I could not wait to sniff it. Luckily my waiting was not that long, because over this last weekend I finally got a chance to smell Legend Special Edition 2012.
If you imagined Legend is matchless, well think again because this year’s anniversary edition is able to make you forger its source of inspiration. The structure of the original perfume was based mainly on an aromatic-woody fougere direction and for this new fragrance it received a boost of aromatic notes which render a cold breeze through the entire composition. The perfumer responsible with the process of creation was Olivier Pescheux, the final result being also a masculine aromatic fougere, like its predecessor.
When I sprayed Legend Special Edition 2012 onto my wrist, I was able to perceive the mix of citruses (bergamot and mandarin) from the top notes coupled with a quite strong aroma of spearmint and the spicy ginger accord. After these initial accords faded away, they were replaced by a soft floral heart, imbued with notes of lavender, jasmine and rose, a perfect combination which conferred a memorable aroma to the perfume. The final part in Legend Special Edition 2012 brought forward the evernyl molecule (an synthetic alternative to oakmoss) offset by the sandalwood, amber and Tonka bean accords.
The flacon that contains this fragrance preserves the elegant forms found in the original Legend, except the black color which was substituted this time by an intense shade of blue. The packaging box mentions the words “Special Edition” beneath the perfume’s name. Overall, Legend Special Edition 2012 is a stylish masculine, in my opinion superior to the original.
Montblanc Legend Special Edition 2012 Perfume Details
- Legend Special Edition 2012 by Montblanc is available as Limited Edition in 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Aromatic Fougere
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2012
- Perfumer: Olivier Pescheux
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual