The notes list reads like a "greatest hits" roster of autumn scents, but the execution of Honey Aoud is a little less gourmand than you might think. Oud can be a sharp, heavy note, but here it's turned into a light, soft haze of creamy spice before settling into woods and smoky vanilla. Honey Aoud is everything wonderful about autumn: fallen leaves, cozy sweaters, a cup of hot cider, and wood crackling in the fireplace. Notes include honey, oud, flowers, patchouli, cinnamon, leather, vanilla, and amber.
Montale is the creation of Pierre Montale, who worked as an official perfumer for the Saudi royal family before returning to Paris to introduce Western perfume lovers to the rich world of Middle Eastern perfumery ingredients.