The name "Roses Elixir" pretty much sums it up. The grande dame of flowers is here, holding court at the center, but she's surrounded by a cast of notes that brings out her playful side. Citrus sparkles right at the top, followed by an unmistakable strawberry. Before too long, the floral notes steal the show. Just be sure to hang around for the drydown -- it's beautiful and comforting and is still going to smell marvelous on your scarf tomorrow. Notes include rose, citrus, strawberries, jasmine, orange blossom, amber, musk, and vanilla.
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.