Like all Montale creations, this perfume offers many twists along its way. It opens with a vibrant burst of Kashmiri saffron and Sumatran nutmeg. This invisible cloud of spice wafts above oud. These radiant Top Notes infuse the oud’s opening with energy and excitement - at the same time bracing, crisp, and dark. Gradually, it settles into a heart of golden amber tinged with rose, sensual and soft. The amber gently blends into the soft base of vanilla and white musk - no gourmand syrup here, just a gently comforting creaminess. A grounding accord of leather keeps oud balanced at all parts, neither too sharp at its top, nor too sweet at its base. Its result is perhaps one of Montale's most sensual ouds, creamy and comforting as it is deep and cool.