Like a so far unknown, exotic potion, the new Montale creation blends the dark spiciness of aoud with the bright piquancy of red pepper, creating an almost edible effect. The lusciousness of the spicy accord is enhanced by the presence of saffron and cumin…We can’t help but admire the balanced, harmonious quality of the perfume. The scent that could have been too sharp is softened by delicate orris and sweet sandalwood. The presence of these truly classic notes takes Red Aoud from the realm of foodie and turns it into an abstractly gourmand, sublimely sophisticated perfume. Addictive!... No, make it aphrodisiacal!