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Best Montale Perfumes For Women

By Amy Derungs

August 11, 2021

Montale produces men's, women's and unisex fragrances made with rare oils like incense, oud (agarwood), cedar, sandalwood and many other materials used by Arabian perfumers. In this article we focus on Montale perfumes for women and on unisex scents suitable for women to wear.

The house of Parfums Montale was founded by Pierre Montale in 2003, a Parisian who spent some time living in the Middle East and creating perfumes for nobility, kings and queens. When Pierre Montale returned to Paris from Saudi Arabia, he offered his amazing oriental creations to the Western world as well - with their mysterious East-Arabia theme found in each of the collection's bottles.

Montale's fragrances are created using natural materials in large concentrations to make them long-lasting and intense. The aluminum bottle was specially designed so the precious essences would be protected from light, allowing for a longer scent life than traditional glass containers. Their great longevity and strong sillage make Montale for her perfumes excellent for clubbing or nights out on the town.

Tip: if you are not ready to commit to a particular scent, why not try one of the fabulous Montale Discovery Sets? I personally highly recommend the Montale Best Sellers Discovery Set. Have a look at all the available Discovery sets!  

Interested in niche perfumes? Then I suggest you also have a look at Juliette Has a Gun perfumes.

And then there is Histoires de Parfums - rich and romantic fragrances inspired by famous characters, art and music - take a look at the selection we have chosen for you. 

Our List Of The Best Montale Perfumes For Women

1. Soleil de Capri

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Soleil de Capri

This Montale fragrance - Soleil de Capri - is the perfect Montale perfume for ladies, a representation of an invigorating day. It will make your senses come alive with its citrus fruits from Italy and grapefruit while being warmed up in kumquat's sweet embrace before blooming into white flowers' perfume on a base note of white musk and Mediterranean spices.

A beautifully refreshing summer's day perfume, Soleil de Capri is marketed as a unisex fragrance, but its floral heart makes it definitely more of a feminine scent. It is moderately long lasting at around 6 to 7 hours and works well as an office scent.

Top Notes: Kumquat, Citruses, Grapefruit

Middle Note: White flowers

Base Notes: Spices, Musk

2. Candy Rose

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Candy Rose

A beautiful Montale perfume for women: the sweet and juicy aroma of litchi, blood orange and rose delicately envelopes the senses with sensuality. White musk and vanilla accord provide a mellow background for this delightful feminine scent that is just perfect to put a smile on anyone's face!

Candy Rose is a great fragrance for springtime. You could also wear it in summer if it is not too hot, or on warmer fall days. It will lasts up to 9 hours on your skin and all day on clothes. Candy Rose is fresh, juicy, bright, fun, girly, and clean.

Top Notes: Litchi, Raspberry, Black currant, Blood orange, Mandarin orange

Middle Notes: Rose, Patchouli, Lily-of-the-valley, Jasmine

Base Notes: White musk, Vanilla, Orange blossom

3. Dark Purple

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Dark Purple

Pierre Montale Dark Purple is a seductive Montale perfume for women composed of heady floral accords with a mouthwatering top note of plum and orange. The dark earthy base creates the perfect balance for an irresistible smell that will keep you craving more!

The rose is feminine, pink and just slightly powdery. The woody notes are warm and smooth. There is a dark, woody musk in the base which leads the fragrance in the dry down.

This scent was just made for fall! You can wear it during the day and it is sophisticated enough for evening as well. Dark Purple is extremely long lasting with a strong projection and sillage. 

Top Notes: Plum, Orange

Middle Notes: Rose, Red berries, Patchouli, Geranium

Base Notes: Musk, Teak wood, Amber

4. Dark Vanilla


Dark Vanilla

Montale Dark Vanilla will warm your heart with its sensual notes of resinous vanilla, spices and amber, sandalwood, leather and oud which give it an intense oriental character. Intimate yet narcotic in nature the fragrance delivers a captivating aroma that is sure to enrapture all those around you with its warmth.

Dark Vanilla is a unisex fragrance and definitely feminine enough for women to wear.

Gorgeous Dark Vanilla is perfect for cold fall and winter nights. It is very long lasting; the projection and the sillage is strong. 

Top Note: Spices

Middle Notes: Leather, Cambodian oud, Sandalwood, Patchouli

Base Notes: Vanilla, Amber

5. Day Dreams


Day Dreams

Day Dreams: Reminiscing on warm summer nights in Greece, where the daylight is seemingly endless and the air evokes the scent of orange blossom, jasmine and mandarin. The neroli, tiare flower and sandalwood awake night into an unexpected realm of vanilla and coconut accord.

A unisex scent, Day Dreams is a beautiful summer's day fragrance that you can also wear on warm evenings. It is very long lasting with good projection and strong sillage.

Top Notes: Mandarin orange, Orange blossom

Middle Notes: Tiare flower, Jasmine, Neroli

Base Notes: Vanilla, Sandalwood, Coconut

6. Ristretto Intense Cafe


Ristretto Intense Cafe

Ristretto Intense Café opens with a perfect waft of fresh brewing coffee. The flourish of the coffee bean is paired with a fresh, vegetal rose for an unexpectedly dry top note - just enough to make you feel refreshed after smelling it. As time passes and the coffee softens, vanillic white musk emerges for an additional hint at sweetness adding cream and sugar without being overpowering or cloying.

Let Ristretto Intense Café warm your fall and winter days and evenings. This unisex Montale fragrance is an extremely strong scent lasting well up to 8 hours or longer. The sillage is very strong too.

Top Notes: Coffee, Turkey red rose

Middle Notes: Roasted coffee beans, French rose, Woodsy notes

Base Notes: Vanilla, Caramel, White musk, Amber

7. Rose Elixir


Rose Elixir

This daring Pierre Montale fragrance is an empowering choice for a woman on the go. Feminine and floral notes of rose petals, jasmine flowers, citruses and strawberry leaves create sultry undertones that are balanced by amber-infused musk and vanilla to give it its intoxicating feminine charm. Rose Elixir is definitely one of the Montale best seller perfume for women.

Wear Rose Elixir in springtime for best effect. Like most Montale fragrances this scent has great longevity. The projection and the sillage is strong.

Notes: Strawberry, Rose, Strawberry leaf, Musk, Citruses, Jasmine, African orange flower, Patchouli, Vanilla, Amber, Tangerine

8. Roses Musk


Roses Musk

Roses Musk - a delightful Montale perfume for women! It is like taking in the fresh air of springtime. The perfect blend for someone who wants to feel light, relaxed and beautiful today. The most pure roses are delicately harmonized by precious musk accord with undertones of jasmine to create an truly elegant fragrance.

Roses Musk can be worn all year round, however, it really blossoms in spring. This is mostly a daytime scent, but as it is quite elegant you can get away with wearing it in the evening too. Roses Musk is very long lasting with a strong sillage.

Notes: Rose, Musk, Jasmine

9. Amber Musk


Amber Musk

Amber Musk is a sensuous, romantic scent. Like a caress from your lover Amber Musk is not overpowering but intoxicating and arouses joy. The mysterious mix of sweet ambergris and heady musk intertwines to create the perfect fragrance for any occasion.

You can wear this beautiful warm amber scent all year round, day or night. Although it is quite light it is extremely long lasting with a strong sillage.

Notes: White musk, Ambergris, Powdery notes, Amber, Cedar

10. Sensual Instinct


Sensual Instinct

Let your primitive instinct take over with Sensual Instinct. Lush, warm and dense, this fragrance is complex and sensuous, inviting you to indulge in a rich experience of coffee and rose aromas that leave an enchanting trail behind them.

Sensual Instinct is an ideal unisex fall or winter scent with great longevity at up to 10 hours. The projection and the sillage is strong. It is suitable for formal as well as casual wear - you can even wear it to the office. One of the best selling Montale perfume for clubbing.

Top Note: Roasted coffee beans

Middle Notes: Praline, Rose

Base Notes: Oakmoss, Amber, Cedar

11. Sweet Flowers


Sweet Flowers

A sensual and addictive fragrance, Sweet Flowers from the Montale perfumes for women collection combines the smell of cotton candy, bergamot, and white peach with floral influences to create a delectable fragrance that is perfect for any occasion. The irresistibly sweet fragrance will make you feel like your day can't be bad when it includes Sweet Flowers to your fragrances collection!

Sweet Flowers is a warm scent - an ideal fall and winter (or cooler spring days) perfume. You can wear it during the day as well as in the evening. It is long lasting and the sillage is strong.

Top Notes: Cotton candy, White peach, Ginger, Pepper, Bergamot

Middle Notes: Tuberose, Jasmine Sambac, Patchouli, Violet

Base Notes: Madagascar vanilla, Sandalwood, White musk, Cedar, Oakmoss

12. Velvet Fantasy


Velvet Fantasy

A very special Montale perfume for women and the ultimate in sophistication, Velvet Fantasy is a solar fragrance that will appeal to you on many levels. You'll find the citrus accord and velvety fruits at first sniff are perfect for those who want something fresh but sophisticated. Afterward, it's time for rose and violet - two flowers known as feminine symbols of elegance. Then comes amber, which embodies warmth, paired with a rich floral white musk. Together they create an airy blend so bewitching everyone will wonder what new fragrance you're wearing!

Velvet Fantasy is mainly a daytime scent, great for all seasons. It is long lasting with a strong sillage.

Top Notes: Fruity notes, Solar notes, Citruses

Middle Notes: Rose, Violet

Base Notes: White musk, Incense, Amber

13. Starry Nights


Starry Nights

Starry Nights: Shining like a star, the bergamot from Calabria lights your way to an exciting evening full of floral smells. The Egyptian jasmine and Bulgarian rose will make you feel empowered while oriental patchouli adds in mystery. Sensual white musk brings it all together with powdery notes for that perfect finish!

Wear this intoxicating sensual scent on cool night in fall and winter. This perfume is extremely long lasting and the sillage is strong. This is a unique and easy to wear fragrance that suits most any occasion.

Top Notes: Apple, Bergamot, Lemon

Middle Notes: Rose, Patchouli, Jasmine

Base Notes: White musk, Powdery notes, Amber

14. White Aoud


White Aoud

Montale White Auod: Damascan roses, Indian saffron and Arabian oud mingle with the powdery softness of sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli, amber and vanilla. Aoud is an aromatic resin extracted from the Aquillaria tree in a reaction with Phialophora parasitic mold. Oud is very expensive, more expensive than gold.Therefore, it is also called "liquid gold".

This fragrance is a light mix that speaks to your senses in such an elegant way while still remaining very naturalistic!

White Auod is an ideal fall and winter scent that can be worn during the day or in the evening for special occasions. It lasts a very long time on the skin and the sillage is very strong. A lighter oud than most, this complex unisex fragrance is sure to captivate you!

Notes: Oud, Rose, Vanilla, Saffron, Sandalwood, Amber, French labdanum, Patchouli, Cardamom, Vetiver, Jasmine

15. Chocolate Greedy


Chocolate Greedy

The delicacy of Tonka bean lightly toasted and flavored with dry fruits, orange and vanilla accord. With a seductive aroma that's as sweet as it is complex, Chocolate Greedy is designed for those who like an occasional indulgence without having to feel guilty about it!

Warm and cozy, Chocolate Greedy is the perfect gourmand fragrance for winter and colder fall days. The longevity is excellent, and the sillage of this perfume is strong.

Notes: Cacao, Vanilla, Tonka bean, Coffee, Dried fruits, Bitter orange 

In Conclusion

The house of Montale has a special place in the world of fragrances as it is new but offers good quality, luxurious, elegant perfumes. Montale fragrances are highly exotic with sensual aromas and are long-lasting along with enormous silage. Montale perfume for women will make you feel like royalty!

If you are having some difficulty deciding on a new fragrance, why not try one of the very reasonably priced Montale Discovery Set below? I highly recommend the beautifully presented Montale Best Sellers Discovery Set - it includes all of these fabulous fragrances (25 2ml samples): 

Roses Musk: Oriental
Intense Cafe: Oriental
Oudmazing: Woody
Starry Nights: Citrus, Floral
Black Aoud: Floral, Woody
Day Dreams: Floral, Fruity
Wood & Spices: Oriental, Woody
Sensual Instinct: Floral
Dark Purple: Floral, Fruity, Oriental
Amber Musk: Oriental
Soleil de Capri: Citrus, Fresh, Floral
Sweet Vanilla: Fruity
Arabians: Oriental 
Pure Gold: Floral, Fruity
Chocolate Greedy: Oriental
Fantastic Oud: Oriental, Woody
Santal Wood: Fresh, Oriental, Woody
Sweet Flowers: Floral, Fruity
Intense Roses Musk: Floral, Oriental
Aoud Night: Oriental, Floral, Woody
Aoud Forest: Green, Woody
Rose Elixir: Floral, Fruity
Intense Cafe Ristretto: Woody
Oud Tobacco: Citrus, Woody
Arabians Tonka: Oriental

Montale Best Sellers Discovery Set

Montale Best Sellers Discovery Set

Other Montale Discovery Sets to consider:

Montale Womens Discovery Set

This set of 7 2ml spray vials includes: Arabian Tonka, Roses Musk, Intense Cafe, Day Dreams, Amber Musk, Oudmazing, Sensual Instinct.

Montale Men's Discovery Set

Arabian Tonka: Oriental, Woody
Wood & Spices: Woody, Spicy
Black Aoud: Woody, Floral 
Starry Nights: Oriental, Floral 
Fougeres Marine: Aromatic, Aquatic
Aoud Forest: Woody, Aquatic
Santal Wood: Oriental, Woody

Montale Fruits and Vanillas Discovery

Intense Cafe: Oriental, Vanilla
Day Dreams: Floral, Fruity, Gourmand
Sensual Instinct: Oriental, Vanilla
Sweet Flowers: Oriental, Vanilla
Dark Purple: Oriental, Floral
Sweet Vanilla: Gourmand
Soleil de Capri: Floral, Fruity

Montale Aouds Discovery Set

Oudmazing: Woody, Floral 
Black Aoud: Woody, Floral, Musk 
Fantastic Oud: Oriental, Woody
Aoud Forest: Woody, Aquatic
Arabians: Oriental 
Dark Aoud: Woody
Aoud Leather: Leather

Montale Roses and Flowers Discovery

Roses Musk: Musk, Floral 
Intense Cafe: Oriental, Floral 
Day Dreams: Fruity, Floral 
Oud Mazing: Woody, Oud, Gourmand
Dark Purple: Oriental, Gourmand, Fruity, Floral 
Pure Gold: Musk, Fruity, Floral 
Crystal Flowers: Oriental, Floral