Are you looking for a new men’s fragrance either for yourself or for that man in your life? Well, stay with me while I check out the newest fragrance from Mont Blanc which is the Mont Blanc Legend Night Eau de Parfum.
A little bit about the brand to start with. Mont Blanc was started or founded in 1906. They’re a German company and mainly known for their sophisticated luxury writing pens, watches, jewellery and leather goods. The most famous of their pens are the Meisterstück which on the nib has 4810 which is actually the height of Mont Blanc in meters. Their logo looks like a snowflake but represents the peak of Mont Blanc itself and it’s six valleys radiating out.
The Legend Night EDP bottle is shaped like a hip flask. Whereas the original Mont Blanc Legend created in 2011 had a black bottle with silverware top and the Legend Intense and Legend Spirit very much kept with the black, silver or white theme, the Legend Night bottle is very different. With it’s graduated cognac to black colour it automatically makes you think of a warm evening.
This fragrance was released at the end of 2017 but has only just been released in the UK over the last few weeks. Mont Blanc Legend Night Eau de Parfum is classed as a woody aromatic and was created by Anton Maisondieu and Olivier Pescheux who have created fragrances for Van Cleef and Arpels, Aqua de Palmer, Bollman and Christian Dior just to name but a few.
The inspiration for this particular fragrance is light and shadow. A representative of a charismatic man with a hint of mystery to him, which I think again is reflected in the bottle from the bright bottom going into the deeper dark top.
When you first spray this you do get the aromatic notes in the top which contain Clary Sage, peppermint and also bergamot, which makes it quite bright and sparkling but also cool initially when
you first spray it. On the opening, it is very clean.
As it starts to settle you get a very elegant heart note with cedarwood, apple, fir, lavender and just a touch of powdered violet which makes it quite soft, the cedarwood giving a lemony zest to it. Clean but very, very warm developing nicely into the mysterious base notes of black vanilla and vetiver which give it a real earthiness. Add to this akigala wood which is ambery as well as woodsy, with patchouli and musk.
All together Mont Blanc Legend Night is masculine, but not particularly heavy. It’s not what I would have expected or anticipated from a fragrance for the evening or night. I would have expected something with more impact to it, headier. It is warm and masculine and would probably appeal to the man who is looking for something not too overpowering. If the gentleman like fragrances such as the Armani Code Profumo, Christian Dior Pour Homme or Timbo thinks it smells exactly like the Armani Stronger With You.
I feel this is going to be a nice fragrance for the summer, probably for the day or evening, not something for the winter season or very cold days. Of course, the Mont Blanc Fragrances have a very competitive price point. It’s definitely worth a try!