MontBlanc Legend Intense Trial Team

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Legend Intense

A fresh fougère with top notes that are fresh, lively, bright and clean; heart notes that are magnetic, and dry notes that give this unique fragrance its unforgettable signature.

Price: R595
Size: 50ml
Availability: Selected Edgars, Foschini, Stuttafords, Truworths and Woolworths stores nationwide

What we say:
This fragrance is destined to become a legend in men’s fragrances. It represents a quantum leap over the original MontBlanc in being warmer and more intense. The powerful masculine overtones start before you even open the svelte, masculine gunmetal bottle, which hints at something powerful and compressed waiting to get out. Once you open the bottle, your senses are immediately assailed by a complex cornucopia of exotic scents! You are left reeling with the fruity tones of pineapple and apples, the flowery scents of lavender and bergamot and the highly exotic amber and verbena. In a sense, this is a very conflicted fragrance, showing enormous masculine strength and an incredible tenderness at the same time. The intensity of the fragrance is subtly powerful and will linger in a room long after you have left.

I started using MontBlanc Legend earlier this year, and really enjoyed the crisp freshness of the fragrance. I have heard a lot about this stronger and more intense version of the original fragrance, and I was curious to see how it would compare. Although made of glass, the bottle has a nice metallic look. The shape let’s it fit into your grip nicely. The shape and colour of the bottle reminds me a little bit of a hip flask, and because it’s quite heavy, I don’t have to worry about a flimsy bottle falling over and shattering. The bottle is definitely designed to be displayed in your bathroom and not to be kept in a cabinet. I like the embossed cap as it gives the bottle a sense of elegance and sophistication. I like the scent, it has a citrus scent when you first spray it, but after a few minutes that smell disappears, and the fragrance becomes woodier. I don’t know much about perfume ingredients, but I could easily recognise the scent of cedar in this fragrance. I spray it in the morning and it lasts all day long. I would definitely buy this product again when it runs out.

I loved receiving this fragrance, as we all know how awesome the MontBlanc Range is! This is a very masculine, dark scent, which is my absolute favourite – I’m not really a fan of light airy scents. Even though it is a masculine scent, it is not strong and overpowering, which is a great plus. It is definitely a bit more intense than the MontBlanc Legend. The packaging, as with all MontBlanc products, is pristine and very appealing. I received the 50 ml size, which is more than enough to get the review done as well as tide me over for a while, so I’m grateful for that. I have received tons of compliments form colleagues at work and many of the ladies have been stopping me as I walked passed, asking to smell me J. The other bonus is that because it is not overpowering, you don’t need to splash on a whole ton of it, the fragrance tends to come out about an hour or so after you put it on. I would definitely recommend this product to any guy who wants a sophisticated scent and would give it a 10/10.

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