MontBlanc Legend Special Edition is a true sensory thrill, this fresh new scent is a lighter version of the original fragrance but doesn’t steer too far away from the refined features of the original mens’ favourite.
Availability: Edgars, Foschini, Stuttafords, Truworths and Woolworths
What we say:
The 2013 edition of MontBlanc Legend (meaning White Mountain, and is also the highest peak on the Swiss Alps) has notes of ginger and mint with a splash of citrus making it as fresh and cool as its name. The 100ml bottle looks like frozen glass, tying in nicely with the name. It is a powerful, masculine fragrance suitable for anyone from the young hipster to the Aston Martin driving exec.
Splash it on and feel the coolness of The Alps (PS. do not refrigerate)
Chick pulling power: 7.5 out of 10
Firstly just let me say that I love fragrances! I certainly have purchased a few in my short lifetime. And the counter top in my room looks like a mini Red Square.
When I got the call that I was going to review the latest MontBlanc fragrance, it already got me excited. Firstly the packaging is very styled yet has a clean look. From a scent perspective there is only one way to test that, and that is what the ladies think. Well… in that department it is a winner. For me personally, this is certainly a scent that I would wear everyday as it has a light note which is perfect for the day. Being a 100 ml in size, I will certainly be wearing this for a while. I will be looking out for it in the stores once I run dry as an addition to my other fragrances.
The packaging on the whole was ideal for a fragrance sold by a brand like MontBlanc, a name which immediately gives the impression of sophistication and class. The colours and design are both elegant, and emphasize the qualities already associated with the name.
The bottle reinforced this; the gradation of the colour, the colour scheme used overall and the feel of the treated glass all fit the initial impression.
I felt that the scent was fine; I don’t often wear one, but the smell is actually quite well suited to someone who doesn’t want the whole world knowing that they’re wearing a fragrance. As far as a proper review answer goes, I’d have said that I liked it – it fits into the image that the packaging and bottle create for it. It is a very coherent unit, with the idea of understated class running throughout the entire product from start to finish.
It lasted comfortably from when I put it on in the morning until I washed it off at night – easily twelve hours, although by then the scent was (understandably) a little less powerful.
I didn’t get any compliments on the fragrance while wearing it.
As I said earlier, I like the idea of a fragrance that I can wear without having every person around me being aware of it – and one that smells as good as this is certainly one that I’d happily buy.
– Peter B
I’ve never tried a MontBlanc fragrance before, but I’ve been familiar with MontBlanc pens for many years. When I received MontBlanc Legend Special Edition I expected the fragrance to be of the same high quality as their sought-after writing instruments.
I was told that this fragrance is lighter than the original MontBlanc Legend and its frosty blue packaging is a good indication of what you can expect from the smell. When I first sprayed it, it smelled light and icy, but after a few hours it was warmer, and I could recognise the smell of sandalwood. It had a cooling effect on my skin making it perfect for hot summer months.
The frosted bottle is masculine and sturdy and I like that it won’t be knocked over easily. In addition, the smell lasted all day, so you don’t have to spray it a second time.
I think this is a classy and masculine fragrance, and I would definitely use it again in the future.
What an amazing fragrance, a light scent that follows me throughout the day.
It’s a very masculine and striking but subtle at the same time. I have had people notice and comment quite often when I wear it!
The bottle reminds me of the MontBlanc pen and defiantly keeps within their sleek and sophisticated brand identity. I strongly recommend this fragrance! My girlfriend loves this scent on me!