Montana Parfum d'Homme (original) 
Montana (1989)

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Look for the UTIF Italian tax code.
Here's how the bottom of my bottle reads.
TESTEUR-NE PEUT ETRE VENDU
Claude Montana r
Parfum D'Homme
Eau de Toliette-Spray Natual
125ml - 89% vol.-4.2 FL.OZ
UTIF 94 BO - MADE IN FRANCE
REF . 091189
TESTER - NOT FOR SALE.
Well, we know how the tester not for sale goes.
I would suggest anyone that wants to experience a very nice vintage,
to look this one up.
I picked mine up for 55.
Very smooth, nonabrasive men's perfume.
I get a nice pepper & pine masculine floral in musk, smoothly balanced with sandalwood and wrapped up in nutmeg. with trails of incense.
I don't get the fruity aspect too much.
The fruity part must have mellowed into the other notes.
I think that this one is a really good starting point in vintages
If you like your CdG's as I do, search Montana Parfum D'Homme.



This takes you to the land of oversized aldehydic, soapy pines, where nymphs and gnomes weave through the trees with sage smudge sticks and a caterpillar on a toadstool sits smoking a hookah.

Seriously though, Montana Parfum d'Homme is a classic and a powerhouse of aromatic leather majesty. The floral heart has all the usual suspects (carnation, geranium, rose) that bridge the spicy, coniferous lightness of the top to the rich, smoky, leathery depths of its base.

A handsome creation.


I'll keep this review as simple as possible: Montana Parfum d'Homme = Bogart One Man Show + Aramis Havana


A fragrance that speaks of masculinity and refinement, and of a successful gentleman. A gentleman perhaps who smokes a cuban cigar and who is well-dressed, panama hat, confident, dark and mysterious. He has also a romantic sensibility. He will stand out from the crowd and the masculine sexual allure of the cuban cigar makes him more sophisticated. An awesome fragrance. Never too soft, never too overpowering, the balance of spices, leather and tobacco are just right. On the 80's, masculine creations had a big, herbal and unsmilling aura. When colognes were part of your wardrobe& made a statement. Before fresh aquatic chemical messes and no statement scents that are repetitive & predictable.

The fragrance opens with almost shocking burst of aromatic notes, dirty freshness and spices, giving this scent a spicy flavor as it begins to wear on a man's skin. It has an aldehyde scent at the first spritz and then turns into spicy scents of pine and carnation. Then there's a distinct cinnamon scent. It smells like the inside of a spice shop. Brings in a leather, sandalwood, tobacco blend that sits at the base. A dry leather and creamy tobacco dry down. It's very soothing tobacco scent. It smells like a fresh box of cigars still in the box. That's full of Testosterone and is unapologetic in it's nature yet underneath it all is still a big softie and the type of man who will fight when needed and hold you when you need him most. A timeless classic indeed and something you won't find in nowadays releases. An fragrance for real man, not for little boys. It projects well and lasts and lasts.


Montana Parfum d'Homme (Vintage red box)...from a sample -

This fume is a no-brainer to add to the wardrobe of any fans out there of Aramis Havana (like me). The familiar bright and refreshing aldehydic opening link the two immediately, with Montana favoring a shade of 80's oakmoss and Havana shooting a spicy rum floater.

As they progress, Montana steers its suit towards a well heeled zip code while Havana refuses to put out its cigar and break up the pool party.

Montana is a men's fragrance of 80's construction (1989) that wears very easily and modern. This one would be a great entry point for anyone wanting to experience a bit of vintage, add versatility to their wardrobe, and not break the bank. The 125 ml vintage formula can be found online for around $50.

4 stars



Bit confusing this. It starts as a dense powerhouse fougère - book ended by citrus and spice, with strong chypre markers (of labdanum and then later moss) and by the end it settles into an oriental base.

It's like there are two parts here. The development goes from fougère at the top to oriental underneath but without losing much of the top half - the labdanum powered fougère and the citrus (hydroxy) last a really long time. And so it feels more like the base unfurling beneath the fougère - rather than the top declining away (which of course it does to some extent - but not that much).


People say PdH smells like Havana and there's also a comparison to Old Spice.
I agree with both camps. PdH's spicy note clearly recalls the one found in the rich rougère of Havana, while the complete profile of PdH is quite like the more rounded classical soft oriental of Old Spice. These classifications are from Michael Edwards by the way, and - in case you're wondering - PdH is a crisp woody oriental.

I think there's a case for seeing PdH as a chimera, a bi-generic hybrid like Xeryus, Alberto Morillas' 1986 fantasia that Luca Turin described as 'a lungfish with both legs and gills'. And, a bit like Xeryus, Parfum d'homme's fougère (chypre) and oriental themes make for a mish-mash of genres, a perfume that's hard to categorise. It's an interesting work but it's not great, there's a cleverness to it but it's a bit crude; it's not as good as Xeryus.

In short, this isn't a brilliant perfume - but it's not a boring one either.

Reissue of the original.

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