Montauk is everywhere 2
Uncommented fragrances No. 121
Montauk is a small town on the eastern tip of Long Island in the USA and is known through the story of the same name by Max Frisch. With a little luck, the village will become even more famous through the fragrance series "Une Nuit à Montauk" by the manufacturer "Une Nuit Nomade". But there is probably the wish of the father of the thought.
Until now, the fragrances of Une Nuit Nomade have received little attention here on Parfumo and have rarely been appreciated in detail. The entire Montauk series still presents itself without comment, and the other fragrances of the brand are not exactly crowded by elites either.
I personally like almost all fragrances and I am now taking the opportunity to do some advertising for testing this exciting brand. All of them are easily available via the homepage; above all, there are test material (two sets) at acceptable prices, which should be consulted urgently before making a blind purchase. The fragrances are idiosyncratic, yet completely uncomplicated to wear, so they do not belong to any kind of avant-garde. This is about wearability on the one hand, but also about distinctiveness on the other hand.
All three fragrances feature two common scent components (Rose America: rose and carnation / Memory Motel: patchouli and carnation / Bohemian Soul, the latest fragrance: frankincense and wood), but they also set new accents by initially not taking the combination for granted (e.g. rose and carnation in a striking form: rather rare) and by adding notes that are rather surprising in this context.
While Memory Motel combines rather dark components (tobacco, patchouli, carnation), Rose America's floral accents are the most important. However, the sum of the inconspicuous parts (rose, clove, raspberry: all three basic components seem to me to be easily perceptible) creates something quite new. The rose becomes rough on the one hand (due to the spicy-tart carnation) and green-fresh on the other hand (probably in combination with the raspberry). This leads to a somewhat bulky smell, which I like very much. Maybe Rose America is the most inconspicuous and least successful fragrance of the "Une Nuit à Montauk" series, but here too I choose the same rating, because Annick Ménardo has bred an original flower - and that's really not a matter of course.
Rose America is by no means a big hit, perhaps even less so than Memory Motel, the other fragrance in the series. Nevertheless, even the green, somewhat thorny rose is the beautiful design of a fragrance that combines new paths with old coordinates, and is therefore modestly convincing.