The House Montale was built by Pierre Montale in 2003 in Paris. After spending many years in Saudi Arabia, where he created perfumes for the royal family, he came back in Paris to present HIS astonishing oriental creations to the occidental world. Pierre Montale has selected Incense, Balsam, Amber, Cedar, precious wood and a thousand other wonderful scents to make Montale perfumes ointments of happiness or love potions.


Colors of the Orient

Montale is the first french line of perfumes dedicated to aoud “wood of gods, a royal ingredient, secret and millennium ointment in which kings and sultans attributed aphrodisiac properties. The Montale collection is imbued with all the wealth and the colors of the East.

an essence, its case

Montale creates its perfumes from high quality and natural materials, which confer them an intensity and an exceptional long lasting.
The aluminium bottle has been specially made to protect these precious essences, and contributes to their development.
matters matter
MONTALE "A fragrance is a natural and living raw material, which continues its maceration. The fragrance you buy today will gain strength and roundness along its conservation. Time and maceration: The secret of an elixir." Pierre Montale

An oriental touch from Paris

The iconic Montale

Black Aoud : the Montale identity

A real oriental olfactory experience created by Pierre Montale in 1993. More than an Oud, it is the first fragrance from the house which offers an intensity and a total surprise, by its mastered originality.
Today, iconic of the Montale’s house, he mets the components of the oriental identity & the French excellence.
Black Aoud is an awesome Cambodian Aoud blender with Indonesian Patchouli Leaves over a combination of Mandarin,Musk and Roses petals. It is a perfume with a powerful wake of sensuality.


From vendôme to Champs Elysées

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From 2003 to 2012
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montale through the eye of an artist
...veronique bigo

"Venus couldn’t wear only perfumes. The perfume is the only clothe which suits her beauty; it is revealing a perfection of which we couldn’t access with our eyes closed. We abandon ourselves in her immaterial arms and it carries us in another space where our skins and our breath have related party.Hidden in the heart of its own invisibility, it doesn’t cover the body, it doesn’t mask, on the contrary it shapes an intangible sensoriality that slides in us and grabbed our breath to irradiate up to our intimate depths.
Our senses are places of exchange. The fragrance borrows the most vital way, the ways through which exerts what our senses have most immediate, most necessary, most primal and most archaic. It establishes fundamental porosity, pass through the skins like a ghost, to whom that wears it and to whom it intends to: the other breath you, you enter into its blow.

Only Veronique Bigo was able to report of its invisible crossings. Her painting doesn’t cover its support of a coloured wall, it doesn’t interpose, it is not an obstacle to this breathing of the canvas that we are invited to feel. Transparent, it perfumes her, in the sense that it creates also exchanges between buried intimacies.
As the perfume, it opens invisible doors, plays with the opaque materiality of things and the closing of spaces. Thus, your gaze goes through the metallic enclosure of the Montale’s perfume bottle.
And maybe you are able to, breathing deeply in front of the canvas and giving your senses to their intimate fantasy, feel that the perfume does the same, and that it invades you.
It is that Veronique Bigo didn’t content herself to represent a bottle of perfume: she painted the perfume itself. In turn, we should not content ourselves by staring looking it. We should breathe in front of the canvas, we should open our secret doors and let flows in ourselves the invisible essence of her painting."

Thierry Le Gall