With a timeless and easy sense of masculine refinement, Montale’s Wood & Spices is the model ideal of a clean professional smell – the sort that exudes a confidence akin to a firm handshake. Everything is present: a sizzling top note of a clean wash of citrus and smoky pepper, sliding into a modern arrangement of sandalwood, vetiver, and ebony. In the peripheries of this scent is a feast of spices, which directs us towards the exotic and cultivated without moving into uncomfortable territory.
Editor's Notes: Perfect for the individual who wants to subtly display a streak of difference against all that is en masse, Wood & Spices is the ideal scent for those wishing to start subverting the expected. It is an interpretation of a classic structure done differently, injecting freshness and a contrasting tension that is otherwise lost in banal and overdone mass market scents. For something same same but different - that is, a polite introduction into the considered world of niche perfumery, we cannot recommend Wood & Spices enough.