Pierre Montale had a date with destiny 20 years ago in the far reaches of the Kingdom of Arabia.
Inspired by the beauty and hidden secrets of the Eastern world, between learning process and pure marvel, he composes with confidential and millennial olfactory materials such as rose, incense, amber, cedar, precious woods and a thousand other wonderful scents like happy ointments or love potions.
On the range of Pierre Montale’s most popular scents rises the spirit of the oud, keeper of traditions at the gates to the east. Fragrant Asian ointment commonly used in the gulf region and Saudi Arabia, this scent is extracted from the oud tree. A secret millennia process kept away from light during several years. Pierre Montale will become the first ambassador for the West.
Back to his homeland in 2003, he presents his first creations under the aegis of the new eponymous house. A unique olfactory immersion revealing a perfection only accessible with our eyes closed.
Subjugated by his infinite combinatorial properties, Pierre Montale became the first exporter of oud for the west. He will then compose more than a hundred of timeless fragrances.
What is the oud?
Oud is produced when the Aquilaria or Agar Tree is infected by a Sparasitic fungus. The tree naturally secrets a defense against this parasite. This mechanism produces a very dark and aromatic resin. This set of wood, fungus and natural resin defense is taken manually, sheltered from the light in cellars for several years. After a distillation process, the Oud is here.
It is a material used in spiritual rites and practices from the Middle East to the Far bats, crossing the border of religions.