Starting as the Simplo Filler Pen company, the German business that will come to be known as Montblanc made a name for itself by designing writing instruments and various luxury goods. Its logo, resembling a white star, was inspired by the peak of Montblanc, considered to be the highest peak in the alps. The company was founded in 1908 and developed all manner of writing instruments.
While the company is known for its popular batch of fragrances, Montblanc did not get into the fragrance business until 2001, choosing instead to focus on various luxury items including watches, jewelry, and more. Montblanc began its venture into fragrances with Presence, a perfume for women.
While Montblanc is relatively new to the fragrance industry compared to many of the competition, it doesn’t change the fact that their fragrances are strikingly subtle, and most are proud to wear the scent of a Montblanc.
Top Pick for Feminine Sophistication
The Montblanc Lady Emblem was introduced in 2015, and was meant to be the feminine counterpart to the popular Montblanc Emblem, released in 2014. The bottle design is inspired by a mix of flowers and diamonds.
The Lady Emblem is a delightful mix of floral, fruity and wooden tones, as it was meant to be the companion to the Emblem fragrance. The tones of musk and raspberry are intense, though far from overwhelming as the scent includes sandalwood, rosewood, and patchouli.
The Lady Emblem is ideal for those who want something more sophisticated, and is the perfect scent for women looking for a more versatile scent.
Legend Pour Femme
Elegant and Graceful
The Montblanc Legend Pour Femme was introduced in the fall of 2012. It was hot off the heels of the Legend fragrance, introduced in 2011, well-known for its classy, striking scent.
The Legend Pour Femme is known for its vivid intensity, which leaves a strong impression while still having class and subtlety. Its top notes are pear, bitter orange, and and neroli. It also includes base notes of vanilla and musk.
Overall, the Montblanc Legend Pour Femme makes a strong impression not only on those who catch the scent but also those who wear it. Its elegance and grace cannot be understated.
Amber Floral Head-Turner
There are few fragrances worthy of being called a signature fragrance, and the Montblanc Signature fits the bill. The fragrance was released in 2020, and has since impressed with its oriental-floral tones.
This amber floral head-turner is known for its strong notes of sensual vanilla, with fruity notes to help complete this masterpiece of a fragrance. Natalie Gracia-Cetto and Guillaume Flavigny are the perfumers responsible for bringing the Signature to life.
The Montblanc Signature is best donned in the colder months, where it realizes its full potential as a vividly subtle scent.
Classic Femme Fragrance
The Montblanc Femme Individuelle can be seen as the initial predecessor to the Signature, as it was only the third women’s fragrance at the time of its release. It also was one of the first to push for the amber floral scent.
The brainchild of the scent is Michel Almairac, and the fragrance was extremely striking for its time. With top notes of bay leaf, pink pepper, and red currant, this classic femme fragrance is an inspired addition to the Montblanc collection.
Anyone who wants to don a classic Montblanc scent would do well to go for the Femme Individuelle.
Lady Emblem L’Eau
Relaxing and Uplifting
While the Montblanc Lady Emblem was meant to be the feminine counterpart to the original Emblem fragrance, it was popular enough for yet another iteration, the Lady Emblem L’Eau.
The Lady Emblem L’Eau was developed by the perfumer Sonia Constant, and it’s meant to be a complement to the Lady Emblem fragrance. The L’Eau is uplifting and relaxing with fruity notes such as litchi, white peach, and more.
The Lady Emblem L’Eau is also complemented by musk and cedar, making it a classy choice that’s a little more uplifting than what you might expect.
Legend Pour Femme Special Edition (2014)
The Montblanc Legend Pour Femme Special Edition is a unique addition to the Legend Pour Femme fragrance. It’s similar to the original Legend fragrance’s striking scent, but there are unique differences.
The perfume’s musky and woody notes paired with the litchi, bitter orange, and peony makes it an inspired scent. It’s similar enough to the Legend fragrance, but sets itself apart as a refreshing and sun-kissed scent.
As far as whether you should try the Legend Pour Femme or the Special Edition, both are fantastic. The Special Edition is an excellent choice for those who want something more uplifting.
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses
Treat For the Senses
The Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses was released as a special addition to the Femme Individuelle scent. As one of the original women’s fragrances, Soul & Senses offers a unique take on the popular perfume.
One particularly inspired note is the addition of almond blossom alongside mandarin orange and garden dill. With the amber and cedar base notes, it’s no wonder why it’s called Soul & Senses.
The Montblanc Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses is undoubtedly a treat for the senses, and there isn’t anything else like it. It’s a unique and refreshing take on a classic scent.
Presence d’Une Femme Intense
Vivid, Classic Fragrance
Montblanc started its fragrances for women with the iconic Presence perfume. As a follow-up to the popularity of the Presence d’Une Femme, d’Une Femme Intense was released in 2004. It has a surprisingly diverse mix of scents.
The Presence d’Une Femme Intense starts with pineapple, pepper, mandarin orange, and lotus. It has the middle note of caramel, ending with Brazilian rosewood, sandalwood, and vanilla. It’s a classic fragrance with and well-known for its intensity.
As one of the most iconic fragrances for women in the Montblanc lineup, you can’t go wrong with the Presence d’Une Femme Intense.
Presence d’Une Femme
Top Pick for Classy Women
With the Montblanc Presence perfume gaining steam, it was only a matter of time before they released a complement to the original fragrance. Enter the d’Une Femme, which is meant to be an amber vanilla rendition of Presence.
The Presence d’Une Femme relies on its base notes to make a splash, with its mix of Brazilian rosewood, mahogany, patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla.
The Presence d’Une Femme is a scent closer to the Montblanc line dedicated to men, which makes it a striking addition to the perfume library. It’s a must for those who want something a little different.
Femme de Montblanc
Warm and Spicy
Femme de Montblanc was launched in 2006, and was meant to be yet another addition to the mix of men and women’s fragrances to develop an amber floral scent that’s a treat for the senses.
Femme de Montblanc has cinnamon and cardamom among others as the top notes, with orange blossom, amber and dark chocolate to help complete the scent. It’s a brilliant mix of cool and spicy notes, making Femme de Montblanc a clear winner no matter the season.
If you’re looking to turn heads, you’ll want to go for the warm and spicy pick with Femme de Montblanc.
Lady Emblem Elixir
Class and Sophistication
The Lady Emblem line of Montblanc was popular enough to be given multiple iterations, with 2016’s Lady Emblem Elixir being yet another fantastic scent in an iconic line. As the feminine version of the Emblem line, it’s one of the more exciting scents Montblanc has produced.
Perhaps the most striking part of the Elixir scent comes from the damask rose. When mixed with litchi and vanilla, it’s undoubtedly one of the most popular fragrances in the Montblanc lineup.
For those who want to elicit feelings of class and sophistication, the Lady Emblem Elixir is a popular pick.