Montblanc Legend Red debuts to celebrate Legend’s 10th anniversary
Swiss luxury brand marks the 10th anniversary of its global bestselling fragrance Legend with a new edition, Red.
The next Legend chapter: Red
Fans of Montblanc’s legendary pens will know that the colour red holds special prominence in the rich heritage of the brand. It’s was in 1906 when the company unveiled its famous “Rouge et Noir” fountain pen, one of Montblanc’s earliest writing innovations. It quickly became a signature colour utilized frequently through the years across collections from writing instruments to leather goods and now fragrance. Introducing Montblanc Legend Red, a fragrance that promises to be one of the biggest men’s scent launches of 2022.
Confidence in a colour
There is no colour more intense than red. And none that attracts the eye faster. That’s why the vibrant hue is used in highway signs, warning symbols and stop lights. It demands attention. This impact is amplified in the Montblanc Legend Red bottle as it is painted in a blue-red lacquer. The high-shine flacon with silver accents conveys a masculine elegance – much like the Montblanc pens.
Legend Red: a modern fresh woody fragrance
Perfumer Anne Flipo and Nicolas Beaulieu took on the challenge of re-imaging the iconic Legend fragrance with a new energy and character.
They chose the juicy freshness of Blood Orange and zesty grapefruit blended with the spicy contrast of cardamon. Citrus such as this adds an uplifting energy to a scent and blends very well with woody notes.
The duo then handpicked clary sage, cedarwood and juniper berry to add an aromatic quality to the formula. To temper the brisk juniper note, a trio of creamy and warm notes was added: mahogany, Atlas Cedarwood and tonka bean. It’s a charismatic woody fragrance that gives a burst of energy at first spray.
For the creation of the fragrance the cedarwood, clary sage and tonka beans are ingredients sourced from LMR, a company that works with local producers around the world to source pure, natural and sustainable ingredients with a strict ethos of complete transparency, and supporting environmental management, sustainable development and local communities. In addition, the fragrance itself does not contain ingredients of animal origin and is formulated with naturally derived alcohol.
Montblanc Legend Red
Concentration: eau de parfum
Scent Style: a fresh masculine woody scent for him
Perfumers: Anne Flipo & Nicolas Beaulieu
Key notes: Blood orange, grapefruit zest, cardamom, clary sage, cedarwood, juniper berry, mahogany, Atlas cedarwood, tonka bean
To read about the history of Montblanc, click here.
Montblanc Legend Red is available in Canada end of March 2022 at thebay.com, Hudson’s Bay stores, shoppersdrugmart.ca, Shoppers Drug Mart stores, sephora.ca and select Sephora stores.