Explorers know it well: adventure has no limits. Once you have climbed a new summit, you start thinking of the next challenge. After Legend and Emblem, Montblanc launches a new fragrance that pays tribute to a theme to which it is closely linked: exploration.
Montblanc shares the same values as explorers, such as the relentless quest for excellence. Climbing summits, challenging conventions and exploring the four corners of the globe. From South Africa to Haiti, Italy, Germany or Indonesia; Montblanc EXPLORER invites explorers on a fantastic journey, giving them the opportunity to discover the rarest ingredients and manufacturing methods that combine craftsmanship with the latest technology.
An Olfactory Travel Diary
The scent is born from the collaboration of three experts from Givaudan.
Jordi Fernandez, Antoine Maisondieu and Olivier Pescheux each brought their own knowledge of a specific ingredient and their own travel experiences to the project.
The top note bursts with effusive Bergamot from Italy, revealing the bright, energetic and optimistic side of the fragrance’s heart.
The heart note takes us to the most remote part of Haiti where the most refined Vetiver is organically and ethically produced. Celebrated by perfumers all over the world, Haiti’s vetiver oil is comparable to no other, thanks to its smokey hues and its slight overtone evoking hazelnut.
“I love the fact that it takes time to truly understand all the richness of Vetiver,” explains Olivier Pescheux. “It’s not a common or easy-to-access smell. It’s authentic, raw and earthy. Vetiver is a root with strong masculine accents: the combination of complexity and roughness gives it real virility.”
A final stopover takes us to Indonesia, east of Borneo, in the heart of the rainforest, on the island of Sulawesi where a new type of patchouli has been developed exclusively for Montblanc fragrances.
“Patchouli is often at the centre of my creations, as it brings a rich and complex character to the perfume, it is the beating heart of the fragrance,” explains Jordi Fernandez. “This incredible custom-made patchouli gives a unique olfactory dimension to our palette. I used it in Montblanc EXPLORER to bring its iconic signature to it. It enhances the leather and cocoa notes of the composition.”
These innovative base notes transport our elegant explorer into an eminently sensual world, ready for any adventure.
A Design of Sartorial Elegance
This leather-like protective sheath enveloping the bottle is printed with the Saffiano motif used on Montblanc creations since 1926 and decorated with the Montblanc emblem. The signature star is made exclusively in Hamburg.
The bottle itself echoes the earth’s two hemispheres. Made of thick glass, its spherical shape evokes timeless solidity. At the bottom, like a mythical treasure, lies Montblanc’s emblem, the iconic star representing the six glaciers of the highest mountain in Europe.