Years ago, when I was trying everything I could, I ordered a bunch of Montale samples, incuding Black Aoud and Red Aoud. At the time I felt Red Aoud to be to perfumey and gave the sample to my mother. I've grown rather weary of Montale, as they all seem to smell alike, but last week I saw Red Aoud on sale, so I grabbed it. You know? I actually like it.
I also got a bottle of Lanvin Avante Garde, of which I had read good things online. It's ok. Does not thrill me. Yet another woody amber. It was very cheap, though, so no worries.