Montabaco captures the essence of Latin America: leather, suede, wood and tobacco leaf repeat, over and over again, to construct a portrait of a passionate temperament, unabashed sensuality, cultural diversity and intellectual imagination. Initially we experience air, pure, a little thin and inclusive of a breathtaking view…perhaps we are looking out from the path to Machu Picchu; the bittersweet floral edge of orange absolute blended with cool juniper suggests tiny, high altitude flowers. Cardamom creates a chill even as it warms, the cold mountain air against our exercise-warmed skin.
Suddenly a waft of magnolia, that rich floral presence, plunges us straight back to sea level: magnolia, jasmine and rose bloom in the enclosed plaza of a fine house in Buenos Aires, a refined space which nonetheless implores and entrances our senses. Last but not least, the base of this scent relocates us once again: imagine a Sonoran ranch, where guachos smoke hand rolled cigarettes, standing amidst their herd, surrounded by tall grasses glittering in the afternoon sun. Seductive yet profoundly simpatico, Montabaco paints expansively, embracing and celebrating the poignant, piquant, picturesque.