Legend by Montblanc (2011) Review

Legend by Montblanc (2011)

Legend by Montblanc (2011)

Overall Rating


Sex Appeal


Safe for work/school


How long does it last?


Critic Score



  • Top Selling Cologne
  • Great to wear at work
  • Smells Manly


  • Smells similar to another top selling cologne
  • Could be more sexy

About Legend by Montblanc

Designed by Oliver Pescheux, this cologne was created to be clean, fresh, and sensual. The men who wear Legend according to Montblanc.com, was designed for a man with an “independent spirit that defies convention.” I don’t know about you, but those words don’t mean a whole lot to me.

Montblanc is a company that was founded over a hundred years ago in 1906 by Alfred Nehemias and August Ebertstein. This company started in Germany in one of the more popular cities of Hamburg and they made pens. Now we know Montblanc as the producers of one of the most popular colognes on the market today.

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What does it smell like?

If you were to read the discussions on various sites of what this cologne smells like, you will find that most people find it smells EXACTLY like Abercrombie & Fitch’s Fierce cologne. In my opinion, it smells similar but not identical. I find that Legend smells a little more “musky” and gives a mature scent to it.

Legend by Montblanc is one of the top 25 most popular colognes today and in 2015, made the list of the top colognes. Because of it’s popularity, you most likely will know someone that either wears it, or Abercrombie’s Fierce so you can get an idea of how it smells.

The notes people say they smell when trying a squirt are;

Lavender-2 PineappleSandalwood

What does it smell like to a normal person?

This is always my favorite part to these reviews. Here are some real people with their description and views on Montblanc’s Legend cologne.

“Legend is a great scent for me. It’s fresh, almost sporty, and undeniably masculine. In fact I’ve had the comment a few times, ‘you smell like pure manliness.’ its just not very unique, rather I find that if I had to imagine what men’s cologne would smell like – it’d be something like this. The Scent Bros on YouTube summed it up perfectly, kinda like sniffing the magazine samples when you were young, it just smells like men’s cologne. It’s not a complaint for me, rather an observation. I enjoy the smell, and it’s very well received by others around me. It’s rather potent, and has a beast for a sprayer. I go with 3 sprays on this one, and I’m set for a full 12hrs at work. For the first 3-4 hrs, projection is well above average. It’s an easy go-to for me that never fails, regardless of the situation.” – Juts

“Modern, masculine, clean and fresh. My wife likes this one very much, reminded her of a “rich, urban guy,” whatever that is. I enjoy this one too, goes well with many occasions and levels of attire. Performance is excellent.” – Speedracer

“My all time favourite on my husband. I love sniffing his neck when he wears this. Even at the end of the day.” – Eleni

Who should purchase Legend by Montblanc?

Age Group: 30+

Despite smelling similar to a cologne that was created for teenagers, Legend has a mature scent to it that makes it less appealing to anyone in high-school and college aged. This cologne should be worn by grown men.

Season: All-year round

Legend is safe to wear all year round. If I had to absolutely pick a season for it, I would say late fall -> early spring.

Time of day: Anytime

Feel free to wear it Legend at day when you are at work or school, or at night when you are out with your friends. Montblanc created a versatile cologne that you can wear anytime, anywhere.

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Jason is the first ever self-proclaimed “Cologne Master” that is dedicating his expertise and knowledge to helping people choose that special scent for the 1st or 50th time.