Montblanc has announced the name of its new range of male fragrances – Montblanc Explorer will launch globally in February 2019. 

Montblanc Explorer tells the story of adventures, quests for excellence, 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.”

The composition is made by three Givaudan perfumers: Jordi Fernandez, Antoine Maisondieu and Olivier Pescheux.

Each of them shared their knowledge of and emotional experiences with a particular ingredient. The fragrance is announced as a unique woody-aromatic-leather concoction that combines essences of bergamot from Italy, vetiver from Haiti and patchouli from Indonesia.

“I find this ingredient particularly luminous, like a young Mediterranean boy bursting
with laughter: pure and eminently elegant. Bergamot is also an icon of Calabria and
symbolizes the light of this region. We wanted to infuse Montblanc EXPLORER
with this unique atmosphere, synonymous with joy, light and refinement,” says
Antoine Maisondieu.

“I love the fact that it takes time to truly understand all the richness of vetiver. 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,” explains Olivier Pescheux.

“Patchouli is often at the center of my creations, as it brings a rich and complex
character to the perfume; it is the beating heart of the fragrance. 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, without showing its earthy facet,” said Jordi


The bottle of an elongated shape is wrapped with a leather-like protective sheath printed with the Saffiano motif. The signature star that adorns all the Maison’s leather goods is made exclusively in Hamburg. The sleeve and emblem are assembled by hand at the Montblanc Pelleteria in Florence.

The advertising campaign was shot by John Balsom in South Africa, and the model is Rein Langeveld. Montblanc Explorer is available as a 30, 60 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.