The brand Mont Blanc presented a new men's fragrance back in April 2011. Legend is devoted to inspiring, righteous and self-confident men who are brave, passionate and authentic. Their fragrance is delicate but striking and mannish. Olivier Pescheux, the perfumer behind this fresh fougere creation, tried to make the fragrance full with contrasts, uniting notes that evoke strength and sensitivity, tradition and modernism. The composition opens with fresh aromatic tones of bergamot, lavender, pineapple leaf and exotic verbena (Litsea Cubeba). The heart notes emphasize oak moss that are merged with geranium, coumarin, apple, rose, and dried fruits. The base contains sandalwood, tonka and evernyl. The heavy and somewhat curved bottle of black and metallic colours are inspired by the famous Meisterstück pen design, made of glass and metal. The scheme is minimalistic and luxurious, perfect for the concept behind this fragrance. The black and white campaign features Simon Clark photographed by Peter Lindbergh. Mont Blanc was founded back in 1908 by stationer Claus-Johannes Voss, banker Alfred Nehemias and engineer August Eberstein, the company started out as the Simplo Filler Pen company. Making fashionable pens in Hamburg, a pen produced in 1910 would later give the company its new name: the Montblanc.
Alcohol, Parfum, Aqua, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Coumarin, BHT, Citral, Geraniol