The challenge

Montecristo is one of the world’s most renowned premium brands, bringing fine Cuban craftsmanship and undisputable quality to the world for decades. The challenge to incorporate the classic and luxurious sensation of the name Montecristo into the fragrance Deleggend was a highly enjoyable one. We aimed to create a scent that was as timeless as its brand, a mysterious but yet fresh scent with a woody depth not foreseen. A scent to be worn by a bon vivant; a confident person appreciating the mysteries of life but at the same time enjoying the small moments of every day. A scent bringing its bearer to higher feelings of luxury, of determination and firmness, allowing him to find his inner passion.

the vision

The plan was to create one fragrance only. But inspired by the many faces of the Count of Montecristo by Alexandre Dumas, we felt the urge to develop the alter egos of Montecristo. Et viola! The result was BLANC and NOIR, bringing us much pride and satisfaction. BLANC with its light, perky freshness was sprung out of the big city beat, the never ending flow that only a big city can produce. Whereas NOIR, with its rich fulfilling musky scent gives an aire of masculinity and was inspired by a desire for foreign places and lost times of flying carpets and sandy dunes.


Our thought and vision was not to create three fragrances strongly separated from each other, appealing to completely different persons. But to salute the versatility of man and create one Montecristo Deleggend, with three different faces suitable for whatever mood or situation life may bring you.

THE outcome

Blanc I signature Line I NOIR  

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