Montblanc’s Legend series sees its third instalment take on the night. When the sun sets and the dark casts its blanket over us, it reveals something in all of us, something that’s seldom unseen in the light of day. It unveils the mysterious, the secret move in a card trick.
Which is what Montblanc Legend Night is trying to evoke—the hue of dusk that’s trapped within the flacon; the top notes of peppermint and cardamom is bright, a perfect opening before the glide down to the heart of apple, fir, lavender; the settling into a comfortable elegance before vetiver, patchouli and musky notes act as the tether for a light descent. Even when you know the bottle’s content, you’re still taken by its riddle.
Lawrence Wong, who used to be part of the teeming local acting scene, has now made China his backdrop. He’s making strides with roles in The Dream Job, Story of Yanxi Palace and the upcoming remake of Love and Passion. But while he becomes a familiar face on the television screen, it does little in a way of revealing himself. After all, a man needs to have his own secrets. Like the Montblanc Legend Night, the crypticness is an alluring draw.
It’s the mystery that endures.