Lemon Line 
Mancera (2014)

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Lemon Line by Mancera

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Lemon Line is a shared scent launched in 2014 by Mancera

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Reviews of Lemon Line by Mancera

There are 16 reviews of Lemon Line by Mancera.

Lemon Line balances sweet and tart perfectly, with enough sourness and hints of bitterness to resemble a freshly sliced lemon. Opens up as an extremely realistic freshly squeezed lemon. Then quickly starts becoming a bit creamy and ever so slightly soapy, and the freshly squeezed lemon kinda turns into fresh lemon peel. It is directly lemon, the moss gives it an old school vibe so it is not for everyone.

Here's the thing - if you are willing to pay whatever it takes for the best lemon fragrance on the market, look no further than this. But for the rest of us, is it really worth it? Probably not. You would have to seriously love the note of lemon, demand above average performance, be someone who settles only for the best (and be willing to shell out for the privilege) and not already own many citruses for this to warrant a purchase in my opinion.

A constant wrist-sniffer. I am totally in love with Lemon Line. Think Monsieur Balmain but with staying power and a less linear dry down. The amber and oakmoss basenotes are sublime.

This was one of the first Mancera fragrances I've tried, besides Cedrat Boise, which I loved. Citrus frags usually remind me of something light and airy from Hermes or Atelier Cologne. This feels completely different, because the lemon in this one feels very concentrated and dense. It projects really well because of its potent base.

I feel hesitant to wear this during the summer, so I will usually reach for Pomelo Paradis. This feels more appropriate for the fall or winter. Sillage isn't massive, but I still feel a bit self conscious when I wear it.

The smell sometimes reminds me of cleaning product or dish washer liquid, as others have mentioned. Don't get me wrong; the smell is very pleasant. However, it smells a tad bit synthetic and lemony for me to use it as a fragrance. I think I need something to round off the citrus, because this just becomes a citrus lemon bomb with a bit of sweetness.

I think I will go with Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche for some depth and roundness. Or an offering from Atelier Cologne, but this just boils down to personal preference. If I had to choose from Mancera, I would just go with Cedrat Boise since I favour the fruitiness and mellow sweetness. The sweetness of Lemon Line feels like a candy.

Update: After smelling Aoud Lemon Mint, I would much prefer this one for its natural smell. Aoud Lemon Mint makes this one smell exclusive. I just cannot stand the synthetic harshness of ALM.

A zesty, vibrant, bitter and kind of exotic creation from Pierre Montale for Mancera. A virile and neo-classic accord of citrus, geranium, lavender and piquant spices over a musky woodsy base "from the forest" (cool and kind of cedary). I see olfactory connections with vintage Dior Eau Sauvage, Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte, Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet and Moschino Uomo. The standing out lime-aroma (the main olfactory element alongside bitter green orange and geranium) smells bracing, dry, classy, piquant and kind of "windy". Lavender provides a stout aromatic green vibe while synth ambergris imprints a sort of virile "dry-peppery" appeal. A tad of oregano in the mix? Lemon Line is perfect for sultry climates, exotic and mediterranean ambiences. A great choice for summer resorts, yacht tours and caribbean cruisings, overall in line with a classic glorious hesperidic tradition.

Spending $10 on a sample saved me $100 on a bottle.

I am very interested in the Mancera brand. Having 2 of their fragrances, both being quite good, I thought I'd try out a 3rd one. After much deliberating, I decided not to blind buy a bottle and buy a sample off Ebay. I'm so glad I did!

So right off the initial spray, I get a lemon cleaning product, very Pledge like sort of smell. That dies off within 20 seconds and I get the heart of the top notes, a zesty fresh squeezed, fresh cut open Meyer lemon. Meyer lemon have more of an orange citrusy quality about them, and that's what I get here. It turns more into a candied lemon shortly after, but still is quite nice. Fast forward 45 minutes, the lemon finally takes a back seat to a boatload of lavender. Now.. here is where I start to dislike the fragrance. Lavender can be done 2 ways.. clean or dirty. Here it is done dirty, and not only does the note smell like a dirty diaper, but it just doesn't blend well at all with the top notes. Had this been less citrusy, and more herbaceous, it would have worked, but not here, not for me.

I'll have to go against the grain on this one. With a dry down that ultimately ruins a pretty nice opening. My quest for a good lemon niche fragrance, with good performance will continue. This does not hold a candle to Monsieur Balmain, which can be had for much less too.

were it not for a particular note in this stuff that I cant name or figure out, I wouldnt touch this perfume..even tho' I happen to love longlasting citrus scents. Ive read posts with the expectation that someone would articulate what it is about this scent, that I cant articulate..espcially with "that note". And they havent. And even tho' I dont own a bottle of PR/1 Million, there is something in that fragrance that I smell here with Lemon Line. And its VERY barbershoppe-ish. This Mancera juice hasnt been on the shelves long at all...but it carries a underrated classiness about it that I believe reviewers take forgranted or dismiss altogether, because for whatever reason, citrus fragrances tend to get more criticism that most other perfume-types. And it starts with a usual lack of longevity. Any lack of longevity on any fragrance deemed to be very longlasting, will bring 'haters' from every corner of the World, LOL

Lemon Line is NOT one of them, fortunately. Wear it up or down...formal or casual. A very solid niche fragrance.

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