Interesting. The composition isn't brilliant, but there is a straightness and clarity of vision here. It is a green ambroxan floral. It smells remarkably like Ormonde Royal Elixir. That is much more expensive, and this came first, so I wouldn't call it a clone, but it is close enough to pass. There is something a little less intricate and delicate here, but beyond that smells good. Just feels like a high neutral to me though.
Similar to Aoud Violet but instead of aoud you get leather, so it has a sweetened Fahrenheit or Carven pour Homme feel to it. Also, there's a greeness to this that also reminds me of GIT. In fact, my wife mistook this for GIT.
Some spicey-cedar coming through into the drydown that may be giving it a tea-scent vibe.
Overall good performance, which is typical for Mancera. Good projection and longevity lasting into the 8-10 hour range.
Very nice fragrance in my opinion. The opening is fantastic i love the wood, mandarin fresh smelling notes. This is a great any day fragrance however.. after 2 hours you could smell the "pepper" which is in their for a quite a long of time.. i could smell it for 5 hours.. Wood & Pepper very spicy.. safe for work environment personally i wouldn't wear this on a date i think the pepper is a little bit too strong. Wish that the fruity notes lasted a little bit longer..
Overal a great fragrance as you can expect from Mancera.
Nice fragrance, resembles Aoud Violet; smell of (oud not listed), leather, pink pepper, patchouli....very nice! Masculine and aquatic from the green notes and mandarin. This fragrance carries a dark ambiance with it that's woody, and a lovely woody that is! There also, in the dry down, a menthol kind of effect mixed with the leather, not a bad thing just an observation!
By the way, this reminds me of Bois 1920 Classic by the freshness and the woodiness...