It does smell synthetic, but to me Mancera/Montale are the apex of chemical perfumery. You know it’s all fake, but if it smells good, who cares?
And I think - though it's a really synthetic smelling one - Instant Crush is a much better fragrance than BR540.
This stuff is insane - also regarding "compliments" lol
so idk why is my mancera chemical and not long lasting. maybe it needs time .
tester that i sampled before buying lasted 14 hours(last 6 o r so as a skinn scent) but was more natural soft and creamy, mine that i bought is harsh and chemical and not long lasting(4-5 hours max), smell is very similar but more chemical and unpleasent in moments. maybe it needs time. thats why i asked if someone has the same experience with cedrat boise. or how long does it need to get more smooth and performing.