The notorious and highly regarded Mancera perfume house was born in 2008 and began through a collaboration between Pierre Montale, a refined perfumer and traveler of the far east, and his daughter Amelie, a photographer and visual artist. The Mancera fragrance/ perfume brand is influenced by the purity and geometry of art deco design, which can be seen in the crystalline boxes which hold the perfumes.
Enshrouding the Mancera perfumes is a sense of mystery and myth, inspired by Pierre Montale’s travels into the often secluded lands of the Far East. This guide will explore not one but seventeen of the best and most popular Mancera perfumes in detail to help you to choose your favorite scent.
Popular Mancera Perfumes:
1. Cedrat Boise Mancera
Launched in 2011, Cedrat Boise Mancera is a fresh, fruity fragrance designed exclusively for men and women by expert perfume designer Pierre Montale. Alive with dominant notes of citrus, this scent has a rich blend of cedar, sandalwood, vanilla, white musk, leather, and moss at the base.
Sharp and bright notes of blackcurrant, bergamot, Sicilian lemon, and spicy notes create instant impact, while fruity aromas, water jasmine, and patchouli leaf swell at the heart of this scent.
2. Red Tobacco
Red Tobacco by Mancera is a distinctive, spiced fragrance launched in 2017 and is suitable to be worn by both women and men. An intense fragrance ideal for an evening occasion, Red Tobacco has a heady, mystical mix of base notes, including Haitian vetiver, white musk, Guaiac wood, amber, Madagascar vanilla, tobacco, and sandalwood.
At the heart of this scent is a floral blend of jasmine and patchouli, which forms a gentle contrast to the spiced, woody top notes of nutmeg, saffron, incense, agarwood, and cinnamon with fruity hints of white pear and green apple.
3. Roses Vanille
Launched in 2011, Roses Vanille Mancera is a smooth amber vanilla fragrance crafted by Pierre Montale to be worn exclusively by the elegant, modern woman. Sweet and refined base notes of white musk, sugar, vanilla, and cedar merge beautifully into aromas of rose and more sugar at the heart of this scent.
Simple, sharp chords of vanilla and water notes spark in the water notes of Roses Vanille. This is an ideal daytime scent to be worn on a fresh Spring day.
4. Instant Crush
Instant Crush Mancera is a playful, floral scent with the versatility to be worn and enjoyed by both women and women. Launched in 2019, this scent includes strong, zesty aromas of ginger, Sicilian mandarin, Sicilian bergamot, and saffron at the heart.
Creamy base notes of sandalwood, white musk, oakmoss, and Madagascar vanilla give depth and longevity, while middle notes of amberwood, Egyptian jasmine, Indonesian patchouli leaf, and Morrocan Rose are sensual in complexity, reflecting the tapestry of locations where Mancera’s Pierre Montale explored on his travels.
5. Aoud Lemon Mint
Launched to great acclaim in 2016, Aoud Lemon Mint is a strong aromatic fragrance with the versatility to be worn by both men and women. Perfume designer Pierre Montale has truly created a complex and unique scent in Aoud Lemon Mint.
Deep, mysterious base notes of musk, vetiver, leather, vanilla, and amber blend beautifully with seductive chords of patchouli, Egyptian jasmine, and agarwood at the heart of this scent. The top notes are fruity and aromatic in flavor, with zesty hits of pepper, coriander, mandarin orange, lemon, and almond.
6. Velvet Vanilla
A perfectly balanced fruity and floral scent for both men and women, Velvet Vanilla Mancera, was launched in 2016 after being created by perfumer Pierre Montale. Uncomplicated and smooth base notes of vanilla and white musk form the foundations for the middle floral notes of tuberose, jasmine, neroli, and rose.
The top notes flourish and sing with notes of mandarin orange, pink pepper, clove, blackcurrant, angelica, and pear. A perfect daytime scent to wear in the colder winter months.
7. Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush is a bold and daring fragrance; Hindu Kush is a woody amber scent, launched in 2018 to be worn and enjoyed by both men and women. Heady and intoxicating in aroma, this scent has distinctive top notes of labdanum, cannabis, spices, and incense, which flow calmly into woody notes and patchouli leaf that burns at the heart of this scent.
Base notes of amber, Guiac wood, vanilla pod, and white musk add depth and longevity to this soothing fragrance.
Inspired by the sunny landscape and fruits growing in Sicily, Sicily Mancera is a zesty perfume for both women and men, characterized by strong citrus notes. Launched in 2016, Sicily was fashioned by top perfumer Pierre Montale.
A fruity explosion of apple, pineapple, peach, grapefruit, mandarin orange, and bergamot forms the top notes, softened with a floral blend of ylang-ylang, violet, rose, and jasmine. At the base of Sicily lies a rich fusion of white musk and woody notes. This perfume is perfect to wear on a summer’s day somewhere exotic.
9. Roses Greedy
Roses Greedy Mancera is a unique, strong scent designed for confident and modern women and men; the bold pink perfume bottle reflects this. Launched in 2012 after being created by Pierre Montale, this scent had dominant floral and fruity aromas.
A sweet and sensual combination of sugar, vanilla, amber, benzoin, and white musk form the base notes, while the middle notes are a light floral bouquet of rose, flowers, and jasmine. The top notes are exotic and complex in structure, with a fruity fusion of mandarin orange, coconut, pink pepper, blackcurrant, and peach, giving sharp impact.
Launched in 2016, Holidays Mancera is a versatile and optimistic fragrance designed for both men and women. Inspired by the beach and sea of a holiday setting, designer Pierre Montale crafted this serene and fresh scent. Base notes of vanilla pod, sandalwood, and white musk are smooth and woody, while top notes of coconut and bergamot are nutty and light.
An exotic mix of ylang-ylang, sea notes, and Tiare flower come together at the heart of this scent. This is the ideal scent to take on holiday somewhere scenic and sunny, hence the name of this scent.
11. Aoud Vanille
Aoud Vanille is an amber fragrance designed by Pierre Montale for both men and women, characterized by the strong and refined essence of vanilla. Launched in 2015, this scent works beautifully when worn in the colder autumnal and winter months. Some wearers comment that this scent is evocative of the charms of the Christmas season.
Earthy base notes of sandalwood, Guaiac wood, and Madagascar vanilla are woody and smooth, whilst the heart is predominantly floral in aroma. Spiced contrasts of cardamom, saffron, black pepper, and agarwood create the top notes.
12. Coco Vanille
Launched in 2016, Coco Vanille is a sweet and creamy amber vanilla fragrance designed exclusively for the enjoyment of women. A subtle, elegant scent, this fragrance is perfect to be worn for a formal evening occasion.
Deep and seductive notes of Madagascar vanilla, white musk, and woody aromas come together at the base, moving gently up to a floral heart of jasmine, ylang-ylang, and Tiare flower. Bold, sweet white peach is softened by chords of coconut in the top notes.
13. Aoud Cafe
Inspired by the nostalgia and familiar flavors found in a cafe atmosphere and setting, Aoud Cafe; Mancera is an amber vanilla perfume designed for both men and women. Aoud Cafe was launched in 2013, having been crafted by top perfumer Pierre Montale.
Woody base notes white musk blend sweetly with amber and floral notes at the heart, with a distinctive aroma of coffee. Fruity base notes of bergamot, peach, and blackcurrant form a surprising contrast in the top notes.
14. Wild Cherry
Launched in 2016, Wild Cherry Mancera is an intense, fruity fragrance with the versatility to be worn by both men and women. The bottle’s distinctive animal print design is eye-catching and reflective of this scent’s bold flavors. Unsurprisingly, the sweet, tart aroma of cherry forms a dominant stance in the top notes, along with sharp notes of lemon and bergamot.
At the heart of this scent bloom jasmine, patchouli, heliotrope, and orris, which blend well with a heady mix of white musk and Madagascar vanilla in the base notes.
15. Wild Fruits
Wild Fruits truly is a wild concoction of fruity sensations; any woman or man who wears this playful, fruity perfume is sure to create a stir. Launched in 2011, Wild Fruits was created by top designer Pierre Montale.
The base notes form a smooth, gentle fusion of white musk and cedar and work to soften the stronger aromas above. Middle notes of peach, apple, violet, and blackcurrant compliment stimulating chords of citruses, lemon, grapefruit, and kumquat in the top notes.
16. Black Gold
Presented in a striking and minimalist black and gold perfume bottle, Black Gold Mancera is an intense leather fragrance designed by Pierre Montale to be worn exclusively by men. Launched in 2017, Black Gold is ideal to be worn for a formal evening occasion; refined and elegant base notes of vetiver, amber, white musk, leather, and woody notes offer longevity and depth, whilst aromatic tones of cinnamon, nutmeg, agarwood, citruses and lavender form the top notes.
At the heart of this scent is a hedonistic fusion of sea notes, rose, jasmine, violet, and patchouli leaf.
17. Choco Violet
Almost delicious enough to eat, Choco Violet Mancera was launched in 2016 and is suitable to be worn by both men and women. This sweet amber vanilla scent was crafted by the legendary Pierre Montale.
Top notes of orange, bergamot, and chocolate are smooth and indulgent, blending beautifully with middle notes of violet and dark chocolate. At the base are the deep, mythical aromas of white musk and Madagascar vanilla.