My favorite of the Mancera fragrances. Most already has been said about this masterpiece. Only the first 30 mins do remind a bit of Aventus but then this goes its own way being a very nice fruity (black currant again!)-citrus woody scent for the first two hours, Then the leather starts kicking in together with the moss, sandalwood and vanilla which makes it lasts quite a long while without losing its freshness. The later stages of this fragrances are also more masculine imo. Performance is way above average. Rating: 9.5/10
A beautiful balance of fruit,leather and woods that is bound to awaken,attract,excite and delight the delicate senses of the wearer.this awe-inspiring fragrance leaves you entranced in its grasp, epitomizing victory in every way.unisex but in a masculine way as it is a elegant and effortlessly seductive man who lives his feelings.Fresh,Fruity, Chic,Bright,Charming,Luminous,Versatile and Aromatic.
The opening is a lovely mix of black currant,lemon, pineapple and spices,which gives it a smoky/sweet type of smell.the water jasmine and fruity notes continue vitalizing aroma and adds more sparkle and freshness to the scent.as the scent dries down,the vanilla,leather and sandalwood begin to show,which really gives this scent a comforting and warm feeling and creating a hardy contemporary fragrance.the opening is reminds me aventus.a versatile fragrance that can be worn at any occasion.
Longevity?+8 hours on my skin.
Putrid blend of wine, prune juice, and...some sort of vinegar and lemon...salad dressing! Has a moldy, rancid oil quality which intensifies upon dry down. I'm wore it on two occasions and felt the same thing each time...not worth the price point or the hype. Simply putrid!
09th June, 2016 (last edited: 08th June, 2016)
One of Mancera's seemingly most celebrated fragrances, and the first I've tried, Cedrat Boise seems to be best known as having a close resemblance to Creed Aventus. I agree with the resemblance, though I admit Aventus wasn't the first thing that came to mind, just some generic familiarity.
It's a pleasant fresh fruity woody mix, strong with bergamot and blackcurrant in the opening and softening to a woody, semi-green mix of cedar and musk.
Some seem to compare Cedrat Boise to Aventus based on the fruity connection, but I find this less prevalent than the blackcurrant connection, as I still regard Aventus as fruitier (and specifically, more pineapple-intensive) in any batch I've smelled than Cedrat Boise.
Cedrat Boise is priced at $160 for 120ml retail, or about 25% off at Beautyspin, so as far as Aventus alternatives, it's priced much higher than Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Man or Reyane Insurrection Pure II, which each fall under $50 for 100ml. If you're curious about Aventus alternatives, CB may strike your fancy, but overall I don't see the merit, as I enjoy the original Aventus more, as well as Armaf CDNIM.
7 out of 10
A very refined, fresh, woodsy fragrance with a fruity top. I think the dry down is where you start to appreciate this one. I can guarantee you wont find anyone with this on, so i would Say its unique as well. Projection on my skin is about 5 hrs max but the smell still lingers well into the day. 8.5/10