Mancera as been available in the uae for a good 4 or 5 years now.
I , for some reason, never paid too much attention to them but they smell good.
Thread: Mancera now available in London!
After not visiting the West End for quite some time, I decided to pop down to Selfridges and sample some new releases. To my amazement, they are now selling Mancera fragrances (yes, that elusive Montale-esque brand). I can’t remember the prices but there are 12 Mancera creations available. For some reason, Silver Intensive Aoud wasn’t among them but the ones available are the following:
Black Intensive Aoud
Rose Aoud & Musk
Musk of Flowers
Gold Intensive Aoud
Alas, I’m pretty sick and tired of oud fragrances (plus I was about to leave) so I never hanged around to check them out. However, I did take a photo.
I also sampled several oud releases by Bella Bellissima. Personally, this oud trend is all getting too much. Please stop!!!
Hmm very similar to Pierre Montale (same first name) and perfume names are very similar too.
Perfumer Pierre Mancera opened his first Mancera luxurious perfume boutique at Place Vendo in Paris. Mancera perfumes are made from precious and luxurious ingredients, rare and refined materials, inspired by Art Deco design.
Mancera is a new brand. Designer Mancera has 3 perfumes in our fragrance base all launched in 2008. The nose who worked on Mancera fragrances is Pierre Mancera.
I recall a thread not too long ago that stated the Mancera line was very "harsh". I can't remember if it was noggs who had sampled them or not.
I don't think samples are available for this line. I would try them if they were.
How strange is that...............????????????????????
Got to be more than a coincidence, surely....??......!!!!!!!!!!!
Actually, Pierre is a very common name in France......... so I wouldn't presume there's anything too suspicious just because they have the same name.
I've only seen the three oud scents (Silver, Gold, Black), which have been available here for two to three years now, and have tried all of them a number of times. I haven't found anything attractive about them at all. I buy a lot of fragrances, and have tried very hard to give myself a reason to add these to my collection, but I just can't do it. ;-)
I'm not a big Montale fan, but I think Montale fragrances are a lot better than the Manceras.
I'm very curious to hear what others have to say about them, so please try them, trebor, and Aromi if you get a chance, and report back.
Never knew there were so many more in the collection.
I have black intensive for a while now. I stated in the past threads about this company, I am 100% convinced this is Montales company. The box, the inner bag and the scents are exactly the same.
All the SAs here tell me that Mancera is owned by Montale, but much of the "information" I get from these guys is suspect, so I don't know what to think. I do agree that there is a similarity between the logos and the packaging and fragrance profiles. I haven't smelled any Montale fragrances that smell just like Mancera fragrances, but I've only tried 6-8 Montale frags, so there may be some twins out there that I haven't yet come across.