House of Mancera Cologne Review.

We have received a new line of niche cologne to sample.

Men’s discovery collection from the house of Mancera Paris, France.

Short history.

Pierre Montale gives birth to the Mancera house. This is the beginning of a unique collaboration between a father and his daughter. Founded 2008

I sample one cologne a day -all day- so you don’t have to. I will report on changes throughout the day, top-notes, character, and longevity.

I will be testing the following:

•AOUD BLUE NOTES

•AOUND LEMON MINT

•AOUD VIOLET

•BLACK LINE

•BLACK GOLD

•CEDRAT BOISE

•WIND WOOD

Ride along with me on this blog. Let’s discover the house of Mancera men’s line together.

– D. Eisel

Etat Libre d’Orange Archives 69

Archives 69

Top note: Citrus musk. Underneath: Complex notes, patchouli, camphor. Archives 69 has a dual personality. It is the most unisex scent I have tried. I’m a guy, and I feel very comfortable to rock this even though it feels like it’s halfway to perfume. Here’s my thought on Archives 69: Why choose? If you’re a little confused about you’re identity right now, you’re going to enjoy this. Anyone who rocks this scent is going to feel polished, sophisticated, sexy, and confident. It’s spicy, sweet, musky excellence in a bottle.

I had a great time sampling this product.

– D. Eisel

Rich Hippie Nirvana

Nirvana

All organic fragrance for women and men. Top note: Sandalwood. Underneath: Bay leaf and bergamot. We sampled Rich Hippie at the Aira in Las Vegas several years ago, and we were impressed. It is a California house in tandem with “Nature Girl”. The product is 100% natural and chemical-free. I have purchased a few scents from Rich Hippie, and my favorite is Nirvana. This scent takes me to the Lost Coast. Humboldt and Mendocino, California. It’s the scent you would expect in a van on the beach with surfboards on top. Climb inside and wrap yourself In a warm Mexican blanket. Inhale the aroma of trinkets from the hippie shops mixing with the scents from the redwoods and the ocean. This one is slightly masculine, and longevity is an issue, so wear it heavy. They nailed the feeling of a trip to Humboldt County with this scent. It’s one of my go-to Colognes.

I had a great time sampling this product.

– D. Eisel

Etat Libre d’Orange Divin Enfant

Divin Enfant English: Divine Child.

Top Notes: Candy and marshmallow. Underneath: Tobacco and musk. My Take: I put this on and immediately think of Pez and cotton candy. I had to check that the spot I sprayed it was not sticky from sugar. Sweet in a subtle way with the contrast of musky tobacco. It’s like a rebellious kid who’s too young to smoke walking through the town square with a cigarette. It’s candy-cute but adult-cool. Mid-day: softer, more complex, less candy, and more tobacco musk. It’s a very light and happy scent.

I had a great time sampling this product.

– D. Eisel

Etat Libre d’Orange Like This

Like This

Top note: Ginger and Rose. Body: Moroccan neroli, vetiver wood, musk. Fresh, youthful, playful autumn unisex fragrance. Late in the day, the top note changed to a delicate vanilla caramel vibe, and I like it. “Like This” is the big hit among the young men on the team. Tangerine and ginger. Underneath: Spicy wood rose and musk. “Like This” puts my mind in an autumn vibe. The ginger orange and spice create pumpkin illusions in my head. Slightly strange at summer temperature so I will be testing this again when I break out my cozy sweaters in the fall. Longevity: Need to reapply after work.

I had a great time sampling this product.

– D. Eisel

Etat Libre d’Orange Remarkable People

Remarkable People

Top note is very masculine, musky spicy underneath Grapefruit, champagne and, sandalwood. Mid-day top note changed to new leather, and that was a super cool surprise. My take: To me, it was similar to the trendy cologne made for a famous fashion designer (just passed away), but this is much deeper, warmer, more complex and less in your face.

I had a great time sampling this product.

– D. Eisel

Etat Libre d’Orange Fat Electrician

Fat Electrician

Top notes: Cedar Vetiver warm wood tones chestnut cream, olive leaves, myrrh, vanilla. My take: Imagine going into a museum and opening an ancient chest of cedar drawers, and there’s something naughty inside. That’s my best attempt to describe this cologne. I like it. Mid-day update: Wood tones have settled down, and now I would describe it as cream, vanilla, musk. Much softer and very lovely.

I had a great time sampling this product.

– D. Eisel

Etat Libre d’Orange “Cologne”

Cologne

Top notes are citrus orange blossom and spice. Underneath: bergamot and musk. Mid-day: This is going to sound strange, but “Cologne” is bringing back pleasant childhood memory’s for me. It reminds me of the first scent I ever went crazy over as a child. The notes I perceive in this cologne were applied to a picture in a very fancy scratch and sniff children’s book I was obsessed with It was a picture of a farm, and the scent was a spicy, musky leathery wonderland. I would sneak into the playroom and scratch that picture day after day until the ink rubbed away from the page. Sophisticated and masculine, I’m incredibly pleased that the notes in this scent are back in my life. I am giving this 110% out of 100%. “Cologne” is the best of the best. I’m not a king, but I speculate that Louie the sun king would love this for the sophisticated orange blossom note alone. I hope that people at Etat Libre d’Orange never figure out I would buy this at any price.

I had a great time sampling this product.

– D. Eisel

Etat Libre d’Orange Dangerous Complicity

Dangerous complicity

Top note sweet rum ginger, spice. Underneath leather with a delicate blend of complexity. If your goal is to attract an American female or male, then this is the correct blend. Sweet and fruity all the rockstar notes of cologne and perfume from the 1970s. Mid-Day sweet, fruity and soft powdery leather. Just a touch too gentle for me but many people will love this.

I had a great time sampling this product.

– D. Eisel

Etat Libre d’Orange Putain Des Palaces

Putain Des Palaces English: Fucking Palaces.

Yes, it has been described as a fragrance for the femme fatale, but I’m rocking it today, so I get extra points for tenacity. I don’t care, and I dig this scent. Flowery and powdery but masculine and tough. It’s delicious. My team of male testers have an ongoing debate, would they like to rock it themselves or enjoy it on a female companion? The answer is overwhelming both. We want to wear this fragrance and have our partners ware it at the same time. We can’t get enough. Someones been digging through 1700s perfumer Jean-Louis Fargeon’s old notes to create the ultimate fragrance for the queen of France and found the essential elements. Putain Des Palaces should be relaunched at Versailles to complete the story of one of the most magnificent unisex fragrances ever.

I had a great time sampling this product.

– D. Eisel