Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint is a cologne for men released in 2016. Since launch, Aoud Lemon Mint has become famed for its rare blend of citruses and oud. Somehow, this unique mixture just works and it’s turned me into a believer. Stick around for a few minutes for my full review.
Aoud Lemon Mint smells like fresh citruses and deep, sweet woods
Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint contains lemon, orange, pepper, almond, oud, vanilla, amber, musk, and vetiver.
Firstly, a burst of lemon and orange greet the senses. They both smell as vibrant, green and zesty as you’d expect.
Pepper appears too, providing some extra spirited, spicy energy to these two notes.
An almond accord also arises in the opening stanza. It smells nutty and sweet, meandering just behind the energetic opening accords. I really enjoy its inclusion here since there scarce brands that use almonds well – another one is Guerlain.
Interestingly, there’s actually no mint listed officially in the note breakdown. However, the pairing of green citruses and spicy pepper does offer that brisk, mint-like facet. Regardless, an odd name for a cologne that misses an ingredient on the label.
More of the deeper elements rise as the scent progresses:
- Oud makes its presence known in the heart. It smells woody and dark, providing instant depth. Let me reassure you it smells well-behaved, with no earthy or animalic facets noticeable.
- Vanilla adds more mellow sweetness, combining cleverly with the almond to smell intoxicating.
As the scent dries down, further thickness meanders through. It comes in the form of amber and musk, perpetuating a sweet, smoky density. There’s vetiver here too, contributing some late aromatic touches.
In summary, Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint smells citrusy, spicy, and faintly sweet. Then it becomes creamier and woodier, with some of the early briskness continuing to penetrate. Despite a synthetic framework, Aoud Lemon Mint is an enjoyable elixir that balances heavy and light ingredients along its journey.
Check out this reviewer’s thoughts:
Bright. Unique. Wears somewhat heavy. While most lemon/citrus spring/summer fragrances are light, crisp and airy; Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint is dense, thick and creamy. I love it for it. Unlike anything I’ve owned or smelled to date in comparison. Highly recommended.Fragrantica.com
Mancera colognes usually perform solidly and this release is no expection.
Specifically, it projects moderately from skin for 4 hours, before settling closer for a further 8. Thus, you’re looking at 12 hours of total lasting power here gents. That’s some impressive strength right there.
Consequently, don’t even think about overspraying – 5 sprays will do you.
Casual wear appropriate
Aoud Lemon Mint works best for casual situations. Social drinks, coffee, and errand running are all suitable. Furthermore, its usage can be extended to dates and nights out given its unique yet likeable character.
However, I do urge caution. Despite the citruses, be careful wearing this in the heat. The sweet and oud elements can turn cloying when the weather is at its hottest. Otherwise, spray freely in all other climate conditions.
In Conclusion – Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint
Although Aoud Lemon Mint isn’t a name that’s fully accurate, don’t be fazed. There’s still plenty to love about this memorable juice.
The unique combination of citruses and oud somehow just works, with sweet, spicy and creamy elements providing the nuance to balance them.
Lastly, strong performance and decent versatility confirm this unique Mancera release as a must try.