8.6 / 10 64 Ratings
Supernova is a new perfume by Aaron Terence Hughes for women and men and was released in 2023. The scent is fruity-citrusy. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation

Main accords

Fruity
Citrus
Fresh
Aquatic
Synthetic

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
GrapefruitGrapefruit Italian bergamotItalian bergamot Mandarin orangeMandarin orange OrangeOrange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
AppleApple Marine notesMarine notes PineapplePineapple
Base Notes Base Notes
AmbergrisAmbergris GingerGinger OakmossOakmoss PatchouliPatchouli White muskWhite musk

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8.664 Ratings
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8.260 Ratings
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8.456 Ratings
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7.851 Ratings
Submitted by Jazzbob, last update on 02.02.2024.

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Ramanshah

1 Review
Ramanshah
Ramanshah
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Vivid take on citrus and pineapple
Supernova is very juicy and fruity, backed up with a base that's relatively multidimensional but still ambroxan-forward. It's a vivid take on citrus and pineapple somewhere in the continuum between the sweet-musky Creed Aventus and cedary Nishane Hacivat, but looser, louder, and juicier. I find Supernova marginally too loud to consider wearing in a white-collar environment. Perhaps it's the dose of ambroxan or a great atomizer on the 50 mL packaging that makes it easy to spray a lot of material, but I find myself going intermittently anosmic to it in early stages.

Performance is quite massive on Supernova. Of potential interest is that I did a little test-strip showdown between Supernova, Aventus, and Hacivat, especially to evaluate the drydowns head-to-head. At ~13 hours on paper, it's even stronger than Hacivat, which is startling. Supernova dries down sweet-musky - not completely dissimilar to Aventus, but still big at a point where Aventus has faded to a whisper. At this late point, Supernova also has a lot of fruit, but in a way that subjectively smells synthetic.

I like Supernova well enough, but not quite enough to maintain at full scale. Hacivat remains my fragrance of choice in the citrus-pineapple top-note category.
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9.5
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RockyMtnSpy

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RockyMtnSpy
RockyMtnSpy
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Runaway Fusion with Peak Luminosity
The previous review I think captures this well. Upon initial spray you’re greeted with with a barrage of juicy sweet citrus notes. Fresh sliced oranges and bursting grapefruit juice blended with the tang of bergamot. As it dries the pineapple, aided by apple, seemingly appear out of nowhere. All of this screams summer at the top of it lungs.
Then slowly over the next few hours the earthier base notes of oakmoss and ambergris, patchouli and musk slowly evolve with a touch of ginger to lift them off the skin.
One could consider this a brighter, juicer Hacivat with the caveat that it’s far more playful than it’s Turkish brethren.
I’m curious what Aaron will choose to do with this formula. Supernova was initially planned solely as a limited edition summer fragrance. However, as indicated by its frequent sell-outs and restocking it’s clear Aaron might have struck upon his first real commercial hit. All of this this despite the fact the Aventus craze seems to have already passed. His classics like Onyx, Hard Candy and Daddy will always have a cult-like following among sweet Oud aficionados but they’re hardly running up the sales charts.

So we will see. The commercial gods are fickle and Aaron rarely plays by their rules.
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Manadeus

3 Reviews
Manadeus
Manadeus
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Fresh Opus Master
This is what a fresh fragrance should aspire to be. This is from the very well known Aventus, Tygar, Hacivat, Elysium DNA. That said, it comes much better than any of those…

This has maybe the very best opening, slightly better than Aventus and Elysium in my opinion, of any fragrance in this DNA. It’s very citrusy juicy, rounded, there is no metallic/scratchy feel, it smells very natural, fruity, deliciously fresh.

As it dries down, it starts to get a little greener because of the pineapple and apple, a little bit tarty but still fruity and very fresh, aquatic notes come forward for a few hours. Truly refreshing.

After a while the ginger in the base comes forward to that juicy freshness it had previously, and after a while more it starts turning to the base notes, which are pretty fancy, pachouli, oak moss and ambergris come forward, it gets very deep, a little dark, even a hint of animalic darkness here, it’s amazing. It is really a worth buy, specially at the excellent price point. This is a worth buy and I’ll put effort in buying the most I can before it is gone. Good luck finding this masterpiece.
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FragGuy007FragGuy007 2 months ago
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Very nice. Nothing groundbreaking, just a very smooth blend.
I have this and hacivat and this is more for spring/summer, hacivat all year
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Patj1994Patj1994 3 months ago
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Mediocre at best, opening is the best part. After, its a cross between hacivat and office for men. EXTREMELY synthetic, “sour” and sharp.
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DrDre10DrDre10 8 months ago
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Absolutely amazing scent! This is Le Gemme - Tygar meets Aventus . Beasty! Worth every penny and then some!
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GrumpyGrumpy 11 months ago
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Grapefruit/bergamot natural opening followed by ginger and pineapple. Breathtaking oakmoss, ginger, and musk dry down. Strong and great for summer
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