Black Gold 2017

Black Gold by Mancera
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7.9 / 10 215 Ratings
A popular perfume by Mancera for men, released in 2017. The scent is floral-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Floral
Spicy
Woody
Fresh
Sweet

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
CinnamonCinnamon Citrus fruitsCitrus fruits LavenderLavender Nepalese oudNepalese oud NutmegNutmeg
Heart Notes Heart Notes
VioletViolet Egyptian jasmineEgyptian jasmine PatchouliPatchouli Marine notesMarine notes RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes
AmberAmber White muskWhite musk LeatherLeather VetiverVetiver Woody notesWoody notes
Ratings
Scent
7.9215 Ratings
Longevity
8.3189 Ratings
Sillage
8.0188 Ratings
Bottle
8.1200 Ratings
Value for money
7.6131 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 25.05.2024.

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Reviews

6 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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Topfpflanze3

36 Reviews
Topfpflanze3
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Helpful Review 7  
Gold like hidden Treasures
Now I understand the "Gold" in the name - it literally tells you what a treasure it is

Up first I have to say you have to smell it by yourself, its just so unique. Nevertheless let me give it a try describing it...
In the opening you get some classical fresh fougere vibes. Lavender, a touch of violet and citrus in the back - Chopard Heaven or Joop Nightflight is the closest I can imagine of
Further into the scent you get fruity notes flickering trough, more on the tropical side... maybe banana? More candied sugary than ripe authentic banana. If you smelled Calvin Klein Escape you maybe know what I am talking about.
It always hold a perfect balance between fresh, sweet and fruity. The marine notes listed is more of a ambergris like aroma that helps it keep a modern appeal.
The rose is not really detectable by its own but gives it a powdery texture, similar to how its done in Aoud Blue Notes - actually you can detect quite a bit of similarities between the 2 but I can't really tell where they are coming from, just the overall feel
In the drydown you get a masculine and clean vetiver/ blond woody combination with the tiniest touch of cold smoke.
For me its an all year round scent but it especially shines in the colder ways where it almost developes a eucalyptus mintiness in the air.

Its quite a rare occurrence that you encounter a unique fougere that is modern, long lasting, mass appealing, not dated, has a absolutely stunning bottle and is affordable.

This is all you can expect from a blind buy - it is one of these treasures I found throughout my fragrance journey that keeps me exploring the wast ocean of undiscovered gems!
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Bashke81

16 Reviews
Bashke81
Bashke81
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Gold at its best!
My honest opinion is that this fragrance is very beautifully composed, it has everything a fragrance of this caliber needs. Sharpness,sweetness,depth and so on. After 1.5 hours on skin, this transforms into something sexy masculine stuff, i am very happy i Got this.
Although i Can feel that it is very potent, it does not last more than 6 hours on me.
But i generally have problems with perfumes. So i dont Think it is the scents fault, because like i Said: it is POTENT ! I sprayed 2 sprays on neck and 2 on T-shirt and i could smell it a lot for 1,5 hour. My wife could definitely also smell it 4-5 feet away .
Overall, i give this 8/10.
Very Nice.
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BartekHH12

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The beginning reminds me of Naxos.
Fresh start. I can smell the lavender a little. Reminds me subtly of Naxos but much more complex and pungent. Over time, the fragrance becomes a little more floral and softer in my nose. Overall, I think it's a great fragrance that should probably appeal to most people. By no means unique but good enough to hold its own in the fragrance landscape.
I can understand the barbershop associations. With a lot of imagination, many shaving/grooming products smell similar. But this fact is probably due to the "most people like it" factor.
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Omnipotato

65 Reviews
Omnipotato
Omnipotato
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Confusing, but wonderfully confusing
Black Gold is a very interesting perfume. It is ever-changing, throughout its development as well as each time I wear it. Sometimes I get sweet florals, sometimes tobacco-y leather, and sometimes soft woods. I think it really depends on my mood as well as the temperature. This fragrance just throws a bunch of notes at you and your nose (as well as the noses of those around you) has to decipher which to pick out and focus on.

There is definitely the aromatic lavender present, which provides some freshness. The florals are also always there, sometimes in the foreground and sometimes in the background. I've heard a lot of people describe this scent as "powdery" or "feminine" and the rose and violet combination does lend itself to sometimes become powdery. But the leather also kicks in and modifies this floral bouquet into a masculine creation. Down in the base, the vague "woody notes" are most reminiscent of sandalwood, which also extends the rose facet.

All in all, Black Gold is confusing, but wonderfully confusing. It reminds me of the scene in Amadeus where Mozart is describing the octet in Marriage of Figaro to the emperor. Eight people, singing different lyrics, and musical lines, for 20 minutes. That's Black Gold. Lots of notes competing for your attention, and it is STRONG. Sillage and longevity. Today I applied it before noon and it is currently 10pm, and it still smells stronger than most perfumes do a couple of hours after applying. I think my opinion of Black Gold can be summarized by another scene in Amadeus (I guess I just got that movie in my mind tonight): "There are in fact, so many notes one can hear in one evening...there are simply too many notes! Just cut a few, and it will be perfect."
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Intothe

3 Reviews
Intothe
Intothe
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Headache Incoming
This one is way too powerful and way too floral for me. It reminds me of a perfume that an older grandma might wear to church. The lavender is turned up to 11 and left me with a headache almost immediately after smelling it. It is rare that I will complain about a fragrance being too powerful or projecting too much, but when a fragrance smells like Black Gold, there is almost an obligation to warn others of impeding headaches.
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JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 5 years ago
9
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6
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9
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7.5
Scent
Nice aromatic. A little bit daring in the first 15 minutes but it starts to settle down into a nice creamy woodsy and floral scent.
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Amazon1975Amazon1975 4 years ago
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Citrus and floral opening bomb (for me lots of lavender) drys to a woody floral scent. Nice but reminds me of other manceras. Good stuff.
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KimJongKimJong 4 years ago
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10
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8.5
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One of the most powerful perfumes I have ever experienced. A good combination of heavy animalic parts and cute floral scents.
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AlishereAlishere 2 years ago
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the best in mancera after red Tobacco
Warm lavender with citrus and floral
relaxing nice
Perfomance is beast 8+
Everyone in my in my work like it
Try
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AlconichiwaAlconichiwa 2 years ago
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Great for summers . Could be in your face opening when being a perfume virgin. People will notice you. Smells nothing like 1 million
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