Hindu Kush 2018

Hindu Kush by Mancera
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7.3 / 10 208 Ratings
A perfume by Mancera for women and men, released in 2018. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Spicy
Woody
Smoky
Resinous
Green

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
CannabisCannabis LabdanumLabdanum SpicesSpices FrankincenseFrankincense
Heart Notes Heart Notes
PatchouliPatchouli Woody notesWoody notes
Base Notes Base Notes
White muskWhite musk Gaiac woodGaiac wood VanillaVanilla AmberAmber
Ratings
Scent
7.3208 Ratings
Longevity
8.3186 Ratings
Sillage
7.9186 Ratings
Bottle
7.8182 Ratings
Value for money
7.9115 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 12.06.2024.

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Reviews

7 in-depth fragrance descriptions
10
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10
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8
Longevity
9
Scent
Benedikt2019

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Benedikt2019
Top Review 36  
"Smelling Great Fragrance rewies" or: Of false names, false ideas and a monster situation
Smelling Great Frangrance Rewiews is my favourite YouTuber when it comes to testing fragrances, as it presents and tests a wide range of fragrances. Sebastian doesn't keep to the fact that he particularly likes the scents of Mancera. However, I have not shared this passion. On the contrary, I was of the opinion that many fragrances from this house are very similar or copies of already known and popular fragrances. Hindu Kush should change my picture, but more about that later.

So I watched a video about "niche scents with monstersillage" and was nominated among other things (I mean even in the TOP3) Hindu-Kush. According to the testers, this should have an incredibly intense and yet captivating, beguilingly fine sillage and at the same time exude a completely new scenttaura. Well, after this positive review I just had to order a sample, which was ready for testing a few days later. Tensely I sprayed the noble water on my neck and was immediately surprised: no smoke! I was relieved, because I don't like smoky scents very much most of the time.

So: To the scent ---->

I would describe Hindu Kush itself as spicy green woody, which may be due to the light cannabis note. This green is surrounded by light and discreet smoke, which, I repeat, is not dominant and can hardly be identified as smoke. You can also smell a slight sweetness that lingers prominently in the first few minutes. But I can't grasp it completely, it's too multi-layered and somehow crazy unconventional. I would describe it as very wild, for me the name fits only if one refers it to the wild Hindukush mountains. Or if you imagine a drug frenzy under the cannabis strain Hindu Kush. But he doesn't smell it. I think the perfect name would be Intoxicated (Kilian) because it's intoxicating and beguiling.

The reactions:

Well, I thought it was great you liked the scent, but no one around you will like it. Wrong thinking! My sister immediately said what a great fragrance it was. The same applies to my colleagues. No negative reaction, which may also be due to the fact that on the one hand it has a very pleasing fragrance and becomes beautifully soft and flattering and on the other hand has a grandiosely elaborated sillage. It's not brute, yet it's always there. Similar to the Intoxicated, small scents are emitted again and again, which fog and envelop. My colleagues noticed it from a distance of about 4 meters and that about 4 hours after the application.

Durability and Sillage:

As already mentioned, he has a top silage that lasts at least 6-8 hours and is therefore rated 10. The shelf life is around 10 hours and is also top.

For whom?
Anyone who is looking for a fancy, not Mancera-typical scent, which is green-woody spicy and cannot be clearly assigned to any season. Anyone who attaches importance to top durability and sillage and is looking for a fragrance that is nevertheless pleasing and can be worn in the office/at work. Anyone who likes intoxicating fragrances like Intoxicated or Fou d'Absinthe.

Conclusion:
For me, the special Mancera with unique selling proposition! Unfortunately, he does not get away very well here, which I cannot quite understand, although he is special. Have courage and test him, and tell us how you find him.

6 Comments
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10
Longevity
8.5
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Nunez

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Nunez
Very helpful Review 21  
Master Kush, OG Kush or rather Skunk?
Which variety hits the scent best ? The Master Kush ? The Master Kush is a cross of various Indica varieties and is the well-known "in the couch presser "

or maybe the OG Kush? Which is a good mix of Indica's and Sativa's and depending on your mood relaxing but also euphoric and surrounds you with zest for action
Or simply the Skunk? Which as the name suggests is supposed to be a stinky herb.

I think it's the west coast classic OG Kush.
When spraying on the back of my hand I had to smile, this sticky resinous consistency just fits the scent.
He starts sweetish, spicy, oriental, resinous, with a green note that a mixture of hops, grasses that bring a certain freshness purely and a ticking of this fragrance when you run, for example, as with us in the north over a fish market, where a small stand with Rastafari's stands, whose cannabis incense sticks are neatly projecting and you felt that you sing the same with Bob Marley "I Shoot a Sherrif" on cloud 7. This mix is so great and so unique. He makes mood in nice weather to lie in the grass and listen to some reggae classics and with Bob Marley... well you know what I mean...

-Addendum -
Of course the scent is not a cannabis bomb, just the vibe is there for me personally. Others describe it simply as a sweet spicy scent, with green notes.

As it progresses, that vibe lingers for a bit and it gets woodier and woodier and woodier until the vanilla kicks in and it turns completely and tends more towards the gourmand until after about 10 hours (it lasted me a total of 18 hours on my skin) it turns around and smells woody again but drier and exactly like my cigar humidor.

I'm really so impressed with all this back and forth and don't know what direction to put it in, but one thing is clear. He remains firmly in my collection!
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8
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8
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7.5
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TristanKalus

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TristanKalus
Top Review 15  
Of other expectations and green bananas
Sebastian from Smelling Great Fragrance Reviews described Mancera's Hindu Kush as a unique scent in typical Mancera style with a "sexy" sillage. Since I was as well as looking for a few treasures away from the niche mainstreamers, my interest was piqued and since the fragrance pyramid presented itself as very promising, was not too soon, thanks to a nice Parfumos, a bottling on the way to me.

Even if I speak in the following of other expectations, I must be so honest and admit that I could not really assess what to expect with Hindu Kush. In retrospect, I assumed that it is probably an Oriental with clear resin impacts and a pronounced cannabis note. In fact, this impression has proven true the second time of testing, but not as I had expected.

The prelude of Manceras Hindu Kush was ultimately responsible for breaking my expectations for the time being. Instead of the mysterious resin and cannabis clouds from the mountain ranges in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a green, cool and subliminally sweet fragrance with distinctly metallic-ozone nuances opened up to me. Okay, I really wasn't expecting this and to be honest, I was visibly disappointed as instead of an oriental from the Middle East, I got a box of green bananas. After this experience, the bottling ended up in my drawer for a few weeks.

The further attempt a certain time later, however, already turned out a little differently and meanwhile I also understand what I smell in the top note. The green-sweet direction comes to my mind by the very natural incense here, the labdanum and the cannabis accord. Regarding the latter, however, it should be said that cannabis can only be glimpsed here and the accord is reminiscent of commercial hemp, but even more so of fresh hops. The labdanum creates a certain resinousness of fresh branches and the incense contributes some cold smoke and balsamic. The spices are not exactly identifiable to my nose. Underneath there is some patchouli and a few light woods. And what can I say, in the drydown it becomes so really beautiful. The green nuances have largely moved into the background and have made room for the incense, which pairs very harmoniously with amber, a touch of vanilla and some powdery
Musk pairs. Here shows then again the actually expected fragrance character - a resinous Oriental with a clear focus on natural incense.
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8
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8
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8.5
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Leimbacher

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Leimbacher
Helpful Review 7  
Nutellarijuana
"Hindu Kush" by Mancera is perhaps the most everyday-worthy and cuddly cannabis fragrance on the market! So delicious, it should be banned (again)... ;)

Joking aside - this Mancera is a smooth patchouli beast. The balance of wood in front of the hut and bushfire is almost Afrodisiac. Almost as brown as the AfD. Very dark. But always on hand with a hug. A bear of a protector. Patchouli has rarely been more masculine. As it progresses, however, it becomes milder, sweeter and almost a stony chunk of amber. Often enough, the internal "house DNA" of Montale and Mancera overshadows a great deal, plus the balance and progression is a little sloppy or warmed up. Not so here. Creamy without end. Pulls the forest floor from under your feet. A blanket of nature, chest hair and Amsterdam. It's almost too good to use Ferrero's nutty spreadable cream as a comparison. "Hindu Kush" has many more corners, depth and secrets...

Bottle: nothing brown, nothing good
Sillage: La Bomba
Longevity: La Bomba II (13 hours)

Conclusion: an incredibly creamy and delicious cannabis crack - skip the weed and go straight to the munchies!
3 Comments
10
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8
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8
Longevity
10
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SMNTRR

4 Reviews
SMNTRR
SMNTRR
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HOT STUFF!!
This perfume is extraordinary.
It opens with a pimp note of hemp seed oil. (if you smoked weed you can understand the feeling), which after a while becomes an amber with hints of green, saffron, I also feel other spices. The dry-down is musky, clean. It's not a fresh perfume but decidedly oriental. In the middle of this journey (because this is a journey guys!) I smell the incense, not a cold churchy one, this is warm, mixed with labdanum and vanilla. This is a really pleasant, deep, rich complex perfume. I use this perfume for every occasion as I'm a huge fan of oriental smells.
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 3 years ago
7
Sillage
9
Longevity
8
Scent
Initially fruity spicy-sweet, a rather thick and smoky, oriental resinous-woody Fall fragrance, balanced by a warm and dry musky-woody base.
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 2 years ago
8
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6
Sillage
7
Longevity
7
Scent
I dont really like the opening, ist sweet woody with some strange spicy notes in the back. The drydown however is green herbal, quite nice
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ElCid02ElCid02 8 months ago
8
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7
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7
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6.5
Scent
I get Nishane’s Fan You Flames vibes from this. I like FYF better, to be honest.
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CrazyupsCrazyups 1 year ago
Meh, this is literally H24 EDT by Hermes….same scent profile, owning both would be pointless.
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Amazon1975Amazon1975 2 years ago
5
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7
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8
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8
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No kush, I get a woody sweet opening with a spicy almost old fashioned aftershave vibe. It's not beastly but you do get wafts all day 7.5-10
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