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Instant Crush 2019

Instant Crush by Mancera
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8.0 / 10 911 Ratings
A popular perfume by Mancera for women and men, released in 2019. The scent is sweet-floral. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Sweet
Floral
Spicy
Creamy
Synthetic

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
SaffronSaffron Citrus fruitsCitrus fruits GingerGinger
Heart Notes Heart Notes
AmberAmber Egyptian jasmineEgyptian jasmine Moroccan roseMoroccan rose
Base Notes Base Notes
White muskWhite musk VanillaVanilla OakmossOakmoss SandalwoodSandalwood
Ratings
Scent
8.0911 Ratings
Longevity
8.8859 Ratings
Sillage
8.5857 Ratings
Bottle
7.9822 Ratings
Value for money
8.1716 Ratings
Submitted by Jazzbob, last update on 25.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "L'Or" collection.

Smells similar

What the fragrance is similar to
Amber Oud Ruby Edition by Al Haramain / الحرمين
Amber Oud Ruby Edition
Baccarat Rouge 540 (Eau de Parfum) by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum
Atelier Versace - Gingembre Pétillant by Versace
Atelier Versace - Gingembre Pétillant
Baccarat Rouge 540 (Extrait de Parfum) by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum
Arabians Tonka by Montale
Arabians Tonka
Cloud (Eau de Parfum) by Ariana Grande
Cloud Eau de Parfum

Reviews

19 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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8.5
Scent
Sommernacht

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Sommernacht
Top Review 17  
The ravages of time
I am one of many who perceives BR540 rather discreetly. So one and one came together that I looked around for a good alternative. As a lover of the "Roses Vanilla (Eau de Parfum) | Mancera" I wanted to try Instant Crush first.

You can classify IC as a standalone fragrance, yet it has strong similarities to BR540. An indication of this is also the release year 2019. Whether Mancera had intended a copy I do not know, but it speaks of the following:

1. Mancera has recognized which weaknesses BR540 has fragrance
2. Mancera has also recognized the price segment of BR540 and has a much better price-performance ratio an

IC is already alone in the fragrance pyramid significantly more complex and can at least theoretically compete with Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum. The complexity is clearly perceptible and he also acts in sum clearly "more saturated" than BR540.

Fragrance appearance: I find the IC not quite as modern as the BR540. BR has a clear "freshness" which is present throughout, IC goes in a dominantly sweet direction, the freshness is only briefly present in the opening. So if BR is already too sweet, you won't be happier with IC. But IC goes through a development and becomes more and more similar to BR in the DD. IC has a huge shelf life and until you arrive in the DD, pass easily 3 hours or more... and the DD holds and holds. Basically though, both are very linear in their development.

The eierlegende Wollmilchsau I have unfortunately not found. The shortcomings of BR (so the sillage with me) and the price, IC can actually compensate well, also the durability is unbeatable, but the modernity and this special freshness (iodine, mint, metal) is missing in my nose with IC. Therefore, I can IC also not classify as "woodier", that is for me rather BR.

As always, it is said, try before you buy. IC is a good fragrance and quite an alternative to BR - especially for blind noses like me, who can not do well with Molecule fragrances.
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Connie

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Connie
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Metallic and stabbing..
I was so curious about this scent, because of the alleged similarity to MFK Baccarat Rouge. My signature scent in winter is MFK, Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait for 3 years now. I just can't miss it, that's why I was so curious about Instant Crush from Mancera...I'm normally not a Fan Montal or Mancera fragrance, because the scents often seem too synthetic and almost plastic to me but I thought it was worth a try, so I ordered a sample...

I know that many people love this fragrance and you can "stone" me now, but dear people, I have rarely smelled anything so scary. Shock.....After spraying it on, my first thought was, just wash it off immediately. Whew... A creepy metallic very synthetic saffron note, literally stuck to my hand and immediately flowed into the last ends of my brain... A "direct in the face" kind of smell that almost hurts my nose... Ouch...

To me, Instant Crush is a pungent biting hot saffron scent that has absolutely nothing to do with Baccarat Rouge 540, except that both contain saffron. Instant Crush reminds me a lot of these kinds of men EDT or just some after shaves that are so hot that I get a headache very quickly and immediately flee in another direction when I smell this smell somewhere... The scent has nothing soft, cosy, feminine or sweet in itself, but is just sharp, angular and for me personally absolutely masculine... ( My man should not wear it though)...I wear many unisex scents for example many of MFK but with Instant Crush I only smell man with an overdose of EDT, which I find absolutely scary...

The scent is a smooth 0 for me, not only because I find the scent scary but also because it doesn't develop at all on my skin. For hours I only smelled pungent saffron without a story and absolutely without development
7 Comments
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10
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OOBlondiOO

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Helpful Review 18  
Instant Crush = Instant Rush
Through a lovely perfume I got a sample of Instant Crush.
30 minutes after the first spray, the finger wiggled impatiently over the order button.

Instant Crush is NOT a dupe to Baccarat Rouge 540! First and foremost...
The DNA is similar, yeah... but they're clearly two different scents.
I had actually fallen very much in love with the Extrait de Parfum of BR540, but in the end I decided to go for the Mancera and I am quite happy with it - not least because of the price difference.

Instant Crush starts out spicy and sweet with its candied saffron vibe and becomes minimally hot and spicy with the ginger, which then quickly gives way to the sweet saffron and jasmine.
From then on, the fragrance only runs into a creamier and slightly less sugary version. The drydown of the fragrance is absolutely divine! Creamy, woody, vanilla and still strongly projecting.
For me, by the way, not metallic at any moment, although admittedly (very) synthetic now and then.
Durability and Sillage as usual with the Mancers above average up to (too) extreme.
Huge veil of scent and insane radiance; definitely potential to fill the room. Durability of clothing felt infinite... on the skin minimum one day.

Some write here that the fragrance is much more unisex than BR540. I personally cannot sign this. I don't think much of categorizing fragrances, but IMHO is definitely more feminine in its approach to Instant Crush.

Yatagan's statement is actually what I would like to sign, even though he apparently didn't like the scent that much. But he is right somewhere, because Instant Crush is extremely, partly very loud, easy to overdose and in tiny moments and/or at the "wrong person" maybe even a bit trashy... but in my opinion if carefully dosed it is a real compliment magnet and (still?) extraordinary enough to stand out from the crowd.

TL;DR: Here is the name - at least for me and my circle of friends - program
1 Comment
RedRose296

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RedRose296
Very helpful Review 10  
Oh yeah...
I have received this fragrance sample yesterday and today times my nose very carefully held to the small flacon - and there it has already caught me :-)) So nix like sprayed :-))
As an absolute lover of the Baccara Rouge 540 I have immediately fallen in love with this fragrance. But there is still something in the background (and yet somehow prominent), which I can not identify ... Oakmoss, Jasmine ... and a bit of musk? I don't know. But does not seem disturbing to me but makes the fragrance much more interesting.
How long this fragrance is durable still shows :-) And I am also curious how long I myself will perceive the fragrance. With BR540 it is drum so that I have him after the 5th time use already after a short time no longer perceived itself and although I use in between always times other perfumes. I find that really very sad.
My conclusion for all BR 540 fans: Absolutely test! :-)
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Stodge

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Stodge
Stodge
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Liquid cotton candy
Since I stumbled across various videos that this is an insider tip for winter days, I tried my luck.

The first time I sprayed on, I virtually mutated into a 1.80m tall cotton candy.

I thought directly that IC and I will not be friends, but when the first 10-20 minutes were over, came to the liquid cotton candy a slight woody depth, which has persuaded me to keep the fragrance in my collection after all.

I see the fragrance at the Christmas market or other occasions where it is cold outside. In the office or closed rooms I would at least run the risk of getting a headache in the long run.

Nevertheless, this is a solid winter fragrance that I do not regret having bought.
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27 short views on the fragrance
Bashke81Bashke81 3 years ago
Well I like this better than BR540 and Oud for Greatness. This is much more wearable and richer. Silage is just out of this world!
8/10
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KuraiKurai 2 years ago
10
Sillage
10
Longevity
3
Scent
Saffron infused cardboard with sprinkles of grey ash. Dust-dry, vile and incredibly loud. Instant car crash
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JackofSpadesJackofSpades 1 year ago
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9
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8
Scent
A floral, with a particular spicy sweetness like freshly melted caramel. The musky and woody base makes it unisex.
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DavidchDavidch 3 years ago
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The scents are perfect! The performance and sillage are beasts. However, it burns my skin after spraying it. It is very oily and visible. My
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MmelingMmeling 8 months ago
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9
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Scent
A mix between BR540 and Grand Soir, costs way less, and doesn't make you smell like every not rich girl trying to smell like she is rich
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