Manhattan 2022 Eau de Parfum

Manhattan (Eau de Parfum) by Roja Parfums
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8.4 / 10 405 Ratings
A popular perfume by Roja Parfums for women and men, released in 2022. The scent is sweet-spicy. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Sweet
Spicy
Oriental
Woody
Floral

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
BasilBasil LavenderLavender BergamotBergamot
Heart Notes Heart Notes
HeliotropeHeliotrope CoconutCoconut Grasse jasmineGrasse jasmine May roseMay rose VioletViolet
Base Notes Base Notes
CloveClove TobaccoTobacco CinnamonCinnamon VanillaVanilla BenzoinBenzoin CedarwoodCedarwood GingerGinger MuskMusk OakmossOakmoss PinePine Pink pepperPink pepper VetiverVetiver PatchouliPatchouli

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8.4405 Ratings
Longevity
7.7366 Ratings
Sillage
7.2365 Ratings
Bottle
9.2355 Ratings
Value for money
6.1278 Ratings
Submitted by multiple users, last update on 09.06.2024.

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Sirbennyone

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I only realized your incredible potential 2 years later / lavender - cinnamon - tobacco - vanilla and this certain creaminess, does this sound familiar to you!
Hello everyone,

today there is a "small" review of Manhattan Eau de Parfum .

Yes, it took 2 years and several attempts ... with you (the fragrance).
The real spark didn't ignite back then and I can't even say exactly why it was like that, who knows. Nowadays I can say - luckily I have NEVER lost sight of it.

What do we have here?

To say this in a short sentence is really ultra difficult to hardly possible and probably doesn't do justice to the fragrance, but I'll give it a try (more or less). On the one hand, you really have to say that Roja's fragrances are very complex scents - they feel like they change every 10 minutes = new facets and accords come and go. In general, the Manhattan Eau de Parfum is a sweet, spicy, creamy, floral and in the drydown we have some woods and green notes.

Because of the second point of similarity:

The fragrance is OWN and not a copy of something else, certainly not! But you notice a certain influence or inspiration from 2 very well-known fragrances, the Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum and the Naxos and I would like to say something about the Naxos and their similarities!
I have known the Naxos since 2015 (have an old one, among others) and I think I know it better than many others ;) . The fragrance notes such as lavender, cinnamon, tobacco, vanilla and this creamy one also have both and it is also noticeable (!), that's why I see this parallel. But in the end that's it, because the Naxos is a different LEAGUE as far as the H/S is concerned. But do you really always want this...?

On the subject of durability and sillage:

The sillage is really strong in the first 1, 2 hours and then it recedes noticeably in a bubble or scent cloud of around 1 meter, then it remains relatively calm until the end. On the subject of longevity, we're talking about 7 to 9 hours (easy to perceive), after which it becomes a "skin scent", but I think that's a good thing!
Why?

I have a lot of "breakers" and I simply can't wear those fragrances on certain occasions because they are too potent and too penetrating for most people. Many of us celebrate such things and to be honest I also like it when my fragrance is strong (making a statement, getting noticed etc.), but there are also moments such as in the car, train, plane etc. when you shouldn't wear something like Alexandria II Parfum from 2018, Alexandria II Anniversary, a pre-order Tony Iommi Monkey Special etc., but something discreet, elegant and extremely chic.

Yes, it could sometimes have a little more POWER, but to all those I say, take Molecule 01 and this "problem" has been satisfactorily solved.

Something else important!

I know there are a lot of people here for whom the factor "how my fragrance is received" is really very, very important. I would like to say 2 things to all of them. Firstly, a fragrance is a part of me/ a part of my character and I have never adorned myself with "other people's feathers" just to please the opposite sex "more", I see that critically, but that is a personal feeling.

On the other hand, I have smelled about 1000 fragrances in my life, but as far as the subject of pleasantness and how it is received is concerned, the Manhattan Eau de Parfum is one of the best and that with both sexes! It is almost frightening how well it is received. In terms of that alone - you have to try it!

And now, almost finally, to the point about the "dear price", let me put it this way: if we say we have a certain desire for luxury products / fragrance products in the niche sector, then I find it difficult or quite honestly almost pointless to chalk this up as something negative. Nobody is forcing us to spend this money. If you ask me now: Benny is it worth it? Then I say, if you want to spend it, test it and then buy it, but I recommend everyone to test it! You just have to experience it - the art of what is / can be possible.

Now a brief word on the subject of my opinion:

I am not sponsored, influenced by anyone, receive money or anything else. I approach the subject of parfumo as I am, honestly, everything else is not mine. My real personal opinion is worth a lot to me and maybe I hope ;) that you notice that. If I don't like something, e.g. OVP, bottle, sprayer or H/S, then I communicate this too!
And now have a nice day/evening, or whatever you read this review, LG the Benny
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Art Déco
Manhattan embodies the Art Déco art style, which had its heyday in the 1920s. Manhattan is a tribute to a bygone era in which people looked to the future with hope and thus, with hard work, remained fit for the future. Manhattan is a reminder of the hedonistic and shocking appearance of nightclubs at the time, mainly because of their lascivious appearance, which had a worldwide impact Manhattan is therefore initially an amber fragrance, but it also has modern, forward-looking elements. Rose, jasmine and heliotrope are placed on a classic stage of vanilla and tonka bean, and a whisper of tobacco can be heard, reminiscent of nightclubs. At the front of the bottle is the Chrysler Building, a representative of Art Deco, which gives off magical and obscure light reflections at night. This is why the perfume bottle is still black, while the EdP version now depicts the building during the day.

So much for the explanations of Roja Dove (translated, summarized).
I find it really exciting to take a look behind the scenes at how a perfume like this is created. For me, it is clear that Dove has dealt intensively with the subject and created a perfume that comes closest to his interpretation of this period. Even if you don't agree with it, I think it makes sense to at least know what the idea behind the perfume was. This can then influence your own perception again.

For me, Manhattan is a sweet to very sweet fragrance, but it is well balanced and therefore exudes a pleasant cloud of fragrance. The spiciness is at the limit for me personally, fragrances like Spicebomb Extreme tend to just overwhelm me. The spiciness is also much more noticeable on the strip than on the skin and in everyday life, so it's fine there.
I am a little cautious with sweet fragrances, as they can easily be overwhelming for me, after all, you have to "stand" behind the fragrance for hours; the sillage, which I would prefer to rate at 7.5 points, is perfect here - in my opinion, such a value is even better than 9 or 10, which is often simply too much of a good thing for me.

Despite its sweetness, the fragrance still has a pleasant lightness. I can easily smell coconut, which gives it a fresh kick, but as is so often the case with fragrances from this company, a lot of well-balanced substances are used, so that no one note stands out in particular. Describing it as a (fairly) sweet, vanilla, spicy scent is pretty accurate in my opinion. The development of the fragrance also reminds me a little of the character of Tobacco Vanilla, even though the scent is completely different. Although tobacco is only described as a "whisper" in Dove's fragrance, I find this character essential in Manhattan. The longevity is very good; after 6-7 hours my nose had gotten used to the scent and I thought that was it, but in the evening after a good 10 hours I clearly noticed the scent again (it was warmer again), it lasted well all day.

If the price is 250€ for the 100ml, I think the PL is actually quite ok - that puts you (roughly) in the Xerjoff range, for example, and is actually still well below Tom Ford prices (which is a completely different topic again...). I think Manhattan is worth a test if you are looking for a sweet-spicy, complex fall/winter fragrance. I don't think I need to mention that the bottle is a dream. Especially in the context of this fragrance, which contains a clear reference to art, it seems to me more than appropriate to offer a correspondingly artistic presentation.
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Tiagofml

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Vibrant Elegance
Manhattan by ROJA Parfums
What a stunner this is!
And I’m not just talking about the presentation which is just beautiful.

This seems to have been tailor made for me.

In one word: Boujee And I mean it.

It manages to be both warm, spicy, rich, enveloping, opulent…
…AND bright, sparkly, aromatic, energetic, classy, elegant.

The opening on this is truly breathtaking to me.
A bright bergamot dancing with coconut and floral nuances with a slice of freshly cut ginger and a couple of basil leaves on top.
In fact - the opening leads you to believe this will be a gourman leaning scent in a similar fashion Ambre Narguile or Nobile's La Danza delle Libellule do, but... Nope!

This develops. A lot!

A few minutes later, the florals give Manhattan a bit more complexity with crisp freshness from Violet, elegance from rose, carnal touches from jasmine and powdery Almondy nuances from heliotrope.

There’s a soft spiciness throughout the whole experience with pink pepper and the ginger. The basil and pine nuances balance it out.

Then comes the rich and opulent base of vanilla, musk, light vegetal tobacco, cinnamon, cloves, benzoin and cedar mainly.

This never gets too sweet, too woody, too crisp. It’s simply put: perfectly balanced to my nose.

In typical ROJA fashion: SPARKLY. And this never gets old to me.

Rich. Complex. Busy. Energetic. Classy. Opulent.
Manhattan. New York.

It just fits me and moves me; and that's more than enough to me.
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Dennis1104

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You notice the attention to detail
The Manhattan is a great multi-layered fragrance for me.
You can feel that many fragrance notes have been processed, but still in such a way that it is perfectly coordinated.
You can really feel the work behind this fragrance, the attention to detail.

At first I get something slightly "fresh" and a great lavender accord. This combination of lavender, bergamot and a hint of basil is really beautiful.
But I also immediately sense a certain spiciness and other notes in general, which I find difficult to recognize individually.
Slightly peppery, some clove & cinnamon and other individual notes.
I don't find the fragrance particularly floral, even though there are some floral notes in the fragrance pyramid.

Towards the end, the fragrance goes noticeably in a patchouli, vetiver direction with musk. In general, it also simply becomes woodier.

I like the fragrance.
It could project and last a little better. I have a little trouble with that on my skin. Especially when I have the price in mind.
Nevertheless, it is a really beautifully crafted fragrance.
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TRehf

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Scent of Winter season 2023
I just received the fragrance this morning and after giving it a full wearing I can confirm that this is going to be my go-to-scent for the upcoming winter months.

The scent starts with a sparkling mix of citrus, aromatic notes and tobacco. Although not being redundant the opening gives me a similar feeling like wearing the Enigma (Creation E) Parfum Cologne.

After about 15mins the citrus component starts to fade and the tobacco gets more prominent. Spicy and ambery/vanilla tones start to overshadow the aromatic notes. About an hour into the wearing I do see why people compare this fragrance to Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford.

This fragrance is still different to Tobacco Vanille, it only shares some facets.
Another facet of the fragrance is the ginger note which is probably responsible for the sparkling opening and remains as an uplifting character in the scent at this stage.
In addition, the coconut notes gives a fragrance a smooth character and the pine note adds some woody character. This stage of the fragrance remains for about 4 hours until the fragrance makes a slight turn again.

Deep in the drydown, maybe at the 5 or 6 hour mark, a rose note shines through. To be honest, I wasn’t looking at the note breakdown at first and I was wondering where the rosy smell came from until I noticed that it must be me. Then I checked the fragrance notes and saw there is rose inside.

I couldn’t detect the fragrance anymore after about 7 to 8 hours after application.

As you can see, the fragrance is very complex and although I used other fragrances to describe the scent, the fragrance happens to be very unique to my nose. I understand why many people take comparisons the TV but this one is not as linear and also more subtle. I wouldn’t consider this being a weak fragrance at all but TV is definitely more projecting and also longer lasting, however, I see Manhattan definitely more office and work appropriate.

Today, I enjoyed every minute of the wearing experience and I’m definitely going to wear this one with the same excitement during the winter months.

Considering bottle and presentation, I guess there’s not much to say except it’s gorgeous.

Talking about the price, I understand that 350€ (300£) is a steep price tag for a fragrance but considering presentation and the complexity of the scent, the price is justified in my opinion.

I find this fragrance more on the masculine side on my skin, however it would be interesting to see how it develops on feminine skin. I usually don’t put genders on fragrances and I think woman can easily wear the fragrance with confidence as well.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 2 years ago
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9
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Tobacco, heliotrope, cinnamon, clove and vanilla. Also a hint o lavender and patchouli. Well balanced fragrance similar to a soft Arabesque.
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NicheOnlyNicheOnly 1 year ago
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8.5
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Sweetened warm spices/ambers on a cherry-tobacco base. Smells like Boundless layered onto Blessed Baraka. Performs okay, masc fall-winter.
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DarellDarell 4 months ago
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After a brief green opening
It quickly turns to a warm spiced and a soft amber/tabbaco and woody base
smooth stuff but its very discreet...
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ZestiestZestiest 7 months ago
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Reminds me of older perfumery in a good way. Smoothly blended, rich and elevating. should only be worn when your dress up to the nines
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HolscentbarHolscentbar 9 months ago
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Elegant spicy sweet floral. Discrete and unisex. Blind buy safe if u love spices
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