Hindu Kush 2018

Hindu Kush by Mancera
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Hindu Kush is a perfume by Mancera for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is spicy-smoky. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSpicesSpices
LabdanumLabdanum
FrankincenseFrankincense
CannabisCannabis
Heart Notes Heart NotesPatchouliPatchouli
Woody notesWoody notes
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
Gaiac woodGaiac wood
VanillaVanilla
White muskWhite musk

Ratings

Scent

7.481 Ratings

Longevity

8.472 Ratings

Sillage

7.972 Ratings

Bottle

8.175 Ratings

Value for money

8.118 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 07.12.2021.
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7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
8
Pricing
TristanKalus
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TristanKalus
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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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8.5
Scent
10
Longevity
9
Sillage
Nunez
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Nunez
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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!
9
Scent
10
Longevity
9
Sillage
8
Bottle
10
Pricing
FelixLeipzig
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Top Review    9  
Totally undervalued!
By chance, I came across in a small perfumery next to the usual designer fragrances on some bottles of the brand "Mancera", which said nothing to me until then. Prices were in this perfumery also not directly visible, but only on the respective packaging.

My girlfriend and I tested us so by some Mancera fragrances through and were of all brightly enthusiastic.
But especially had it done to us the Hindu Kush. Fresh, woody, tart and a bit "Kush", similar to the smell of hops.

An incredibly intense and powerful scent that we thought the price tag would blow us away, as all of the Mancera scents present seemed really great and high end.

But the 60ml bottle only cost 80€ normal and was even marked down to 62€.

Of course, Hindu Kush was immediately purchased and immediately applied. The durability and sillage is amazing and is in no way inferior to some 200-300€ fragrances and is even after 10-12 hours still clearly perceptible on one.

I can only advise everyone a look in the Mancera department. Many really good and long-lasting fragrances for a very reasonable price.
10
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
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.
9
Scent
8
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle
Benedikt2019
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Top Review    24  
"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.

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Statements

BoBoChampBoBoChamp 28 days ago
8
Scent
9
Longevity
7
Sillage
Initially fruity spicy-sweet, a rather thick and smoky, oriental resinous-woody Fall fragrance, balanced by a warm and dry musky-woody base.
JMWeedJMWeed 2 months ago
7
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
5
Bottle
Just not for me. The blend of incense and cannibals in the open is too much for me. Dry down is typical Mancera.
Maximus001Maximus001 3 months ago
8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
8
Bottle
A bit challenging, rather unique with projection of green, herbal in first 3-4 hours and warm ambery and musky late dry down.

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