Manila Grace 2015

Manila Grace by Manila Grace
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Manila Grace is a popular perfume by Manila Grace for women and was released in 2015. The scent is sweet-gourmand. It was last marketed by Mavive.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLemonLemon GeraniumGeranium BlackcurrantBlackcurrant CardamomCardamom Green notesGreen notes CakeCake
Heart Notes Heart NotesGingerbreadGingerbread Lily of the valleyLily of the valley White peachWhite peach CoconutCoconut Gourmand notesGourmand notes
Base Notes Base NotesVanillaVanilla CedarwoodCedarwood AmberwoodAmberwood OrcanoxOrcanox

Ratings

Scent

7.728 Ratings

Longevity

7.226 Ratings

Sillage

6.625 Ratings

Bottle

7.232 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 20.10.2021.
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Elysium

587 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
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Succulent Lotus Biscoff Spreadable Cream
"In Belgium, people have developed a very peculiar and unique habit. For decades, Belgians have put their favourite cookie, Lotus Biscoff, on their bread! Some have used whole cookies, some have crashed, others soaked them in their drink before. Delicious, but not very practical. Until someone had a brilliant idea. Why not make a soft cream from the cookie itself? An enterprising Belgian mother created her recipe and starred in a TV show: The Inventors. And guess what? She made it to the final! And right after that, she worked with Lotus Bakeries to bring the Lotus Biscoff to perfection. "--Lotus Biscoff.

At the time of writing, Manila Grace has released three perfumes on the market, Manila Grace, Eau Fraîche and Fleur Narcotique. Manila Grace was the first and followed the trend of foodies. I want to coin a new term: flormand (i.e. floral-gourmand). It has been part of my collection for a long time. An unused portion, however. I bought a bottle after recommending it to a friend of mine, but when I got home, I put it back in the closet and was forgotten. This morning, whatever the reason, I craved the foodie, especially Manila Grace. It went out, and on my skin, it went. Now I can't understand why I didn't wear it from the start. It is such a comforting treasure. In essence, it's like walking into a fine French or Italian patisserie with freshly made mignons and cakes or like the warm vanilla scent that hovers outside the back door of those shops. Just from the list of notes, you can imagine what it smells like and be horrified. Does it have to be a sweet, sticky, childish mess? No? It isn't. Manila Grace is lovely. Soft, light, cuddly, welcoming, comforting, greedy. Yes, but in an engaging way. I don't mind smelling cookies at all. This fragrance is Angelica, a word suitable enough to describe this creamy white bouquet, delicately sweet, velvety and soft. It is abundant but never heavy. The perfume has a box that should have felt like the material used for the dots, a sturdy ceramic cap reminiscent of marble, and a matte black bottle with polka dots on the front. The ancient "snuffboxes" of oriental origin inspired the design of the bottle.

Manila Grace starts like that sweet and velvety Biscoff cream. These are slightly salty butter cookies with a lemon note, a hint of berries, a bite of mentholated cardamom and green notes just to cut through the texture of the icing sugar. It is sweet, soft and fuzzy, with lots of vanilla and a bite of candied citrus. Like the melting sun pouring through a window onto a messy breakfast table, just lovely. I don't get geraniums in the opening.

What arises as a lemon gets a little more floral over time. The heart reminds me of tropical nuts, coconut milk, spiced cookies and an abundance of grassy white flowers. The gourmand atmosphere continues, and the spiciness of the gingerbread is astounding. And I can sense white thrush.

Spices and a little bit of wood soften the gourmand notes. Manila Grace dries in a dominant milky vanilla cream on a woody base of cedar and amber. The lasting power could be better, but it's eau de toilette and reapplying, it is a pleasure, I adore the fairytale opening, so I don't mind. Almost floral vanilla lasts for the lifetime on the clothes, and I can smell this cuddling aroma the day after on my t-shirt.

Anyone like me who finds the creaminess of Lotus Biscoff very attractive but rather tiring in its unstoppable sweetness will be delighted by a much more delicate, skin-like scent. If you like your vanilla on the sweet and comforting side, this might work for you. Now I can understand why people would wear it to bed; it's so relaxing and not offensive that you can imagine being pampered in bed with some warm milk. Manila Grace is an EDT, so projection and longevity are just below average. I get half a day's wear from it on a colder day. I am mesmerised by this scent and like the gourmand accord that has nothing to do with the indistinct candy and sweets scents below. Of course, I want to review the rest of the line. Do you know the brand, Manila Grace?

This review bases upon a 100ml (3.4 fl. oz) I own since February 2019.

-Elysium
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Jazzy76

320 Reviews
Jazzy76
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Bread & Nutella* (*Hazelnut cream)
I tested many times this very particular gourmand scent but, although it was on sale, I never decided to buy it .The reason? albeit the well composed and warm accord, the effect is that it seems you have on your body a generous dose of famous italian hazelnut cream called Nutella! It's very weird because this note doesn't appear in the pyramid while it is present in the Angel Muse's one. But the nose has its perceptions...
For example, everytime I sprayed this scent on the mouillette and on my skin too I never smelled the citrusy opening notes and the flowery heart, but only the "gourmand notes" above mentioned. Anyway, a very pleasant and cocooning winter scent with a good base accord made of sweet vanilla and warm Woods.
The sillage and the longevity are satisfactory and the price isn't too high, expecially if you find it on sale. Maybe one day I'll change my mind deciding to buy and wear (expecially in winter)this so strange scent, but on my mind there'll always be the memory of bread slice spread of Nutella!

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ElysiumElysium 2 years ago
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9
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A floral and gourmand delicacy, rich in greedy notes of biscuit cream, white flowers, and fancy vanilla. A must-have for gourmand lovers!
Jazzy76Jazzy76 4 years ago
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A rich, warm and complex oriental-gourmand bouquet where the cinnamon notes are very noticeable. Quite good sillage. I love it!

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