Gengis Khan 1991 Eau de Toilette

Gengis Khan (Eau de Toilette) by Marc de la Morandière
Bottle Design Serge Mansau
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Gengis Khan (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Marc de la Morandière for men and was released in 1991. The scent is spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
LemonLemon
NutmegNutmeg
CloveClove
PimentoPimento
Juniper berryJuniper berry
ThymeThyme
LavenderLavender
MintMint
Heart Notes Heart NotesRoseRose
JasmineJasmine
Lily of the valleyLily of the valley
Base Notes Base NotesVetiverVetiver
Pine needlePine needle
BenzoinBenzoin
FrankincenseFrankincense
PatchouliPatchouli

Ratings

Scent

8.132 Ratings

Longevity

8.127 Ratings

Sillage

7.728 Ratings

Bottle

7.930 Ratings
Submitted by Parfumissimo, last update on 21.12.2018.
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7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Minigolf
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Minigolf
Minigolf
Helpful Review    0  
Grand Mogul on free feet
No question about it, the scent's good. But somehow too cute for my nose to call it great. From the composition of spices very varied, with a closer look at clove, juniper berry and thyme, which come out especially. The flowery notes are also right. Except for the lily of the valley, which is a little too cheeky. Frankincense, patchouli and pine resin also come into their own. But in terms of "sweetness" I still suspect ingredients that are not listed above.
When I recommend occasions to wear "Gengis Khan", they are particularly festive, because the fragrance has a "noble touch" that should not be commonplace.
And somehow I think of oriental weddings, dazzlingly dressed guests, people of rank and name. Sultans, if there are any left, Khane, Moguls.... In good company, with the bridal couple at the centre. At least it should. Because one of the guests is searching for the "right one" himself.
And because he does not want to exceed the strict habits of a noble festivity, in terms of behaviour, etc., he relies on the effect of his exclusive fragrance. Many a "guest" raises her eyebrows in an appreciative way or suggests favor by smiling.
It is not the case that the "Gengis Khan" is a counterpart to the "Poison" for women, but it still goes easily in the "woman bewitching" direction, because it is relatively sweet.
Conclusion: An extraordinary, noble scent, which might be a bit harsher for my personal nose.
8
Scent
Tinctureall

94 Reviews
Tinctureall
Tinctureall
Helpful Review    1  
Seamless, delightful and dapper masculinity
I can see now why the fascination. This review is for the vintage. It makes a seamlessly smooth entrance with all the elements of citrus, mosses and woods all in an immaculate state. It reminds me of a gentleman making an entrance wearing the most dapper suit in dark ivory without a single mark or crinkle. Not a hair out of place, an elegant and obviously expensive slimline watch peeking from a crisp shirt. Just to stop this being too smooth and overly slick, a saucy dark ginger spicy character dances behind the gentleman, like a smart but mischievous son, however one who is obviously very well brought up.

The two similar, but delicately discordant pair are playing games with each other. Each one imperceptibly trying to ruffle the others smooth exterior but never really causing more than a ripple in this immaculate presentation. The individual elements present themselves in the menu for the contemplative study thereof. Each for a short while like a classical jazz ensemble allowing each part of the band to shine and display their individual talents for a while before melting seamlessly back into the whole. No one note pokes out and drowns any other part. This beautifully and professionally trained proficient band play as one.

This has often been described as a powerhouse scent, but I disagree. It does possess the character of many of the eighties perfumes, but only the good parts of them, not the noisy sections. This is smart and extremely sophisticated. I bought this in a spirit of camaraderie and homage to a gentleman who has often told of it. Finally I know what he means now. A long personal curiosity finally assuaged.
9
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
2.5
Bottle
Drseid

808 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    4  
Not The Brute Its Name Implies, But Quite The Strong Elusive Release...
Genghis Khan opens with a burst of ginger, soon coupling with a nice cardamom and cumin spice tandem to dirty up the ginger slightly. The heart notes include the ginger from the opening, adding patchouli and a nice herbal soapy accord with woody accents before transitioning to an amber base with the remnants of the remaining spice (which also peeps slightly into the heart notes as well). Projection and longevity are both average.

The ginger opening is quite a stunner, and I immediately knew I would like Genghis Khan from thereon out. The cardamom and cumin spice could easily spoil the party and come off as body odor, but Genghis Khan keeps them well enough in-check to only add some earthy aspects to the spicy scent. The patchouli and amber in Genghis Khan play key roles to slightly sweeten the spice, but always is in a support, letting the ginger and other spices take center stage throughout. While this scent came out in the "powerhouse early 90's," I really do not get a powerhouse vibe from Genghis Khan. It is plenty strong, but it is no projection beast, and while very spicy it is quite civil and pleasant at all times. I am a big fan of this one and give Genghis Khan a truly excellent 4 to 4.5 stars out of 5 and a strong buy recommendation. The vintage juice while long since discontinued and relatively scarce can still be found on eBay for non-wallet busting prices currently.
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