Today I am reviewing Mandarina Duck’s new fragrance for men, M+. It came in a grey box with two bottles in it. One is a standard sized bottle (100 ml) and the other is a travel version (30ml). This new duo fragrance concept is designed for that dynamic, goal-oriented man who can keep the bigger version at home but always carry the smaller version with him while on the move!. The box shows M+ on one side, the plus being an eye catching yellow. On the other side, it shows the picture of both the bottles indicating that one is a travel version and the other to be kept at home.
The bottle is a simple one, with a minimalist design. It’s transparent in color, revealing the grey colored perfume inside. The cap is matte aluminum. The well placed striation on the bottle helps you get a proper grip while holding the otherwise smooth bottle.
The scent itself is a very intense, masculine one. It mainly smells woody, which is very attractive. The scent lingers on for a long while. I should say it’s a really great blend of notes. It has Cidro, Grapefruit, Lavender and Black pepper in the top notes, which gives it a citrusy & warm feeling. It then has Cypress, Iris essential oil and Violet in the middle notes, which gives it a floral feeling. Lastly, it has Cedar Wood and Amber which gives it an exotic, woody character with a tropical contrast derived from Tonka beans and Vetiver!
Both my husband and brother tried it and they are absolutely in love with it. It is definitely the kind of smell you associate with a modern man, who strives towards perfection and nothing can ever stop him. I really recommend this scent to anyone out there. The lovely box makes this a perfect gifting choice too.
The box containing 100 ml + 30 ml costs AED 278 and another option is 50 ml + 30 ml, which costs AED 206.
Note: I was provided this product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.