Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao just added something new to his list of accomplishments: release his signature men's fragrance. Manny launched the scent, MP8 (“Scent of a Champion”) last 30 April 2011 at the Fred Segal/Ron Robinson Store in Melrose Place, West Hollywood, California. Manny himself concocted the mix with a little help from fragrance consultant Neil Harris of Harris Fragrances and perfumer Chris Buccellato of Custom Essence. MP8 stands for Manny Pacquiao and the 8 world titles he has won and is described as refreshing yet powerful, much like his cool-yet-deadly demeanor in the ring. The perfume has top notes of fresh bergamot, lemon and citrus followed by lavender, sage and vetiver and finally nutmeg at the bottom.
Manny stated on local television that the perfume was created with love, and that anyone who would use or small the scent would feel like he or she is “with him”. Ron Robinson also commended Manny’s perfume-making skills, calling the scent, “beautiful".
The perfume is priced at $55.00 and is available in Fred Segal stores and the online shop.