Nineteen years ago when Eau de Rochas Homme was introduced, I was more interested in music than the wonderful universe of pleasant sensations. Then, the time went by and barely in 2008 I had a chance to finally sniff it. Belonging to the citrus aromatic olfactory group, this masculine fragrance developed by perfumer Nicolas Mamounas is described on the official website as “An expression of virility, but with restraint”.
I would say that this perfume qualifies as a classic citrus, characterized by a fine equilibrium between the opening shaped from citrus notes and the woody base that follows. With top notes that include aromas of bergamot, lemon, mandarin, basil, aldehydes and lime, the first impression on Eau de Rochas Homme is one of an invigorating shot, meant to awake your senses. Then, as the perfume enters the mid development, a floral heart shaped from coriander, carnation and violet is unveiled. The final part is the phase in which Eau de Rochas Homme becomes musky-woody, due to a combination of vetiver, cedar, oakmoss, amber and musk.
The fragrance is enclosed in a bottle that evokes the freshness of an aromatic mixture, in which the transparent glass from which the flask was manufactures comes adorned with a pattern that resembles the trunk of a tree, while the liquid has a pale green shade. Overall, Eau de Rochas Homme is a good starting point in case you are looking for a fragrance based on citruses, except I’m not personally a fan of the house.
Eau de Rochas Homme Perfume Details
- Eau de Rochas Homme is available in 50, 100 and 200 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 100 ml After-Shave Lotion and 100 ml Deodorant Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 8 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Citrus Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 1993
- Perfumer: Nicolas Mamounas
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual