Should you consider yourself intuitive, you will find that is exactly your first impulse which defines a perfume. At least this is what I’ve noticed, although most of the times I deny myself that instinct, in order to free my mind of negative impulse. As it happens with the following perfume, from the moment I noticed it, lying on the Sephora shelves in the novelties section, I knew it was going to surprise me. In a positive way, of course, after the negative experience I had recently with Bleu.
The fact is that, compared to its azure “colleague”, Rouge behaves very active, with an image that features precisely the vitality and energy envisioned by the French company at the time of considering this aroma. Arrived on the market in February 2012, as an addition to Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 collection, Rouge is a masculine woody spicy appropriate for every man who considers himself active.
The combination of spices that shapes the olfactory structure present in Rouge is identifiable from the first moment. The top notes are spicy, in order to give you a hint of what to expect later on. Then, as the time passes by, you will detect the fruity facet of the middle development, which eventually dries down into a discrete woody base. The official notes of Rouge are as follws: ginger, cardamom and black pepper in the top notes; rooibos (a plant employed for preparing redbush tea, especially in the UK) and green mango for the heart; and finally acacia wood and benzoin accord representing the base notes.
The persistence of Rouge is average, which is more than I would expect from an active fragrance. As the name implies, the color scheme used for both the packaging box and the bottle is bright red, with a transparent glass and the texture of cardboard designed specifically to replicate the aspect of fabric in a polo shirt. Moreover, a suggestive video commercial accompanies the product, which, at least until present time, qualifies as the most interesting from its series.
Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Rouge Perfume Details
- Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Rouge by Lacoste is available in 30 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2012
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Rouge Video Commercial