In March 2007, Rochas was launching a pair of fragrances: Desir and Desir Pour Homme. The male counterpart of this duo is embodied by an oriental woody fragrance, in which the dominant note is an warm wood accord accompanied by a gourmand note of cacao.
After one year from the lauch, I got to sniff Desir Pour Homme and I can not say that I was overwhelmed by its aroma. This fragrance is reportedly inspired by “the alchemy of desire” between a man and a woman and the video commercial makes this assertion obvious, in a short film featuring the American model Heidi Mount and a male model, in which attraction plays a key part.
The bottle that contains Desir Pour Homme exhibits a modern and elegant line and is made from grey-blue colored glass, topped by a metallic stopper and a plate from the same material. This fragrance will appeal to the traditional men, who appreciate the classic style and prefer wearing a scent that does not make them conspicuous.
The initial accords in Rochas’s Desir Pour Homme are combining accords of bitter orange, anise seed and grapefruit in a refreshing, yet subdued feeling. After no more than 15 minutes, the fragrance moves into the mid development phase, in which it is featured a blend of spicy cardamom and the gourmand accord of cacao, a combination that developed pleasantly on my skin. The woody facet is preserved for the big finale, a phase in which the aroma of fine wood comes courtesy of cedarwood and cashmere wood, juxtaposed to an accord of sweet vanilla.
Overall, Desir Pour Homme is appropriate for a day to day wearing occasion; sadly it exhibits below average lasting power and minimal sillage.
Rochas Desir Pour Homme Perfume Details
- Desir Pour Homme by Rochas is available in 60 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is below average (1 to 6 hours) and the sillage is minimal.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Woody
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2007
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Heidi Mount Video for Rochas Desir Pour Homme