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Globe Rochas for men
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Globe by Rochas is a Leather fragrance for men. Globe was launched in 1991. The nose behind this fragrance is Nicolas Mamounas. Top notes are artemisia, caraway, coriander, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are carnation, fir, jasmine, caraway, lily-of-the-valley, rose and geranium; base notes are labdanum, leather, sandalwood, patchouli, musk, vetiver and cedar.

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Top Notes
Artemisia Caraway Coriander Bergamot Lemon

Middle Notes
Carnation Fir Jasmine Caraway Lily-of-the-Valley Rose Geranium

Base Notes
Labdanum Leather Sandalwood Patchouli Musk Vetiver Cedar

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Globe Fragrance Reviews

alfarom
alfarom

I like Globe but I'm afraid it never really excited me. We often complain about the current state masculine designer fragrances but, back then, the situation wasn't really *that* different. Yes, more diversity, fewer (if any) restrictions on ingredients and better textures but, in the end, most masculines were just slightly different takes on the ol' dominant genre known as fougere. Globe makes no exception for me. A sweetish floral fougere with an eye on the past and one on the…present. I would have loved to be able to say *one eye on the future* but this is not the case in my opinion. During the first lustrous of 1990, we experienced several more seminal fragrances than Globe which probably settled a better landmark for the masculine perfumery to come. Egoiste, DK Men (aka Fuel For Men), Le Male, CK Eternity, Comme Des Garcons Original EDP and several others. Not to talk about under the radar gems such as Insensè, Ungaro II or Ocean Rain or even the first niche offerings such as Femminitè Du Bois, Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo and Amouage Ubar to name only a very few.

Those were years of transition and ferment during which Rochas Globe represented just a minor release that wasn't able to properly stand out. Good but deservedly under the radar in my opinion.

Rating: 6.5-7/10

Feb
02
2015
sweet piglet of smoke
sweet piglet of smoke

Buyer beware, as @BuysBlind cautions, is always good advice, but the idea that Globe is too dated for the modern man isn’t one that resonates with me, particularly on account of this scent being too floral. It isn’t. I look, for instance, at Habit Rouge, a scent far more floral than this, and I see over 1,000 have it already, and more than 700 have it on their want list. There’s a timeless elegance to the sweet and the floral, and Globe does this better than most.

Globe is fun to wear also as a sort of “what if” lament, an exploration of imaginary temporalities. As @JTD writes, Globe failed because the swing of the pendulum, in reaction to 80s powerhouse scents swung too far – all the way over to Cool Water – and more moderate responses, such as this, were thrown out, the proverbial baby with the water.

I’m wearing this today, and it doesn’t feel "un-masculine" (whatever that could possibly mean), or excessively floral: I’d situate Globe halfway between Habit Rouge and Tuscany: a perfectly fine place to be.

Jan
26
2015
Buysblind
Buysblind

I'm writing this review for the average guy who might be looking for a new fragrance to add to his wardrobe. There won't be a lot of talk about notes and composition, I'd rather relay my impressions so that the casual enthusiast can get an overall idea of what this is about...and not make the same mistake that I made.

Take caution with Globe if you're not a fan of old school fragrances from the 70's and 80's. Avoid Globe if you don't want to smell like your grandparents bathroom--a mix of your grandpa's aftershave and your grandma's rosewater, floral soaps, and various powders. Stay far away from this if you don't want to give the impression that you just stepped out of a time warp, or stole a dusty bottle of unmarked perfume from an estate sale. There's a reason this remained lost in the 90's...most guys don't want to smell like this anymore.

Globe is a combination of balsamic notes, feminine florals, and a sort of dry, bitter leather. It has an overall mustiness that fans of modern fragrances are not accustomed to, and it goes on sharp and aggressive. When I smell this, I picture mustardy oranges and browns, as could be found in shag carpets throughout homes during the Nixon-Ford era. Fans of Globe may link its demise (or failure to gain fans) to it being "ahead of its time" or too bold of a release for the average male consumer--men weren't ready for a masculine floral chypre, or brave enough to wear one--but I would argue otherwise. I think Globe failed to succeed because it just doesn't smell very good, on top of its dated, bygone feel. I'm not alone in this opinion. Everyone around me immediately disliked this when I put it on.

I'm not biased against old school scents. I'll admit they're definitely not my favorite genre, but I enjoy Heritage, Azzaro, Gentleman, and I can even appreciate Kouros to some degree. I love Rive Gauche and Caron Pour un Homme. So I like to think that I have a somewhat open mind. But I can't support Globe, or recommend it to anybody who's not completely into these kinds of fragrances. I don't mean to take away from some of the very good reviews that have been written for Globe, just offer a different perspective.

My advice: Look at the wardrobes of those who've reviewed this positively. If their taste matches yours, then go ahead and give it a shot. But if their taste seems aligned with one particular era or style you generally dislike, just avoid Globe and move on. There's plenty of other stuff out there.

Dec
31
2015
jtd
jtd

Globe is one of the lost boys from the 90s. Guerlain Heritage (the only one of the bunch still in production), Jacomo Anthracite, Givenchy Insense, Paco Rabanne Tenere.  Diverse trends led to the perfumes of the 90s. The fougères from the 70s, the power frags from the 80s, the remapping of the terrain by Davidoff Cool Water. The fragrances themselves have a range of olfactory qualities and don’t smell alike, but they are a cohort, and they were launched into similar markets. There are a plenty of opinions as to why this set of fragrances didn't take hold, and an equal number of opinions as to the meaning of their failures. 

Assuming all of the above forces and trends, let's just take a look at the perfume.

Globe didn't jump out at me the first time I wore it. I certainly have fallen for perfumes at first sniff (Insense, 1969, Egoiste, Liaisons Dangereuses.) These perfumes back up their promises with the goods. If what you're selling is (capital-B) Beauty, you better be ravishing. I've had to work on some of the more meaningful perfumes.  (Aromatics Elixir, Cristalle, Vol De Nuit.). Not every perfume offers the same thing, and my love or value of a perfume isn't be based strictly on the first impression.  In fact, it's the challenging perfumes that bring me back.  Uncertainty can be delicious. 

The perfume that Globe brought to mind when I first tried it, is Baldessarini, a perfume I don’t particularly like. I find Baldessarini a ‘sweet nothing’. All I get from it is a lingering sweetness. There were some vague perfumes coming out at this time, with blurred qualities. Vaguely sweet. Vaguely fresh. Vaguely water-like.  Some conquered this era and were able to pursue minimalism. Case in point is Jean-Claude Ellena, currently the in-house perfumer for Hermes, whom many cite as the creator of Globe.  (Wikipedia and Now Smell This.  Fragrantica and Basenotes cite Nicolas Mamounas, the perfumer who created Byzance, Mystere and others for Rochas, as the perfumer who composed Globe.) Many perfume houses misunderstood the impetus for minimalism and instead created wan, pale, diluted perfumes.  

I missed the point when I looked at Globe through the lens of Baldessarini. With Globe, Rochas offered not so much minimalism as subtlety. Globe is a sweet floral chypre, with a medicinal tone that ties the balsams to a peppery carnation, offering not so much an exact scent as a feeling of chilled sweetness.   It suggests the apprehensiveness of an overcast day. Will the cover break, or will it rain? Globe smells like glare and the palor of light through clouds, and connotes weather in the same way that Hermes Equipage does. Equipage is more crisp and incisive, but both share a coolness that I associate with a cool season or climate. Also Like Equipage, Globe has grown on me and I’ve come to appreciate its virtues over the years. I wonder how Globe would fare if it were released today.

Why Globe was discontinued is an open question. Luca Turin groups Globe with the 'lost boys' I mention above, suggesting that they were too good or too pure to survive an era that called for cleansing and reparation from its men's fragrances. I won't disagree. Shame, though. Globe would have been a great alternative to so many of the sport/fresh/aqua fragrances of the 1990s. It rang a few of the proper bells, being chilled and smooth, but didn't come with the mark of being a Cool Water clone. 

Jun
18
2014
RUDOLFO512
RUDOLFO512

Globe is a delight! I ordered a tester at a low price to try it out and I am glad I did. I love the floral/herbal opening. In my opinion it is safe to wear day or night. I am wearing it today to the office and two of my co-workers already gave me compliments. I wish I had the bottle with the metal around it, it looks cool.

Mar
19
2014
krmarich
krmarich

This has been on my most wanted list for years and I blindly took the plunge. I had high hopes and was not disappointed.

This escaped me when it was released, so I begin my relationship today with this spectacular warm weather friend. I was no stranger to Rochas. In fact I adore Lumiere and Byzance. Globe is larger than life. The entire package including its metal encased bottle are splendid.

My first spray was typical for the time-1991. Its fresh, green and warm weather friendly. Green pine, vetiver, patcholi and oakmoss create a familiar chypre that leaves you feeling like you just stepped out of the shower. The pine has that "pencil shaving" quality. Indeed, it starts on familiar ground, then it ventures into someplace else-fragrance as fine art.

After a few hours, the flowers start to bloom and it takes you where few others dare. This is a definitive floral for men. Its one of the best as far as I am concerned. It is better than Heritage, Boucheron and Insense. That say a lot from me, because those are alway on my top shelf.

I get labdanum, jasmine, rose and lily of the valley for hours with carnation and tobacco flower. Soft, creamy leather and sandalwood finish things off. Its not unisex at all, just very floral. Its one of those fragrances that make you want to write poetry alone in the moonlight. I am lost for words.

It seems strange that a 23 year old bottle of fragrance can seem so contemporary, yet we are speaking of Rochas in th 20th C. For the curious, trust me on this one and get a bottle! Supplies are dwindling.

Jun
29
2013
Bigsly
Bigsly

If you've tried Quorum, think about knocking out the strong lavender in it and sweetening it up slightly and adding quite a bit of spice. Globe is also smoother. Another idea is that it's like a smoother Z-14 or a less floral Perry Ellis for Men (1985), the vintage version only. This has very nice aromatic qualities but is well balanced; and it's totally natural smelling, with excellent depth. If you expect something head and shoulders above similar ones you may be disappointed, but this is very well done for what it is, and may be the solution for those who find Z-14 or Quorum to be too crude or unbalanced. Over time, it get's dry and woody but it's still complex and never smells "synthetic," unlike so many recent "masculines" with strong wood notes in the base. Note that this is not a fougere scent, certainly nothing like Quorum, Azzaro Pour Homme, Drakkar Noir, etc., and that's what makes it more compelling to me than all the scents of that era that possessed a very strong fougere accord. Without a strong fougere accord, I can appreciate the other notes/accords much better and the dynamism is enhanced.

Aug
20
2012
LANIER
LANIER

I found this wonderful French cologne when I couldn’t locate my favorite Pour Monsieur by Chanel. What a delicious discovery. With notes of Lemon, leather, and tobacco to name just a few, it has a sparkling citrus shimmer like the Chanel but more on the summery side. Less Place Vendome at midnight and more like a spring rain under the trees of the Place des Vosges. Smart, with wit and élan it is a very good scent for the guy who likes to go beyond the obvious to something really special. I have to say for me, Chanel's Pour Monsieur and Rochas Globe are running neck and neck as my signature scent.
Five Sliver Stars *****

Feb
24
2012
lupofamoso
lupofamoso

This a very fine and exquisite fragance, classy and powerful, I'm looking forward this one again !!!

Jul
01
2011
leecher88
leecher88

i got it but dont like it there is just something i dont like but i cant describe which note it is sry

May
30
2011
Action
Action

Oh wauw!!! Rochas is such a MYTHICAL perfume house and this perfume having this extreme mythical effect on me! I NEVER smelled it, but looking at the ad, the notes and the aura of the bottle, it screams WAUW!!!

Jan
29
2011
AJ73
AJ73

This was one of my first bottels of cologne. I remember I loved it. The advertisement is great too with that strong veined arm of Atlas holding the globe.

Sep
04
2010
mariotgomez
mariotgomez

I received a sample of this scent from a friend. From the first spray of this fragrance it threw me back to an era where fragrances were overwhelming and introduced you before you enter the room (80"s & early 90'S). The top notes were so overwhelming I almost wanted to wash it off.

I am glad I decided to wait because the scent quickly (20 minutes) softens out to a nice spicy and leathery notes. Although there are floral notes in this fragrance, you do not notice them at all.

The warm down is a defiantly a masculine scent of sandalwood, vetiver and patchouli. I agree with quiwings, it is a good fragrance, but it does not stand out enough to be unique to any aficionado of perfumes.

Dec
02
2009
guiwings
guiwings

I think it's a litle too sweet, but a good fragrance

Feb
02
2009
guest_deja vu
guest_deja vu

a very pleasent and long lasting scent for evening time that enrich the sexual desire for female

Jun
02
2008

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