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Macassar by Rochas is a fragrance for men. Macassar was launched in 1980. Macassar was created by Nicolas Mamounas and Roger Pellegrino. Top notes are artemisia, fruity notes, green notes, bergamot and pine tree needles; middle notes are carnation, patchouli, jasmine, vetiver, cedar and geranium; base notes are leather, amber, musk, coconut and oakmoss.

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Top Notes
Artemisia Fruity Notes Green Notes Bergamot Pine Tree Needles

Middle Notes
Carnation Patchouli Jasmine Vetiver Cedar Geranium

Base Notes
Leather Amber Musk Coconut Oakmoss

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Macassar Fragrance Reviews

ficusmuskus
ficusmuskus

Niche quality, I think these days designer fragrances don't even compare to the stuff that came from '80s or early '90s before something ugly called "aquatic" came to the scene, I hear people complaining all the time about oud becoming "the thing" lately but I'd take any bad oud before the aquatics of the '90s, anyway a bit off topic with the oud because this frag has no oud, but is very heavy on leather and tobacco and that's a good thing, better than Knize Ten or Or Black de Pascal Morabito!
8-10

Oct
08
2014
döfä91
döfä91

Notes pyramid of the

1.Original Macassar (1980) by Nicolas Mamounas (Rochas) in collaboration with Roger Pellegrino (Firmenich):

Top notes: Absinthe, Green Notes,Artemisia, Ginger
Heart notes: Pine Needles, Carnation, Geranium, Jasmin, Patchouli, Vetiver
Base Notes: Amber,Musk,Oakmoss,Cedarwood,Guaiac wood, Macassar wood

2. Reformulated Macassar (2004)
Top notes:
Laurel, Wormwood, Fruity notes
Heart notes:
Tobacco flower, Geranium, Carnation, Patchouli, Vetiver
Base notes:
Sandalwood, Oakmosss, Guaiac wood, Cedar wood, Musk, Amber, Coconut, Macassar

So the coconut was not present in the original composition.

Sep
06
2014
Bigsly
Bigsly

I haven't tried this one but I think in the note listing
coconut is supposed to be castoreum.

Aug
25
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

What a great surprise! The opening of Macassar is one of those openings which instantly grab your attention for their uniqueness and quality. Basically, an amber-leather accord, really peculiar, ultramodern, fresh and dark, boozy and spicy, with also herbal notes and slight candied accents. It reminds a bit of that "gentle leathers" family which ranges from Bel Ami to Cuir Ottoman, but there is also a lot more. There is a terrific harmony of contrasts going on, a dusty and dry leather base blended with leafy tobacco notes, uncommon herbal notes (on the "culinary" side), with a beautiful ambery-floral-fruity side, delicate but present, warm and almost plushy in its coziness. Classic, more austere and conventional fougère drydown mostly comprising leather-mossy notes, still with spicy-floral nuances. For the first hour I basically kept thinking: "what an odd scent this is". In a totally positive way: it's exotic and mysterious, but also sophisticatedly Western in its soft and distinguished blend of amber and leather. Something to discover!

9/10

Jul
21
2014
döfä91
döfä91

Macassar is and has been for years my most loved fragrance and a signature. What it means to me can't fully put to words. Haven't found a fragrance that would as precicely meet my taste and expectations than Macassar does.

I feel that every fragrance created by Nicolas Mamounas represent to me perfume artistry in its finest and purest form.

What i love in Macassar is its strength and unapologetic character, its originality and mystery.

A remarkably memorable, unique fragrance that has certain amount of thin hardness especially in the blasting opening, not especially "warm" fragrance - Primarily rich, aromatic, herbal, dry flowery mossy-woody concotion.

I sort of understand why Rochas don't want to re-launch Macassar. First, it has already been done in 2004 (luckily quite a successful reformulation), secondly: It's a product of it's time and place, a milestone in perfumery history, an indisputable legend and re-launchings only would do harm to it's legendary status. The struggling of the all the time fewer remainig bottles on the planet is part of the game.

Jun
04
2014
Monsieur Aramis
Monsieur Aramis

TOP SCORER: 5 from 5 - 99 P (out of 100) – oriental tobacco – Macassar works so intense and so long, that its scent even survives on a shirt's cloth after this having been 2h in a washing machine @ 100°F. It is the loudest men's fragrances, one of the best, and one of few oriental succeeded masculines. Its spillage is stunning: its Eau de toilette more seems to be at least an Eau de Parfum. And noble women speaking a courtly language and wearing best dress, like it on a man. - Macassar harmonizes sweet wood with intense tobacco spice, Dschebeli, pepper, musk, hot oakmoss and the scent just of noblesse. Perfect convergence from top to drydown. Extremely dense, deep, concentrated, complex, unique, very very very long. A virile masterpiece due 100P if it was slightly less loud.

May
16
2014
Rerik
Rerik

Wow. To me it smells like lamp oil.
Oily and very warm.
This was the precursor of today´s Gourmand scent.
I think if the Godfather and Scarface wore a fragrance, then this one.

Oct
18
2013
Weihan
Weihan

I thoroughly concur with the previous contributor: MACASSAR by Rochas is for my senses the GREATEST fragrance ever. It is a pure shame that Rochas has discontinued this incredible masterpiece. There is nothing else like it; however, there are three that hint of the direction of Macassar: Caron's "Yatagan"; Creed's "Bois du Portugal"; and Hermes' "Bel Ami". Let us hope that these do not become extinct as well. Wake up Rochas! Reintroduce MACASSAR - the ultimate masterpiece for men.

Apr
27
2013
Joseph Maxwell
Joseph Maxwell

Macassar by Rochas is the GREATEST fragrance ever created for the male body! Inimical in its mystery; unmatched in its allure. There should be an international petition to Rochas to bring back MACASSAR.

Oct
21
2012
prot72
prot72

I love it!!!
If something is really special it is named Macassar. Wearing Macassar I understand why I love perfumes because it brings me to different lost world - forgotten time when wearing fragrances was something special, when everyone was looking for signature scents.
Macassar is one of them, it can be easily recognizable as something different not typical and extremely rememberable.

There is nothing sporty, soapy, fresh and modern in Macassar you can find as typical and trendy in new era fragrances.

Macassar is like a beast treated in laboratory with tons of testosterone. The perfect man, sexy, noble, intelligent and dressed in most elegant suit. Simultaneous this man is friendly to everybody always smiling and happy. On the other hand Macassar is like Christmas time - warm with strong carnation smell and foody spices used commonly for gingerbread baking. There is also something special ... the wood that is different, warm and very sensual.
I never had chance to smell macassar wood but probably this is it. Kind of ebony darkness and sophisticated texture that you can almost touch. In few words Macassar is one of the most mysterious creations in history of perfumery, but sadly Rochas discontinued production of this masterpiece so Macassar is the song from the past. I'm really lucky because I got it as a gift for special anniversary. My lovely boyfriend was looking for months and finally he found it on Internet auction. He bought Macassar for me and now I'm in heaven :-)

Apr
29
2012
Lana Lool
Lana Lool

Macassar is big hulking neanderthal beast...a huge unappologetic monster that can be quite frightening at first, but then the beast opens its mouth and speaks perfect french with a provencial accent. This scent opens with big artemesia, thick woody vetiver, animalic leather, and big buttery oakmoss. It is the fragrance that ushered in the monsters of the 80's. BIG is definitely the word to describe Macassar, so if you want to increase the mass of your presence, slap on some Macassar and have fun watching the reactions. Do not mistake loudness for lack of quality. Macassar not only has a chip on its shoulder, but the cred to back it.

Apr
20
2012
paracomerciales
paracomerciales

¿DÓ0NDE PUEDO COMPRAR MACASSAR, CLÁSICO DE 1980, EN MÉXICO???? O ¿eN QUÉ PÁGINA? PORFAS.......GRACIAS

Oct
01
2011
alfarom
alfarom

Macassar it's not just a masculine fragrance, it's more like an angry male gorilla wearing a tuxedo. It's everything but elegant or sophisticated but i LIKE it. A loud, unbottoned shirt, hairchested and burping male at the Opera Premiere. Not an everyday's fragrance, but once in a blue moon it's so great to be unpolite...

Wonder how it smells? Basically LEATHER and TOBACCO (as loud as they can)!

Rating: 8/10

May
14
2011
freixeiro
freixeiro

Gee, what a pain, cant get my hands on some Macassar in London nor in Lisbon.
Got a few bottles last year in Paris, but running low.
Does any one know the contact number, name or email for the House of Rochas customer services dep.?

Cheers y'all.

jfreixeiro@gmail.com

Apr
20
2011
jglass54
jglass54

One of my favorite men's fragrances, very sophisticated. I was sorry to find that it is no longer available. Bad call, Rochas.

Jan
31
2011
Action
Action

Here another myhtical Nicolas Mamounas creation!!
Even the name 'Nicolas Mamounas' is mythical.....I wish I could smell this one!!

Jan
29
2011
basel
basel

MACASSAR was my best I realy loved it the most ... it is no comming back I wish it will while I am alive, please if anyone can help me to get it or to get simeller to it will be hightly apreciated

Jan
25
2011
guest_macassar_addict
guest_macassar_addict

was the ONLY perfume for me :-( even im woman, i miss my beloved macassar
i really cant found a perfume match so much
hoped to be released again

Oct
20
2010
guest_pedro marques
guest_pedro marques

this is a masterpiece.i agree when i heard rochas house are stupid in mantaining descontinued.this is one of those cases not understandables.all ebay comunity plants feed backs sayin marvelouses things about this scent in all blogs i go about fragrances mathers everibody put macassar on the heavens...e repeat its not acceptable/understandable.Lots of Hurras to this name.I have one last botle(a tester) byed with the help of a friend who is an ebayer and it came from germany thanks joao fonseca and give kisses to your germany friend

Apr
14
2010
guest_
guest_

this is a masterpiece.i agree when i heard rochas house are stupid in mantaining descontinued.this is one of those cases not understandables.all ebay comunity plants feed backs sayin marvelouses things about this scent in all blogs i go about fragrances mathers everibody put macassar on the heavens...e repeat its not acceptable/understandable.Lots of Hurras to this name.I have one last botle(a tester) byed with the help of a friend who is an ebayer and it came from germany thanks joao fonseca and give kisses to your germany friend

Apr
14
2010
Jo
Jo

i miss my beloved macassar ;-(
it had all that an ex hippie needs patchouliwise, smelled a lot like moss and forest soil. there was mandarine in it, i believe. and lots of balmy cedar.
no problem to wear it in europe, but i often got remarks it was too strong when i used to work on american cruise ships.
let me know if you find it, please!
cheers to all from germany - jo

Jan
08
2010
guest_
guest_

what can i say...this is the perfection.but attention only for those who lik strong and powerfull scents.incredible how Rochaas House descontinued...and insists in manteinn descontinued.i can it be..there is someone who can open their eyes

Sep
22
2009
guest_TOTO
guest_TOTO

YO, TAMBIEN LO ESTOY BUSCANDO DESDE HACE AÑOS. LA ÚLTIMA VEZ QUE LO COMPRÉ FUÉ EN LAS FARMACIAS DEL AGUILA EN BS AS. ARGENTINA

Aug
10
2009
guest_Sebastian
guest_Sebastian

Is there any possibility to get Macassar Fragance? I know for sure that still have some bottle in U.S
Best Regards
Sebastianneto@hotmail.com

May
26
2009
guest_gabriel
guest_gabriel

Por favor donde lo puedo conseguir lo estoy buscando hace mas de 7 años en argentina ya no se consigue diganme silo puedo comprar y donde es el perfume con el que conoci a mi pareja en el 89 y lo compre mas de 10 veces hasta que se dejo de hacer segun las perfumerias de aca mi correo es grj.erb@hotmail.com desde ya muchas gracias(quiero el envase que se ve en la foto)

May
12
2009
beatriz
beatriz

if you want to feel like a real man, you can use this perfume.
It gives the aroma of a male, strong, delicious, tender man and gentleman..
is just all what a woman can dream..

Feb
07
2009

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