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Monsieur Rochas by Rochas is a Oriental Fougere fragrance for men. Monsieur Rochas was launched in 1969. The nose behind this fragrance is Guy Robert. Top notes are chamomile, lavender, clary sage, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are carnation, galbanum, vetiver, cedar, geranium and cardamom; base notes are tonka bean, patchouli, musk and oakmoss.

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Top Notes
Chamomile Lavender Clary Sage Bergamot Lemon

Middle Notes
Carnation Galbanum Vetiver Cedar Geranium Cardamom

Base Notes
Tonka Bean Patchouli Musk Oakmoss

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Monsieur Rochas Fragrance Reviews

karlovonamesti
karlovonamesti

This review is for the concentree. Monsieur Rochas is a very direct and aromatic "old-school" fougere with pronounced lavender and relatively conventional bergamot and lemon on top, followed by a pleasant slap of geranium (very green) and carnation (somewhat spicy), which settles twenty minutes later into a chamomile and coumarin drydown, with moss and a brushing of woody musks. The ingredient quality is natural and the note separation is very good, but longevity is abysmal - expect two hours of meager presence before a total fadeout. The start is crisp and fresh, definitely a nice thing to smell early in the morning on the way out to work, and the heart is quite woodsy and herbal, with nuances of vetiver and cedar. Ultimately though there's nothing particularly memorable about the scent, and I much prefer Moustache.

Aug
23
2014
manos1965
manos1965

Another masterpiece from Guy Robert similar to Equipage Hermes by the same perfumer.A must have for every colector

Aug
04
2014
Rerik
Rerik

This is a beautiful fougere. Oakmoss and chamomile paired with patchouli. The base is build on vetiver.
A faint scent. Very pleasant.
Pefect for successful evenings or Restaurant visits.
The smell reminds me of Hermes Equipage (also a Guy Robert creation) but this one is better. And also Lancome Balafre has some similar notes.
Rochas Monsieur is a piece of the world of Marcel Rochas.

Jul
20
2014
missan
missan

Would it be possible to have too many of this gem. Nah, I don´t believe so, I just had to get another aftershave, I think I like the AS the most.

Dec
07
2013
Sacredsystem
Sacredsystem

This is for the Concentree version:
I have never sampled vintage Monsieur Rochas but have read many positive reviews. I purchased the concentree version last week. A dry, dark and spicy fougere that covers you in a billow of elegance. I get chamomile and nutmeg as the major players while all the beautiful notes get well grounded on a foundation of oakmoss. It starts out being loud but gradually becomes a soft and special fragrance that symbolizes manliness in a perfect way. They just don't make them like this anymore. I really love this concentree version, in fact I adore it.

Nov
07
2013
Castor
Castor

Blended by Guy Robert there is not a doubt it is a classic. I am reviewing a vintage Eau de Cologne that as such is fleeting, thus requiring liberal application if you are in search of presence.

Don't ask me why but it shares points in common to other classics, traditional blends of the same age, like Eau Sauvage, Monsieur de Givenchy, Signoricci 2: they don´t project except in their top notes, much like aftershaves, turning the blend into skin scents that can be whiffed along its development for a decent amount of time, blends that being reformulated turned into common present day eaux, fleeting but leaving no traces at all (I am thinking of the actual Chanel por Monsieur or Monsieur de Givenchy).

It has a dirty citric top note that turns spicy in the mid notes in no time, the animalic and mildy dirty base notes are evident but they don't turn the blend into a skanky one. The spices still lurk around, with dry undertones.

And-then-it-is-gone, voilá.

I guess it dates from a time men did not wear high concentration / longevity and projection wise scents, the way many feminines were and are like. Of course things changed in the 1980's. It is funny when one thinks on how fashion changed during those years: flashy colors, baroque hairdos, wide lapels and big shoulder jackets. Bold scents were good companies to these. Even in the case of conservative aromatic fougeres with very animalic bases notes a la Kouros as found in Weil pour Homme.

Monsieur Rochas as well as the ones mentioned are in the antipodes regarding these: a good choice when you find present - day scents oppressive (coming to mind some Houses like Amouage, Creed or Lutens, or even powerbombs from the 1980's).

No fleeting scents provide for much needed variety. Monsieur Rochas won't disappoint in that way.

Nov
04
2013
Beaufort
Beaufort

I get nutmeg, nutmeg and more nutmeg with this fragrance, even though the note is not listed here,
(I'm referring to the vintage edt concentree version)
Very spicy. Sensual. Beautiful.

Oct
25
2013
pronose
pronose

another great classic is gone !!!!!
why rochas stopped the production of this great scent????

Mar
25
2013
missan
missan

Besides an AS i also have a vintage eau de cologne in a splash bottle.
To me the pinnacle of male perfumes, talk about niche quality.
10/10

Dec
16
2012
tuandiplomasi
tuandiplomasi

like a ralph laurent chaps , but a little sweet in based notes, but it's on of my best fragrance

Sep
13
2012
ION
ION

I had a bottle of this one during my university years. Very good perfume! Masculine, serious, attractive, classy. It kept a nice balance between all those qualities, really shows its creator was a person with a fine taste.
It somehow reminds me of "Pierre Cardin pour Monsieur" another great and (sadly) overlooked fragrance.
This is a smell beyond trends and highly recommended.

Dec
03
2011
missan
missan

This AS is really, really nice, has a lovely herbal/vetiver/oakmoss base that one just has to love.
The opening of chamomile/lavender/bergamot is also rather special. Besides the chamomile it reminds me slightly of an older YSL PH. The sharp blueish coulor I could do without, but who cares with this lovely stuff.

edit: 9,5/10

Oct
10
2011
alfarom
alfarom

Review for the reformulated version. A nice opening with aromatic herbs and lavander. I also get some cinnamon in this phase. After a while it turns to a soapy middle phase that's quite conventional and not particularly interesting, yet pleasant. In the drydown I get oakmoss, patchouli and vetiver. Nice and quite classic but maybe it lacks in personality.

Note: The reformulated version of Monsieur Rochas comes in a generic and unremarkable bottle with a shocking pink liquid inside. Ugly.

Rating: 6.5/10

May
22
2011
basel
basel

MACASSAR PLEASE COME BACK

Jan
25
2011
BIG
BIG

Concentree edition review:

It starts out with a blast of flowers, chamomile and sage standing out the most. Then the scent transitions to a cooling-like accord, almost breezy and calming. I feel i'd put this fragrance in the aromatic fougere category instead. It's a pleasant and classy scent.

Aug
16
2010
Timaru
Timaru

Reviewing the vintage version:
A very, very nice classic fougere.
Starting off very crisp, with citrus, bergamot and somewhat lavender before quickly settling into a spicey, herbal oakmoss.
Great for formal occasions or special ones.
A never offensive, strong self confidence scent that I reach for every now and again.

Jan
15
2010

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