Eau de Rochas Homme 2015

Version from 2015
Eau de Rochas Homme (2015) by Rochas
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8.1 / 10 80 Ratings
Eau de Rochas Homme (2015) is a popular perfume by Rochas for men and was released in 2015. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums.
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Main accords

Fresh
Citrus
Green
Spicy
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
BergamotBergamot LimeLime Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
LavenderLavender VervainVervain MugwortMugwort
Base Notes Base Notes
VetiverVetiver CedarCedar
Ratings
Scent
8.180 Ratings
Longevity
6.575 Ratings
Sillage
6.276 Ratings
Bottle
7.677 Ratings
Value for money
8.637 Ratings
Submitted by Sniffer, last update on 18.02.2024.

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3 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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9
Bottle
5
Sillage
5
Longevity
9
Scent
Elysium

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Elysium
Elysium
5  
O Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?
“Deny thy father and refuse thy name! Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet.”

I started my review in this way because the first thought that came to my mind when I tested this gem was, “Oh Rochas, Rochas, where have you been until now?” Well, as I am getting old, I don’t remember if I came across an original edition in the past, or if it happened, but now I don’t remember the smell. The fact is that in this review I will limit myself to telling the sensations that the version I own gives me without making comparisons with the original version. I have to thank @HugoMontez because it is thanks to his review that I came across this barely unknown precious gem. Or rather, I knew the perfume and its feminine counterpart, and I often saw it on the shelves, but I associated it with the common fresh and citrusy eau de cologne and therefore I did not even pay a glance to it. The @HugoMontez review opened my eyes and mind wide, and so I ran into the shop to try, and immediately buy, this masterpiece. Here we go.

Eau de Rochas pour Homme is a great aromatic and citrusy cologne, fresh and cool like morning dew. Apparently simple, it is not like that. In the beginning, I find a mixture of citrus peel and herbs. Many citrus ingredients contribute to the top notes. Aldehydes reinforce the early sprint, but they are not dominant, as in Chanel N°5 for example. Instead, the sour contribution is notable. The rinds of lemons, limes, bergamot and tangerines release an aroma identical to that of the freshly grated rinds to be added to the cakes or modern plates. And if all this harshness was not enough, there even are the green leaves of the verbena mixed with those of the basil. Even if not present on the list, the lavender is already kicking, and the notes that come out of the accord are those of fresh flowers crumbled between the fingers, aromatic and slightly soothing notes. Wow, I knew I was going to get a citric bomb on my face, but I never expected such an intense lemony riot. Perfumer Gilles Romey has indulged in creating something truly fresh and energising. The opening is this and there are no other notes or facets to dirty it.

The perfume takes some time to unwind, and the sourness remains in the air and around me for a good half hour. The first flower that peeps out of the bouquet in the heart is jasmine. I can also feel the watery undertones of freesia, the bitter touch of the lily of the valley. Violet is subdued and so is the rose, neither too powdery nor too rosy. Instead, the blue shades of lavender flowers reach my nose clear and limpid now, the intense ones that release the perfumed bags from the drawer. But the sour aspect does not completely fade, as the heart includes the aromatic, spicy, and sour leaves of coriander. Green coriander notes in fusion with an overwhelmingly masculine immersive lavender. In this bouquet, I recognise some slightly smoky nuances, as if incense resin or other resinous elements were binding the flowers together. There should also be some mugwort between the middle notes, but my nose has a hard time recognising it.

The passages from the head to the heart, and finally to the bottom are well marked and soon we reach an unexpectedly warm woody bottom, with some resinous overtones. Then, little by little, this composition turns towards a more woody and resinous base. Vétiver and cedar play a fundamental role here, supported by weaker and slightly subdued notes of oak moss, and certainly a synthetic note. Pencil shavings come out loud in the base, followed by notes of damp undergrowth warmed by the sun. I can’t say I can detect any musk, even though it should be there. In its place, however, I perceive dusty notes of vanilla,or coumarin more in general.

Hearing the fragrance so contemporary, not at all dated, makes me think Rochas has successfully reformulated it for the better. The aroma is pleasant and the combination of citrus notes with resinous and smoky ones. I find it brilliant and successful. I don’t perceive marine or salty notes. We got the freshness of this perfume from citrus fruits and aromatic herbs. Overall, performances are not astounding, as most today fragrances. The longevity is moderate; it lasted me from half a day, but it is very close to the skin. If you are a citrus lover, this is an amazing fragrance for the price and quality. A morning and daily scent, perfect for late spring and summer. If I have to find a similarity, it reminds me of another recent buy, namely Verveine Cédrat, the share the same verveine vibe.

I base the review on a 50ml bottle I have owned since July 2022.

-Elysium
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8
Longevity
7.5
Scent
FvSpee

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FvSpee
Top Review 37  
CoViD comments, third piece: heart surgery.
Welcome back again today to the quarantine entertainment program, where this time we will focus on a men's classic where a heart transplant was performed in 2015 (i.e. before all non-essential operations were stopped). His flower heart was taken from him (it may have been diseased, we don't know for sure) and he was given a herbal heart. Perhaps no flower donor heart was available at the time. So let's take a look at how the patient is doing this year on the fifth anniversary of this serious procedure.

I didn't want to go donate my heart today, I wanted to keep it, but blood, that is what they are calling for. It didn't work out because the blood donor centre only lets you in after making an appointment by telephone, so that the procedures are nice and quick and people don't hang around in the waiting room. There's nothing wrong with that. So when I get back, if I had done my research before, it's my fault. Now I have an appointment for Thursday. On the way to the donation centre I could watch from the car window and on the last 200 metres on foot how things are going in Berlin. I had the impression that people had become a bit more reasonable in the last 24 hours, but maybe that's just because of the cold
They just reported in: Starting tonight at zero o'clock, the seating area of the restaurants in the capital will be closed; at noon today, everybody was still having a happy lunch. And meetings and events are now only allowed up to ten people, not 49 as at present. Of course, meetings could have been banned altogether, but probably one was worried that the virus could sue the Federal Constitutional Court for disproportionately hindering his personal freedom. That could have been a very embarrassing thing. Things cannot always go off as smoothly as they did in 1962, when, as if by a miracle, no shrewd person on the Elbe River advised on the occasion of the storm surge to lodge a constitutional complaint against Helmut Schmidt for formally inadmissible restriction of his freedom of movement. After all, both his declaration that the chaos is over and that he is the boss, and his use of the Bundeswehr to patch up the dikes were not quite kosher from a legal point of view.

With the blood donation it became thus nothing, all the more time I had for my smell test of the day.

Eau de Rochas (for the lady) dates back at least to 1970, but the men's version is not at all soooo classic, it was created in 1993 by Gilles Romey, not to be confused with Mitt Romney, who, in addition to several fragrances that no carrion knows, also created the Hermès classic Rocabar. This primal variation (of Eau de Rochas Homme, not Rocabar) features a top note of a green-yellow-orange cheerful citric bouquet held together by a string of aldehydes. The heart was formed by a magnificent bouquet of flowers, with everything a real man wouldn't be afraid of: Jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, violets, carnations and fresh freesias. The base was as brutal as possible in the classic style: vetiver, oakmoss, musk, cedar, amber
In 2015, a doctor unknown by name (perhaps a collective) then carried out the transplantation already mentioned, in which (always assuming that the official information does not lie) the classic men's base remained untouched and only the aldehydes in the upper part were removed (the citric bouquet as such remained untouched and now probably falls apart more loosely without the ribbon). The heart, however, was completely replaced. Before six flowers, now zero. Instead three kitchen herbs - and "pine" whatever that might be (upper and lower jaw? pine wood? needles?). I think I would have found the violet lily of the valley number more exciting, but unfortunately I don't know it. Too bad.

The current product is very fresh, very summery, very citric (in the prelude) and has a very, very, very classic appearance. It must be with the base and the top note as well. Also very timeless. Although I write and do a lot of research here, I'm not a fragrance historian or chief analyst, but I would have thought that he was born in 1961 or at least 1972. What else can I say much about it. I'd have sworn there's lavender in there. It's very powdery. Supposedly it's not. I don't know what else to say I can't think of anything else to say because he doesn't inspire me. It's beautiful, though. But somehow too generic, almost too boring. Spee's wife sees it differently and is thrilled. She advised to buy it immediately, and she didn't know then that it only costs 50 ounces list price. At least as long as all the alcohol in the perfume industry is not requisitioned for the production of disinfectants, then it will be more expensive again. I thought of Monsieur De Givenchy. I tested it two years ago and have no concrete memory for smells, but I also found it very masculine, very classic, very beautiful and very meaningless. But it's certainly me. And Givenchy also seems to work differently than Rochas, if I look at my comments at the time and compare the scent pyramids.

Well, what's left to add? I'm trying to settle the dispute over durability in a Solomonic way: It depends on the dosage. Applied with restraint, very volatile, there is a curfew after two to three hours, and it is observed. But if you do this cheerfully, i.e. at least two sprays on top of each other on each part of the skin (so-called "monolayering"), then it gives a nice, rich persistence of at least eight hours. Maybe the skin has to really soak up the stuff.

The name has four and a half points for its appealing simplicity, and because the name is as classic as the fragrance. That's all, because subjectively, I don't like the sound of the word "Rochas". And then I find that the 2015-er is so different from the 1993-er (in terms of the components) that one should have taken a new name. After all, in 1930 it was still a good idea to call a fragrance "Monsieur de XY" or "Eau de XY Homme". Anno 1993 or 2015 with a supplier who also carries several other men's fragrances, this is a little too creative for me. Except the fragrance is as highly original as "Dior Homme", then the name may be boring.

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7
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8.5
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Konsalik

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Konsalik
Top Review 17  
Still life with basil and lemonade
Jesus, I hated that bottle! Much of what made the nineties the most dubious decade in terms of design can be found here: the frivolous indecision to round off geometric lines just enough to make them tasteless; at the same time this pseudo-natural relief structure on the reverse, which was supposed to bring back the haptics lost in the eighties by decree; the anaemic, wantonly simple kitsch of the font; the pot-ugly, matt-silver cap in the shape of a trimmed ellipse: What was all that about?!
Neither on the perfume-photos, nor in the local Müller shelf this thing could seduce me to the test. Once I took it in my hand and had to admit that the bottle is damn good in my hand. And I sprayed. It was the only time so far that the haptic experience of a perfume bottle would have moved me to test it.

What I smelled, I liked very much: Very exactly in the intersection of many classic, lemony light green spicy men's fragrances for the warmer days of the year, quite exactly between Dior's "Eau Sauvage", Armani's "Eau pour homme" or Chanel's "Pour monsieur". The radiant, but never prickly, but rather slightly sweetened lemon of the top note never really fades away, but rather wraps itself like a thin syrup mantle around the quite strong, fresh green notes that form the actual heart of this fragrance, whereby for my nose basil clearly dominates and protects all other woody, herbaceous or mossy colleagues under its bulging leaves. But all this in a light lightness that almost makes you think of mint (whereby: if you chew a mint leaf without Wrigley's Spearmint prejudice in your head, you feel just as easily reminded of basil, thyme or sage) and radiate pleasantly calmly and evenly in front of you.

Contrary to his mentioned models, the durability is surprisingly high at least on my skin and is not shown correctly by the tiny 6 points in the perfume average for my sensation. So, for all its lightness, more enduring than "Pour Monsieur", denser than "Eau pour homme" and similarly pleasing as "Eau Sauvage" - at a knockdown price. It cost me 18 euros to get this ugly duckling on my shelf. Great thing!
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ElysiumElysium 2 years ago
9
Bottle
5
Sillage
5
Longevity
9
Scent
The freshness of a river at the beginning of summer, the sparkling of a citrus salad and the scent of meadows in bloom. Astounding.
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Finerthings8Finerthings8 3 years ago
6
Bottle
6
Sillage
7
Longevity
7.5
Scent
One of the best citrusy opening .it is very elegant and interesting.not great performer but it is very cheap.good for half day wearing
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