Moustache 2018 Eau de Parfum

Moustache (Eau de Parfum) by Rochas
Bottle Design Thierry De Baschmakoff
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Ranked 74 in Men's Perfume
8.1 / 10 1215 Ratings
A popular perfume by Rochas for men, released in 2018. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums.
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Main accords

Spicy
Sweet
Woody
Floral
Oriental

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange Pink pepperPink pepper
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Bulgarian roseBulgarian rose Atlas cedarAtlas cedar
Base Notes Base Notes
BenzoinBenzoin PatchouliPatchouli

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
8.11215 Ratings
Longevity
7.41145 Ratings
Sillage
7.11145 Ratings
Bottle
8.31137 Ratings
Value for money
8.9949 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 25.05.2024.

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FabianO

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Top Review 26  
Pleasingly harmonious modification of the classic "Moustache", somewhat reminiscent of "Habit Rouge" or "Noir
Yes, I have (frighteningly) commented and also tested very little in the last year, because many newcomers simply don't give me anything except the feeling of repeatedly smelling something comparable, similar or even identical
The still very young "Moustache", an extremely modified and modernized version of the somewhat prickly 1949 lemon, is one of the 5-6 most interesting and pleasant fragrances of this closing year (although it was already released at the end of 2018).

In its density and indulgence, this Rochas reminds me of the above mentioned Guerlain classics and Tom Ford's "Noir". A little fruity by a really pleasant round, harmonious, almost creamy, unbitter mandarin, also floral with clear rose, which is beautifully waxy and also powdery framed by benzoin.

Although "Habit Rouge" and "Noir" use different palettes of aromas, the three have in common that they radiate something slightly aristocratic, almost decadent, but without the force or penetrance of many an oppressive oriental.

Durability top, Sillage quite self-confident. Already one for the holidays...
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KnowThis30

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Top Review 26  
Fragrant art for the narrow/fitting purse
Before I start with my review for "Moustache" by Rochas, it is important to clarify that I have no knowledge whatsoever of the fragrance "Le Vestiaire - Tuxedo" by Yves Saint Laurent - which is repeatedly used as a comparison in the few existing online reviews (allegedly approx. 80-90% similarity)!
So...this small detail out of the way, I have now fixed the following five criteria before my evaluation: Scent, silage, performance, bottle, application and price
Scent:
Opening with a good pinch of pink pepper, the fragrance does not convey the tangerine as prominently and sweetly as Chanel's "Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême", but I think I can at least imagine that it tames and tames the scent of pepper a little. Other scents, which also carry the pink pepper in the top note, seem much stronger to me. All in all, the top note lasts only a few minutes, but then merges relatively unnoticed into the heart note and should therefore not disturb anyone.
As I already wrote in my statement, the heart note - to my mind - is very similar to the heart note of Givenchy's "Gentlemen Only" from 2013, both of which are made mostly of cedar, but have completely different accompanying fabrics around them. While Givenchy's vetiver gives the fragrance a rather pungent wood note, the rose used in "Moustache" makes it rounder and softer. It's as if you were smelling the same piece of wood, but with "Moustache" you smell it from a greater distance, which makes the impression less oppressive but more coherent. The scent of cedar is still part of the base note for a while, but the heart note leaves the skin after about 1.5 - 2 hours.
Contrary to initial expectations, the sweetness of the fragrance is subtly restrained even in the base note with its patchouli and the vanilla-like scent of the benzoin it contains. Yes, "Moustache" certainly ends in several sweetish variants, but at no point does it seem overloaded with this sweetness, as the remaining cedar - even if only faintly perceptible - restrains it at all times. And in this way the scent remains without any further development before it finally leaves the skin after another 2-3 hours or so.

Sillage:
As far as the silage is concerned, the fragrance plays this strength out wonderfully, especially in the heart note and in the transition to the base. The pleasant woody note, combined with a slow onset of sweetness, ensures that one leaves a sufficient and perceptible, but never oppressive scent trail. Only the pepper in the top note might cause a short twitching of the nose for some, but for all the others it should be long gone because of its short presence. In the base note, and thus at the end of its life, "Moustache" becomes a very tight "skin-scent", so it is hardly noticeable except for the person wearing it and very close other people.

Performance:
On the subject of endurance, opinions seem to be very divided. While "Moustache" on my skin disappears after about 5 hours, it should still - at least according to the online reviews" - easily last 8 hours or longer with some other person. Not bad at all, in my opinion this would be the point where the greatest potential for improvement would be found, especially since this fragrance is an eau de parfum concentration.

Flacon:
Here, "Moustache" or Rochas plays along with the greats of the fragrance indestry without any problems or even outstrips them. The flacon looks valuable and stable, has a well-functioning spray head and a high-quality (at least in terms of weight) metal cap. Despite, or perhaps because of, the ribbed surface of the glass, the bottle (in all sizes) sits securely in the hand. The look (in my eyes nice to look at) is, however, as always a matter of taste, as a certain reminiscence of times gone by - the original "Moustache EDT" dates back to 1949 - cannot be denied
Possible applications:
Thanks to the rather moderate sweetness of this fragrance and the generally rather reserved projection (the topic "spraying over" is not considered here), "Moustache" can be used wonderfully in leisure time, as well as in the office or similar locations. It can also be used in different seasons (which I don't believe in anyway - you will never complain about a good scent because of the weather). If at all applies: the warmer, the less sprays should be used because of the sweetness.
There should also be no limit to the age of the person wearing the perfume (and yes, I think this categorization is nonsense, too). Only the younger candidates among us should be aware before a potential blind purchase that "Moustache" is none - I repeat: none! - Fragrance of the category "Bleu" à la "Sauvage", "Bleu de Chanel" or e.g. "Dylan Blue".

Price:
If there's one thing you can't blame "Moustache" for, it's probably its excellent pricing policy or the grandiose relationship between high-quality fragrance, bottle size and price.
Just like e.g. "Bentley for Men Intense" or "Encre Noire" you get a high quality fragrance with a more than great price tag, which makes you wonder how much extra charge the company name alone might cost some other brands.
Just for orientation: I was able to secure the 75 ml bottle at a price of just under 28 €.

Conclusion:
So who is "Moustache" the right scent for? In any case, you shouldn't expect a loud market crier who also casts a spell over the environment with his uniqueness. Even a fragrance that covers most of the
It is (probably) not to be found here. Moustache" is much more a discreet - in some moments very quiet - perfume, slightly reminiscent of old times, which compared to its Eau de Toilette from 1949 (or the new version "Moustache Original 1949" from 2018), however, has been extensively changed or adapted to today's noses in order not to appear old-fashioned.
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Luxury fragrance at a discount price
I paid 24.99 online and this was one of my best blind buys. The scent is almost identical to Tuxedo. I just tested that again the other day at Douglas on KÖ. Tuxedo projects perhaps a little stronger, but by one to two sprays more you can compensate for that loosely.
In any case, this "quality difference" is not worth almost 300 euros. In passing, you will not notice any difference, at most in the side by side comparison.
The bottle is heavy and looks chic. What I do not like is the "puddle sprayer". And the old-fashioned name certainly did not contribute to the success of the fragrance. Because the fragrance is anything but old-fashioned. It smells elegant, chic, fresh, but with depth.
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Nase70

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Very helpful Review 16  
HAMMERDUFT for 30 Ocken!
What I have bought in recent years partly for a scrap and for quite more money than for the Moustache!!! I was born in the 70s and therefore of course a friend of fragrances of the 80s and 90s, be it Background, Relax, Joop etc., accordingly, my signature fragrance was so far also the said Background by Jil Sander in whose possession I am fortunately still. Recently, the aforementioned Moustache has become my new signature scent. Why is that so?
As I said, I've been through quite a few and there have been good and bad experiences, where the bad do outweigh the good. Now I have, although I no longer wanted it a blind purchase of the said Moustache dared. (At 20€ for 75ml it was worth the risk to me ;-) Despite the good reviews I went with few expectations to the first test but the first spray had already caught me, such a coordinated loveliness I have not smelled for a long time in a fragrance. For me there is also no fragrance twin with which I could compare it, but what you can definitely say is that it radiates a mad elegance with a lot of warmth. I perceive all fragrance notes clearly and that does not often happen to me, because I am absolutely no professional super nose.

I can simply identify with this fragrance and that is extremely important to me! Similarly, I was then with Jil`s Background or Zinos Relax.

Durability & Sillage
He keeps with me Locker 9 hours and on the clothes 2-3 days and is room-filling 2-3 hours perceptible.
The price performance I find even more outstanding, usually you have to reformulate the BUNKERN, because Rochas as with the "Rochas Man" but like once.
Blind purchase: YES SURE, but you should be clear that you acquire a sweetish fragrance. Wearable he is in my opinion at any age in autumn, winter and spring.
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Heldenvater

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Problem or solution? Well, both!
"My name is hero father - and I have a problem"
"Hello hero father."

Sometimes I am tormented by the thought that I now already have more perfumes than I can ever wear.
And yet:
My collection grows and grows...
...and there seems to be no end in sight.

The goal is to build as complete a collection as possible, covering all moods, all weather conditions, all occasions, and all audiences.
Is that possible? No. Is that a bad thing? No! Because the journey is the destination...

As extensive as my collection is, though, there are perfumes that I reach for over and over again - and Moustache is one of them.
What a fragrance!

So warm, so soft, so round and classy.
Of all the stated ingredients, I smell at most the wood and benzoin out; mandarin, pepper or even rose I do not smell at all - but is not bad at all. The perfume is so harmonious and beautifully composed that you have to get it again and again from the shelf - and want to smell again and again.

I prefer to wear it when it's heading towards autumn, but in theory you can wear it all year round. And for any occasion - whether in a casual T shirt or a shirt.
In summary: a great fragrance, versatile and all-weather.

If you now still pull the price into the calculation, there is no way around Moustache.

Moustache is a really very good perfume, which has quickly become one of my favorites - an absolute recommendation!

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JFP26JFP26 3 years ago
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A sophisticated mix of orange, woods and resins. I find it very chic and it can be worn all seasons all occasions. People will like. Good!
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 years ago
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Opening with a fruity and peppery scent. Rose and cedarwood give the fragrance a elegant touch. In the drydown, vanilla and dark patchouly.
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 3 years ago
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Damn, what a fragrance. Boozy, sweet, sexy. If I would recommend a blind buy this is it
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Djsc23Djsc23 3 years ago
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Great value for the price. Love the scent!
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AlishereAlishere 8 months ago
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More sophisticated version of encre Noire
Vetiver but with some honey ambery
Really masculine fragrance
Signature scent for only men
Recommend ✅
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