Rochas Man by Rochas (1999) —
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Rochas Man (1999)
by Rochas


Rochas Man information

Year of Launch1999
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 855 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerMaurice Roucel
Parent CompanyInter Parfums
Parent Company at launchWella > Cosmopolitan Cosmetics

About Rochas Man

Rochas Man is a masculine fragrance by Rochas. The scent was launched in 1999 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Maurice Roucel

Rochas Man fragrance notes

Reviews of Rochas Man

As mentioned in The Guide and elsewhere, an alternative to the twice-defunct Yohji Homme, the lesser-known Jose by Eisenberg, etc. This masculine appears at good prices in Spain and shares the Yohji trick of being a masculine fougere at the same time as including warmer, gourmand notes. And really, it pulls it off pretty much as well as Yohji does to my nose. The difference is, this is still on the shelves.
08th August, 2018
A well-calibrated lavender-coffee-vanilla gourmand with good balance, and acceptable sillage and duration. It's less overpowering than New Haarlem, which is similar, and a bit more nuanced and subtle than Michael Jordan's Legend. As a gourmand, it's occasionally juvenile(as opposed to 'adult' gourmands à la Serge Lutens ... ). It's also not of the calibre of the gourmands from Mugler in the A* Men range, such as Pure Havane or Pure Coffee.

Nonetheless, Rochas Man is an affordable nice present for a high schooler starting out at college, and who's already finished a bottle of two of Legend. Easily unisex.

28th December, 2017
A sweet coffee blended with lavander. I wouldn't say it's like Givenchy Play Intense. Though both smell coffee, Rochas Man is significantly sweeter, and might not do well in hot summer. I find it too sweet on men for daytime. For night out it's more suitable. But worn by a girl it has no problem. The sillage is close and the longevity is 7h+.

Originally written in 2013
29th November, 2017
Rochas Man is a great scent with a deep, warm and sweet feel that surrounds you and gives off an intimate and lovable aura wherever you go.
In the beginning I can smell the lavender and jasmine that quickly give way to the signature sweet mocha/vanilla combo with a hint of bitter patchouli and warm amber in the back end.
I consider it an evening/night scent because I personally can't stand gourmand scents in the daytime or warmer weather. I also think that this and Roucel's other masterpiece Bogart Pour Homme have some things in common. They both have this deep underlying sweetness that's masterfully complimented by a manly bitterness and warm finesse.
If you're into rich gourmand scents at a great price, Rochas Man is definitely something to check out.

Sillage: Moderate to high
Longevity: Pretty high (~8-10 hrs for me)
05th November, 2017
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United States
Sensual and lush mocha and vanilla, just as the note pyramid indicates. Love this fragrance!
20th March, 2017
Imagine a man coming home to his lover confronting him: "Don't lie to Ricky. I can smell the Chocolate & Vanilla cake and floral tea all over you. You've been hanging out at the Coffeehouse with those pseudo-intellectuals, haven't you?"

Then he says, "Give me liberty or give me death!".

So she kills him. Which is a shame, really, because Ricky was actually wearing Rochas Man. Like Ricky's jealous lover, when I smell Rochas Man I too think of Coffeehouses serving Sweet & Spiced Hot Chocolate and Cake. And it's pleasant having such an evocative fragrance of Rochas Man except until I tire of all that sweetness. So I tend to wear my Rochas Man in the cool evenings when I know I'll be going home to shower and there is nobody to confront me for visiting a Coffeehouse.

As for the bottle, it's a case of style over practically: the cone shape is cool, except that it leaks a little when you place it on its base. So as a word of advice, keep your original box so you can store your bottle upside-down.
18th February, 2017 (last edited: 02nd March, 2017)

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