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Rocabar (1998)
by Hermès


Rocabar information

Year of Launch1998
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 316 votes)

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PerfumerBernard Bourgeois

About Rocabar

A contraction of “rug” and the French words “à barres” meaning striped, Rocabar takes its inspiration from traditional horse rugs made in the Hermès workshops, with blue and red stripes on a saffron background.

Rocabar fragrance notes

Reviews of Rocabar

A nice balsamic fragrance, a mix of pine green, woody notes and vanilla. Smooth, creamy, non offensive and distinctive smell.(previous version bottle)
Great longevity on my skin.
10th January, 2018
Dear Mister Manly,
I really like your fragrance
But it burns my eyes!
29th September, 2017
Bigsly Show all reviews
United States
If you like Envy for Men, this is along the same lines, as are a few others. I'm not a huge fan of these scents, because they seem to get cloying awfully quickly, especially if you use too much, but I'd rather wear those than most of the recent designer offerings. I'll give it a positive rating because there's nothing really "bad" about it, other than it having a derivative feel to me.
03rd May, 2015
When I think of Hermes I immediately think of soft beautiful unisex and female scents. When it comes to their male scents it seems that they are on the soft side and don't project strongly any uber masculine notes.

Rocabar is a nice inoffensive woody/spicy fragrance, not really hot/spicy or dark/woodsy at all. Projection is okay and I'm not keeping it in reserve for special occasions.

Just does not seem all that special at all. I'm happier with Hermes unisex fragrances for summer and Rocabar for everyday activities.
03rd March, 2015
As has been stated before, refined and sophisticated. One can bring to mind the sort of man who might wear this, but do such men, and the proper situations still exist these days ?

To be honest, I'm more of a casual sort of fellow, and not nearly as restrained in character as one would need to be to pull this stuff off, so it's not for me I'm afraid.
04th February, 2015
Finally a recent vintage which I truly dislike. Citrus-green opening with mint notes, pepper (and perhaps red pepper too?), sandalwood, juniper, carnation (a lot), resins, cardamom, rooty hints of orris... shortly quite a loud, sweet, dense fragrance based on woods-spices-flowers which gives me two contrasting feelings: cloying and generic. It smells like an early 2000s designer, but topped with a discomforting dose of confusion. Not a powerhouse, but just "too much" the same. One of the worst masculine Hermès for me (I don't know the more recent version).

04th October, 2014

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