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L'Homme (1982)
by Roger & Gallet


L'Homme information

Year of Launch1982
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 35 votes)

People and companies

HouseRoger & Gallet
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > YSL Beaute
Parent Company at launchElf Aquitaine > Sanofi Beauté

About L'Homme

L'Homme is a masculine fragrance by Roger & Gallet. The scent was launched in 1982

L'Homme fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of L'Homme

Stardate 20171004:
Vintage Version:

This genre is one of my favourites. On one end it has the very soapy Worth PH and on the other aromatics like Ebene, Azzaro, Tuscany. PRPH is somewhere in the middle closer to Worth.
L'homme is kinda best of both worlds, it has the soapiness of Worth and Aromatics of Ebene.
Very well constructed and blended.

Highly recommended.

04th October, 2017
A very nice classic sort of fragrance with some spice but I'm amazed that nobody has yet called out the similarity between this and Paco Rabanne Pour Homme as the two are remarkably similar. I would have to say that this has just a little more going for it out of the two.

If you like Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, give this a spin. I'm sure you'll like it.
05th February, 2016
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United States
“L'Homme est rare” was the tagline for this scent and while I do not think that the composition is especially rare (these notes are well used in masculine perfumery) it is rare for something to smell this good coming from a venerable French house specializing in solifore eaux and soaps. This cypress, woody scent has citrus and mint in its top notes, lavender, clove and ylang-ylang at its heart, and a clean woody base with vetiver, oak moss, sandalwood and patchouli. So good and good natured, this fragrance is largely overlooked—if you like fragrances like Azzaro Pour Homme, give this one a try. The ad campaign in Europe showed images of real, rugged men washing and shaving out of doors and there really is a connection to nature in this scent, the distillation of all that a man should be: freshly shaved and scented, but with a virile stubble already growing back. L’Homme developed its muscles and sinews from real life, not from hanging out in a gym. Very hard to find in the US, this is still a part of R&G’s worldwide lineup and well worth seeking out.
13th July, 2015
Roger & Gallet's hard to find "L'Homme" range really is the definitive scent of a 'chypre', or 'woody'.
Aside from citrus, the chypre / woody family of scents is probably the most loved fragrance family ever. Many don't even know they love woody scents.
This makes a great everyday office scent, very light and inoffensive. It's hard to over spray and just smells divine. A mix of woody notes and a touch of vanilla, this scent remains fresh and clean throughout. If you are a lover of Azzaro Pour Homme and would like something more up to date, you will find this one is right up your street.
I like to layer this scent with the after shave balm of the same company. Very light and comforting. Accept no imitations!
09th January, 2014
Very little ever gets written about R&G L’homme, but it is a consummate performer with some very satisfying phases. None more so than the opening, which is one of my favourite entrées of any fragrance. The blend of citrus and nutmeg garnished with a hint of mint is twenty minutes of heaven. It also has a slightly soapy sheen, but it’s certainly no distraction. I am not normally a top notes kind of guy, but I would probably still wear L’homme if this was all there was.

The rest of the L’homme experience may not live up to the opening, but there is still much to delight in. It is certainly woodier in the heart and base, but it also sweetens into the second hour or so. The soapiness is evident well into the heart notes, but almost extinguished once it dries down. L’homme concludes as a warm, sweet and slightly spiced fragrance that works on almost all levels.

It’s certainly no powerhouse, but both longevity and sillage are more than adequate. With its modest retail price I shall grab myself another bottle before they change it again.
26th January, 2013
A gorgeous clean spearmint based scent. One of the first I ever bought back in the 80's. One of THE nicest men's frags in the world!!!
15th September, 2012

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