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Rochas Lui (2003)
by Rochas

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Rochas Lui information

Year of Launch2003
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityDiscontinued
Average Rating
(based on 217 votes)

People and companies

HouseRochas
PerfumerMichel Almairac
SupplierRobertet
Parent CompanyInter Parfums
Parent Company at launchProcter & Gamble > Wella > Cosmopolitan Cosmetics

About Rochas Lui

This scent is designed to be a mix of old and new. The bottle is made of heavy glass and has a rounded base so that the fragrance rocks.
The perfumer behind the scent also created Joop! Homme

Rochas Lui fragrance notes

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

Reviews of Rochas Lui

I seem to be In the minority of not caring/understanding Lui. Sweet and powdery are the first words that come to mind; it has a lot of neroli over an amber/vanillic accord which is way too sweet, powdery and dated in feel for my taste. Going forward, it changes to a semi sweet soapy, woody-citrus scent with ambery tones.
14th September, 2018
This is a capable balsamic-woody eau de cologne composed by the veteran Michel Almairac, creator of at least a dozen timeless classics, and you can tell.

First off, I don't get anything burnt, or any spices as some other reviewers have commented. Also, the only things really connecting Lui to Habit Rouge and Terre d'Hermes are the cedar and citrus, and that's a pretty tenuous connection at best. Not very useful.

Nor is this a chypre as some have indicated. There's definitely no oakmoss to my nose, and if any bergamot & labdanum only accents. Nevertheless the vanillic cologne vibe is definitely a descendent of famed chypre Chanel Pour Monsieur.

I am thinking the citrus in my sample may be a bit degraded; this fragrance is discontinued and quite expensive so the vial might be pretty old and not properly stored. I do get hints of lemon and orange along with the dominant wood of cedar. Is there real sycamore wood essential oil in this? Maybe, but it's hard to recognize.

The composition is tightly structured and the main feel is certainly VERY well integrated there are no sharp edges or accords sticking out. For those seeking thrills, it's easy to overlook the subtle skill at work in Rochas Lui.

To me, this fragrance has an overall balasamic eau de cologne style, but can also be understood as a bottom-up (linear) extension of a fresh, crisp musk. In this sense, it's like a designer variation on the great niche frag Invasion Barbare.

In fact, IB is so much more interesting and higher quality that you might as well spring for that, as it's overall a superior fragrance whose cardamom pushes it into a much more interesting place while retaining that same genteel, masculine aura of vanilla cologne tempered by woods.

The dominant vanilla gives a mild oriental feel, with a subtle touch of patchouli to keep it from being cloying or edible rather more fresh. The neroli forms the primary accord of the heart, with bison grass famous from the delicious flavored Polish vodka zhubrovka lending an unusual herbal hay tone. This is probably the standout ingredient that defines Lui's real DNA, and if this particular accord grows on me I might even consider this composition bottle-worthy.

Performance seems average for a modern fragrance, with pretty good longevity possibly due to a hefty dose of Iso E Super (sharp cedar). The drydown is arguably the most interesting phase, in which the woods, vanilla, musk, and bison grass glisten against each other.

Rochas Lui is a worthwhile, versatile, and likable designer fragrance, if a touch safe and conservative.
02nd August, 2018
Really lovely unique fragrance.it shines among todays perfumes.big love from me.
26th May, 2018
I can see why it has so many fans and bringing back to production demands.
It is pretty high quality .soothing clean fresh and deep woody ambery masculine fragrance.there are few perfumes with this composition todays.
07th March, 2018
First off, the bottle would look at home in any man's gym locker. A solid fist of glass. This modern-retro scent is so warm and sexy, I've decided it's what I want my next boyfriend to smell like: fresh, woody, edible.
13th November, 2017
I found a lone bottle of Lui sitting on the shelf of a fragrance kiosk in the mall when I was traveling. The shop keeper said it was $65 CdN for a 100ml bottle, which is a steal considering the prices this goes for on eBay. I decided to blind buy it because of its reputation and reviews.

I haven't spent a ton of time with this but trust me, it's fantastic. As described, it's a clash of two different olfactory genres: vibrant citrus notes meets soft, cozy oriental notes of woods, vanilla, and amber.

The perfumer behind the long loved but gone Gucci Pour Homme (2003) is behind this, so if you like that, you'll likely like this. Think of Lui as a fresh or summer flanker to it.
16th January, 2017

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