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Habit Rouge L'Eau (2011)
by Guerlain


Habit Rouge L'Eau information

Year of Launch2011
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 43 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerThierry Wasser
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Habit Rouge L'Eau

Habit Rouge L'Eau is a masculine fragrance by Guerlain. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Thierry Wasser

Habit Rouge L'Eau fragrance notes

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

Reviews of Habit Rouge L'Eau

Oviatt Show all reviews
United States
This is a neat trick—an old classic has been modernized without losing its heart and soul. Much in the way Eau de Shalimar lightened and brightened classic Shalimar, Habit Rouge L’Eau takes a brighter, more modern approach to its parent but it is immediately recognizable as Habit Rouge. Although lighter, with the citrus amped up and a floral heart and without any of the leather of the original, this still has a density and depth that could only come from Guerlain. I love leather and thought that I would really miss it in this version—I mean, what would a fox hunt be without boots, tack and saddles? In the rarified world of hunting, hunters typically wear hacking jackets and paddock boots with half-chaps for pre-season cubbing but from the day of the opening meet, it is tall boots and hunt jackets all the way—scarlet for those who have received their colors. L’Eau lets us enjoy the laid-back informality of the pre-season; we’re still out hunting in the field and having a great time but without the formality of having to conform to a strict dress code (that is a whole other facet to the Habit Rouge story….). A little easier to wear, a bit more light-hearted and certainly less precious and rarified than its parent. For those who have seen it, there is nothing more impressive than seeing a field of hunters turned out in scarlet—there is simply nothing like it, much the same as Habit Rouge has few equals in impressiveness and formality. If you want to fit into the landscape a little more—the way a tweed hacking jacket blends into the scenery—then Habit Rouge L’Eau is the way to go (and the PETA protesters may have a harder time spotting you!).
10th November, 2016 (last edited: 11th November, 2016)
If you need a manly scent that is soft and citrusy yet retro and timeless,this is for you.a lovely fragrance with a noble restraint that fits any occasion.Habit Rouge L'Eau clearly is a much lighet option for those who are still in love with the classic Habit Rouge.realy well blended of citrus, vanilla and floral notes.Versatile,Oriental,Citrusy, Charming,Elegant,Sweet,Urban,Absoloutely Gorgeous and

The opening is a classic enhanced by the freshness of orange followed by intensity floral notes of jasmine.the hazelunt is following in the background and combining with the sweet vanilla and patchouli to give a very cozy and comforting vibe for the man of character who stands out with strength and passion.this can be worn casually and is perfect for work or suit tie events.the scent is as alluring as the man who wears it.

Sillage?Very Good.

Longevity?Great on my skin.


16th July, 2016
This being my first Habit Rouge flanker of any sort I find this very enjoyable and an exceptional wear. Crisp and clean with citrus and wood through out. I do find it to be similar to VV Man by Robert Verino, the Verino having very dry woods which on occasion can overwhelm. Acceptable for all seasons. Enjoy.
23rd February, 2016
This scent is so wearable, it makes me want to keep sniffing myself all day long. I wish this were easier to buy in the US, but it's out there and it's not that hard to find. Overall, fantastic.

I can see how this is similar to the original Habit Rouge, but Guerlain fragrances are some of the more self-referential ones out there so I think it was an awful move on Thierry Wasser's part to release this as a flanker instead of as its own fragrance. This is so good, it would have leant him some more credibility in the rough transition to the Guerlain family. This is stripped down and simple: orange on top, jasmine in the middle, lightly powdery vanilla and woods on bottom. Sometimes I still get sore hazelnut at the end too. The "hazelnut" plays hide-and-seek with me. Some days it's an obvious facet of the orange and jasmine and when I can detect it it's beautiful and a brilliant touch. Other days I don't smell it at all.

The projection on this is decent but won't wake the neighbors, and it lasts all day, easily 12 hours (scents do tend to last a while on me).

One thing I've noticed is Guerlain tends to make very sensual and warm fragrances and Thierry Wasser doesn't. That feels like a good summary of why he isn't too warmly received as their new perfumer. So expect this to strip some of the sensuality from Habit Rouge and go in a brighter, more transparent and less dense direction. Overall beautiful and slightly feminine, maybe even a bit more feminine than the original thanks to bright, sweet jasmine.
01st August, 2014 (last edited: 12th April, 2015)
On the opening you get a very soft and smooth cream like orange citrus note. After a while a airy jasmine note appears and seems to dominate the heart of the fragrance.

In the dry-down the unsweet cream like vanilla takes over with hints of patchouli, woods, musk and a watery note. All in all this fragrance lasts five hours with average projection.

This scent is very nice indeed and the notes are woven very subtlety within the soft and smooth olfactory tapestry.

The drydown is especially good as it seems to morph on your skin. One moment when you sniff yourself up close you smell the orange and musk, other times the jasmine and slight woods.

A worthy fragrance which I would classify as a citrus floral oriental making it perfect to wear anytime and anywhere.
19th February, 2014
This is the most wearable version of Habit Rouge.
Smells clean and not so dated than the classic.
The vanilla and hazelnut notes are very noticeable along with the classic citric note.
Sillage, projection and lasting power are medium-high.
Definetely worth it!
16th March, 2013

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