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Habit Rouge Dress Code (2015)
by Guerlain


Habit Rouge Dress Code information

Year of Launch2015
AvailabilityIn Production / Limited Edition
Average Rating
(based on 54 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerThierry Wasser
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Habit Rouge Dress Code

Developed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Habit Rouge created by Jean-Paul Guerlain.

Habit Rouge Dress Code fragrance notes

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

Reviews of Habit Rouge Dress Code

The opening of this had promise, I thought, and it does smell like an interesting, modern version of Habit Rouge, but the oak moss replacement became cloying to me over the course of a wearing.
05th June, 2017
Horrible opening. Hideous, bag of make up smell, powdery and very dated. Instant flashback to Burberry Brit. The dry down is more tolerable, but nothing to write home about.
25th April, 2017
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
An orangey citrus, freshened up with whiffs of neroli and endowed with a rather nonspecific floral undertone. This is quite a pleasant mix of top notes, but on my skin they are not particularly memorable.

The drydown adds a very subdued spicy backgound notes, which is combined with a somewhat generic woodsy layer that, again, reeks of unexciting but agreeable pleasantness.

Later on, after a rather forgettable attempt at a leather impression, the base announces itself by parading a sweetish tonka impression that constitutes the core chord; together with whiffs of cocoa powder, at times still linked to the restrained background spiciness, they set the tone for the second half of the development.

The performance is impressive, with moderate sillage, excellent projection and a superb longevity of thirteen hours on my skin.

A sweetened autumnal gourmandised and rather synthetic flanker that is quite generic overall and really does not do great credit to the original, at least not the original vintage pre-LVMH version. 2.75/5.
26th October, 2016
Habit Rouge Dress Code opens with a delicious sweet orange. Under the orange is a slightly spicy base of dry powder and vanilla. It’s a low-key but beautiful opening.

After a few minutes, an unpleasant leather note becomes noticeable. It is not the smell of suede, nor the rich smell of birch tar. Neither is it the airy smoke of cypriol. It is a sharp and aggressive synthetic accord that has been substituting traditional “leathers” for several years [most prominently in Dior masculines].

The synthetic “leather” becomes increasingly aggressive, and the vanilla becomes both sweeter and more tonka-infused. The powder becomes stronger, and it is at this powder tipping-point that the fragrance nods most convincingly towards the old Habit Rouge. The fragrance continues along this vein, but the “leather” aromachemical is so harsh to my nose that I didn’t stick around for the rest.

Dress Code is a true variation on Habit Rouge. It is obviously modern and probably deserves to be very successful. I prefer the bracing citrus and true leather accord of the original.
17th February, 2016
bigbz Show all reviews
United States
The opening of D.C. was not to my liking at all....old school and dated citrus blast with some soapy rose smell in there too.

BUT....the drydown is to die for. The most sweet and delicious praline note I've ever smelt. I'm a big time gourmand fan, and this is really lovely and so well done. Good longevity too.
11th February, 2016
Lots of citrus straight out of the gate with a sweet chocolate praline and vanilla notes. Its a very gourmand take on Habit Rouge with lots of tonka and sweet notes.

Much later on the sweet spicy woodsy notes come to the forefront.

All in all a nice fragrance but just not to my taste.
28th January, 2016

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