Originally Posted by digger51
What kind of scent is Habit Rouge?
You're hanging around in here a lot digger- you'll have to sample it at some point. As mikeperez said, it's basically an oriental. Maybe the first oriental for men? Someone may weigh in. It was I believe designed as the male counter part to Guerlain's Shalimar.
You can read all about the citrus, vanilla and leather notes, but you must experience it. I suppose the vanilla is fairly prominent, but when I used to read that, it conjured up a much different idea in my head than the experience of actually wearing of it. I don't know if that makes sense. But when I read "leather" - I think of TF Tuscan Leather, Knize 10, Royal English Leather, etc. When I read vanilla, I think of some of the very vanilla dominant scents. It's nothing like any of those. All the notes working in harmony really. A triumph of blending.
I'm kind of down on the EdT version personally, and haven't the tried the EdC. The EdP is heaven in a bottle to me. It's perhaps a bit on the mature side. Doesn't strike me as a scent many young guys would like. It's sort of timeless to me, but it may strike some here as "old-ish." But anyone hanging around in here for awhile has to try it. And it may just be my experience, but these well blended Guerlains take 2-3 wearings to really grasp them. Pain in the azz, but worth it.