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Moustache (1949)
by Rochas


Moustache information

Year of Launch1949
Average Rating
(based on 135 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerEdmond Roudnitska
PerfumerTheresa Roudnitska
Parent CompanyInter Parfums
Parent Company at launchRoussel-Uclaf

About Moustache

Moustache is a masculine fragrance by Rochas. The scent was launched in 1949 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Theresa Roudnitska and Edmond Roudnitska

Moustache fragrance notes

Reviews of Moustache

As I do with others, pls take my comments with a big grain of salt for they're obviously more about my perceptions and less about the actual juice itself. That said, the two or three differently sourced helpings of the great Moustache <ribbed bottle> I've indulged in over the last half dozen years or so have always left me with the same thought: dreck. Is it the age? Is is the mix? Is it some of both? Don't know, and at this point in the hobby, I don't really care, but I do get aldheyde, I do get a pissy honey, and I do get a little burnt sugar. I don't care for that combination when it's fresh, either. Certainly not with a citrus-prominent.

I dig the classics and will stick with old Eau Sauvage, YSL pH, Homme de Gres, and others to get my citrus on.
18th February, 2019
I knight you, Sir Edmond...

May your art forever be immortilized...
12th October, 2018 (last edited: 17th April, 2019)
It smells like a modern salon, with the typical dash of coconut. Borderline thumbs down - the hairdresser vibe is overplayed. Remainder of the sample to be binned.
15th November, 2017
Vintage 1980's EDC.
Beautiful opening burst of Citrus with pointed Basil rather than that of Rosemary (Eau Sauvage)
Quickly moves to the extraordinary Florals which have been honeyed urinous. It winds back to the Liquorice of Basil.
The buttery Oakmoss volumes the whole mix and creates an Eau Sauvage heart heavier, dirtier and bordering powder.
A little darker than the ES and
YSL reintroduced this dirtiness in the 70's with Pour Homme with it's Thyme, Vetiver with a touch of honey piss surrounded by Citrus.
Wonderful to taste the "Original"
Dirty Citrus.

21st June, 2017
I've always enjoyed wearing Moustache by Rochas. It's light but fizzy. Nostalgic yet minimalistically modern. I'm sure that the Roudnitska's have added aldehydes, since it sparkles brilliantly and tickles the senses. Mutated fruits, mild citrus, underlining moss, touch of pine. Goes great as a sporty outdoor casual fragrance. Not appreciated by everyone, but perhaps admired more by the barbershop genre. Prelude to Roudnitska's masterpiece Eau Sauvage.....
07th February, 2017
Take it away immediately! I can't take it anymore. Most definitely the most powdery men's fragrance I've ever smelled. A gigantic, bitter cloud of citrus, moss and vanilla. I'm talking about the vintage version too. Would've been great in the 1800's but it's 2016 and I can't wear this nor can I imagine anyone else.

30th March, 2016

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