Timeless classic, Rochas Femme

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One must be able to smell a woman even before seeing her

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A must-have fragrance that is voluptuous and sensual, and whose spicy-fruity-chypre accord is the quintessence of feminine seduction.

This much-loved scent was created by Edmond Roudnitska in Paris during the War in 1943 for Marcel Rochas and gave it as a present to his wife Hélène in heartfelt tribute to femininity.

Femme represents a real masterpiece with its warmth of a woman’s gentle skin and dense note of plum. Its sensual and voluptuous spicy-fruity-chypre accord is the quintessence of feminine seduction.

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Rochas had had it made originally for his demure wife Hélène, the legendary Madame Rochas, before Mae become the perfume’s face and derriere.

An ode to femininity and love, Femme is a fragrance of womanly seduction whose original spicy-fruity-chypre accord with its velvety plum – used in perfumery for the first time – awakens an intense sensuality.

The original composition is based on the harmony of aldehides, fruit, wood, and musk notes. The dryness of chypre notes is softened by the purple plum. The richness of tropical fruits is followed by the rich scent of sandal. Femme Rochas is a splendid perfume which is not aimed at every person, more at a femme fatale.

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In 1989 Rochas  commissioned another perfumer to reorchestrate the classic – against the wishes of its creator – and thus vulgarized a work of art. The new Rochas Femme has become lighter and more gourmand thanks to the peach note in harmony with plum.

 

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A seductively scented frisson that caresses the skin, its basenotes of sandalwood, patchouli and vetiver arousing mysterious feelings, stirred even further by rose absolute, ylang and jasmine.

A deeply sensual opulence complemented by the lively crispness of lemon, neroli and bergamot, gourmand citrus notes that are warmed by spicy hints of cumin, cinnamon and cloves.

 

 

 

 

Dior Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Eau Sauvage

The iconic men’s scent Dior Eau Sauvage turns 50 this year, and we’re celebrating with an extra spritz and a bit of history.

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Ask any perfume lover their top fragrances for men and Chtistian Dior’s Eau Sauvage will make the list. (In fact, my own appreciation of the  scent started with a one of the gardener from Yakymour who wears Eau Sauvage).

It’s easy to understand why everyone loves Edmond Roudnitska creaton: Eau Sauvage. The fresh citrus top notes mingle with basil, lavender, cumin and a floral heart atop a woody, green base. It’s light and bright enough to wear every day, but also refined enough to wear with a suit. It’s marketed to men, sure, but the scent is just as at home on women who appreciate citrus and woods. (To me, it’s the ultimate steal-it-from-your-boyfriend fragrance).

After seeing the light in 1966, this year Dior’s Eau Sauvage is celebrating its 50th anniversary. On this occasion, to celebrate, the famed French house highlights the story of this timeless and vivacious fragrance through a fun animated film that is perfectly in line with the spirit of the scent. The short film that moves through the fragrance’s advertising history. From the poolside, to the race car, to the bar (and a quick post-shower stroll too), Eau Sauvage has certainly stood the test of time. It’s a fragrance that manages to be both timeless and undeniably cool and modern, too.

Follow the happenings of a day in the charming life of an elegant Eau Sauvage man by watching this stylish film.

The video pays tribute to the humorous 1960s era through flashes of colors, as Alain Delon, the absolute Eau Sauvage icon, takes over the film with his manly attraction. His features appear on all the faces that constitute the history of the fragrance. As seductive as ever, he surfaces by the pool before he hops into his racing car and escapes.