If you don't mind a bit of pepper, try this
The snob in me often prevents me from trying many inexpensive fragrances. Seeming that an offer for a sample of Rouge came my way recently, I decided to give it a shot. Well, thank goodness I did.
Christian Lacroix Rouge is quite a complex and pleasing blend. However, I must admit that it takes some getting used to. It starts off a little masculine, with heavy pepper and zesty orange. It's not unpleasant in any way, although it is less feminine than you might expect it to be.
The heart is my favourite bit, with a beautiful and refreshing blend of peony, osmanthus and lotus. Although it isn't just florals on their own, the pepper counteracts well with the green, and somewhat sweet floral nuances.
Rouge tends to smell very unisex to my nose. I have really enjoyed wearing it, and I agree with other reviewers, that it does indeed emit a certain aura of sensuality. If you don't mind strong pepper in your fragrances, Rouge is worth testing.
I was really impressed, almost blown away by the great lasting power of Rouge. I spritzed it on early in the morning, and I'm still enjoying it on my skin ten hours later. I would describe the sillage as moderate. I found Christian Lacroix Rouge an intense, peppery scent with a slightly serious side.