Habit Rouge 1965Eau de Toilette

Habit Rouge (Eau de Toilette) by Guerlain
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Habit Rouge (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Guerlain for men and was released in 1965. The scent is spicy-citrusy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGreen lemon, Bitter orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesPatchouli
Base Notes Base NotesLeather, Benzoin, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (797 Ratings)

Longevity

8.4 (576 Ratings)

Sillage

7.5 (544 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (536 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 27.11.2020.

Interesting Facts

The scent was re-formulated and modernized in 2003.
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KevinGrey
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At the festival at the incense stand
This fragrance was recommended to me at some point, I don't even know by whom anymore.
Now I had the opportunity to test it and was ....... Surprised:

I can smell incense right from the start. Incense with the most different scents in it. A mix of incense.
Citric-smoky spicy. And a little sweetish me.
Very interesting, but the citric note disturbs....

After an hour I also take the scent from ....... coming from the background Hemp (?) war....

So it is not necessarily suitable for everyday or office use. When I smell this scent, I'm more likely to be standing at an incense stand at a festival.

An interesting fragrance with which one (i.e. me) also associates good times. I kind of like it. I just wouldn't know of any eSituation to which I would want to wear it.

When applied to paper strips, it is also a great room fragrance. It's been three days since I applied it, and the strip always smells like a festival. Even though it is more discreet and not so colourful anymore. But still somehow ..... exciting. :-)
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Jas0N
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Very helpful Review    17  
The most difficult time in our lives is the best opportunity to develop inner strength
I'd be lying if I said we're not in a bad spot. The pandemic around Corona is pushing many people to their limits and solidarity in our society is rarely as important as it is now.
I rarely quote great personalities when it comes to describing a perfume, but Dalei Lama sums it up for me and Habit Rouge is a fragrance that metaphorically does justice to the quote.

For me the fragrance embodies inner strength, a return to old traditions and values. It doesn't forget the importance of the present, it cultivates it in its prudence. Creates a context. It has character, a character that is still relevant after so long. It is the anchor point of inner strength and calm in difficult times, letting the world stand still. A fragrance that inspires reflection, promoting the values and norms of the wearer. Without forgetting his own.

I tested Habit Rouge ages ago and despite my young age I certify it as a cultural asset as I see it in Pour Monsieur by Chanel. A historical milestone in the fragrance industry
It's a fragrance you wear when times are tough. Retreating, trying to remember old strength and want to switch off.
Here classic meets modern.
The bitter citric plays a duet with an earthy base and that until his fade away. It is simple and yet so refined how an at first sight harmless interplay of a few notes ends in such a philharmonic orchestra.
Terrific!

One may bow before this classic in the hope that it will never disappear from the scene.
Because with the Pacos and Le Males of today's generation of fragrances, you will never experience such a feeling.
You have true character and inner strength
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Salva
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Salva
Top Review    31  
I don't want to miss you anymore.
Every moment with you is something very special,
every moment with you something wonderful.
I don't want to miss you and hopefully I never have to,
i want you with me, better always than never [...]

Due to the current situation I didn't want to go anywhere this year and preferred to spend my free time at home this time. And what does a perfumo do during his free time? That's right, testing every day! Well, regardless of the holidays we all do it regularly anyway, but it's much more relaxed if you don't have to wake up in the morning and go to work...

Anyway, that's what I did on my vacation some time ago... Those were the weeks when we suffered from an enormous heat wave all over the country and partly in many other neighbouring countries and were longing for cooler temperatures every day...
So in the first few days I went to various air-conditioned department stores and tested all the waters...

Personally, I have been a big fan of French houses for a long time, as their scents somehow appeal to me the most and completely meet my taste. And Habit Rouge fragrances have been on my watch list for a really long time, but I postponed testing this series again and again, because they were "on the doorstep" and I didn't have to do much for them.
"Oh come on, you can always try them out one way or another, take your time", I always told myself and let days, weeks and several months pass by... But then the day came when I should test them or the EdT...

To be honest I did not get much information about the Habit-Rouges in advance. Here and there I skimmed over one or the other comment or statement, but this happened rather "on the side" and not really concentrated, so that I didn't remember any note or any possible special feature...
So I went - completely detached from any expectations or the like. - i went to a perfumery and the first thing I did was grab the EdT. And when I sprayed it on my wrist right away, my thought was: "God, I have never smelled such a dreamlike opening before! In fact, just for the top note, I would... uh, I don't know, I was gonna write "die," but "may" this? Well, I just do. Yes, this top note is really 'to die for', as they say in English... The most brilliant opening I've ever had...
A citric-fresh aromatic dream of green lemon and (bitter) orange with tender-spicy pepper, simply to melt away...

Of course, I too have come to realize that many fragrances are called "scents". "But my gut feeling told me that this Habit Rouge can't be like that, because "it is a Guerlain after all", I told myself, while I couldn't and wouldn't take my nose off my wrist. So I took my mobile phone and googled it on this page...

"Earthy Patchouli"? Dry leather? Sensual vanilla? Balsamic benzoin? Well, if that doesn't promise too little", I heard the other notes and waited and hoped at the same time for a dynamic scent...

After testing various other fragrances on test strips (only the Habit Rouge EdT was on both my wrists), I left the shop. A while passed and the fragrance actually developed as its notes predicted. After this initial dream opening, my nose was joined by a very distinct patchouli, giving it its woody-sour and long-lasting character. And at the base, the fragrance changes again to an insanely sensual, balsamic-sweet vanilla-benzoic mix, rounded off with a slightly leathery undertone. On other pages, such as fragrantica, for example, floral notes like rose, jasmine and clove are added. Personally, I don't perceive any flowers, which doesn't bother me at all, because I love the fragrance as it comes across to my nose...

Looking at the points scale, you can see that I am also more than satisfied with the durability and sillage. I can smell the scent on myself for about 7-8h (with 4-5 splashes) and in the first 3-4h it leaves a big cloud of scent that people around you clearly perceive.
Conclusion:
I have been able to test all versions of Habit Rouge to date, except the EdT's brother, the EdP. I think everyone is wonderful and I am convinced that the EdP is just as beautiful as the EdT. But since I was in love with the EdT right from the start, he moved in with me relatively quickly. And it is one of those fragrances I would never want to miss again, because it is so universally applicable and you can wear and enjoy it every day, in all weathers and on all occasions.

Thanks Guerlain and thanks to all who have read so far!
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Hautgout
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Hautgout
Top Review    16  
Rouge for the pale king
Habit Rouge is reminiscent of a decadent, aging French aristocrat who, with his parchment-like, powdered skin, beehive hairstyle and the obligatory beauty mark at the corner of his mouth, laboriously takes his place in a patinated piece of seating furniture of his time, to let his predominantly female entourage trot up and down with sparing gestures from the unmanicured hands in front of him only distracted by the bestial itching of his crooked 1.5 meter high wig, which he clumsily tries to remedy with a knitting needle...
A Helmut Berger in his "Heydays", still little marked by drug and alcohol abuse and a guest of Harald Schmidt, the scent would certainly have suited him.
Whoever expects a biochemical treatise here should better stick to the usual suspects.
The lemon/bergamot in the top note is the best I have ever noticed in a perfume. The transitions are flowing and the soft leather in combination with the vanilla, which for me has nothing to do with perfumes "state of the art"... The sweetness, which is used here as discreetly as skilfully, does not seem out of place at any time. Nevertheless, one wonders whether the composition would not have got along without it - probably not.
Maybe 'Abi Ruusch' is a little bit "dated" but still a must in every collection and the ideal background for the morbid, slightly deranged, tolerably in the juice standing bon vivant "in search of the lost time"...
For a coffee with Madeleines.
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unfortunately exhausting, despite best will
a long-proven classic? popular and highly rated among perfumers? urgently test it! one evening then i had the opportunity.

hoppala, an extremely opulent prelude: intensely floral and spicy rose pelargonium fullminant. however, with a strangely chemical, somehow fruity note between toilet stone and vacuum cleaner bag perfume (ouch, don't hit it!)...

with the persistent rose-like, heavy spicy-sweet hypersillage it reminds me (unfortunately unpleasantly) of penhaligon's hammam bouquet, that's no fragrance for the (all)day...

hui, sweet and mild at the end and for a long time like that - in the morning it was no longer detectable, so it was almost conciliatory, even if it was not for me. *sigh*
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EauSavage
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EauSavage
Top Review    21  
"What we want is a story that starts with an earthquake and builds to its climax from there."
This quote from Samuel Goldwyn was not lost on me when I was considering how to open my first comment here. The first sprayer Habit Rouge, that's the earthquake and I shake violently, every time, over and over again. This opening is a pure, saturated blaze of colour, it's total Technicolor for the nose!

It is not listed here in the fragrance pyramid, but there is one note that makes me - still! - disturbs its glaring dominance. I love citrus and the green lemon and bitter orange in the top note can't be. There is something rose-like, I am sure it is the geraniol. Elsewhere rosewood is listed for the top note, that fits, it is bright and floral, surely the dandy so often associated with Habit Rouge finds his origin here.
This opening quake fades away quickly and after the first quarter of an hour small aftershocks are slowly coming to an end and soon you dare to go out on the street again and this in the literal sense of the word: Habit Rouge freshly sprayed, so I stay with myself for a while before I open the door.

From there it goes in a long fade into the heart note and now the magic begins for me: the red roses that irritated me before mix with the warm, good-natured and noble, old-money Guerlain patchouli, which I love so much as the base note in Guerlain's Heritage EdP. From now on Habit Rouge has reached its sexy phase. And how it quietly smells and sparkles! A tickling scratching of red fingernails. It's magic™!

It doesn't take long for the base notes to start waving very quietly from a distance. It starts with the leather, which now smells fresh and will later become rich and ripe, and very quietly the vanilla vanguard mixes in. Now at the latest I want to wallow in Habit Rouge.

And then comes the climax, a long, wonderful end: Please take a seat on the noble vanilla sofa covered with butter-soft leather and soaked in rich resin that will wrap you up warmly. The benzoin also brings a tiny touch of nougat. The patchouli has gone out the door, but there is still a slight oriental breeze blowing through the open window next to the sofa.

But Habit Rouge is so much more than resinous, leathery vanilla in the finale, it's not just cosy or set. There is still a somehow timeless, completely unalt-fashionable and awake liveliness flickering, a playful, erotically resonant aura, there is something else! I think in front of the stately leather sofa ... there on the old solid wood floorboards ... yes, I could swear there are still some rose petals lying around. Or are they red knickers?
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Smellavision

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Smellavision
Smellavision
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Ooold school...
Sorry, but there's just too much rose mixed in this citrus oriental with florals, carnation and vanilla on a leathery incense base.
It is very powdery and unfortunately, even at my 40+ years of age, I feel that this scent is way too adult (old mannish?) for me. I do like the way that the oud is discretely peeping out between the other notes, but it's not enough for me to like it.
If you, like me, feel that this is too adult for you but still enjoy some of the elements, I recommend you try out HR Dress Code, which is a more updated version that most guys could pull off.

I'm pretty sure it's gentlemanly as well classic, it's just not for me. Oh well, guess I'll have to stick to my beloved Guerlain Vetiver.
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Pepdal

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Pepdal
Pepdal
Helpful Review    2  
Dated or classic?
My review is based on the current available version of Habit rouge edt. Review is in the context of not having smelled any vintage, eau de parfum concentration, and little familiarity with Shalimar. I hope you watch and enjoy. Thank you


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Siebenkäs
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Siebenkäs
Top Review    27  
British invasion
Actually, he should have been playing Marshall amps. Or Vox.
English, anyway. But he preferred Fender, so the
softer 6L6 tubes, this melodiousness, which gives its economical chords
gave the dirty colour without completely dissolving the harmonies.
How many Deluxe Reverbs or Twin Reverbs or other amps
the brand he owned, he didn't even know Maybe 150?
Live there were usually six behind him, sometimes even eight.
Ronnie also liked to play amps over ampeg, his thing,
but he would always be at this unique blend of control
and the perfect scoop distortion remain.
A blend he loved elsewhere.
For example, in his secret passion. A passion,
that didn't really fit his image.
But what was image in reality? Something to play with.
Andrew Loog Oldham had given them the Bad Boys image,
because the place of the nice boys next door was already taken.
Through the Fab Four.
Although the image would have suited Mick just as well.
Maybe even better.
Anyway, perfume has long been his passion And although he liked some of them very much, there was one that he almost
loved. Again, not English, but one from France Habit Rouge.
Basically the perfect counterpart to his sound.
Not in the middle, not heavy - but first of all clear, crystalline rather.
Like his Telecaster over slightly saturated tubes - that is, citric, with
a bluesy bitter note of bergamot and orange, racy
Sharpness.
Not well-behaved-fresh, but fresh-aggressive. And already clearly
underlain by a rebellious attitude (he loved this word, a
Kick in the direction of his image), characterized by leather and earthy,
at the same time wicked and boudoir-like Patch-Dandy-Easyness.
Unpredictability radiating.
And romance. A little hippie coolness. No, no argument He had retained a good dose of hippie smartness, from which
Variety that was rebellious in the Swinging London of '68. Like punk.
And yet basically dangerous, mind-expanding He wore Habit Rouge live, for interviews, on his ranch while riding
and in his house near London. More often than Fahrenheit, which he
for a while in New York clubs.
No one had ever dared to say anything about it, except a
short "you smell good" maybe.
Although he felt that Mick could use some of his
To sense passion. Mick was into vetiver, after all, also from Guerlain,
on Cuir des Russie by Chanel and sometimes on Floris.
They just never talked about it. Unfortunately Because that's what Keith missed sometimes. Talk about perfume Because hardly anything was better suited for this. He read in forums, browsed
and deepened in discussions and comments.
He began to formulate his own theories. Actually, just
Mind games, but for him a perfect kind of distraction.
In one of his theories he played with the image of perfumes
and that of bands. Couldn't the Beatles Chanels
Pour Monsieur, his Stones - although his favourite scent
which was contradicted -Eau Sauvage and Pink Floyd his beloved
Habit Rouge?
He found such thought-provoking walks amusing.
Funnier than press conferences, anyway. Or business meetings
with mick.
He found Basenotes and Fragrantica more and more amusing, the more often
he was traveling on the pages.
Should he perhaps register to do something anonymously himself
write?
The risk of being exposed didn't seem low to him.
And then he met Parfumo from bloody Germany.
He had friends in Germany for a long time.
He was able to read German a lot - but he could not write much himself.
But there was a good friend in Hamburg, with him and John
he had experienced a lot, far away from what you would expect from rock stars
would expect. Sure, it would help him translate He already had a good pseudonym.
Signing up was fast.
He felt absolutely safe here No one here would ever guess who he was
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FvSpee
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Top Review    32  
If he falls, then...
I do not like to write comments about ore classics like this. On the one hand, I'm afraid of not doing them justice. On the other hand, so much has already been said about them that you don't really have to dump a cup of water into the ocean anymore.

But since I'm wearing this beautiful ore classic again today and I feel the urge to express my lasting pleasure, I'd like to add a few sketchy lines in times of epidemic, when it is comforting to reflect on old values and the lasting
Habit Rouge is a prime example of a dual fragrance. There are fragrances that float or waft like a uniform carpet of scents, there are those in which a dozen notes flutter and flicker, there are the masters of development, the symphonies with three or four movements, and there are these dual fragrances, often with a counterplay of two stark contrasts. That's how it is here. The light, bright, clean citric (in a bitter expression, however) in a constant struggle (which is actually a yin-yang game designed for complementation) with the heavy, dark, dirty basis; until the two of them lie there exhausted at some point and come to rest.

This beautiful dirtiness, so characteristic of Habit-Rouge, is well illustrated by the notes leather, patchouli and benzoin. But I would almost bet that there is also a rich, strong, slightly bitter rose, as red as the cap and label.

Hermès has felt a hundred fragrant names that revolve around horses and carriages, Guerlain, as far as I know, only this one, Habit Rouge, the red tailcoat of the tournament rider. But with exactly this one scent Guerlain is right on target: The fresh and noble equestrian man falls into the dirt, sweating, together with his leather stuff
That's why Habit Rouge gets nine points for the name as well as for the fragrance itself. With a tendency towards nine-point-five. The name is unmistakable, short, succinct and to the point. Not so poetic perhaps, hence not ten.

Habit Rouge suits every man. Maybe I said at some point, who is not so youth-compatible, but what do I care about my yesterday's laundry. I can imagine him on a bodybuilder as well as on an office bonsai, on an old university professor (maybe but not on a high school teacher, for whatever reason) as well as on a movie actor in his prime or a young construction worker at the weekend clubbing (when the clubs open again after the epidemic is over). And also the about 70 female owners here on the right side of the list didn't make a mistake.

Habit Rouge is a stroke of genius of perfume. A benchmark. A reference water. There is hardly any other fragrance in the world that is so unique and unmistakable. And if there are similar fragrances, you can actually be sure they are plagiarisms. Anyone who hasn't smelled Habit Rouge has a fragrance education gap, asking for immediate closure. A candidate for the "Ten Classic Shortlist".

Habit Rouge must be simple.
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AmberScentAmberScent 1 year ago
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A true fragrance landmark! Citrus, patchouli, vanilla and leather at their best. A versatility record holder for sure. Truly recommended!
PioPio 2 years ago
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A super classy smell, almost vintage. I would recommend this for older men.
KingPinKingPin 2 years ago
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The scent of an older (55+) international dandy. Raymond Reddington in Blacklist could wear this. Too much granny’s soaps for me.
IanFriedrichIanFriedrich 2 years ago
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It smell like Shalimar EDP, but the differences is HR scent is more to citrus. I like HB, but I have to be honest, I love Shalimar EDP more!
Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
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Different from the EDP, easier to use, with an evolution using lemon, patchouli and leather+vanilla as stairs of a majestic scented altar.
XanthonXanthon 2 years ago
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Signature scent worthy! Barbershop class rose leather blended so beautifully, I find it magical. IMO must have for everybody, atleast 10 ml!
VTrancosoVTrancoso 2 years ago
Hi ! Just to say EDT begins only in 1988 not 1965. JPG started in 1965 only with EDC. And in 1967 he created EDC Dry.
Jazzy76Jazzy76 2 years ago
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A superb oriental perfume with an unexpected zesty opening giving a touch of freshness to the deep acchord. A great classic.
HajuvanaHajuvana 5 years ago
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I hate spicy/woody orientals. Habit Rouge is a spicy/woody oriental. I love Habit Rouge. That's how good it is.

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