R 1995 Eau de Toilette

R (Eau de Toilette) by Revillon
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R (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Revillon for men and was released in 1995. The scent is green-fresh. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Perfumer

Maurice Roucel

Fragrance Notes

MugwortMugwort
FernFern
Spruce needleSpruce needle
CarnationCarnation
GeraniumGeranium
LavenderLavender
MossMoss
RosemaryRosemary
Tonka beanTonka bean
CedarwoodCedarwood
CinnamonCinnamon

Ratings

Scent

7.514 Ratings

Longevity

6.910 Ratings

Sillage

6.410 Ratings

Bottle

5.715 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 14.12.2021.
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10
Scent
4
Longevity
2
Sillage
7
Bottle
ShaunBaker
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Melancholy to the power of 10
Revillon R certainly makes no captives, however, it is a fragrance that screws in the nose. I received at that time kindly from a user with a purchase of another fragrance a restflakon the me long held, because I did not wear the fragrance, but rather sprayed on the back of the hand to reminisce over and over again. Not memories of the fragrance itself, but of the century in which it was created...
It's hard to explain, but even if R had only been released in 2010, it would beam me back to the 90s just as much.

Many know it certainly, fragrances do not have to be finely chiseled and not each note must be perfectly matched to the other, just as little must be able to name each individual fragrance, it is simply a certain duftakkord immediately stimulates a few brainwaves and puts one in a certain memory. That's exactly the kind of scent I'm looking for, and with R de Revillon I've found one. Thierry Muglers B men is also such a fragrance that triggers the same emotions with me, without that I want to compare the fragrances with each other.

Ok, I admit, that was now all very emotionally considered.
Subjectively, R de Revillon is nothing more than a well-made woody-fresh fragrance of the 90s with a (for its time) underground durability. Rather a skin fragrance with a good sillage in the first hour. In this fragrance, however, it is difficult for me to name the individual components, because this fragrance always invites me to revel in the past.

I advise but everyone who loves the 90s (like me) to test the fragrance simply times
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Scent
5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Drseid

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Drseid
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Revillon's Value Play...
R goes on with a fresh, light spruce and oakmoss driven green accord before quickly moving to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the oakmoss fades to background but the spruce remains in the fore, now joined by slightly powdery lavender with faint hints of relatively sweet tonka bean and cinnamon infused aqueous amber. During the late dry-down the composition eschews its sweetness, turning to slightly powdery oakmoss with supporting cedarwood through the finish. Projection is good but longevity near dead-center average at about 8 hours on skin.

Revillon is a house with a great history of releasing winners. After sampling most of the rest of its offerings and being highly impressed it was time to see if one of its latter releases from the 90's, R, was yet another one. In truth, when I first applied R on skin I thought that it shared a lot of similarities with many fresh, aquatic type compositions from that decade. R really isn't an aquatic, but it has an ambery aspect that is reminiscent of many aquatics of its time. Something you notice immediately that you *won't* find in many fresh, aquatic type compositions is a significant oakmoss component. Unlike its best offerings like French Line, Revillon pour Homme and Eau de Revillon Eau Fraiche, the oakmoss in R is much more subtle, blending with the other composition components, but there is no mistaking its presence and it is wholly welcome. Less welcome is a tonka bean derived sweetness that permeates the key middle section of the composition's development which at times can be a hair too much. That said, the sweetness never gets too out of control and by the late dry-down it is all but absent, switching gears to instead focus on the powdery facet of oakmoss, differing from its more mossy green aspect shown earlier. The cedar in the base is used solely as a complement to the powdery oakmoss, never calling much attention to itself. At the end of the day, R didn't wow me anywhere near the other Revillon compositions I have tried (and indeed also bought), but that is not to imply it isn't good when evaluated independently. No, R won't make many "Best of Revillon" lists and certainly not mine, but it is a good easy to wear option if one wants a fresh aquatic-like composition, sans the aquatic, with a bit of well integrated oakmoss thrown in for good measure. The bottom line is the $14 per 100ml bottle R is a relatively inexpensive option that does not smell inexpensive, earning it a solid "good" 3 star out of 5 rating and a minor recommendation. If one is seeking this kind of composition, I recommend also checking out the long since discontinued and oft unfairly mocked Kerleo composed Voyageur by Jean Patou for a little bit more money on the aftermarket, but a better result.
ColinM

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ColinM
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Cheap understated gem
R by Revillon is indeed the little gem one may assume by reading the reviews. I still haven’t clear what makes it so nice, but well, it is. Basically it is a really clean, pleasantly conventional, decidedly 1990’s scent with a touch of distinction and a truly respectable quality. For this price, I’d dare to say this is probably the best “bang for the buck” you’ll ever find. This is a perfectly compelling and quite remarkable “true fragrance” with the price of a shitty deodorant. A smooth masculine fragrance revolving around crisp woods, tart herbs, a hint of smooth leather, an Oriental spicy accord, a subtle and terribly pleasant sweet-powdery note, something resinous and slightly green (green I mean here “pine” green) floating on the background providing a sort of watery-balsamic feel. Perfect subtle barbershop-like drydown, woody and slightly powdery with still a hint of classy leather. Overall R ranges from balsamic to spicy and woody, mostly focusing on delivering a feel of “ balmy effortless cleanliness”. This places it among the great masculine classics meant for men to splash generously after a shave or a shower: nothing avantgarde, nothing overly “sexy”, nothing meant to rule the club and steal the ladies to other ill-scented boys. Just something to smell good – in its highest meaning - and elegant, echoing Hardy Amies’ golden rule of mens’ elegance (“a man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them”). Which is by no means something “easy” to accomplish, and that’s what makes R by Revillon a precious little gem. If Roucel really composed this, well, no surprise. Revillon deserves all respect for making such a nice scent at such a honest price. Probably my irrelevant final mark is higher than it should, but who cares, I can’t help loving and supporting the ridiculously cheap price and the understated attitude of this fragrance.

8/10

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