Moustache 2018Eau de Parfum

Moustache (Eau de Parfum) by Rochas
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Moustache (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Rochas for men and was released in 2018. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMandarin orange, Pink pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesRose, Cedarwood
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Benzoin

Ratings

Scent

8.4 (156 Ratings)

Longevity

7.8 (146 Ratings)

Sillage

7.2 (146 Ratings)

Bottle

8.4 (153 Ratings)
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 25.10.2020.
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Exinax
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Less helpful Review    6  
Solid blind purchase
I bought it blind after many reviews, because I like Tuxedo very much.

Moustache is solid, good, lasts long and projects quite strongly.
I do see a certain similarity to Tuxedo, but the often praised 90%, unfortunately not.

Nevertheless, great scent especially for the price. I will now like to wear it more often in autumn.
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MrHonest

73 Reviews
MrHonest
MrHonest
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Eau des Missions takes up smoking
Seconds. Is literally how long it took before I was reminded of another fragrance - Eau des Missions Cologne from Le Couvent des Minimes (EdMC). The benzoin is basically identical and the way it combines with the rose and mandarin give it the same, slightly warm plummy vibe. But whereas EdMC gets nice and thick with the vanilla and myrrh, cuddling up to the fireplace mid-winter, Moustache edp remains rather thin, opting for an ashy pepper to give it its smoky jacket.

And smoky is how we like it. The only problem is that I've encountered the same accord before in CH Men Prive from Carolina Herrera - only tweaked for a tasty cardamom. Fortunately, Moustache doesn't quite go in the same leathery direction. Try as it may to feign virility, the rose and benzoin keep the cedar from becoming too heavy and unbalanced. Instead, the blend melds into perfect harmony at the hour mark, when the patchouli extends her arms and wraps herself around the lot like a maternal fog. And there it remains, linear and scheming for the duration of the fragrance.

Overall, it's certainly a familiar affair, perhaps more timid than both EdMC and CH Men Prive, but more versatile and just as enjoyable. There is a tinge of maturity about it, owing to the touch of cigarette ash and rose, but not overly so. Would've been nice if there was a bit more heft to the base, but I suppose that may have compromised the versatility. What else can I say? It's a perfectly pleasant and perfectly unisex benzoin fragrance with a touch of city-dwelling patchouli and decent longevity. But is it worth the price? I should think so! If you don't already own 200 mL of EdMC at £10 that is. Otherwise, it may be a redundant and somewhat lackluster purchase.

PS, if you're looking for something more woody, boozy or leathery, give Bentley's For Men Intense a try, or better yet, Cartier's Pasha de Cartier parfum in a comparable price range. Personally, I would class both releases to be far superior to this one.
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Winand

5 Reviews
Winand
Winand
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Hide and seek
What an amazing scent by the house of Rochas! A mild spicy-woody scent that is giving you wonderful blasts during the day. I considered it to be a little too subtle, but maybe I’m just getting noseblind as it gives me quite a lot of compliments. Great release, especially given the low price. So glad I bought this one!
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Jota

13 Reviews
Jota
Jota
Helpful Review    3  
Sexy classy scent!
I´ve never smelled Tuxedo so I can´t speak about similarities. For me, this juice is almost niche. If we grab this juice and drop it on a 200 euros bottle of a niche fragrance, I can see a lot of people saying its well worth the money. Longevity is good and the projection is moderate to low. Not a big deal when my bottle of 125ml cost me 20 euros. Yap, It was that cheap. It doesn't hurt my wallet when I have to reapply it. Awesome job, Rochas. This is a winner, for sure.
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KnowThis30
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Top Review    20  
Fragrant art for the narrow/fitting purse
Before I start with my review for "Moustache" by Rochas, it is important to clarify that I have no knowledge whatsoever of the fragrance "Le Vestiaire - Tuxedo" by Yves Saint Laurent - which is repeatedly used as a comparison in the few existing online reviews (allegedly approx. 80-90% similarity)!
So...this small detail out of the way, I have now fixed the following five criteria before my evaluation: Scent, silage, performance, bottle, application and price
Scent:
Opening with a good pinch of pink pepper, the fragrance does not convey the tangerine as prominently and sweetly as Chanel's "Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême", but I think I can at least imagine that it tames and tames the scent of pepper a little. Other scents, which also carry the pink pepper in the top note, seem much stronger to me. All in all, the top note lasts only a few minutes, but then merges relatively unnoticed into the heart note and should therefore not disturb anyone.
As I already wrote in my statement, the heart note - to my mind - is very similar to the heart note of Givenchy's "Gentlemen Only" from 2013, both of which are made mostly of cedar, but have completely different accompanying fabrics around them. While Givenchy's vetiver gives the fragrance a rather pungent wood note, the rose used in "Moustache" makes it rounder and softer. It's as if you were smelling the same piece of wood, but with "Moustache" you smell it from a greater distance, which makes the impression less oppressive but more coherent. The scent of cedar is still part of the base note for a while, but the heart note leaves the skin after about 1.5 - 2 hours.
Contrary to initial expectations, the sweetness of the fragrance is subtly restrained even in the base note with its patchouli and the vanilla-like scent of the benzoin it contains. Yes, "Moustache" certainly ends in several sweetish variants, but at no point does it seem overloaded with this sweetness, as the remaining cedar - even if only faintly perceptible - restrains it at all times. And in this way the scent remains without any further development before it finally leaves the skin after another 2-3 hours or so.

Sillage:
As far as the silage is concerned, the fragrance plays this strength out wonderfully, especially in the heart note and in the transition to the base. The pleasant woody note, combined with a slow onset of sweetness, ensures that one leaves a sufficient and perceptible, but never oppressive scent trail. Only the pepper in the top note might cause a short twitching of the nose for some, but for all the others it should be long gone because of its short presence. In the base note, and thus at the end of its life, "Moustache" becomes a very tight "skin-scent", so it is hardly noticeable except for the person wearing it and very close other people.

Performance:
On the subject of endurance, opinions seem to be very divided. While "Moustache" on my skin disappears after about 5 hours, it should still - at least according to the online reviews" - easily last 8 hours or longer with some other person. Not bad at all, in my opinion this would be the point where the greatest potential for improvement would be found, especially since this fragrance is an eau de parfum concentration.

Flacon:
Here, "Moustache" or Rochas plays along with the greats of the fragrance indestry without any problems or even outstrips them. The flacon looks valuable and stable, has a well-functioning spray head and a high-quality (at least in terms of weight) metal cap. Despite, or perhaps because of, the ribbed surface of the glass, the bottle (in all sizes) sits securely in the hand. The look (in my eyes nice to look at) is, however, as always a matter of taste, as a certain reminiscence of times gone by - the original "Moustache EDT" dates back to 1949 - cannot be denied
Possible applications:
Thanks to the rather moderate sweetness of this fragrance and the generally rather reserved projection (the topic "spraying over" is not considered here), "Moustache" can be used wonderfully in leisure time, as well as in the office or similar locations. It can also be used in different seasons (which I don't believe in anyway - you will never complain about a good scent because of the weather). If at all applies: the warmer, the less sprays should be used because of the sweetness.
There should also be no limit to the age of the person wearing the perfume (and yes, I think this categorization is nonsense, too). Only the younger candidates among us should be aware before a potential blind purchase that "Moustache" is none - I repeat: none! - Fragrance of the category "Bleu" à la "Sauvage", "Bleu de Chanel" or e.g. "Dylan Blue".

Price:
If there's one thing you can't blame "Moustache" for, it's probably its excellent pricing policy or the grandiose relationship between high-quality fragrance, bottle size and price.
Just like e.g. "Bentley for Men Intense" or "Encre Noire" you get a high quality fragrance with a more than great price tag, which makes you wonder how much extra charge the company name alone might cost some other brands.
Just for orientation: I was able to secure the 75 ml bottle at a price of just under 28 €.

Conclusion:
So who is "Moustache" the right scent for? In any case, you shouldn't expect a loud market crier who also casts a spell over the environment with his uniqueness. Even a fragrance that covers most of the
It is (probably) not to be found here. Moustache" is much more a discreet - in some moments very quiet - perfume, slightly reminiscent of old times, which compared to its Eau de Toilette from 1949 (or the new version "Moustache Original 1949" from 2018), however, has been extensively changed or adapted to today's noses in order not to appear old-fashioned.
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ParisTexas

8 Reviews
ParisTexas
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Pleasant aroma chemicals and tons of vanilla
Many frag heads say that this perfume smell like YSL Tuxedo, but my first impression was rather to smell the same kinds of aroma chemicals found in Dior Fahrenheit Parfum. At first it seems quite pleasant but the ingredients used are not as good as those in Tuxedo. Not bad, but finally, not so impressive and a bit boring.
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MikeMike

34 Reviews
MikeMike
MikeMike
Helpful Review    1  
Not great not terrible
Almost sparkling opening of citruses mainly orange and mandarines, like a dry version of Fanta after all sugar taxes in the EU.

More dryness on dry down, with accords of vanilla but still with bitter oranges. It reminds me a bit Aperol Spritz an Italian aperitif cocktail consisting of prosecco, Aperol and soda water.

I'm really disappointed with longevity which on my skin is 3-4h and then it is not even a skin scent.
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FabianO
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Top Review    17  
Pleasingly harmonious modification of the classic "Moustache", somewhat reminiscent of "Habit Rouge" or "Noir
Yes, I have (frighteningly) commented and also tested very little in the last year, because many newcomers simply don't give me anything except the feeling of repeatedly smelling something comparable, similar or even identical
The still very young "Moustache", an extremely modified and modernized version of the somewhat prickly 1949 lemon, is one of the 5-6 most interesting and pleasant fragrances of this closing year (although it was already released at the end of 2018).

In its density and indulgence, this Rochas reminds me of the above mentioned Guerlain classics and Tom Ford's "Noir". A little fruity by a really pleasant round, harmonious, almost creamy, unbitter mandarin, also floral with clear rose, which is beautifully waxy and also powdery framed by benzoin.

Although "Habit Rouge" and "Noir" use different palettes of aromas, the three have in common that they radiate something slightly aristocratic, almost decadent, but without the force or penetrance of many an oppressive oriental.

Durability top, Sillage quite self-confident. Already one for the holidays...
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Statements

GreMuserGreMuser 31 days ago
Wonderful hidden gem ✨ Elegant and sophisticated, for the price a must have. 8 out of 10
BertolucciKBertolucciK 36 days ago
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Opening with a fruity and peppery scent. Rose and cedarwood give the fragrance a elegant touch. In the drydown, vanilla and dark patchouly.
TsoTso 40 days ago
8.5
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I get a bit strange projection with Moustache EDP. On my wrists it doesn't project much, but inside my elbows I can smell it just perfectly.
AspvlAspvl 46 days ago
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Maybe one day I'll understand the hype with this one. For now, I can only get a slug of Iso E Super and an annoying ambermax vibe...
TorkeTorke 49 days ago
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Smells so sophisticated and well done.
A 200€ fragrance with a 30€ price tag.
Amazon1975Amazon1975 10 months ago
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Rose woods then dry to a vanilla scent....it's beautiful and very similar to ysl tuxedo. Bottle and spray are excellent.
JuanjinikoJuanjiniko 13 months ago
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I love this perfume.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 17 months ago
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This new Moustache EDP is a pleasure to wear with its rose-cedar middle accord & the benzoin-vanilla ending. I miss the vintage lemon scent.
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