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Very helpful Review
Fruit and roses or The scratchy moustache
Although I have already found an autumn and winter perfume. But of course the samples I have already procured still invite you to try them out and comment on them. And it is also simply exciting to know what is going on in the fragrance universe. Thanks to Corona's limited working and social life I have a lot of time to test at the moment. And in the meantime I also made closer acquaintance with the species "Perfume-Youtuber". There Rochas Moustache EdP appeared on the various top lists again and again. I don't need to. But "To have is better than to need." - so I just ordered a bottle from the souk and tried it. And actually not much has been written about this fragrance yet. So I hope you'll find my commentary helpful
Have a bottling, therefore no comment and no rating on the bottle.
DURABILITY & SILLAGE
With 5 sprays the scent on my skin lasts for about 6 hours. Immediately after spraying the projection is strong, but 30-40 minutes later it is already limited to the close range. After 2 hours the scent is almost skin-tight. So not very persistent or assertive. But appropriate for most occasions.
STEAM or STEAM RUN
Immediately after spraying a strong pink pepper note dominates. Spicy, fresh, fruity, hardly hot, a little austere. After a few minutes tangerine and rose are clearly added. For me the tangerine is more sour than sweet and without any effervescence. No tingling or intensive citrus freshness, as it comes to my nose when peeling one of these fruits. The rose note shows a natural looking, restrained paleness. Goes in the direction of rose geranium and is on the whole rather discreetly and greenishly-inspired, instead of exuberantly pompous or sweet. In the background, the base notes are already present fairly quickly, rounding off the rose-tangerine-pepper mix with a pleasantly woody, spicy, balsamic and sweet note. Apart from the smell, Moustache develops a very exciting and pleasant texture for my nose (from 20-30 minutes): cuddly and ticklish, almost furry. But much softer than a moustache. More like rabbit or cat fur. In the further course of time, this is reflected quite soon. The pepper slowly but surely disappears, it becomes altogether woody-spicy and a bit sweeter. After 2-3 hours even rose and tangerine on my skin are gradually weakening. After about 4 hours a vanilla-woody base remains with a minimal residual floral spice.
To my mind, Moustache EdP is light and pleasing enough to function as a spicy, booming-sweet evergreen (possible exceptions: sports and hot days). The fragrance is more in line with "male" fragrance conventions, but can be worn by everyone. For me personally, the scent of roses has always been very mature, with fine and expensive/ noble connotations. So maybe it's nothing for teens or twens. But please don't see all this so close together. Who likes it should wear it
By far not a bad smell, but not really convincing for me either.
I find the combination of rose and tangerine very creative and unusual, but in this case it takes some getting used to: Acidified rose? Slightly floral-"squeeze/stuffy" (Indian?) tangerine? At times the two do not seem very fresh to me. Almost a little overripe or withered. A matter of taste.
The big weakness of Moustache I see at the base or in the "dry-down". Here the fragrance gets unpleasantly sourish-bitter-scratchy nuances. The sweetheart agrees and adds that it also has something of "salty-hot sea air". Well, right. It does indeed strongly remind me of some "blue" fragrances (e.g. "Blue Seduction for Men"). After some internet research I suspect that the scent in question comes from some (cheap?) synthetic cedar or wood scent, which is also often used in "blue" scents. I find this not only unpleasant, but also somehow thematically inappropriate.
Ultimately, the overall impression is more "hmm" than "mmh". I'm glad that despite the online hype and low price I didn't just buy blindly.