Moustache Original 1949 2018

Moustache Original 1949 by Rochas
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Moustache Original 1949 is a popular perfume by Rochas for men and was released in 2018. The scent is citrusy-spicy. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesLavender, Neroli, Violet
Base Notes Base NotesWhite musk, Patchouli

Ratings

Scent

8.3 (36 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (33 Ratings)

Sillage

6.5 (33 Ratings)

Bottle

8.5 (40 Ratings)
Submitted by Rivegauche, last update on 06.09.2020.
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9.5
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8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
Stinki
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The lemon magic forest (lemon - musk),
G.F. Trumper released a fragrance 82 years earlier that was almost identical to Wild Fern. It had the same masculine, woodsy oakmoss note, but had much more musk, too much I think. It had something almost fairy-tale like, deeply reminiscent of dark woods, but also shallow green meadows and valleys - of course looking out of the aristocratic monocle - but also slightly overpowering (the musk). Green and lots of musk is a brand in itself. With the best will in the world, I can hardly imagine that E. R. did not know this fragrance, although I would never accuse the master of having made copies. Everyone has always been inspired by everything and everyone. Hypothetically, if he had the idea of making this fragrance a little less dreamy British dandy (the country dandy) and instead a little more sparkling, toning and Mediterranean, then the calculation would have been 100% correct. He has managed to transport this fragrance to his homeland, so to speak, and to give it his personal and therefore also original French stamp. Yes, yes, E.R. you little rascal, now I have found out about you ... Pardon me, master, I became impertinent.
8.5
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9
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7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Rene72
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Top Review    14  
Moustache (moustache) - the name says it all
I bought it now on the Canary Islands, the timelessly beautiful bottle, after I couldn't get it anywhere in Germany before my departure. Therefore now a comment, which is coined by Atlantic noise and by palm leaves wobbling in the sun. In wet and cold Germany it might have been different.
It is reformulated and I do not know the original from 1949 and I cannot imagine that there is still a usable, not tilted original filling, so that the comparison would be possible only with successors.
Moustache starts very fresh and citric, but quickly gets a green-herbal note on my skin, which is strange to me at first. A first hull of the nose, then interest, the nose wanders again and again to the spray place. Something is contained, which reminds me rather of basil in other scents, which should not be contained here however. The trail's evaporating. A little violet and lavender add a floral accent. This note makes up the fragrance, because citrus and floral are now in interplay. This looks classic masculine, no soft warm tones at first. Rather a bit rough and yet with style.

Maybe even a little pricking like a freshly clipped mustache. No silent step, not covered (except perhaps by the matching chest hair to the moustache). Patchouli and musk, however, then take over from hour one on my skin the harmonization. The moustache now becomes conciliatory, cuddly, similar to the moustache that was still piquing earlier, which becomes softer after brushing and oiling.

The fragrance must certainly be placed in the context of 1949, when Thérèsa and Edmond Roudnitska created the original fragrance. As far as I know in Grasse.
After the Second World War, Europe was still in the process of reconstruction. Nevertheless, fragrances had always been created and sold during and after the war. Cultiveness, style and the joy of perfume survive every brutalization.
The peoples of Europe still suspected each other and one was still far away from the European Coal and Steel Community or even a European Union.
But today I can fly to the Canary Islands without a visa and buy my Moustache with the Euro.

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7
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Bottle
Yatagan
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Top Review    55  
Poison fang pulled
Uncommented fragrances No. 129

There are many reformulated classics. Many were ruined, thanks to the exaggerated demands of IFRA. But when a new fragrance so unmistakably indicates that it should be based on the original from 1949, vintage friends become nervous (see blog about the two new "old" Moustache variants) and sometimes tend to order blind in a hurry.
In the meantime, the fragrance is with me and I compare it with the actual original from 1949. Can that go well?
Of course this is not really possible, because Moustache from 1949 was also reworked several times, tamed (the original version is said to have been more animalistic than the variant in the angular matt bottle with the unambiguous dark yellow liquid): there is no real reference. In addition, even the last version of Moustache available on the market has usually been on the lid for several years, which means that an ageing process with scent can no longer be ruled out. This also seems to be the case with my moustache water from the early 2000s. Nevertheless, a comparison with caution and limited validity is possible in my opinion.
Outside before I leave the second new version (Roches Moustache EdP: s.d.).

Moustache Original 1949 (the new one up there) is - and I'll send this ahead - from my point of view well done. Like its predecessor, the fragrance is consistently bergamot citrus, powdery (musk), has further discreet floral undertones and also a herbaceous component (in the old one, basil was explicitly mentioned as a herbaceous clay, which was also well imaginable, and lavender, in the new one in 1949 it is only lavender, but this can be due to a shortened presentation of the ingredients). In the old Moustache the sweet animal note was conspicuous, which I always put on the honey (missing in this version) and the musk. This was avoided with the contemporary moustache, which was certainly a wise decision, because a rogue who had at that time obvious associations with the yellow liquid. Moustache was a marking male at that time, nowadays he is masculine, but he wears a hipster mustache. Is that bad? No, it isn't, because I now believe that many vintage fragrances, as much as I loved them then (and now), would seem out of place among contemporaries. That's what a true lover of old scents says.
So the yellow snake was pulled a poison fang, but the second one was overlooked (musk powdery citrus and bergamot) and also this mixture may take some getting used to for today's wearers
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