Femme (1989) Eau de Toilette

Version from 1989
Femme (1989) (Eau de Toilette) by Rochas
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Femme (1989) (Eau de Toilette) (Rochas)
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Femme (1989) (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Rochas for women and was released in 1989. The scent is spicy-chypre. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

Olivier Cresp

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesApricot, Bergamot, Peach, Plum, Rosewood, Cinnamon, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesClove, Iris, Jasmine, Carnation, Rose, Rosemary, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Benzoin, Oakmoss, Leather, Musk, Patchouli, Vanilla

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Scent

8.1 (174 Ratings)

Longevity

8.5 (112 Ratings)

Sillage

7.7 (107 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (117 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 23.06.2018
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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
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Femme Fatale, indeed!
Femme is timeless, and quite seductive. I can detect sweetness flittering around the deep, dark notes like oakmoss, clove and leather. Very earthy, natural. The peach and plum aren't the juicy variety; they're powdery, spicy and rolled in cinnamon. That warm cinnamon is my favorite part of Femme.... Read more
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Very helpful Review    8
survived reformulation
Rochas Femme would be interesting if only for the fact that it is a great battle-axe of perfumery.  It originated during a time of rations and war, it has survived a number of  formulations, and it's survived trend and fashion, no mean thing. But Femme is interesting other reasons. It is an early... Read more
Very helpful Review    7
Estrogen gone wild
I will preface this by saying that I much, much prefer the reformulated version, so this is the one I am reviewing. Unabashedly feminine and voluptuous, Femme is an amazing treat for the senses: From its gently seasoned, stewed fruit compote opening that flows right into its spicy floral... Read more
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
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Wartime Elegance
Dark and Indolic Femme reflects the austere and well tailored elegance of wartime fashion of the early 1940's of boxed shoulders and wasp waists mannish and yet feminine rochas must have been a milestone during it's release in 1943 a scent that is'nt frivilous nor girlish it was simple and yet... Read more
Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    7
Maligned and unappreciated.
Oh, poor Femme Rochas. It's much maligned for being reformulated (in 1989), and it's under-appreciated for being wearable (today). This reformulated version strikes me as a nice balance between older style fruity chypres and more modern ones. It's also knock-down, drag-out, 10-times better than... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    3
Secret paths
A lovely classic has crept into my heart! The initial way is firmly fruity before Jasmin swings the scepter quite considerably. This pairedly finds very easily with spices to my preferences. The feeling of happiness is perfect because leather, sandelwood, musk and Patchouli have taken a... Read more
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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
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Caveat E-bay Emptor
It saddens me to learn that people are selling bad bottles and decants of reformulated Rochas FEMME. My own bottle (acquired at some point during the late twentieth century) contains a delightful fruity chypre with just enough spice to make it truly unique. Although I am quite sensitive to cumin... Read more

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