Rodier pour Homme 2002

Rodier pour Homme by Rodier
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Rodier pour Homme is a popular perfume by Rodier for men and was released in 2002. The scent is spicy-woody. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBasilBasil
Heart Notes Heart NotesNutmegNutmeg
Base Notes Base NotesOakmossOakmoss



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Submitted by Apicius, last update on 12.08.2021.
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A Lucky Moment
It was a lucky moment when I found Rodier pour Homme. I was strolling through the perfume department of Galeries Lafayette in Berlin some 4 years ago. There was a table with special offers – they were selling off shelf-warmers half-price. Fortunately, there were testers as well. And so, Rodier pour Homme got me at first sniff.

This beautiful gents' cologne was launched in 2002, and the clean shape of bottle and packaging is typical for the product design of the millennium optimism, and maybe also with a slight reminiscence to 70ies' design.

However, what was still fancy in January 2002 was completely outdated in September after the stock markets had crashed. It did not take long for the industry to react to the feeling of anxiety that had become so present everywhere: it was countryside instead of urban design, and soon men wore squashy and cuddly shirts garnished with frills.

In perfumery, the clean shapes of Clinique Happy, Gucci Rush for Men and Rodier pour Homme no longer fit in with the mainstream. The perfume shops soon put them into their remote corners.

Small wonder not all of those fragrances survived although I guess Rodier pour Homme must have made it until around 2009. Next to Gucci's Rush for Men, it is an outstanding fragrance because it contains an aromatic note that cannot be found in many other perfumes.

I don't think you can find this specific note in the fragrance pyramid. This leading note must be some kind of aromatic musk or something. It is a slightly sweet and juicy aroma, and the mentioning of some herbs like basil or sage may contribute to the description of its overall character. It is hard to describe a perfume when the leading note does not correspond to any well-known scent.

What does "aromatic" say in perfumery? I think it is a place holder for attractive and distinct notes that cannot be described more precisely. For me, the use of his denomination goes along with a certain booziness. I would call the class of Lubin's Itasca, Jasper Conran's Mister and Kings & Queens' King Solomon aromatic in a boozy way, and although the note is a different one, I would include Rodier pour Homme. Fortunately, there is a reminiscence to a more popular cologne: Take Kiton Men, take away its dry and sharp spiciness of the top and heart notes and you come out quite near the rounded aroma of Rodier pour Homme.

Having said that, Rodier pour Homme is apparently not an overly complex fragrance. If several ingredients produce its aromatic character they perfectly blend with each other. The longevity of Rodier pour Homme is sufficient for an Eau de Toilette but if you overapply a little you can prolong it well over 12 hours. I find this fragrance sexy and attractive, and I am always tempted to overapply. It is uplifting and I simply feel at home with it. And so, I have used it quite often.

Rodier is a fashion brand, but Rodier pour Homme exceeds the expectations one usually has towards a designer fragrance. We do not know the perfumer but this cooperation definitely was a lucky moment. What a pity that it's gone!

At present, there are still a few offers on the net but I regret you would have to buy blind.

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