Open 1985 Eau de Toilette

Open (Eau de Toilette) by Roger & Gallet
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Open (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Roger & Gallet for men and was released in 1985. The scent is spicy-woody. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAmalfi lemonAmalfi lemon BergamotBergamot LavenderLavender
Heart Notes Heart NotesSageSage ThymeThyme
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouliPatchouli TobaccoTobacco VetiverVetiver

Ratings

Scent

8.0112 Ratings

Longevity

7.792 Ratings

Sillage

7.492 Ratings

Bottle

6.492 Ratings

Value for money

9.125 Ratings
Submitted by Sammy, last update on 23.06.2022.
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9.5
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Greenfan1701
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Greenfan1701
Greenfan1701
Helpful Review    17  
The real stuff
Inspired by the great descriptions of Ponticus and Hautgout this fragrance had to move in with me. Especially since the ingredients for this are quite mine.

Today it arrived now, this "cheap" fragrance water. Cheap, however, in the sense of financially extremely favorable, because cheap smells that by no means.

The very own character of bergamot comes here really well to the fore and since also still lemon is present, it starts already times very citrus fresh, to then unite in a spicy, fulminant, gigantic conglomerate of vetiver and patchouli, with still a very little bit of tobacco mixed.
Of the spices sage and thyme I notice nothing, or they are so cleverly interwoven that they give the fragrance that certain something, just the spicy, which I do not, however, recognize as these two spices.
And that, I think, is the genius of this fragrance, because I do not necessarily like to smell like kitchen herbs, who wants that, right ;-)

Towards the end it gets a bit warmer and softer and finishes green-soapy, wonderful. I like this, I've been looking for something like this for a while and now finally found.

The durability keeps within limits, but with me fragrances generally do not last as long as with others. After 2 hours is the end and it requires one, or more Nachsprüher. But I do not care, I have 100 ml of a great, "dirt cheap" fragrance and buy it gladly after, it should not be discontinued before.

In my opinion, this fragrance is rather what for the "older, more mature" generation, since it is a beautiful 80s firecracker, but I will not deny the younger people here that they might not find the yet quite good.
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Ponticus
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Ponticus
Ponticus
Top Review    64  
Been a long time
Long time ago, long time ago, long time ago
Long time ago, long time ago - long time ago

Vapor long ago the times when at the end of each tunnel always a bright light was to be seen, meanwhile one, often already touched by the fate, looks today more and more on already mowed meadows. Even the furrows that one still makes oneself are no longer as deep and fertile as they once were. It is now less about gaining new harvests than about defending the status quo! And more and more often, I'm left with a sinking feeling in my stomach, as if one had just, while opening a can in vain, torn off the tab ring!

Verdamp lang her is the first release of the well-known hit title of the group BAB from 1981. His text is very touching and virtually predestined to deal with the past. However, while Niedecken dealt with the death of his father, here I reflect on past times and some retrospection on it. The song and the perfume to be discussed, Open by Roger & Gallet, are children of the 80s, years of upheaval in the West and in the East, as well as an important and formative part of my life memories
Vapor long ago the year 1980 as the Greens were founded, 1989 was then the end of the GDR. In between were the Falklands War, AIDS, Chernobyl, Challengerexplosion, Perestroika, Ramstein flight accident, home computer and CD, Lindenstraße, Dallas, New German Wave, hip-hop, aerobics, mullet, carrot pants, leggings and Schimanski.

Vapor long ago my beautiful, carefree childhood and the eventful school years as with the beginning of the 80s and the Wehrdienstantritt also knocked for me the beginning of the "seriousness of life". It was the time in which many first pegs of the own life were hit, study, wedding, birth of the children, occupation start, removals, out and upheavals
Vapor long ago the year 1985 as with Open by Roger & Gallet a very distinctive perfume block of the 80s was set. This fragrance fits probably like no other in this time and is clearly an adult perfume, rough, tart, masculine and dry. At the start you get presented with the full broadside, citrusy soapiness and herb dominated spice with pithy sprinkles of lavender. As I said, all completely dry and with no discernible sweetness. In no time at all, a strong but pleasant men's barber atmosphere sets in, which in turn is briskly captured by herbaceous tobacco. This tobacco develops into the widely determining fragrance element, at first rather herbaceous-green, later increasingly darker, more pithy and earthy-powerful.

Vapor long ago also the year when I lost my heart to a perfume firecracker of the 80s and that was not Open. But a good friend has become me the Open of Roger & Gallet, since I was allowed to get to know him, well after the turn. After the rather stormy opening, it now makes more of a protective impression. The scent becomes warmer, woody tones come through, the smell becomes softer, gentler and very pleasant. All steadily accompanied by now darkly spicy and quite tart tobacco notes, which have not yet lost all the freshness of the beginning and also somewhat reminiscent of mossy, damp earth. Thus, a clearly masculine, old school feeling is conveyed overall, somewhat old-fashioned but very concise!

Damn long ago that the word conservative also had a positive connotation. With Open by Roger & Gallet, however, it has found a fitting fragrance equivalent and this from the beginning. Open does not instigate a revolution or change, but it is a guarantor for it, in a retrospective to remember that in past times, although not everything was better, but many things were also quite good and it is worthwhile to preserve this.

It's been a long time since I thanked you for your tireless reading! So, thank you very much!

"You don't have to kid yourself, the accidental success thing of 'Verdamp lang her' is of course that everyone interprets their own story into it." (Wolfgang Niedecken)

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Bleauri
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Bleauri
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Ash damage !!!
Heilig's Blechle, since you think that you have already gone through the hard school of the 80s powerhouse fragrances with "Krizia", "Quorum" and the like (in addition to comparatively "soft" representatives such as "Kouros" and "Antaeus")
, and then something like this!
I was once in the Harz, at a 30-meter-high Easter fire, where certainly some rags even the plastic bags in which they had transported their various spirits, left to the flames. The prelude of "Open" is the smell of my clothes after this evening. After that, it gets soapy in the drydown, but so so! The curd soap of my childhood, accompanied by a little sage at best. Much later, the fragrance tends to something sweetish and reminds there of "Quorum", but the tobacco part in the form of a thick, fat ashtray with cold cigar butts remains in the foreground.
I give this fragrance a 7, because I 1. maybe still warm up to it with repeated wear, 2. generally like old school smells and 3. find good everything that triggers pictorial associations in my head / tells me a story. That creates this non-flatterer.
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9.5
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Tofuwachtel
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Tofuwachtel
Top Review    23  
Long film night
Zitrix
Seifix
Lederix
And little Blumix

Becoming of

Greenix
Erdix
Smokix
And the self-confident Krautix

Accompanied to the big cinema

Würzix buys the tickets for everyone

All rave for

Robert Redford
Harrison Ford
James Dean
Sean Connery
Jack Nicholson
Mel Gibson
Robert de Niro
Humphrey Bogart
And Jürgen Prochnow

Together they sit on a warm wooden bench and watch the captivating monumental film completely spellbound.
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7.5
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NiceSmell
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A classic with a twist.
The Open by Roger & Gallet is a classic. Very deep and smoky fragrance. Strong at the beginning in its projection. Not for everyone. If you don't like smoky, woody scents, you should stay away from the Open. After a club at the beginning you can bear him again and recovers after about 10-20 minutes and then he is more bearable.

The more often you wear it, the more and more you like it. A habit scent.
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Nwhite

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Nwhite
Nwhite
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Roger & Gallet Open
SMELL 'EM WHO'S BOSS!

Roger & Gallet OPEN belongs not only in the Cheapie Hall of Fame ($19 bucks!), but also as an honorable mention in the 80's masculine swagger tobacco scents hall.

Men's fragrance aficionados of stalwarts Polo, Quorum, Jacomo de Jacomo, and Tsar will revel in OPEN so wear with confidence!

4 stars
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Leporello
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Leporello
Top Review    7  
Between Black Forest Clinic, Live Aid, Barbershop and the first cigarette ..
or why the eighties were unique. The eighties were an extremely exciting and eventful decade for us Germans. One felt one lived between the Black Forest Clinic, Saturday evening show, forest dieback, peace demonstration, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the whole thing garnished with German bourgeoisie. For many, however, the eighties were also a decade of new beginnings and the start of their own lives. I like the eighties above all for their attitude to life, the scents and not least the beautiful cars. Fashionably, the eighties were a catastrophe, all the more interesting that many of my favorite fragrances came onto the market in this decade, including Open by Roger & Gallet.

If you want to create a link between Open and the feeling of the eighties, you can feel this at a very early stage. Because when Open flirts with the image of a "sports fragrance", the start is anything but sporty-fresh and reserved. Vulgarly speaking, Open is pretty brutal to you, with a canonade of aldehydes and soap garnished with citrus notes, so much in your face that I wasn't sure if I could stand it at first. Dear goodness, what is this for a prelude, there is hardly an attribute here that can describe my feeling. I smell such a load of aldehyde-impregnated soap with pungent citrus notes, Ata Reiniger is shit against it. There are no more words or phrases like "boy you get hair on your chest" to help. The prelude is disgusting.

In short, I was bitterly disappointed and determined to go to the shower as quickly as possible to get this disgusting brew off my skin. But chance had it that I was still busy for a short time and had to find out that I had judged again prematurely. Because already after about ten minutes the disgust had given way to astonishment, the brute soap aldehyde citrus canonade had almost disappeared and I gradually smelled this wonderfully dark tobacco. Clearly black cabbage, no fine Virginia, no Oriental tobacco, but deep dark cabbage brand Schwarzer Krauser. You have to like it, but freshly opened it smells wonderful to me. Also the strong citrus notes, which do not spread any bergamot aroma, became much more pleasant and accompanied the tobacco in a fresh and pleasant way. After about half an hour, the woody-warm aroma of fresh tobacco fine cut remains on the skin for a felt eternity, refreshed with a light citrus note and minimal soap.

Maybe it's a feeling of unrestrained nostalgia but I like the fragrance very much now and am ready to look into its cheeky and impetuous appearance at the beginning. Maybe I can see myself turning my first cigarette in Adidas Allround Sneakers with white sports socks, carrot jeans and a training jacket. In short, the Open can stay and will now be played more often in autumn, even if I don't want to walk around in the clothes of that time, I have the feeling that we just wore the "hornier" scents compared to today. Live rock, so to speak, instead of uniform retort music.
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8.5
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Stinki
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interesting and also quite cool scent,
i think. In the beginning orange and lemon, slightly acidic with aldehydes. Later then slightly smoky, quite soapy with a very beautiful tobacco blossom running out. With tobacco in general I always have so my problems, because you make 5-10 years older in one fell swoop, if then oakmoss in addition still properly ... Methuselah... pardon me, I digress. This is not the case here, everything remains quite fresh and/or tinted. The fragrance itself does not radiate far, but is clearly perceived and that is what makes it so interesting. Smelling very close to his wrist, he has a fabulous, slightly sweet, green depth, which I think is owed to moss - wonderful. I'd like to wear it more often, but I think it's the cardamom, which suits him, but unfortunately always goes against my grain somewhere. I think he always has something slightly nauseating in constant fire, but that's subjective. Nevertheless, a very well made, distinguished, beautiful companion who does well.
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Very helpful Review    9  
The best blind buy!
I appreciate Oldschooldüfte very much, Open was also very cheap to get and the summary information told me odourless. No pine and no pine needles! So it came that I ordered the Open blind and it was a direct hit. Tobacco in one of its most beautiful forms, plus the initial freshness of lemon and bergamot which makes it appear like a higher concentrated cologne. Spicy notes are added by the thyme and by the sage and lavender a light soapiness results in the background, whereby I think that also here with aldehydes was not spared.

Overall, Open is one of my favorite classics. I don't think Open has anything old-fashioned or dusty about it and it's easy to wear nowadays, especially when you get tired of all the sweet stuff!

Also the durability of the reformulated version is very good and the Sillage is at least in the first hour still well perceptible. It's a shame his last lesson also came to an end. It's best to quickly secure a bottle before the prices go towards the moon!
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KimJongKimJong 2 years ago
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To have a wonderful tobacco scent, you have to withstand herbal soaps that cause headaches. It's outdated in a bad sense.
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NGL7NGL7 3 years ago
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One of best tobacco based scents out there. Very in Your face, very 80's, almost aggressive, kicking today's tobaccos in .....out of sight
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 4 years ago
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Breath taking! I tested it today and was amazed by this tobacco scent. Highly recomended.
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