Rochas Man: My Take After 12 Years Growing Old With This Fragrance

I got Rochas man in; if1, if my memory doesn’t fail me, it was around July. I got it based on the online descriptions, and it was a blind buy. Some people hate blind buys, but this type of impulsive purchase has enriched my perfume experience. Paying my American Express bills is another story.

My Story With Rochas Man

My Almost Empty 2011 Rochas Man Bottle

What made me buy Rochas Man? I don’t remember exactly, 12 years have passed, but one of the reasons was the description that it smelled of cookies and coffee. My weakness back then was sweet colognes, so I took a chance. 

I was correct. Traditional masculine scents usually offer familiar scents or unsurprising patterns, but Rochas Man is anything but that. The most surprising aspect of the fragrance, both in 2011 and in 2023, is that it is sweet and fresh, making it ideal for various situations.

When the temperature isn’t very high, I love using it, and my coworkers well received it, then Fortune 500 executives.

I still have my 2011 bottle. This is explained by the fact that I have used hundreds of fragrances in the past few years, and because I use it only occasionally, as I feel nostalgic to finish it and leave behind a time in my life that only comes back to my mind when I wear Rochas Man.

Who Do I See Wearing Rochas Man

This is a scent that demands an open mind. If you’re planning to give it to someone who always wears a fresh cologne, stop. They won’t like it. The strong vanilla scent can be off-putting to many men, and that’s ok. We’re all different. Maurice Roucel created an eau de toilette for daring men who enjoy a smell not traditionally associated with a masculine scent. 

But hey, it’s masculine, classy, ideal for night or daytime wear, and a woman always appreciates it in the skin of the man they love. I think you should buy it or at least smell it.

Rochas Man is classified by us as best gourmand perfume.

Serg V

I've been obsessed with fragrances for over a decade. I have sold fragrances for a living and written about them in places like Fragrantica and Scentbird. Here I recommend my favorites to make the world a better-smelling place.