The first time you smell Habit Rouge Ed T you may be put off by the prominent citrus vanilla accord of the opening. ) most of my purchases have been blind but there have been only a few disappointments - mainly because they weren't beast enough for my liking. it's a little misleading at first application, but, after it settles down for an hour or two it's beautiful and, pinch me, it also has that elusive aroma of that incense of my salad days.One of my blind purchases was, oh baby, Habit Rouge by Guerlain and wouldn't you know it . Looking at the middle notes of this Habit Rouge D' Guerlain I see jasmine but it holds a low rank in prominence.
Nevertheless this fragrance is, I imagine, what the first day in heaven will smell like.
Main features of Guerlain's Habit Rouge: - Different from any other fragrance - Superb notes composition - Delicious scent - Amazing versatility (any place, any season, day or night) - Presents a normal projection, sillage and longevity for this type of notes compositon. Scent:........................10.0 Longevity:...................8.5 Sillage:........................7.0 Versatility:...................9.5 Uniqueness:..............10.0 Quality:......................10.0 Presentation:...............8.5 Price:..........................
• Humility to recognize that the perfumer certainly knows more than we do. Well, BIG disappointment - that incense was lovely but it was not the smell of jasmine.
While Habit Rouge may or may not ultimately be your style, approaching it—or any fragrance—with these precepts will always enhance your experience and enjoyment. So in rebuilding my collection, (did I say I love cologne?
Knowledge about this subject is very different from having personal preferences! I do admit that I kind of enjoy to explore and study this fragrance when I'm alone at home, for educational purposes, even though I very much dislike the overall theme and some of the effects appearing and disappearing throughout its development.
I just have to take a shower and scrub it off afterwards.
I can totally understand that this is an important milestone in the history of perfumery and a well-constructed piece of art. So, what led me to write this rather polarizing review is that I felt there's a strong overrepresentation of reviews by fragrance history nerds (and possibly a few wannabe experts who just repeat and amplify what they've read in other reviews) and an underrepresentation of "laymen" like me, who just want to smell good. Something timeless will be appreciated regardless of historical context.
This, however, needs a lot of context in order to be fully appreciated (apparently, it's even necessary to ponder about what powder stood for back in the day).
If you don't like Habit Rouge, that doesn't necessarily mean that your nose isn't educated enough, that you haven't travelled enough, don't know your spices, or don't know how to enjoy life. I've only worn samples of this previously, but recently acquired a full bottle, going a little against the grain (and spousal advice), since by last sampling of this seemed very powdery and rosy to me in a way that came across as conspicuously femme at the time (not a problem, per se, but not my thing, so I figured...) Summer is a funny time to try on an oriental, but I think the warm weather actually helped to make me a convert.