Guerlain • Habit Rouge • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
There is beauty in perfumery, and there is je ne sais quoi. Guerlain has an accessibility and "certain something" that most fragrances lack. Habit Rouge is so comforting in it's manner, as are Shalimar and Samsara, that most find them familiar, even on first sniff. This is a fragrance that will never become obsolete; only now do we realize the care that early perfumers took when creating compositions.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I can't understand why some people that review fragrances they don't like use such crass and immature descriptions. Grow up.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
A wretched, horrible, ghastly stench that even an old man would find too old-smelling to wear. Only true Guerlain stooges would consider wearing this. I would rather have a dog fart in my face than ever smell Habit Rouge again. One of the worst ever!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Black
It reminds me of Keith Richards. It conjures up all sorts of delightful images of the 60's. At first spray, I picture Keith in a red velvet jacket, black felt fedora, snakeskin boots, a silk shirt unbuttoned to the waist, and a long fuschia chiffon scarf trailing in the wind. Then ANita Pallenberg would enter the room, pick up the bottle, and splash it lavishly all over her caftanned self.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I don't want to rate this as "good" or "bad." If you understand what it is, you can decide if you'd like it or not. For me, this is the masculine version of vintage Emeraude. Habit Rouge adds spices and leather, but both feature strong orange blossom and jasmine. The effect is a "dirty" and powdery opening. Emeraude seems to have a "green" quality, though the notes don't suggest anything like that (and I don't think it has galbanum in it). Perhaps it's something like menthol or eucalyptus. It also has incense and the vanilla is stronger. Habit Rouge has stronger orange blossom and jasmine, but it doesn't seem to last as long. I've only tried the EdC formulation, so for all I know the others are substantially different. I'm not a huge fan of these kinds of fragrances, probably because I like ones that are more complex but also have better balance among the various notes. In any case, this will smell "old" or even musty to those accustomed to "fresh" fragrances, so be aware of that point.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
For me itīs completly unisex, Iīm wearing it and not a soul would say itīs not 'feminine'. Thats what I love the most about Guerlain, they make fragrances, perfumeur they are, in the other houses all women fragrances are supposed to smell the same and all male fragrance are supposed to smell the same.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I initially bought this based on Luca Turin's review and also because I think Guerlain makes some pretty good fragrances.
I wore this scent for the first time today and loved the top notes. I then went perfume browsing / shopping. After a few hours I'm sitting on the train sniffing my samples and I keep noticing a gorgeous soft vanilla and sandlewood scent. I wonder which of my samples this gorgeous fragrance this belongs to until, lo and behold I come home take of my jacket and realise it's Habit Rouge. Not only has it lasted all day but it turns out I prefer the fragrance I already have to what I was looking to buy.
The sillage is not so pronounced and the fragrance sticks close to your skin, this can be good if, say you are at work or have friends sensitive to fragrance.
Wearing this fragrance reminds me of cashmere and silk. Soft, warm and comfortable. I prefer this to Shalimar!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought this unsniffed for my husband (yeah right) based on all the rave reviews and the notes described therein. Every time he wears this I go insane (in a good way)! It really reminds me of Shalimar; both are deep, warm, spicy and slightly sweet. HR though has a dry leather edge and the citrus in there is less 'lemon lozenge' than Shalimar. I will continue to buy and use both with love for as long as they are produced.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Bought this unsniffed (you think I'd know better) because my all time favorite (Montale's Aromatic Lime) rated so highly by MUA that I thought HR could not be a miss either. WRONG! On me this is a horrible mish mash of sharp citrus, cloying spice with a strong undercurrent of vomit. I do, however like the bottle very much. Oh well, at least I bought the full bottle of Aromatic Lime, to which I will always return. The next Guerlain for me will be Mitsouko, which I did have the presence of mind to try first. Sigh. . . .
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
Spicy, woody and dusty is how I'd describe Habit Rouge. Add to that some leather and it's quite the unique scent IMO. It makes me a bit uncomfortable since the vanilla is toned down and I can't use it as a crutch to ease me into liking the other notes. This is a kind of love it or hate it scent and it intrigues me so much, which I suspect is due to the leather note, that I have to say I like it. Not sure if I'll be buying a bottle soon but I will eventually. Guerlain makes such great fragrances and I'm so glad that some of the men's frags are easily wearable for the ladies too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I can understand the love for this...it's a well blended leathery citrus that's both crisp and smooth. Although I like to wear men's fragrances from time to time, this one I'm not entirely comfortable with. Although it's not "sporty" or aquatic (thank goodness), I find it too grown up and masculine for me to pull off.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Yes, very much a Guerlain. It has a strong citrus onset and fades into a soft, warm oriental base that just glues my nose to my wrist. My husband thinks it smells powdery, and was surprised that it is considered a man's scent. It does have an atmosphere very much like L'Heure Bleue, which also works well on me. Habit Rouge is not sweet, however. It goes on strong on the Bergamot and citrus, but it isn't any more masculine than a lot of vintage scents that start on those notes. Dry down is lovely. I would consider this 100% unisex.When my decant runs out, I'm buying a bottle, I think.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This actually reminds me of Shalimar but i prefer the HR, its softer and more complex with a citrusy background, spicy with no trace of incense. wonderful.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this male scent! It's strong and hot, but also classy.
Still quite original among men's fragrances after so many years, it's not extremely harsh like many "green" scents and it successes in being a light oriental without the musty note that I loathe in some masculine oriental like Zino Davidoff.
I'm not very fond of masculine fragrances, because I don't wear them on myself (only exception Royal Delight) and most of them smell just like a pungent chemical mess, but not Habit Rouge!
I usually wear Samsara and I think that they match well, so now I need a man to rinse with Habit Rouge :-D
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Love this scent! My husband just got a bottle - he said he used to wear this years ago before we met, and he wanted to try it again! OMG, I think we need to get 2 bottles - one for him and one for me! I get heliotrope and oppoponax, then a soft citrus note in the background - nothing sharp or overpowering anywhere, which I love. It's categorized as a man's scent but I really believe it's unisex. It's not feminine by any means but both men and women could wear this nicely. I think it will be especially nice in the warmer spring and summer months to come!
From a website that's very good with descriptions - this scent was first launched in 1965. It's considered an oriental with the following notes - Top Notes: Bergamot, orange; Heart Notes: Spices, patchouli; Base Notes: Vanilla, leather
"Guerlain's Habit Rouge, translated from French as "red hunting coat," was inspired by a rider's red habit. Blended by perfumer Jean-Paul Guerlain, the fragrance has attained classic status. Habit Rouge opens with fresh citrus top notes, then meanders along a spicy path to a base of vanilla and patchouli, finally leaving a leathery, individualistic impression.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I bought this fragrance unsniffed due to a rec. from my friend Bridget. Bridget has never steered me wrong on a fragrance, and Habit Rouge is no different.
Guerlain says it is classified as a Refreshing Oriental Fragrance. This masculine scent possesses a blend of fresh citrus, lemon, mandarin, spices, leather and vanilla.
I pick up on all the notes listed, but I also get an oppoponax note in there somewhere. Habit Rouge reminds me very much of Carthusia Ligea La Sirena. I get the same soft, powdery, oppoponaxy note that I do love so.
I know Habit Rouge is marketed to the male population, but I find this VERY wearable for a lady. Notice I did not say female, as I see this as a ladylike sophisticated, very unique scent. If you like heliotrope, powder, or oppoponax give this one a try. It is inexpensive, and worth the money!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I like it a lot on a man, not on me, because I go for very feminine scents.
It's clearly masculine and oriental but also fresh and softly sexy, without being the typical "macho"!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I have been wearing Habit Rouge since I was a teenager. It is considered the first oriental for men. Timbuktu describes the notes very well. The first burst of citrus that mellows to a spicy,woody, vanillic warmth with a hint of leather.
There's also an EdP that is made to a totally different formula, but I haven't tried it as it isn't widely available.
Definitely wearable for a woman as well as a man.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Created in 1965 by Jean Paul Guerlain, Habit Rouge is a delicious oriental fragrance for men but which can be worn by women also, particularly those who love Shalimar. Zingy citrus notes soon give way to cinnamon, carnation, sandalwood and patchouli followed by a sensual drydown of leather, moss, amber and vanilla. I have heard that Keith Richards wears this, but don't let that put you off. ;)