Guerlain Habit Rouge was originally launched by the design house in 1965, then relaunched in 2003 - this is the later version. Guerlain Habit Rouge is classified as a refreshing, oriental fragrance created by Jean Paul Guerlain. It opens with the citrus and the warmer notes from the base (vanilla, leather, incense and leather) smooth it into a gorgeous, classic fragrance. Originally intended for men, this is a great unisex fragrance. Story has it, when this was created, the intent was to take Guerlain Shalimar and twist it around so it worked for men.
Notes of citrus, lemon, mandarin, spices, leather and vanilla. This is the EDT, eau de toilette.
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Reviews of Guerlain Habit Rouge Cologne EDT
From Bois de Jasmin - "Habit Rouge is an excellent option for anyone with a penchant for dramatic scents. The master of drama, Tom Ford, took it as a starting point for his very appealing Tom Ford Noir. One could marvel at Ford’s audacity to rework this classic in his own mold, but Tom Ford Noir is injected with such a great touch of citrusy lavender and feels so contemporary that I can’t hold Ford guilty of mere copying."
What Men Should Smell Like - "Leather notes and precious wood let the audience know this is intended for a sophisticated man. This newfound freshness makes me feel like 21stcentury Habit Rouge has more in common with Vetiver, when at the perfume’s inception in 1965, it was more related to Mitsouko."