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All sales are final, we are a perfume sampling company - letting you try perfume before you invest in a bottle. Unfortunately, we cannot refund any product that you do not like. If you are new to perfume or wanting to break out of wearing the same scent, try our starter sampler packs so that you can find the perfume that works for you.

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Perfume Name Rochas Femme Vintage 
Year Introduced 1944
Perfumer Edmond Roudnitska
Gender Unisex
Strength Parfum
Notes Plum, bergamot, spices, Bulgarian rose, immortelle, ylang ylang, jasmin, ambergris, musk, oakmoss and sandalwood
Country of Origin France

 

Rochas Femme was created at the height of The Depression by Edmond Roudnitska, at the request of Marcel Rochas, and it was to be a gift for Rochas' wife. The story has it that Roudnitska created Femme while pondering a rubbish dump and a paint factory.  Olivier Cresp reformulated Rochas Femme in 1989, and there are two distinct versions, the post-1989 version bringing in the cumin note.  This scent is full-bodied, said to be inspired by Mae West, and it shows. There is nothing of a young girl or ingenuie in this scent. It's a perfume that's been around the block and now has the whole block following her like the cats following that little thief in "Love Potion No. 9."

 

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  • Helen - 9th Jun 2020

    4
    A Matter of Tastes.

    I once owned a 100ml bottle of the post-‘89 version of Rochas Femme - available here for sampling - which I lugged around in a large and heavy, black backpack while Greek island hopping, in a Summer nearly two decades ago. In my opinion, there’s just no replacing the formula stabilizing animalic notes in the base with an unstable cumin spice. One could see how the stewed peachy, plummy notes would dissipate in the intense heat, and the cumin amplified to maxed out levels. The vintage version is obviously the superior version of the two. Simply as a matter of taste, I wholeheartedly prefer the fruity-mossy monsters of yore, what I like to call Picnic Basket Chypres, such as Guerlain Parure, the fruity-flowery Guerlain Chant D’Aromes, the light-hearted Quadrille Balenciaga, and ESPECIALLY Nina Ricci Fille d’Eve, though I must insist that nothing will ever beat that old Queen, Guerlain Mitsouko. (As a side note, I’d love to try Molyneux Fete!) For a VERY similar acting drydown, but with a different note profile, I’m far more into Mandy Aftel’s Secret Garden (Aftelier has become my obsession!), with its vintage castoreum - as I was told- and flowers, reminding me of an old fave, Patricia dI Nicolai Sacrebleu edp, and combining vintage Rochas Femme together in one drop dead gorgeous, vintage-smelling modern fragrance. A matter of fruits verses flowers. It all comes down to a matter of taste.

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  • Helen - 9th Jun 2020

    4
    A Matter of Tastes.

    I once owned a 100ml bottle of the post-‘89 version of Rochas Femme - available here for sampling - which I lugged around in a large and heavy, black backpack while Greek island hopping, in a Summer nearly two decades ago. In my opinion, there’s just no replacing the formula stabilizing animalic notes in the base with an unstable cumin spice. One could see how the stewed peachy, plummy notes would dissipate in the intense heat, and the cumin amplified to maxed out levels. The vintage version is obviously the superior version of the two. Simply as a matter of taste, I wholeheartedly prefer the fruity-mossy monsters of yore, what I like to call Picnic Basket Chypres, such as Guerlain Parure, the fruity-flowery Guerlain Chant D’Aromes, the light-hearted Quadrille Balenciaga, and ESPECIALLY Nina Ricci Fille d’Eve, though I must insist that nothing will ever beat that old Queen, Guerlain Mitsouko. (As a side note, I’d love to try Molyneux Fete!) For a VERY similar acting drydown, but with a different note profile, I’m far more into Mandy Aftel’s Secret Garden (Aftelier has become my obsession!), with its vintage castoreum - as I was told- and flowers, reminding me of an old fave, Patricia dI Nicolai Sacrebleu edp, and combining vintage Rochas Femme together in one drop dead gorgeous, vintage-smelling modern fragrance. A matter of fruits verses flowers. It all comes down to a matter of taste.

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