I reviewed Rochas Man in July, during the heat of summer. That is not the time of year for me to be wearing sweet gourmand fragrances, as I was again reminded today while wearing this scent. For me, Rochas Man will stay a fall and winter fragrance, because it smells so much better now that the air is cold.
For me, hot weather exacerbates sweetness in perfumes tenfold. Apparently that's what happened when I reviewed Rochas Man, because the sweetness was more than I could take. But now, Rochas Man does everything just right. This is the perfect gourmand fragrance - warm, sweet but not cloying, and perfectly balanced. Even though it's sweet, it never smells like a woman's perfume. The drydown now smells like a sweetened leather, as opposed to a vanilla slog, as it did when I first reviewed it.
I could wear Rochas Man every day - it's that good. I give it a well-deserved perfect score now.
MY RATING: 10/10
Fragrance House: Rochas