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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Mystere de Rochas c1978

Mystere de Rochas: launched in 1978. Created by Nicolas Mamounas who used nearly 200 ingredients to complete the formula.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral aldehyde chypre fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, narcissus, cascarilla, coriander, hyacinth, galbanum and honeysuckle
  • Middle notes: rosemary, violet, magnolia, gardenia, frangipani, lily of the valley, carnation, tuberose, plum, may rose, jasmine and ylang-ylang
  • Base notes: orris root, cedar, cypress, juniper, oak moss, patchouli, civet, styrax, cedarwood and musk


Presented in a clear glass rectangular bottle with a black elliptical cap, designed by Robert Granai and Serge Mansau.

This is a vintage version below, it is a transitional period bottle because it's bottle still has the old style "Mystere de Rochas" serigraphy on the front (and not "Mystere Rochas"), but has the newer style box design.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Mystere de Rochas was reformulated when Proctor & Gamble acquired Parfums Rochas in 1989 and was rechristened as simply Rochas Mystere. The result of this reformulation is a sharp, oriental, woody fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, coriander, galbanum and hyacinth
  • Middle notes: cumin, rosemary, carnation, tuberose, violet, orris root, jasmine, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley and narcissus
  • Base notes: sandalwood, styrax, cypress, patchouli, musk, civet, oakmoss and cedar

Discontinued, date unknown.

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