martedì 13 gennaio 2015

How to recognize ROCHAS perfumes.




Famous French fashion designer Marcel Rochas established his fashion house in 1925, followed by his own Perfume factory a few years later. His first perfumes were Air Jeune, Audace and Avenue Matignon (1936), then his most famous scent arrived: "Femme", created by Edmond Roudnitska, launched in 1944. 


Then:
"MOUSSELINE" (1946),
"LA ROSE" (1949)
"MOUSTACHE"(1949)
"MADAME ROCHAS" (1960, original formula)
"MONSIEUR ROCHAS" (1969)
"EAU de ROCHAS" (1970)
"AUDACE" (1973, new formula)
"MYSTERE" (1978)
"MACASSAR" (1980)
"LUMIERE" (1984, original formula) 
"BYZANCE" (1987)
"MADAME ROCHAS" (1989, new formula)
"FEMME" (1989, new formula)
"GLOBE" (1990)
"EAU de ROCHAS pour HOMME" (1993)
"TOCADE" (1994, original formula)
"BYZANTINE" (1995)
"FLEUR D'EAU" (1996)
"TOCADILLY" (1997)
"ALCHIMIE" (1998)
"ROCHAS MAN" (1999)
"LUMIERE" (2000, new formula)
"AQUAMAN" (2001)
"ABSOLU" (2002)
"AQUAWOMAN" (2002)
"LUI" (2003)
"POUPEE" (2004)
"REFLETS D'EAU" (2005)
"DESIR de ROCHAS" (2007)
"SOLEIL de ROCHAS" (2008)
"EAU SENSUELLE" (2009)
"EAU FRAICHE" (2010)
"FEMME" (2013, third formula)
"MADAME ROCHAS" (2013, third formula)
"TOCADE" (2013, new formula)


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HOW TO RECOGNIZE 
ROCHAS PERFUMES

(please note: this is a free, personal interpretation, without any official support) 
First of all, remember the "generic clues":
Since 1979: EMB code on the box of all french perfumes
Since 1990: Barcode on the box
Since 1992: GreenDot on the box
Since 2005: "long list of ingredients" on the box of all european perfumes.

Then, keep in mind the Address on the box:
before 2007: "33, Rue Francois 1er, Paris"
after 2007:  "17 Rue de Miromesnil, Paris"

And now the
Batch Codes:
1980-1994
3 digits batch code (last number indicates "the year")

1995-2005
4 (or more) digits: first two numbers indicates the production facility (01,02,03,04,05);
the second-to-last number indicates the month;
and the last number indicates the year

IMPORTANT: the second-to-last number indicates the month, so you find 1= January, 2= February 3=March, etc ..... and 9 = September and finally 0 = October. 
Then letters "N" for November and "D" for December.

Example: "0123" = 01 is "facility code", 2 is "February", 3 is "year 2003".
Example: "0598" = 05 is "facility code", 9 is "September", 8 is "year 1998"  
Example: "0300" = 03 is facility code, 0 is "October", 0 is "Year 2000"
Example: "01N3" = 01 is facility code, N is "November", 3 is "Year 2003"
Example: "02D1" = 02 is facility code, D is "December", 1 is "year 2001" 
(Please note a few numbers and letters could occur at the start/end of the batch code: you should able to "detect" the importnt digits, discarding the useless ones)


since 2006
classic 4-digits "Procter&Gamble" batch code (first number indicates the year, following three are the day of the year: 000 to 365)
Example: 7001 = 2007, January 1st.
Example: 9365 = 2009, December 31st.




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Monsieur Rochas
upper box without EMB code ( before 1979 )
lower box with EMB code ( after 1979 )

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from Ebay, "Femme"
with EMB code (= after 1980), and without barcode (= before 1990)
batch 054 : last digit indicates the year, so 

= year 1984

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Byzance, launched in 1987
 with EMB code (=after 1980), without barcode (= before 1990)
batch 529 = year 1989

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Globe (launched in 1991)
batch 151 = year 1991

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Byzance (with Barcode on the box)
batch 183 = year 1993

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Tocade, launched in 1994
with Barcode and Greendot
batch 404 = year 1994

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(from Ebay) Byzantine, launched in 1995
batch 0105 = October 1995 


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Eau de Rochas pour Homme,
batch 01N6 November 1996

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(from Ebay) Fleurs d'Eau
batch 01D8 = December 1998

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Moustache,
batch 0299 = September 1999


ATTENTION HERE !!
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(from Ebay) Lumiere 
batch  0240 O = year 2000
(the last letter is an additional "O", not the number "zero")

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(from ebay) "Byzance", with barcode and Greendot, 
Batch 0140  = year 2000

ATTENTION HERE !
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(from Ebay) Byzance,
batch "0311 O"  (the last digit is the letter "O", not the number "zero") 
= year 2001 

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(from Ebay) Rochas Man, 
batch 0151 T = year 2001

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Alchimie
batch "0152 O" = year 2002

ATTENTION HERE !
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Rochas Lui, launched in 2003,
batch "0153 TT" = May 2003

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(from Ebay) Byzance 
batch "02N5 O" = November 2005

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from Ebay, Byzance with long list of ingredients
and address "Rue Francois 1er" = years 2005-2007
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Since 2006 = classical Procter&Gamble 
4-digits code

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(from ebay) Eau de Rochas,
 address "Rue de Miromesnil" (since 2008)
batch 1328 = Year 2011


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Eau de Rochas, address "Rue de Miromesnil" (since 2008)
batch 2095 = year 2012


For others batch codes (Guerlain, Chanel, 
Dior, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, etc.)  

2 commenti:

  1. Looking forward to a post on identifying Davidoff perfumes!

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