Roger & Gallet Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille Fragrance Review

Posted by Dimitri on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 8:56 PM

Roger et Gallet are known the world over, but what many people don't know is that the history of this particular cologne reaches right back into the 1600s! Giovanni Maria Farina (born Italy, 1685) settled in Cologne, Germany and founded the world's oldest perfume house that is still in existence. His famous Eau de Cologne took the continent by storm, and was delivered to all the royal houses in Europe. In 1709 Farina's ancestor Jean Marie Joseph Farina opened a perfume business in Paris which was later sold to Roger et Gallet, whom acquired the rights to Farina's famed formula. Said formula is still being bottled today, and adored in both hemispheres!


Farina's Eau de Cologne is a citrus aromatic scent for both men and women. Brimming with crisp, juicy lemon, lime, mandarin and orange, there is no shortage of zip and zing in it's flight... it is after a few moments that a bolder nucleus of petitgrain, carnation, rose and rosemary unfurls. This shimmering composition ripples across a foundation of myrtle, cedar, vetiver, clove and white musk. Universally known for its clean, crisp scent profile, this Eau de Cologne is a lifesaver in humid weather, and in the searing heart of summer. It must be applied with abandon, just as cologne was originally intended!

Splash it on as a single to make a lasting impression, or share it with your partner to envelop the happy pair with a radiant halo of sparkling aromats. Sometimes its true what people say... simplicity is best!