Fragrance File: Mademoiselle Rochas

Who doesn’t love receiving a beautiful new bottle of enticing scent that fills your senses from the first spritz?

Mademoiselle Rochas is my newest scent-sational indulgence… This is a typically French-style perfume that has a modern energy.

The Scent

Perfumer Anne Flipo wanted this new scent to reflect the playfulness and impertinence of today’s young Parisian woman.

Inspired by two beautiful fragrances, Femme and Madame, Mademoiselle Rochas has her own personality which retains their original French elegance, but is totally living in the present day.

The top notes sparkle with red fruit accord (red and black currant, blackberry) as a reminder of a carefree childhood. The crisp ivy of a French garden enhances it while creating contrast while the toffee apple accord adds an addictive quality.

At the heart of the fragrance an explosion of flowers – rose petals (from the exclusive Rochas fields), jasmine, violet. This is the essence of elegance and an expression of magnetic seduction.

The base notes highlight the character of this subtle composition: creamy sandalwood, comfortable ambergris accord and wispy Chantilly musks create a fragrance that seductively lingers on the skin…

The Bottle

The bottle is a simple and perfect circle of glass, evoking the softness of femininity.

The slightly pink juice reflects the floral and gourmand character of the fragrance, while a silk ribbon, iconic of Rochas, is beautifully wrapped around the edge of the bottle and delicately decorates the neck of the silver cap.

The box is stylish with embossed material and its pastel pink colour reflects the juice inside. With a timeless and refined design, its black outline perfectly matches the precisely spaced capital letters of Mademoiselle Rochas.

The Campaign

Actress Noémie Schmidt was chosen to embody the Frenchic character of this scent. She perfectly represents the freshness, spontaneity and elegance of Mademoiselle Rochas.

In the commercial, the young woman has a date with her lover on the terrace of a Parisian cafe. Mischievous and carefree, she takes her time and lingers in the bath, before realizing that she is late (Parisian women always are!). She puts on her dress, takes her stilettos and runs barefoot along the banks of the Ile Saint Louis, crossing the street in front of an amazed car driver, to finally meet her lover with a natural and relaxed smile on her face.

Her lover then hands her a large box decorated with a ribbon bearing the Maison Rochas logo and a lovely surprise….

Watch it here:

Who wears Mademoiselle Rochas?

Created for an energetic and liberated woman, in love with life and beauty, the personality behind this scent is active, bubbly, cheerful & fresh.

Curious and bold, playful and optimistic, the wearer of Mademoiselle Rochas loves shopping, art galleries, coffee with her girlfriends and romantic dinners… A city girl through and through, she embodies fashion without realizing it.

Surrounded by friends, she radiates happiness and charms her audience with her spontaneity. She loves playing with the rules of seduction.


Hedonistic, she fully enjoys life’s precious moments!


I found this scent to be light and fresh, I enjoyed the infusion of florals and hint of gourmand and will definitely be wearing this come the sunny, summery days ahead….


I have 1 x 50ml bottle of Mademoiselle Rochas valued at R995 to giveaway to one lucky Becoming you reader.

To stand a chance of winning complete the form below and then head on over to my Instagram account, follow me if you don’t already and then like the photo featuring this scent! That’s it! You’re in the running to win this beautiful new Parisian perfume!

And if you DON’T have Instagram (who are you??) leave a comment on this blog post telling me why you want to win and you’ll still stand a chance!

Fragrance House: Rochas

Name of Scent: Mademoiselle Rochas

Type of Scent: Eau de Parfum

Scent Family: Floral Fruity

Top Notes: Candied apple, Blackcurrant

Heart Notes: Egyptian Jasmine, Rose, Violet

Base notes: Ambergris, Musk, Sandalwood

Retail Price: 30ml – R759, 50ml – R995, 90ml – R1195.

Launches: September 2017

Stockists: Exclusive to Truworths

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. I would love to #WIN this perfume because it is me. I love Life and I love everything about my Life. #Blessed #scent #perfume #fragrance #rochas #style #summer #beauty #bblogger #mademoisellerochas

  2. Love gorgeous fragrance it’s pink, feminine and all my favourite scents, rose, sandlewood and so much more, it’s unique, love life. love love love?❤??

  3. SUCH AN EXCITING FANTABULOUS GIVEAWAY – I would be ‘over the moon’ if I was fortunate enough to win. Liked and. visited Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

  4. Oh wow so pretty and feminine ?

    Would love to win this for my friend as she is going through a heart breaking and sad time.

  5. I would to win this prize because I think this fragrance embodies the core of being female and just reminds us to enjoy life holistically. And yeap! I do want to enjoy life and while at it let other smell the essence of my joy in life, because as we all know joy shared brings a joyful life to all.

    #Blessed #scent #perfume #fragrance #rochas #style #summer #beauty #bblogger #mademoisellerochas

  6. This would be the perfect gift for my mom’s birthday. She deserves to be spoiled. Winning this would give me the chance to spoil her a bit

  7. I want to win because I love what the fragrance represents and this scent type sounds great. Love the look of it too!

  8. I love life and always daring to try something new.The perfume will compliment my grey hair always get compliments on the stunning grey hair and that makes me feel good .so what still if I should wear your perfume:)

  9. I don’t have instagram! There, I said it!

    I haven’t had a new fragrance in years! In my young days, I was the Queen of perfume – I had a lovely collection and I felt good wearing a different perfume, every day. Then kids happened… and the perfumes all went off! Haha! But seriously, when you have a newborn… their senses are heightened and so I just never wore anything. Perfume, I mean.

    I need this in my life!

  10. I have been brand loyal to Madame Rochas for at least 3 decades. As i am having difficulty obtaining Madame Rochas I realise I need to move on and experience the new Mademoiselle Rochas which I know I will love as much as Madame Rochas. There is no better perfume in the whole world!

  11. Would love to win cause I don’t have a choice when it come to scent I always pick the worse. ???
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  12. I am not a follower on Instragram, however I do follow your Becoming You blog on a daily basis.
    I would like to win this perfume as it totally embodies the person I am, bubbly, spontaneous, a city girl, who loves to flirt.
    I also love fresh, floral smelling perfumes.

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