Buckminsterfullerene and related systems possess a strong chromophoric character resulting from the sp2 hybridization of their valence electrons. As a result, Raman scattering can be used to reveal details of the physical properties and doping dynamics, also allowing the study of the effects of chemical modifications of these systems. Due to the high symmetry of the molecules the spectra at first appear rather simple. However, crystal field effects and general symmetry breaking conditions can also be studied.