I noticed that there have been some discussion about masculine rose lately and I decide to give my opinion about these two popular ones. Referring to this discussion, it is interesting to see how much opinions can change depending on the answerer between these two. I sampled both today, at the same time. Lumiere Noire Pour Homme on my left wrist and Rose 31 on my right wrist. Have to say, although I really like both scents, I still have clear winner here.
Like many have said before, I also found that LNPH is very elegant, stylish, clean and sexy in a modern way. Rose 31 is definitely nice and interesting scent, but on my skin it turns a little bit too feminine and maybe a bit synthetic comparing to LNPH. And yes, I found LNPH more masculine than Rose 31. Rose accord is much stronger in Rose 31 than rose accord in LNPH on my skin. So, for my nose and on my skin LNPH beats Rose 31.
Overall, I would say that LNPH is 5/5 scent and bottleworthy for me, when Rose 31's rating is 4/5 and not quite good enough to earn a full bottle purchase. Nevertheless, I can see why there is so much love for Rose 31. But for me, LNPH is a gorgeous scent indeed and it is in my wishlist now.