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    I would like to learn about successful achievements with the use of Rose in fragrances for men. Reflections, suggestions, opinions?

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    C&S No. 88
    Paestum Rose
    Voleur de Roses
    Twill Rose
    Incense Rosé (Tauer)
    Black Aoud
    ...among many, many others...

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    Penhaligon's Castile

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    I have tested and own(ed) several rose based fragrances. Rose is one of my favorite notes. To name a few:

    Eau d'Italie Paestum Rose**
    Etat Libre d'Orange Rossy de Palma**
    Editions de Parfums Malle Une Rose
    The Different Company Rose Poivrée**
    Czech & Speake Dark Rose
    Czech & Speake Rose
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Domenico Caraceni
    Diptyque Opôné
    Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'Eau
    Odori Zafferano
    Parfums d'Imperfiction O Alquimista
    M. Micallef Rose Aoud
    Jo Malone Red Roses
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Christianne Celle Calypso Rose
    Ava Luxe Rasa
    Caron Parfum Sacré
    L'Artisan Voleur de Roses
    Serge Lutens Rose de Nuit
    Serge Lutens Sa Majeste la Rose
    Creed Fleur de The Rose Bulgare
    Nez à Nez Rosier Ardent
    Montale Aoud Roses Petals

    **indicates heavy rotation favorites

    Please see this thread for some exceptional recommendations:

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    Sloan_0813's list is extensive. I'll add Zino Davidoff and Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet to it.

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    Hammam Bouquet..Penhaligon..Elegant Rose, Like a whisper in the wind, from a bygone era.
    Rose Opulente..MPG..A truer Rose I have never smelled!
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    Rose works very well on me, and there a re a number of outstanding rose-heavy fragrances that come to mind:

    Black Aoud (Montale)
    Royal Aoud (Montale)
    Attar (Montale)
    No. 88 (Czech & Speake)
    Patou pour Homme
    Rive Gauche pour Homme (Yves St. Laurent)
    Paestum Rose (Eau d'Italie)
    West Side (Bond No. 9)
    Insense (Givenchy)
    Opone (Diptyque)
    L'Ombre dans l'Eau (Diptyque)
    Ungaro III
    Noire Epices (Frederic Malle)

    All worth a try, I think!

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    une rose- frederic malle
    Rose Barbare Guerlain
    rossy di palma eau de protection Etat libre d'orange
    Lucienne -Countess Lucienne Von Daz
    Odori Zafferano
    06130 -Rose Lierre
    Paestum Rose- Eau d'Italie
    Paris -YSL
    Creed Fleur de The Rose Bulgare
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    Rose is one of my favorite notes as well. (Czech & Speake No. 88 is my number one rose scent. Domenico Caraceni and Black Aoud are not far behind).

    Rose also plays an important part in many traditional eau de colognes. Two particularly striking examples of a masculine rose note are Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille (Roger & Gallet) and Colonia (Acqua di Parma).
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    Both the Le Labo rose frag and L'Artisan's Voleur des Roses seemed at least unisex to me, possibly somewhat more on the masculine side.
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    I'll second the Voleur de Roses, I love the dirty, earthy element...
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    I would add Alain Delon Iquitos to the list.
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    Lorenzo Viloressi Musk...heavy on the rose
    Current Top 5:

    Tabac, Cardinal, Brookes Brothers, Musc Kublai Khan, Andron

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    I second Iquitos & add Maxims PH & Ungaro III

    Currently wearing: Rochas Lui by Rochas

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    They aren't all composed around rose per se, but they all have definite rose notes in them:

    Boucheron PH
    Dunhill Desire
    Haute Provence
    Marc Jacobs for Men
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Noir de Noir (Tom Ford)
    Oscar for Men
    Tabac Original
    Tiffany for Men

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    Washington Tremlett Black Tie is my fave rose.
    Its almost transparent, clean, sophisticated. Not a velvety heavy rose.

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    Here's another that is rarely mentioned as a rose scent, and I can only imagine it's because it starts out with a TON of clove and the rose is hidden until the mid to base notes, but then a very real, dry, dusty rose emerges..

    MPG - Secret Melange
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!

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    I second or third or whatever count we are on, The Different Company Rose Poivrée.

    Nostrum, thanks for bringing this up. I love rose too. Lots of new frags to try.
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    From Les Parfums de Rosine, I especially like Twill Rose, a velvety-woody rose for warmer days, and Rose Kashmirie, an oriental spicy rose for colder days. Both have are very long lasting on my skin.

    Burberry Brit for Men and Alexander McQueen Kingdom are also "roseworthy".
    Last edited by Apis; 24th September 2008 at 07:33 PM. Reason: added two selections

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    Wow Vibert..never heard rose and Rive Gauche in the same sentence...

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    Is it allowed to quote oneself, and double post in different threads? I posted this in a previous thread but maybe it is more suitable here... Anyway - here it is again: my story of roses!

    "I thought I can tell you about my own hunt for the perfect rose. I started sampling in January and my preferences has changed quite a bit. To follow is my story of roses, chronologically.

    First my list was like this (comments are first impressions by novis nose...):
    Dark Rose(Czech & Speake) "Dark. Sensual. Mysterious. Rose."
    Rose Poivree(The different Company) "wow - naughty dirty roses!"
    Opone(Diptyque) "this is cool - very similar but not as good as Rose Poivree..."
    Domenico Caraceni "so true to flower, so manly"
    Rose de Nuit(Serge Lutens) "quite feminine drama rose"
    Rose 31(Le Labo) "hmm, to elegant and a bit boring"
    Paestum Rose(Eau de Italy) "pretty boring rose from the crypt"
    No 88(Czech & Speake) "Grandma!!!"
    Voleur de Roses(L`Artisan) "ouch - rotten yeasty roses, what´s this?!"

    Then I tried some more...
    Golden Aoud(Montale) "favorite Montale, very soft - perfect balance aoud-rose, lacks that cloying thing"
    Aoud Lime (Montale) "Fresh very wearable, not so much roses"
    Incense Rose(Tauer) "I like - different, strong"
    Un Rose(Frederic Malle) "beaty in a bottle - too feminine?"
    Sa Majeste la Rose(Serge Lutens) "same as Un Rose - almost"
    Black Aoud(Montale) "wow - monster rose! Is it wearable?"
    Aoud Queen Roses(Montale) "following three pretty similar. Nice but there is some sharp note I don´t like"
    Aoud Roses Petals(Montale)
    Roses Musk(Montale) "nice but barely detectable and a little boring"
    Aoud Damascus(Montale) "Grandma #2!!!"
    Hammam Bouquet (Penhaligon´s) "really like, quite similar to No 88 in feel"

    Well, now I have some distance to my roses (I hope...) and the list has changed.

    Current status in my rose hunt:

    Still in top is Dark Rose. A great part of my rose hunt has been about finding a stand in for this rarity, but it seems impossible. A big surprise is Voleur de Roses which I finally understand and MUST buy a bottle of. This one evokes feelings. Mostly melancholy but its´ beauty and different take on roses also always makes me smile. A masterpiece! Opone is still in top of the chart. Winy, spicy dark red rose in the sun. Very masculine IMHO, and not similar to Rose Poivree anymore. Un Rose for a true bright beautiful rose. Bright but not sweet and pretty unisex. Perhaps I wont wear it very often but would fill a gap in my collection... Finally Hammam Bouquet. Joyfull, not heavy, old world roses - rather bright and very refined.

    I would almost buy
    No 88. So different, and not Grandma anymore. It still grows on me and I really understood its´greatness when I sprayed a friend. Well he didn´t like it but he smelled awesome.
    Rose de Nuit. Still great, a bit feminine but I can handle it
    Golden Aoud. Best of the Montale´s I have tried (IMHO), and I like several of their offerings.
    Aoud Lime. Great bright exciting take on aoud. I like. Not so rosy though.
    Roses Musk. Very pleasant but not very special. We´ll see.

    Some of the following are nice but I wouldn´t buy them: Incense Rosé, Rose 31, Roses Musk, Domenico Caraceni, Paestum Rose (maybe I have to retry this one...), the aouds except Damascus, Sa Majeste la Rose.

    The rest I can´t stand. Rose Poivree - i never wear it, gotta sell it.

    Hmm just my experience if anyone has read this far...

    edit: how could I forget Hammam Bouquet?"
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    Others may disagree, but to my nose there's a fairly prominent rose note mixed with chocolate in Bond no.9's West Side. I wouldn't call it masculine though...still wearable.

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