I find rose, as a note in general, very difficult for me to wear. It is irrelevant what the rose comes along with, my body chemistry, amps the rose to super high levels, and it generally become far too feminine for me. Black Oud, is very nice but again the rose is too much for me. That's not to say that no man can pull it off, just not me. With all that being said Rose 31 has proved to be the most masculine rose I have found thus far.