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    Which is the best ROSE fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    I experienced one I think is good, Voleur de Roses (1993) by L'Artisan Parfumeur http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121681.html

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    I can suggest a few:
    Montale Black Aoud
    Odori Zafferano (not a mistake, suppose to be saffron but it's all roses to me)
    Ormonde Jayne Ta'if (marketed as feminine but totally wearable)
    Aramis 900 (other things going on there with the rose but worth a try in this category)
    ELdO Rossy de Palma
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    Default Re: Which is the best ROSE fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    This topic comes up nearly once a month it seems. I never get tired of typing, "HAMMAM BOUQUET". There, it is done.
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    Default Re: Which is the best ROSE fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    Hej!

    There are a lot of rose threads if you search for "rose" in advanced search mode. Search for "rose" in the title.

    One of my favourite threads is
    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...rehensive+rose

    Also check the Une Rose thread by Ruggles that is actual right now.

    Good luck!
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    hmm... interesting. So there's a rose note in Aramis 900. I mention only Aramis because the other niche stuff hard to find.

    The other interesting designer scent with a discernible hint of rose I know of is Alain Delon's Iquitos.

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    Default Re: Which is the best ROSE fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    Domenico Caraceni (1913). A powerhouse rose that takes no prisoners.
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    Default Re: Which is the best ROSE fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    Montale, Attar is really nice. So is Amouage, Lyric.

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    Default Re: Which is the best ROSE fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post
    Montale, Attar is really nice. So is Amouage, Lyric.
    Oh man, I must second Lyric Man. I wore it fully today with little abandon (prob 6+ sprays to the chest and neck) and it totally transformed into the most incredible, almost creamy rose. I was really pleased with how it transformed through the day. I put M7 over it tonight and it just turned into a new, incredible creature. I think I'll need to layer the two for a day soon. Great stuff.

    I went to Saks at lunch to say hi to my SA there. She generally hates rose scents but loved it on me (made her get up in it). She gave me a nice 10ml pour of Clive Christian No. 1 so she musta really liked it!
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    Black Auod and Attar from Montale , Ungaro lll for something cheap.

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    Domenico "The Dominator" Caraceni
    Czech & Speake - No. 88

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    OK, I'll add Paestum Rose by Eau d'Italie. Woods, fruit, and rose beautifully blended. For a citrus cologne with a rose accord I'd endorse AdP Colonia.

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    Lyric Man is very nice but my go to rose scent is Rose Poivree. It has a nice touch of spice and just enough dirtiness to it to make it interesting. For a light rose Yuzu Rouge is also very good. Yuzu, rose, a touch of tea make a refreshing and classy summer cologne.
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    Default Re: Which is the best ROSE fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    Penhaligon's Hammam Bouqet
    Czech and Speak #88
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Czech and Speak Dark Rose

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    I've ultimately decided it doesn't quite work on me, but Tauer's Incense Rosé is a wonderful frag.

    Totally agree on Black Aoud, Paestum Rose, and Domenico Caraceni.

    Others worth mentioning: Parfums de Rosine's Twill Rose, Washington Tremlett's Black Tie, and C&S's Dark Rose (kinda Black Aoud Lite).

    But my go-to rose is No. 88

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    Default Re: Which is the best ROSE fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    I'm late to arrive, but I will second the recs for:

    Domenico Caraceni - Dark, beautiful, complete
    L'Artisan Voleur de Roses - Clean and sweet, with just a touch of spice
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa - Classy lemon, rose, and leather.
    C&S No. 88 - Rose and incense and woodiness make for a tasteful "headshop" feel
    Montale Attar - "Magic", "sparkling", "exquisite"... come to mind

    And I will add Penhaligon's Castile - Rose with neroli/orange flower and musk. Just gorgeous.
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    I love Montale's Aoud Damascus. Similar to C&S's Dark Rose in the opening at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    Domenico Caraceni (1913). A powerhouse rose that takes no prisoners.
    Could you please describe this fragrance? I'm looking for a rose scent and your description is right down my alley.
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    DSH Perfume dirty Rose. Dawn does rose really, really well & you can order samples.
    https://www.dshperfumes.com/collecti...p?page=17&id=4
    "dirty ROSE for men (Natural)
    Composition*
    Top notes: Bergamot, Egyptian Rose Geranium, Mastic, Pimento Berry, Pink Peppercorn, Rosewood (bois de rose)
    Middle notes: Buddahwood, Centifolia Rose Absolute, Gallica Rose Otto, Labdanum, Olibanum (Frankincense), Orris, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Virginia Cedar
    Base notes: Ambergris, Brazilian Vetiver, Cassis Bud, Guiacwood, Hiba Cedarwood, Leather, Myrrh Gum, Oude (Agarwood), Styrax, Tobacco Absolute, Treemoss"

    Neil Morris does a really good rose for men too.
    Flowers For Men: Rose
    http://www.neilmorrisfragrances.com/vault_page2.html
    His has a stunning white rose, which is really subtle & unusual in a mens scent.
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    Default Re: Which is the best ROSE fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    I have a great love of rose fragrances. In my quest to find the rose fragrance I've instead found a wide variety of rose fragrances excellent in different ways.

    If you like Voleur de Roses, I recommend Tom Ford's Noir de Noir, a fruity, foody patchouli, saffron and rose; Montale's Black Aoud a jammy patchouli-heavy rose; Czech & Speake's No. 88, a complex fragrance that has geranium, rose, sandalwood and a touch of patchouli. To a lesser extent I'd recommend Diptyque's Opone, a transparent take on the saffron, rose and patchouli accord. From others' descriptions, Frederic Malle's Une Rose might also be to your tastes.

    Those are just the rose fragrances I recommend if you like Voleur de Roses.

    There are many I'd also recommend at least trying, such as the sibling fragrances of Paestum Rose, by Eau D'Italie, and Elixir, by Penhaglion's. They're different but share a similarly transparent interpretation of rose mixed with smoky, cedar-laden spices. The latter has a hint of a frankincense note which intrigued me, but I need to give it a full wearing before I can comment on Elixir's sillage and longevity. Paestum Rose is very reliable in those aspects.

    Serge Lutens' Rose de Nuit is a fascinating dark rose chypre, rich, mossy, dry and animalic. Mike Perez has described No. 88 as "evil" smelling, and for me that fits Rose de Nuit quite well. Also by Lutens, yet Rose de Nuit's opposite, is Sa Majeste La Rose a lush and hyper-realistic rose. It's the purest rose I've smelled; one right out of the garden.

    Personally my experience with Domeneco Caraceni differs from the others here. To me it's frankincense, cypress and only a rather understated rose note. Dry, transparent and oddly papery. Still good, but not a "rose" fragrance to my nose.

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    Mike P says C & S No. 88 is "evil smelling" I MUST smell this!

    Ditto on Une Rose, don't know how I forgot to mention that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merbert View Post
    Could you please describe this fragrance? I'm looking for a rose scent and your description is right down my alley.
    For me it opens with an explosion of intensely dark rose with a definite background of citrus. I do not agree that the rose absolute begins as a middle note. This opening lasts for almost 10 minutes with a slow melding into a little more subdued but still strongly evident dark rose now wrapped in cured leaf tobacco. The dark rose is central right up to and into the drydown where it is finally experienced through a twining with cypress, frankincense and the tobacco leaf, all taking on equality with the dark rose at this point. Sillage, after the radiant opening, is not overly expansive but it is very evident up close. Some detect geranium but I cannot differentiate it from the dark rose.

    There is no doubt about it. Dark rose is the theme and dark rose is the star. Domenico Caraceni 1913 is a fist of steel inside a soft, yielding glove. It is Uncle Dan's friendly but inescapable grasp of a handshake. Two sprays last 10-12 hours on me and I can still clearly detect it after showering the night of the day I wore it and still somewhat after I shower the next morning. I would hesitate overspritzing this one as I feel it could become overwhelming.
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    i while I go i started a quest for the best rose I could find in the market. I sampled pretty much everything (except for C&S Dark Rose which was out of production at the time) and here is what I learned.

    Paestum Rose. A herbal, smokey interpretation of rose. I think the Mediterranean herbs and the rose do not go well together.
    Rose 31 is a wonderful sexy fragrance, though the rose is almost non-existent in there.
    Voleur de Roses and Fresh Cannabis Rose. These had too much Patcoulli (and Cannabis)
    Roses Petals Montale. This had, IMO, the best balance between rose, aoud, and masculinity from all the oud offerings.
    C&S88 A true work of art. However, it was dificult for me to wear it.
    Rose d'Homme by les parfumes de Rosine. A watered down 88 IMO.
    Roses Musk. This is a crisp, sharp intepretetation of rose. for a while, it was my favorite rose based perfume.
    Rose Poivree. A wonderful scent, but waay to kinky for me
    Red Series: rose CdG. An easy going fruity rose, perfect for summer.

    However, once i tried Domenico Caraceni, my hunger for rose was satisfied. True, the rose is not the main note in here, and when coupled with the geranium, it may have a rather passive attitude compared to other offerings. But DC is also more complex than the average rose fragrance, as the rose does not dominate, but it blends within the structure. I found 100% true what LS has written about it:
    With their signature fragrance, Domenico Caraceni show us how the phrase 'impeccably tailored' can be applied to perfume. The composition, which makes us think of the classic chypres, is as discreetly elegant as it is full of character. Far it be from us to imply that Caraceni’s eponymous scent is all about tradition. The classically structured composition has a distinctly modern, even edgy feel, largely because of the presence of frankincense. The note, apparent from start to finish, combines beautifully with the citrus top notes, creating an effect that is husky-sweet, almost smoky. In the heart of the fragrance, it enriches geranium, rose and tobacco, adding an earthy, spicy undertone to the sultry mix. The piquancy is further emphasized by the cypress note, with its gloriously mentholated, almost pine-like aroma. The base notes of Domenico Caraceni are the mossy-ambery delight and will make chypre-lovers very happy indeed. Although originally meant for men, Domenico Caraceni would be as wonderful on a woman as – you guessed it! - an impeccably tailored suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrd4t View Post
    I went to Saks at lunch to say hi to my SA there. She generally hates rose scents but loved it on me (made her get up in it). She gave me a nice 10ml pour of Clive Christian No. 1 so she musta really liked it!
    No 1 for men? Man, it's really a very great scent. Luckily I have a friend who sells it in my country, so I hope I'll get a generous sample too - I'll never have the money to buy it.

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    I know people have mentioned it already, but I have to agree: Rose 31 is awesome. I wear it more than Black Aoud these days.
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    My vote is #88. A "very" reserved Oriental lady once chased down my husband to ask him what he was wearing and pressed a pen and paper into his hand and asked him to write it down for her. This from a woman who barely spoke or showed any emotion other than polite disinterest in the 30+ times we saw her. Later, another lady approached and asked. Not to mention that I adore him in it! Czech and Speake did it best for men in my humble opinion. Although I hear women wear it too? All I know is that he smells good enough in it that I must beware of other women hovering around him, lol.

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    My pick: Washington Tremlett's Black Tie. A very debonair rose... the scent of a well groomed, impeccably-dressed man.

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    I would have to second/third Attar... to me it is possibly the "truest" incarnation of the rose note, but no 88 is more of a blended powerhouse
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    My favorite masculine rose fragrances are:

    Montale Black Aoud
    Montale Attar
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Tom Ford Noir de Noir

    A great rose fragrance to layer with stronger fragrances is Creed's Fleur de The Rose Bulgare (from Creed's Private Collection). I personally can't wear it on it's own (it veers to the feminine side) but it is one of the freshest, dewiest (is that a word?), TRUE to the flower smelling fragrances I've ever encountered.
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    My favorite rose fragrances are Le Labo Rose 31, Montale Black Aoud, Amouage Lyric Man, and Amouage Homage Attar.

    The best rose out of all of those is Homage Attar. This is THE most beautiful rose scent I have ever smelled.

    If you like a spicy wet rose scents like Voleur de Roses, I suggest trying Rose Poirvee by the different company. IMO they both have that "dirty rose" effect.

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