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    Default The very best rose

    So my rose kick shows no real signs of wearing off .....

    Simply what is the very best - in your opinions , Rose there is


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    Default Re: The very best rose

    To me, Black Aoud.

    I love rose also. I also enjoy:

    C&S 88
    Domenico Caraceni
    Hammam Bouquet
    Paestum Rose
    Cannabis Rose
    Voleur de Roses
    Iquitos
    Rose 31
    Rose Poivree
    L'Arte di Gucci
    Aramis 900
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    Try a sample of Amouage Homage

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    CHANEL Egoiste.

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    another vote for Egoïste

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    Black Aoud
    Washington Tremlett Black Tie
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    The Different Company - Rose Poivree
    Amouage Homage
    Creed Windsor - only during the mid notes when the rose is dominant and it's just BEAUTIFUL

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    Montale Black Aoud
    Creed Fleur de The Rose Bulgare
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    C&S Dark Rose
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    Amouage Lyric Man is a much better rose, imo, than Homage, where the jasmine is far more predominant. Lyric Man is by far the best rose, imo. There is a really nice dose of real rose otto present (noticeable right from the very opening and for the first hour or so). It is one of the rosiest roses for men, too, and yet still manages to smell masculine and unique. There are 3 different green notes present, too, with each one surfacing at different points in the development. It starts with the muted lime, features peppery and very uplifting angelica and a hint of galbanum in the heart, and then a wonderful soft green pine note in the base. These green notes frame the rose much as the leaves and stem of a real rose do, and the contrast serves to make the rose note even more beautiful.
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    I really enjoy and own many rose relevant fragrances such as Rose 31, Golden Aoud, Midnight Aoud, Rose Oud and Black Tie. But for pure rose smell I think my favorite is Une Rose by Frederic Malle. Recommended by JaimE a while back, I tried and can't shake that one. I may have to get a bottle some day.
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    I couldnt get along with Une Rose , that red wine note was just too much too overpowering everything else . Maybe I should spend more time with it

    Im trying to talk myself out of trying Homage Attar @ £15 a ml its super expensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Amouage Lyric Man is a much better rose, imo, than Homage, where the jasmine is far more predominant. Lyric Man is by far the best rose, imo. There is a really nice dose of real rose otto present (noticeable right from the very opening and for the first hour or so). It is one of the rosiest roses for men, too, and yet still manages to smell masculine and unique. There are 3 different green notes present, too, with each one surfacing at different points in the development. It starts with the muted lime, features peppery and very uplifting angelica and a hint of galbanum in the heart, and then a wonderful soft green pine note in the base. These green notes frame the rose much as the leaves and stem of a real rose do, and the contrast serves to make the rose note even more beautiful.
    Yep, it`s a beautiful scent, but I think a man need some guts to wear it..

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    I haven't tried all the roses on the market, but my favorites are Rose 31, Lumiere Noire and Noir de Noir.

    Rose 31 is resinous, spicy and clean, and doesn't smell like anything else out there. Lumiere Noire uses the most beautiful and clean musk along with a smooth rose and cinnamon. Noir de Noir smells like roses and truffle honey over a base of vanilla, oud and moss.

    Among the other rose fragrances I've tried, I found Black Aoud too medicinal, Homage Attar too sharp and snobby, Lyric Man too "fresh," Black Tie too gothic, No. 88 too perfumey, Rose Poivree too dirty and found that Paestum Rose has a balsamic vinegar note I don't like.
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    Rose Poivree
    Black Aoud a close second

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    Rose 31 & Montale Black Aoud
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    Ungaro III.

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    Aramis 900 and Black Aoud are indeed very good rose scents, so +1's there.
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    Default Re: The very best rose

    I have been a a huge rose kick lately. These are my favorites.

    Rose 31
    Black Aoud
    Windsor
    Lyric
    C&S #88
    Homage

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    I haven't tried too many rose fragrances, but I really like Ungaro II.

    Another one that I enjoyed is something most people here might not have tried: Stella
    I was looking for a present for a girl and the SA recommended this and I really rather enjoyed it. It's a light rose scent that's fresh and sophisticated but yet not very sweet or floral, which makes it actually pretty wearable for guys. But note that since it's a modern designer fragrance, it's not terribly complex.
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    I think I may have a sample of Rose 31... if so, it's going to get a try and soon because of this thread.
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    As a regular and versatile scent, Rose 31 is to me the best. Modern, nice rose, woodsy, just a touch of dirty. But the "dirty" is restrained enough that you can wear it anytime. (i.e. it's no Kouros).

    Domenico Caraceni 1913 is very nice, but very elegant to me. Near formal.

    Windsor probably has the best, most pure, true rose note. Smells like you're standing in front of big rose bush after a rain when the heart notes kick in. But there's a lot of other stuff going on with Windsor and while it's wonderful, like Scotch Whiskey, it's a bit of an acquired taste.

    Lyric Man has a very nice rose note, but a bit too forward for my tastes.

    Hammam Bouquet an interesting dirty rose, but overall the scent is very, very old school; formal-ish. Same sort of formal feel for me as Windsor and DC 1913. I like it, but don't have many occasions to wear it.

    C&S No. 88 similar to DC 1913, but may be more versatile. There is a note in it that makes unwearable to ME. Many others do not have this problem.

    Lumiere Noire is nice. But it wears way too lightly on me (but, I have a pretty dense nose- try for yourself).

    Paestum Rose and Voleur de Roses sort of similar to me- at least in my memory. Voleur was nice mix of patchouoli and rose. Just didn't feel right for me.

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    Its great stuff , very dry and woody , definatly worth a try

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    ggrrrre dupe post
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    Motale Black Aoud
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Amouage Lyric

    From what iv tried.

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    Stella's a great scent. I agree that men can pull this one off without smelling too girly. It's created by Jacques Cavallier, so there's no surprise as to why it's so good. I like the EdT more than the EdP, as the EdT has a lot more leather.

    Quote Originally Posted by supperman View Post
    I haven't tried too many rose fragrances, but I really like Ungaro II.

    Another one that I enjoyed is something most people here might not have tried: Stella
    I was looking for a present for a girl and the SA recommended this and I really rather enjoyed it. It's a light rose scent that's fresh and sophisticated but yet not very sweet or floral, which makes it actually pretty wearable for guys. But note that since it's a modern designer fragrance, it's not terribly complex.
    Sales thread here

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    I like to smell, but not wear all of them:

    Rose Poivree - original formulation
    Paestum Rose
    Opone
    Rive Gauche (women's original 1969 formulation)
    Black Aoud
    Nahema
    1000
    Une Rose
    Rose Absolue EDP (Goutal)
    Lyric Man
    Voleur de Roses
    No. 88
    L'Eau (Diptyque)

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    Montale Highness Rose

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    Apart from Ungaro II and Ungaro III, two masterpieces of their kind, I also get very high quality "powdery rose", in fact so flawless and well structured, that it's nearly disquieting, from the Brazilian rose notes in Esencia Loewe
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    I am amazed not to see my favorite rose scent listed here. The imposter of roses, Nahema. I say imposter because there is no rose absolute in it, but it is one of the most real rose-like fragrances one could wear.
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    Today I wore Lyric. My dislike for the company apart, I'll try to be as truthful as I can.

    Not bad at all compared to many other fragrances but it has something artificial, like (quality) candy flavor. I don't find it too aggressive, refined rather, and it's something I enjoyed wearing today and probably will a couple times, as the sample lasts, for the sake of diversity, but I wouldn't even buy a second sample, nevermind a bottle.

    Nowhere close to Windsor in terms of naturalness, quality, and sheer elegance.

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