Domenico Caraceni 1913
Hey guys, was curious about if there were any scents taht fit the above description. Something with a prominent masculine rose that didn't rely on oud or incence and that comes off as dark and "gothic" (not in the modern mascara and pale skin goth, but in the gothic architecture sense)
Hope that's not too confusing lol
Domenico Caraceni 1913
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'Baroque' styled rose?
Try Ungaro Diva.
Ungaro II - heavy on the rose notes, but nowhere near as heavy on the incense notes as Ungaro III
No 88 is the one to try.
L'Artisan's Voleur de Roses is another option.
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I think L'Artisan Voleur de Roses is more gothic in the sense you state than No. 88, though both are fine rose scents.
No. 88 is soapy and quite fresh on me, while VdR reminds me of an unkempt rose garden behind an abandoned gothic chruch on a rainy, cool day.
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+1 for Voleur de Roses, it has a very sweet rose/plum and dark dirty patchouli. I haven't sampled 88 yet but its on the list...
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Another is Citizen Queen by Juliette Has A Gun: a rose leather.
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I'll second Van Cleef's and Arpels pour Homme. I mean, if that is not goth, really what is ? I think it was their intent as well. Check out the website. Over 30 years later they still hold this one in high regard.
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I have all three of the Ungaros and of the three, III is the most gothic, but No.88 and Voleur de Roses would be more appropriate to the OP's question.
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Rose de Nuit (Serge Lutens)
Salvador Dali Pour Homme (the original) has geranium which smells a bit like rose. It's certainly dark and gothic. Or perhaps the grand daddy: Davidoff Zino.
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As far as not too dear $$ and not gothic or incensed give a try to Fresh Cannabis Rose (Sephora or Fresh stores) or Diptyque L' Ombre Dans L' Eau (black currant leaves and bulgarian rose) - more green leaves than rose, but is rose enough for me.
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Rossy De Palma but you'd have to ignore the feminine marketing (dark sensual fairytale type stuff about pagan protection) and maybe a touch of incense that might put you off. but the smell is nice and definitely identifiable as prominently rose
Ungaro I, II or III and V&A pour Homme
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Moods Uomo (by Krizia) is rose and patchouli dominant.