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    Default What is it with masculine florals?

    Greetings Basenoters,

    I'm a real sucker for masculine florals. I don't know what it is but they can literally make my mouth water! Having recently found even more love for Third Man I'm searching through more to try. Insense is a favourite and I'm lucky enough to have some Monsieur Carven with that wonderful civet in the base. GOD!! They don't make 'em like that anymore!!! Or do they?

    Could you list a few of your favourite masculine florals which I may try?

    Many thanks,

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    Kenzo Power
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    Fleur du Male

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    Bond No 9 West Side
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    Got to go with Kenzo Power too, and Fleur du Male...but easy on the trigger!
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    Domenico Caraceni 1913
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    How could I forget Black Aoud? More rose than Aoud to me, and very masculine to my nose.
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    you got the best already: insense

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    I love florals for men too, especially now that the spring is coming. Insense, as you mention, and Troisieme homme (at least vintage). Discontinued, there's also Rochas Globe (which is less floral than the two above, but still has prominent florals). Some green florals seem to be in the general category, even if marketed to women. My favorite is perhaps Paco Rabanne Metal (hard to find but not discontinued), centered on narcissus, and with a strange, oil note in the drydown. But also Parfums de Nicolai Temps d'une fete or Jacomo Silences.

    In a completely different genre, there are the big luscious florals, like Amouage Gold man- an enormous floral-incense with tons of civet, if you like civet, this one is for you. Many here, including myself, also love Tubereuse criminelle by Serge Lutens.

    cacio

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    If you like civet, I would recommend Rose Poivrée from TDC. I think it's pretty awesome.

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    Dior Homme

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    Brian:

    current Rose poivree (nice spicy rose, but I prefer Rosine pour un homme) or vintage (male underwear, according to Tania Sanchez)?

    cacio

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    Heritage, Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme, Antaeus, and Salvador Dali are pretty good florals with a similar feel to Third Man.

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    Kenzo Power
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    Rose d'Homme

    Any florals a man wants to wear.
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    Frederic Malle - Noir Epices - spice - orange (don't be put off) - rose - geranium

    Czeck & Speake - no. 88 - rose - geranium - sandalwood
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    If you like civet, I would recommend Rose Poivrée from TDC. I think it's pretty awesome.
    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Brian:

    current Rose poivree (nice spicy rose, but I prefer Rosine pour un homme) or vintage (male underwear, according to Tania Sanchez)?

    cacio
    I've smelled the current Rose Poivrée by The Difference Company and sadly there is no perceivable civet.
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    +1,000 Washington Square

    Also:

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    ok Fleur du Male has been mentioned several times so I'd rather suggest something else, not really marketed to males but Alexander McQueen Kingdom takes the cake with a dark rose vibe, and has those dirty elements that just trigger the "senses"

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    Quote Originally Posted by vbs View Post
    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    agree ... and:

    Une Fleur de Cassie by Frederic Malle - Upon application, one is treated to a rapturous array of florals; the inspiration of which is mind-blowing. Cassie, with its somewhat green, sweetish and ever so slightly powdery facets, mimosa, with its woody, toothsome, flowery character, carnation, with its intense spiciness, and an indolic jasmine, with its heightened decay, all march through the stepped phases of the birth and death of poignant floracy. The delicate innocence, the arousing nubility, the fetid rot, all present. Transitioning to waiting heart, a fascinating melange of a faintly soapy and honeyed rose, the fresh, green sweetness of violet, as well as the fruitiness of apricot, all commingle and lift the versatile cassie. A musty and sour clove as well as a sensual and sweat-like cumin dirty the mixture with their illusion of body odor and secretions. Magical aldehydes enliven the brew with their brillance, while bewitching salicylates add their brightening, fabric softener character. Segueing to the awaiting base, a slightly spicy and dry cedar interplays with a smooth and creamy sandalwood, while a sweetly vanillic musk lightly graces their interaction. A polished drydown ensues. Masterfully blended, this paradoxically awesome composition has good projection and very good longevity.

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    Iris Poudre by Frederic Malle - Upon application, one is treated to beautiful and understated wafts of aldehydes, giving a sparkly dimension to the lemony magnolia, the fruity ylang-ylang and the tutti-frutti jasmine. Drifting to the waiting middle, a regal iris overtakes the brilliance of the aldehydes, and infuses its violet-like sweetness and verdancy to the fore. The standoffish iris is lightly dusted with the powderiness of the magical aldehydes. An earthy and somewhat green undertone is provided by stalwart vetiver. Transitioning to the awaiting base, creamy sandalwood, spicy tonka bean and sweet vanilla encase the lustrous iris, and lead to a handsome and easy drydown. This exquisite, unisex composition is a skin scent, as far as projection is concerned; however, the longevity, 8-9 hours, is good.

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    Fleurs de Sel by Miller Harris - Initially, one is pleasantly immersed in an herbal deluge of red thyme, with its camphoraceous and woody facets, rosemary, with its linalool and coniferous aspects as well as clary sage, with its dry greenness and salty character. This remarkable accord conjures a parched, salt marshland, and meanders to the awaiting middle. Here, in the majestic heart, free-spirited wildflowers are added to the mix with the rich, floral elegance of narcissus, the spiciness of rugosa rose, as well as the stateliness of iris. The revised melange takes on a seaside splendor. Magical ambrette, with its fruity and oily, inoffensive muskiness supplies a benign undertone. Transitioning to the waiting base, a refreshing medley of relaxed and aged driftwood, luxurious and scented suede, smoky and green oakmoss as well as dry and salty vetiver, coaxes to the alluring drydown. This bewitching composition is basically a skin scent, with average longevity, but is nonetheless singular.

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    Wow, many great suggestions already. I'll second Une Fleur De Cassie (probably not exactly masculine but surely not a pretty flowers bouquet type of fragrance), Fleurs De Sel and Temps D'Une Fete. I'll add Carillon Pour Un Ange as a landmark in soliflore perfumery.
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    Jardin du Nil by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier. Le nec plus ultra florale masculine.

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    I love Une Fleur De Cassie and Jardin du Nil.

    Mecca carry UFdC and Tuberose Criminalle if you want plan to test out those two.
    As alfa suggests UFdC isn't exactly masculine and TC is just plain odd. I can't decide if I like this one (wavering on the side of "not" at the moment).

    Actually, given you're love for classic masculines I'm not sure these will fit the style you're after at all....

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    Lumiere Noire Pour Homme is my favorite, I like the rose and patchouli combo.

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    I will add Tenere by Paco Rabanne
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    Creed Windsor - the best male rose scent - and Penhaligons Hammam Bouquet - spicier - are two seminal rose florals.
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    Fire Island by bond 9

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    Try Chamade pour Homme for something off the well-trodden rose-lined path
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    They may not be literally masculine florals, but my faves are Charogne, Carnal Flower, Sarrasins and Lumière Noire. Honorable mention to Red Sea.
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    If you can find it anywhere, Trumper's Fougena is the closest thing I have in the same style of Insense.
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    I do recommend Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet. Bobaka thinks the reformulation is not very good, which would be distressing if true. It is a remarkable masculine floral, however. The top and heart, a duet of rose and lavender, are sublime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Discontinued, there's also Rochas Globe (which is less floral than the two above, but still has prominent florals).
    It is still for sale in the Netherlands!
    http://www.parfumconcurrent.nl/heren...7/rochas/1878/

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