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    Strange question... my girlfriend has Stella by Stella McCartney and I absolutely love it. For those who know of it, is there a more masculine scent that is similar?

    Sorry for the odd question.

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    Not familiar with Stella, but Rosissimo by Parfums des Rosine is a nice masculine rose scent IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB79 View Post
    Strange question... my girlfriend has Stella by Stella McCartney and I absolutely love it. For those who know of it, is there a more masculine scent that is similar?

    Sorry for the odd question.
    THe absolute best male rose is from Montale...Montale Black Aoud, or Montale Louban...Dark brooding rose...WOW!

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    Without going into niche (great examples said already) Anais Anais is drier and cleaner, and suitable for men.

    cacio

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    Egoiste...
    We want a 'Niche' forum.

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    If memory serves me well, Stella is basically a rose-amber composition. What you exactly like about the fragrance? Is the rose part or the ambery part? Do you want something sweet or just a butch masculine rose?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum-Pie View Post
    THe absolute best male rose is from Montale...Montale Black Aoud, or Montale Louban...Dark brooding rose...WOW!
    I came in here to recommend Black Aoud.

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    L'Artisan - Voleur de Roses

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    Quote Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
    I came in here to recommend Black Aoud.
    Absolutely a fantastic rose fragrance!!!

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    I've got 2 rose scents (i think they are put into that category) that i can say i honestly like:
    • Ungaro III (vintage)
    • Zino Davidoff
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

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    Best male rose scent is Lumiere Noire Pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian.
    "If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears."
    -Isaac Hayes

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    Rose 31 by Le Labo
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    A long time ago, I was looking for the perfect rose aswell. I find most of the popular ones are either peppered rose (rose poivre), rose with patchouli (voleur de roses, although the older version has a more tolerable amount) or rose with clove etc...

    If you want roses and are not afraid to smell like one, pick up a woman's scent. Or try Montale Attar (rose without the fussy agarwood). Iquitos is nice too, but true rose only in the midnotes.

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    Lyric Man by Amouage
    Portrait of a Lady by Frederick Malle
    Black Aoud by Montale
    These are three fantastic rose scents with Black Aoud being the most masculine.

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    Not familiar with Stella, but my favorite rose scent: Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie

    Others are Noir de Noir, Cafe Rose, Egoiste, Voleur de Roses, Black Oud, Amouage Lyric Man, and by Kilian's Rose Oud (not very masculine though IMO).

    Probably the most masculine IMO are Lyric Man and Noir de Noir.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    6. Puredistance - Black
    7. Brückner - Aoud 1
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Creed - Royal Oud
    10. Chanel - Egoiste

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    I tried Voleur de Rose and Windsor this afternoon. Windsor for me. Don't know if it's similar to Stella.

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    Don't overlook Burberry Brit for men. Very reasonably priced and one of my favorite takes on rose.

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    Dior Ambre Nuit

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    I was just going to say Dior Ambre Nuit too, Its exactly what you're looking for.

    Some of my favourites along with Ambre Nuit would be:

    Armani/Prive - Rose d'Arabie
    Creed - Windsor
    Heeley - Agarwoud Extrait
    Montale - Aoud Damascus (A little feminine but more enjoyable imo than the hugely overrated Black Aoud)

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    No particular ranking except for Windsor, which is the best among many very good examples:
    Creed Windsor
    Montale Black Aoud
    Amouage Lyric Man
    MFK Lumiere Noire Pour Homme
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Tom Ford Noir de Noir

    I also like very much Malle's PoaL and Une Rose. I don't find them as clearly meant for men as the others, but they're great rose-based scents and find they work great for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homura View Post
    Dior Ambre Nuit
    Look no further

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    Rosine makes a rose just for men called Rose d'Homme. A rose with leather.

    Also try Hammom Bouquet from Penhaligon's.

    Use the search function. Lot on roses for men.

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    Zino Davidoff

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    Good recommendations all round. A classy addition would be: Domenico Caraceni 1913

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilesjp View Post
    Best male rose scent is Lumiere Noire Pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian.
    +1.....

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    Montale Black Aoud
    or
    Lumiere Noire

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    My gf wears Stella as well. A similar but more masculine scent would be Lumiere Noire.

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    I was also looking for rose masculine and I ended up blind buying zino from all the hype, Is there another rose with a great price point for the quality?

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    Does anyone know how if Noir de noir and black aoud are similar? They both share rose+oud notes but NdN only lasts a few hours on me and I hear black aoud lasts all day. I was thinking of purchasing black aoud if they are similar enough.

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    Acteur/Azzaro
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    Aramis 900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpicyPepper View Post
    I was also looking for rose masculine and I ended up blind buying zino from all the hype, Is there another rose with a great price point for the quality?
    JHL by Aramis, as long as you don't mind your rose being mixed with a large dose of carnation. The vintage juice is superior and can be acquired relatively inexpensively on eBay for about $50 for a 50 ml bottle and the current formulation retails for that same amount for 100 ml.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie

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    Voleur de Roses
    Aramis 900
    Hammam Bouquet
    Czech & Speake #88

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    Tom Ford Noir, or Noir de Noir (Private Blend)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Good recommendations all round. A classy addition would be: Domenico Caraceni 1913
    not to be missed if we're talking Male Rose scents. And try Hammom Bouquet from Penhaligon's, a gorgeous men's rose scent.
    Last edited by fredricktoo; 22nd October 2012 at 02:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpicyPepper View Post
    I was also looking for rose masculine and I ended up blind buying zino from all the hype, Is there another rose with a great price point for the quality?

    You can check out burberry Brit.
    I started a thread about it as I love the rose note but found it a bit too artificial over all.

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    I am wearing:
    LYRIC MAN by AMOUAGE
    Great stuff!

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    My favourit rose scents are Ungaro III (Vintage), Noir de Noir, and Aramis 900.
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Montale Black Aoud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    A classy addition would be: Domenico Caraceni 1913
    This ^^^^^^^^.

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    Vc & a ph
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    I'm not so sure if it matches the same rose notes as Stella, but "Bollywood or Bust" by Smell Bent is a very nice rose, sandalwood, and spice scent by Smell Bent (smellbent.com). It hovers somewhere between unisex and masculine and has a nice linear spicy rose from initial spray all the way to the sligthly-less-rosy and more sandalwood-y drydown.

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    I find Stella very comforting.

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    Rossy de Palma (Etat Libre d'Orange) with its spice, patchouli, longevity and sillage works for me.

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    Not really a rose frag per se, but I am in love with Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule which opens with an accord of roses, wood and spice. Awesome.

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    Not to resurrect a topic past its prime, but I bought Christian Dior's Oud Ispahan while I was in NYC this past weekend and it's a pretty darn amazing rose-oud that leans masculine. However, it has a feel that is very formal, which would limit it's "everyday" wear ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warho15 View Post
    Not to resurrect a topic past its prime, but I bought Christian Dior's Oud Ispahan while I was in NYC this past weekend and it's a pretty darn amazing rose-oud that leans masculine. However, it has a feel that is very formal, which would limit it's "everyday" wear ability.
    That's good info! I for one now look forward to trying this. Welcome to basenotes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by warho15 View Post
    I'm not so sure if it matches the same rose notes as Stella, but "Bollywood or Bust" by Smell Bent is a very nice rose, sandalwood, and spice scent by Smell Bent (smellbent.com). It hovers somewhere between unisex and masculine and has a nice linear spicy rose from initial spray all the way to the sligthly-less-rosy and more sandalwood-y drydown.
    Wow this sounds interesting. Thanks for the tip !
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    Windsor
    Noir de Noir
    Rose 31
    Lumiere Noire Pour Homme

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    Some great men's rose scents are:

    Rose Nacree du Desert by Guerlain - best incense rose
    Rose 31 by Le Labo - sexiest rose
    Black Tie by Washington Tremlett - a rose scent for black tie
    Noir de Noir by Tom Ford - best party/club rose
    Lyric Man by Amouage - most ciivilized men's rose
    Lumiere Noire Pour Homme by MFK - most ethereal rose
    Portrait of a Lady, Frederic Malle - most natural concept of the smell roses
    Midnight Oud by JHAG - best rose oud

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    Old Spice (not kidding, it's the classic male rose, and very pronounced in the scent)

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    NdN for me

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    My favorite rose scents:

    Lumière Noire pour Homme
    Lyric Man
    Rose 31

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    Lyric Man is the best IMO

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    Wow, I just saw Rose 31 mentioned 5 times in the last 24 hours in various places. I think that's a sign that I need to procure a sample. I *just* fell in love with Patchouli 24 (how could I not since I'm an Annick Menardo fanboy?!) from the Le Labo line so I figured I'd sample the rest eventually...gotta ramp up that process, apparently.

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    I'm in love with Rose d'Arabie from the Armani Privé serie.

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    A strong seconding for Zino

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    Quote Originally Posted by warho15 View Post
    I'm not so sure if it matches the same rose notes as Stella, but "Bollywood or Bust" by Smell Bent is a very nice rose, sandalwood, and spice scent by Smell Bent (smellbent.com). It hovers somewhere between unisex and masculine and has a nice linear spicy rose from initial spray all the way to the sligthly-less-rosy and more sandalwood-y drydown.
    Sounds lush. Any similarity to Egoiste?

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    I usually wear very butch scents (Bois d'Orage, Pure Oud, vintage Polo and Quorum etc.) but got a 4mL sample of Noir de Noir and can't believe how much I keep going back to it for that dark rose nose.

    Before you know it I'll be buying ladies' perfume, after that I can only assume it's a short trip to buying ladies' underwear.

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    I am surprised, that nobody has suggested - Attar Homage from Amouage, exquisite Taif Rose:


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