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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    I recently sampled MFK and while it was a nice scent featuring soft balsams, I did not feel it was a great rose fragrance. Let me also add CB I Hate Perfume Tea/Rose, which is exactly that--and black darjeeling tea not any of this new-age green tea one sees in so many recent releases. Also, Creed Fleurs de Bulgarie is a really nice Bulgarian Rose Otto with ambergris though it is a bit feminine.

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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir
    Christian Dior Ambre Nuit
    Le Labo Rose 31

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    Amouage Ubar is my clear favourite at this moment. It's not usually classified as a rose scent, but to me it's just that. Opulent, dirty, sexy and classic among other things.

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    1. Windsor
    2. Hammam Bouquet
    3. Jo Malone Red Roses
    4. Nombre Noir
    5. Ungaro III
    Currently wearing: Jeu d'Amour by Kenzo

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    I usually don't enjoy roses for men. Only antaeus .

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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Revived this thread because, well, I am thinking of one of these scents:

    Lumiere Noire pour Homme
    Rose 31
    Rose Anonyme

    And the Rose Anonyme I have smelled recently and it was nice and for 195 you get 200 ml, but New York Oud was a touch better, a brighter scent and stellar longevity and projection on me, but it was too piercing of a scent for too long on me, had no mellow out gear.

    So can someone compare and contrast these three roses and tell me about projection and longevity? I can sorta remember what NY Oud smelled like in my mind's eye.

    I am thinking it is a rose scent or one of the APOM's by MFK.

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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    While most of these are not rose-centric, my top 5 fragrances with a significant rose component in order of preference are:

    Portrait of a Lady by EdP Frederic Malle
    Lalfeorosa by O'driu
    Diaghilev Parfum by Roja Dove
    JHL (vintage) by Aramis
    Une Rose by EdP Frederic Malle
    Last edited by drseid; 6th November 2013 at 08:29 PM. Reason: switched one I forgot...
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    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)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    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
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Etat libre d orange eau de protection
    Bond9 New york oud
    Bond9 signature
    Laboratorio Olfattivo Rosamunda
    Bond9 West side

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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    My top 5 rose masculines, in order:

    Cartier - Decalaration d'Un Soir
    Le Labo - Rose 31
    Tom Ford - Noir de Noir
    Kurkdjian - Lumiere Noir Pour Homme
    VC&A - Pour Homme

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    1 Windsor
    2 POAL
    3 Lumiere Noire

    I havent tried TF NdN - sounds good. I don't like Rose 31 at all.

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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    I had high hopes for Declaration d'Un Soir but the honeymoon sort of cooled off.

    Which leaves me with two I really like.

    Le Labo Rose 31
    Christian Dior Ambre Nuit

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    If I want to smell like uplifting essence of rose but still be masculine in fragrance, I go for Oud Silk Mood by MFK. The oud is so different in character from the rose that it acts like a pedestal to display the rose upon.

    If I want to smell great, masculine in aroma with rose as a primary complimentary part of a blend of notes, I go for: Rose 31, Noir de Noir, Agarwoud, Midnight Oud, Rose Nacree du Desert, Le Labo Baie Rose, Rose Anonyme.
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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Went frag shopping last night, looking for other seasonal Fall goodies but got a chance to smell Atelier's Rose Anonyme. Very nice. Very. I couldn't bring myself to do it last night (a couple of Tom Ford's made the list instead), but this one may have to be on my Spring buy list.

    Reading this thread has paid off already.

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    I'm also a rose lover and I want to mention Serge Lutens La Fille De Berlin as nobody mentioned it on this thread.

    The rose-note is done wonderful and I think it's unisex though listed feminine.

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    So many amazing rose perfumes i have the privilege of owning!

    Rose: The Different Company - Rose Poivree
    Tauer Perfumes - Incense Rose
    Le Labo - Rose 31
    Frederic Malle - Portrait of a Lady

    Rose Oud: MFK - Oud Silk Mood
    Montale - Black Aoud, Safran Aoud, Attar, Aoud Queen Roses, Aoud Purple Rose
    Bond 9 - New York Oud
    Atelier Cologne - Rose Anonyme
    Juliette Has a Gun - Midnight Oud
    David Yurman - Oud (Very light on the oud)

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    -Déclaration d'un Soir Cartier
    -Tea Rose Perfumer's Workshop
    -VC& A pour Homme
    -Voleur de Roses l'Artisan Parfumeur
    -Rose Praline Parfums de Rosine ( + Lauder for Men)
    Last edited by Makassar; 11th November 2013 at 04:06 PM.

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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Many great great ones above.
    I guess I am in the minority here. I would like to add just one

    Mon Nom Est Rouge by Majda Bekkali.

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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    I love the lush and dark rose in Noir de Noir. Also I've become a big fan of Rose Oud (dat rose and oud combo, go figure...)

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    For me.....

    Noir de Noir - Tom Ford
    Rose d'Arabie - Armani Privee
    Midnight Oud - Juliette Has A Gun
    Oscar for Men by Oscar de la Renta
    Arabian Nights - Jesus del Pozo
    Opus 1870 - Penhaligon's
    Habit Rouge EDP - Guerlain

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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    I need to sample a bunch of these since I am on a rose quest. PoaL is not good for me. Rose 31 is likewise, not exciting at all. My favorite of those mentioned that I don't have is Une Rose but its so expensive and nobody is seemingly willing to do a split. Hoping to find that perfect rose centric fragrance that suits me. Something with a touch of stank with rose at the front all the way through. Making a list here...
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammy01 View Post
    Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir - my new found love, such a wonderful blended sweet masculine rose.
    Only rose-centered fragrance I own. I really enjoy the top and middle notes, but I'm not a huge fan of the 'dusty' base. Great performance, though. A very romantic frag imo...

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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    I'm not super familiar with rose scents, but I simply love Jardin d'Amalfi! It's great!
    Currently wearing: Asian Green Tea by Creed

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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Windsor
    Ceil man
    Lyric man
    Lumiere Noire ph
    Aventus
    Seasonal rotation:

    Ciel Man
    Windsor
    Scandal Pour Homme
    Santal Imperial
    Millesime Imperial
    Currently wearing: Santal Impérial by Creed

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    Aventus has rose ??? I don't think its a Rose scent.

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    1. Lumiere Noire
    2. Oud Ispahan
    3. Baie Rose 26 on wife
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
    Currently wearing: Bergamote 22 by Le Labo

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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    I don't have many rose forward scents, but the ones I do have I definitely enjoy.

    Lyric man
    Diptyque Tarocco
    Ungaro III

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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    Aventus has rose ??? I don't think its a Rose scent.
    It plays a supporting role but its prominent in hr 2 along with birch
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    Windsor
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    Santal Imperial
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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston H View Post
    It plays a supporting role but its prominent in hr 2 along with birch
    All I smell is Ashy Birch Smoke and a bit of Pineapple , but its not a Rose centered scent.

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    For me, I am taking Lumiere Noire off my list after what I smelt in NM.

    1. Black Aoud
    2. Oud Ispahan
    3. Rose 31
    4. Rose Anonyme
    5. New York Oud

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    Default Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    All I smell is Ashy Birch Smoke and a bit of Pineapple , but its not a Rose centered scent.
    With all due respect, while I beg to differ, I'm not gonna turn this thread into an Aventus debate. I love the rose accord and the way it is blended with the heart notes but I will concede that it's not a rose dominant scent. That's why it's number 5
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    Windsor
    Scandal Pour Homme
    Santal Imperial
    Millesime Imperial
    Currently wearing: Santal Impérial by Creed

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