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    Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'eau has to be my pick.

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    Royal Mayfair and its predecessor Windsor

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    Hey,

    Right now it seems my favorite rose fragrance is Royal Mayfair. I don't typically care for rose except rarely and I really enjoy Royal Mayfair.

    On a side fragrance I'm starting to like more over time is Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements "Tombstone", which uses roses from Tombstone, Arizona and has what smells like saddle leather and a hint of tobacco and a few other touches like Geranium and maybe a faint woody note. It's a fairly good artistic original by PAA. I bought it mostly because my video gaming nick name for over 20 years is "Tombstone" and it's from the movie Tombstone in the 1990's. I've never been big on roses, but this has some decent accenting notes that paint a picture of a place and time. Anyway, that's another rose scent I enjoy that has gotten better for me over time.

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    My favorite is Rose 31, though I'd love to find something similar with a more creamy wood base (sort of similar to the base of Royal Oud, Reflection Man, or even 1725). That would thrill me!

    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    Royal Mayfair and its predecessor Windsor
    As long as somebody wants to smell like eucalyptus, Royal Mayfair is excellent. I don't want that much eucalyptus, but if I did, I'd buy a bottle of this stuff without any hesitation. It's superb.

    Quote Originally Posted by cheapimitation View Post
    Ok, so I'm kind of obsessed with Ellena's roses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    - MFK's now discontinued Lumiere Noire PH was one of a kind. Rose, artemisia, some patchouli and spices made this one a staple men's rose scent and was especially good in cooler weather. Shame it was pulled but you might still be able to find some bottles of it.
    I wonder why this was discontinued. It was extraordinary. I love the way patchouli gave the scent lots of warmth without making it heavy, which isn't to say that it was light. Somehow, despite its heft, Lumiere Noire was airy.
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    Tom Ford Extreme
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    As long as somebody wants to smell like eucalyptus, Royal Mayfair is excellent. I don't want that much eucalyptus, but if I did, I'd buy a bottle of this stuff without any hesitation. It's superb.
    I wear Royal Mayfair all the time and I never get rose from it. I know it's in there, but for me the Eucalyptus and honeysuckle/jasmine dominate.

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    Aramis Calligraphy Rose is Sen. Sat. Ional.

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    Seeking male rose scents is what spurred me to join Basenotes.

    Some favorites:

    LE LABO ROSE 31 - Rose and cedar.
    CARTIER DECLARATION D'UN SOIR - Subtle masculine rose.
    AMOUAGE LYRIC MAN - Very rosey. Possibly challenging to wear.
    DOMENICO CARACENI 1913 - Rose and incense. Soapy.
    EX IDOLO THIRTY THREE - Rose and oud.
    MONTALE BLACK AOUD - Oud and rose.

    Another favorite was CREED WINDSOR which is technically discontinued. ROYAL MAYFAIR is basically the same scent but I have not sampled it.
    The rose in WINDSOR was epic. Really pronounced and stunning.
    I don't get out much. But when I do, I smell real good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    DOMENICO CARACENI 1913 - Rose and incense. Soapy.
    Oh! How could I forget about this one?!? It's fantastic, but whoa, it's quite goth. Fresh yet dark, and brooding, but not in an "I'm going to beat you up" kind of way. It's more like "I'm going to sit in the corner and write mean poems about how much I don't like you, which I will then sing over spooky music with lots of synth and a dum machine as I stare at the floor."
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    Castile
    Boy Chanel
    Endymion
    Royal Oud
    APOM
    Curve
    1725 Casanova
    Opus 1870
    Reflection Man
    Prada L'Homme
    Tabac Rouge
    Interlude Man
    Chanel Eau De Cologne
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Aqua Celestia
    Green Irish Tweed
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Hanae Mori H.M. EDT
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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Just get your nose on Portrait of a Lady. As a prior poster already mentioned, ignore the name and let your nose guide you.
    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Plenty to choose from and several really good ones mentioned already. To summarise:

    - Malle's Portrait of a Lady is legendary: rose & patchouli with some incense apparently. Totally unisex. Juliette has a Gun Lady Vengeance is a similar scent, being a rose & patchouli scent.
    - Chanel Egoiste: rose, rosewood and dark woods. Not everyone's cup of tea, but it is a Basenotes 'darling' fragrance and has been for ages
    - Declaration d'un Soir: a very modern take on the rose & woods theme, but very wearable, quite masculine and similar to Paestum Rose. It has a dodgy synthetic cashmeran note in the base/far dry down, which I didn't get on well with
    - Lyric Man: green sap & floral rose. They might have used the whole rose bush in this composition. It is fresh as well as woody, so therefore leans masculine. Diptyque has an even fresher rose, L'Ombre dans L'Eau, although I see this one as more feminine.
    - MFK's now discontinued Lumiere Noire PH was one of a kind. Rose, artemisia, some patchouli and spices made this one a staple men's rose scent and was especially good in cooler weather. Shame it was pulled but you might still be able to find some bottles of it.
    - Czech & Speake's legendary No. 88 (especially in the EdP concentration) is one not to be missed. Rose, incense and a fruity frangipani, all wrapped up in a fougere accord make for an irresistible and masculine scent. It works well year-round.
    Quote Originally Posted by jdp191 View Post
    I've tried tons of rose fragrances, and I own some fantastic ones, but nothing beats Portrait of a Lady IMHO.
    Portrait of A Lady is a solid choice for men.

    Egoiste EDT is great as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Oh! How could I forget about this one?!? It's fantastic, but whoa, it's quite goth. Fresh yet dark, and brooding, but not in an "I'm going to beat you up" kind of way. It's more like "I'm going to sit in the corner and write mean poems about how much I don't like you, which I will then sing over spooky music with lots of synth and a dum machine as I stare at the floor."
    You know, I used to agree..."dark and brooding" ... "Dracula." But when I was wearing it to work a lot 3-4 years ago, a couple of co-workers called "soapy."
    Sort of shifted my way of thinking about it.
    I don't get out much. But when I do, I smell real good.

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    Have to agree with the aforementioned Egoiste, Oud Mosaic and Royal Mayfair. Habit Rouge perhaps?
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    For something completely different, try Amouage's Imitation Man. It smells like rose and vinyl to my nose. Supposedly it was retro inspired, but smells entirely modern to me.

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    Lyric Man
    Aramis 900
    Portrait of A Lady
    Oud Ispahan
    Déclaration D’Un Soir
    PHI Une Rose de Kandahar
    Incense Rose
    Rose Ikebana for a bright crispy rose
    Toy Boy only if you can go past the ambermax base
    L’Ombre Dans L’Eau
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    I really like Amouage Lyric Man and Lyric Woman. If anything, Lyric Woman is more masculine to my nose, due to its spiciness, Both are devine rosy fragrances in my opinion.
    Currently wearing: Lyric Man by Amouage

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    I don't wear many rose fragrances, but I really enjoy Habit Rouge, Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme, Egoiste & Aramis 900
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    I did find Amouage Crimson Rocks to be a very good rose balanced by something dark, and some thick honey

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    Vince Camuto Smoked oud, and imo is the best value rose oud combo that I have ever smelled. Toy boy is good Also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beck View Post
    Toy Boy only if you can go past the ambermax base
    I can’t get past the name, bottle or advertising campaign.
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    A lot of these I’ve never smelled, but of those I have, seconding the following (ordered from most to least prominent rose note):

    Aramis 900
    Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose
    Banana Republic Oud Mosaic
    Habit Rouge edp

    One that I don’t think I’ve ever seen mentioned in any context on Basenotes is Maison Martin Margiela‘a Wicked Love. Perhaps not masculine enough depending on your tastes, but I found it very intriguing. It’s very metallic to my nose...sort of “rose-on-a-barbed-wire-fence”. Online reviews are all over the place, from bell peppers to gunpowder. Might be worth a sniff.

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    A few that I own and enjoy

    +1 for Etro Manrose
    Azzaro Acteur
    Black to Black by Mancera
    Or Encens by Issey Miyake
    Halston Limited
    Ungaro I
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    Great stuff mentioned so far.

    Rose 31 is my favorite rose but I think I actually like it better on women than men based on how it smells on my wife vs me.

    Declaration dun soir and Toy Boy are both excellent.

    The only one I would also throw out there’s that hasn’t been mention is YSL LHomme Ultime.

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    If you're not afraid of unisex leaning feminine, then I would recommend checking out Celine's La Peau Nue. It is a very beautiful rose that doesn't smell cloying or old lady-ish.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian5701 View Post
    I wear Royal Mayfair all the time and I never get rose from it. I know it's in there, but for me the Eucalyptus and honeysuckle/jasmine dominate.

    After about 3 years for the bottle to age on the shelf, the eucalyptus sharpness fades quite a bit. I don't often recommend this alternative because I don't want them to get too many eyeballs on them and get them noticed by Creed, but Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements did an "homage" tribute to Royal Mayfair called "Doppelganger Gold Label". It smells virtually the same as Royal Mayfair does when Royal Mayfair has had 3 years of age on it. You can order a cheap sample from Phoenix on their website. I was very impressed by it and use the shaving soap and aftershave with my Royal Mayfair. The aftershave/cologne is like an EDT strength almost, but Phoenix also makes an EDP. And while you're at it, also buy a sample of "Tombstone", a Phoenix original creation and tell me what you think of it.

    Both of these contain real roses from Tombstone, Arizona using old-world perfuming techniques.

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    +1 for Calligraphy Rose

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    I really like Czech and Speake's No. 88, so will throw my weight behind that (looks like it's already been mentioned several times). Gothic rose, dark, damp, long lasting in EDC concentration. Would be afraid to wear it to work but maybe I should.
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    Another vote for Declaration d'un Soir. I love rose, but sometimes it can feel too overpowering if it's the sole star of the show in a fragrance. I find this one from Cartier extremely wearable, with the rose present but tastefully restrained. Fantastic for summer.

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    La fille de Berlin by Serge Lutens
    Rose Noir by Byredo
    Ungaro III Pour Homme by Emanuel Ungaro
    Currently wearing: Bayolea by Penhaligon's

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    Default Re: Best ROSE themed fragrance for men/uni

    Portrait of a Lady seems really popular here in this thread...I find most Frederic Malle frags to lean “feminine” in nature...is this one femme that can be worn by a man or is it actually leaning more “masculine”?
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