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    I love the smell of roses and need more of it in my life.
    Can anyone help with good advice?
    Thank you!
    Alex.

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    I really like "17 Oud Mosaic" by Banana Republic. It's a rose/oud combo, sort of a common mix but it smells really nice. More of a clean oud than skanky.

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    Alain Delon Iquitos

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    I personally enjoy Amouage's Lyric Man. Not too sweet or jammy. More spicy rose with touches of citrus/green bitterness.

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    I’ll second Alain Delon Iquitos and Lyric Man and add Aramis 900 and L’Arte d Gucci

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    Atelier Rose Anonyme

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    A lot of rose threads going around!

    My favorites:

    Fresh/bright:
    Hermes Rose Ikebana
    Hermes Myrrhe Eglantine

    Darker/Amber/Leather:
    Hermes Galop
    Heeley Rose Aria

    In between:
    Perris Monte Carlo Rose de Mai
    Frederic Malle Rose et Cuir

    Ok, so I'm kind of obsessed with Ellena's roses.
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    Carolina Herrera - Burning Rose
    Current Winter Favorites:

    1. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
    2. Brückner - Aoud 1
    3. Creed - Royal Oud
    4. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Generation Man
    5. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    6. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    7. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin
    8. Creed - Royal English Leather
    9. Creed - Bois du Portugal
    10. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions

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    Manrose by Etro is the way to go!
    I am not a rose fan, tried quite a few of them to be sure (Portrait of a Lady, Lyric Man etc...) but manrose was the closest I could see myself wearing for a masculine rose (I do not like rose centred fragrance, that just the way it is )
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    Profumum Roma Note di Profumum Meraviglia is my favorite rose.
    Currently wearing: French Affair by Ex Nihilo

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFedec View Post
    Manrose by Etro is the way to go!
    I am not a rose fan, tried quite a few of them to be sure (Portrait of a Lady, Lyric Man etc...) but manrose was the closest I could see myself wearing for a masculine rose (I do not like rose centred fragrance, that just the way it is )
    This. And Declaration d'un Soir.

    I haven't sampled Portrait of a Lady but from what I remember of sampling Lyric Man, it was too luscious and maybe also feminine to my nose.
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    Juliette has a Gun Lady Vengeance. Don't let the name fool you. It's rose anchored by patchouli and lavender.

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    Welcome!

    Portrait of a lady, despite the name, is quite masculine in structure. Very powerful too.
    At a somewhat lower price point, Parfums de Rosine Twill rose (vegetal, musky).

    cacio

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    On the cheap side, Toy Boy. You’re welcome.

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    Twill Rose
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    Rosissimo

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    +1 on Declaration d'Un Soir, Moschino Toy Boy, Lyric Man, Portrait of a Lady, Rose & Cuir, Aramis 900.

    Also suggest Eau de Protection by Etat Libre d'Orange.
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    MFK Homme a la Rose (ambery)
    Kilian Roses on Ice (cucumber-y)
    Diptyque Rosa Othoniel (peppery)

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    Just get your nose on Portrait of a Lady. As a prior poster already mentioned, ignore the name and let your nose guide you.
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    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
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    3) Giorgio V.I.P. Special Reserve (Giorgio Beverly Hills) - tie

    5) Dia pour Homme vintage edt (Amouage)

    6) Nombre Noir (Shiseido)
    7) Lucifer (Renaissance Fragrances)
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    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.

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    I am not a rose fan but I will second Rum's suggestion of C&S's No. 88. Amazing stuff.

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    I enjoy Lyric Man as well for a masculine rose. Similar in vein would be Toy Boy. Recently, I actually ended up liking my sample of Roses on Ice by Kilian.

    To a lesser extent, not as rose-dominant on my skin, is Ambre Nuit.
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    This has been the holy grail search for me in some ways, trying to find dark rose, rose as a secondary player etc......and I don’t think I’ve found it yet, but closest for me so far is

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    Maison Francis Kurkdjian l'Homme A la rose is nice.

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    I'm partial to Lumiere Noire PH. Also, Al Haramain Portfolio Floral Sculpture is quite a scent at a decent price (similar to PoaL.) Currently awaiting Zaharoff Signature Rosé which should be shipped by end of month (hopefully.) Rose on a base of either the original Signature or Signature Noir (I've seen both scents mentioned, so not sure which.)
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    I have an affinity for masculine rose frags...my two favorites are Rose 31 by Le Labo and Lorenzo Viloressi Musk(dusty, creamy rose scent). One that is on my radar but have not tried yet is Boyd’s of Texas Yellow Rose-sounds awesome.
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    Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose

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    I've tried tons of rose fragrances, and I own some fantastic ones, but nothing beats Portrait of a Lady IMHO.
    Currently wearing: Bergamote 22 by Le Labo




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