Trumpers Rose shave cream pulled me into male rose scents. Coral Skin food in heavy use for me as well.
This month I'll use Le Labo Rose 31, Domenico Caraceni 1913, Pens Hamman Bouquet and Creed Windsor.
Personally, I find all the above except Rose 31 to be fairly dressy, near formal scents. It'd be tough to wear any of them on a regular daily basis unless I were some sort of "magnate" which I am decidedly not.
Hamman Bouquet and Windsor are both sort of odd and not of this age.
DC 1913 is probably my favorite, but I can see where many can't see wearing it often. Impressive juice. Great, manly use of rose. I like it at work. For many guys, this would be a perfect "tuxedo" scent. Washington Tremlett Black Tie is another in this category. Very aptly named.
Rose 31 is the sexiest and most contemporary of this group; the best for dating. Probably best as a night time scent.
I mostly like the popular C&S No. 88, but it has a foul note that occurs periodically when I'm wearing it as do all the C&S scents. I've concluded from a lot of threads about it that some people get the same note and many don't.
I've tried a lot of rose prominent scents...
L'Aritsan Voleur de Roses. Patchouli and rose. Kind of earthy. Though unisex, probably worn more by men. I like it, but passed on it.
Tauer Incense Rose. Strong stuff. Just didn't sit right with me. Maybe leaned too feminine.
Montale Black Oud. Potent, potent stuff. Rose pretty overwhelmed by the oud. Oud is kind of an acquired taste in perfumery. It's intense and some might think sort of rank. Not "funky" rank, just odd.
Zino Davidoff. Haven't tried this one and I should. It was just discontinued. It's in the category generally called "powerhouse." Frags from the 80s that are super potent by today's standards. I kind of like a lot of those. A lot of guys are really high on this one.
Last edited by StylinLA; 04-04-2010 at 01:12 PM.