Rose d'Homme by Les Parfums de Rosine
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Rose d'Homme is a perfume by Les Parfums de Rosine for men and was released in 2005. The scent is flowery-woody. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Mandarin, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesLeather, Patchouli, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

6.6 (44 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (29 Ratings)

Sillage

6.3 (25 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (29 Ratings)
Submitted by DeGe53, last update on 11.09.2016
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Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
An approachable kind of masculine
This starts very similar to some other fumes with leather I've tried - a sharp slightly woody, masculine scent, that is also intensely powdery. It feels a bit jagged at this point.

A mild rosy sweetness quickly pops up, accompanied by something like a tangy, citric note. By the time jasmine joins the party, the rough edges are nicely rounded off, and it's now a little sweeter, but I still think it's not too sweet for a man.

Somewhere along the line, rose pulls a disappearing act and never shows up again. Was this intentional? Perhaps. After this stage, the fume has a slightly smoky, powdery bitter thing going on, with a vague floral and citrus background.

It wraps up with a light earthy resinous aroma on a mildly flowery background, that doesn't seem to be able to decide if it wants to be warm or cold. Leather is a lot more prominent here, and I think that this is the most masculine stage of this fume.

To me, Rose d'Homme isn't the scent of a big burly woodsman; this is for that metropolitan man who is trustworthy and wants to be masculine but also approachable. I really like it. I would want to cuddle someone wearing this because it's such an agreeable scent.

Sillage was pretty alright throughout, with good longevity. On me, it lasted around 5 hours before slowly becoming more muted.
Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 4.0/10
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For the Modern Stroller-equipped House Husband?
I was surprised to sight an unusually large number of men at the helm of strollers around Boston over this past summer. I'm not sure whether the trend has to do with the recent laws allowing gay marriage or whether there are simply more house husbands in the general population these days. Another possibility is that more men are unemployed and so they now have time to take their tots out for a stroll. In any case, for those gents who have a diaper bag slung across their bodies as they attempt to juggle the many responsibilities of those who care for small children, Les Parfums de Rosine has composed a perfume just for you: ROSE D'HOMME.

I have smelled diaper facsimile lightly in perfumes before. Many perfumes are evocative of baby powder, perhaps most famously Kenzo FLOWER and some of its flankers. But no perfume smells to my nose more like fresh diapers (before use) than ROSE D'HOMME. It's an odd wet-clean-sweet powdery scent with which this perfume opens, and it hangs on for quite a bit before finally becoming less loud and possibly wearable as a touch of leather and vetiver emerge. I'm not sure. I cannot think of many guys who would really want to smell like diapers for an hour, even if they have assumed the duties of nanny to their own or other people's children.

This is a MUST TRY before you buy, in spite of the inviting name. Do not think that this is going to be like L'Artisan Parfumeur VOLEUR DE ROSES. It is nothing of the kind!
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floral sleight of hand
I don't find the rose until fairly far into this perfume. Rose d'Homme is a dusty sort of scent that moves from a lavender citrus through a white floral to a comfortably non-descript powdery woodiness via a snippy aldehydic feel. It's like a survey of the non-rose notes that you might find accompanying a rose, but there’s no rose. Not yet. Then out of god knows where, at the end of the ride it coalesces into a musky dried rose. Neat trick and worth the wait since all the sites along the way are so enjoyable. What had read as dusty at the start seems quietly powdery by the time the rose forms. In the end, R d'H gives the impression of a smiling, quietly ironic dandy.
Scent 8.0/10
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A rose for whom and by what name?
Rose d’Homme is one of three masculine rose fragrances I tried a few months back and I’m now giving a second testing. The first two were Voleur de Roses and Paestum Rose. I’ve already posted reviews of them. Voleur was definitely a non-starter on any level. Paestum Rose may not have been what I was looking for as a rose scent per se but it is an excellent and interesting fragrance in so many other ways.

Of my three candidates, Rose d’Homme has the most upfront rose scent. After applying some men might find the first half hour a little scary. During that time it has a fairly powerful, sweet, powdery rose opening but, not to worry, it will calm down. The powdery aspect of Rose d’Homme eventually dries down to link the sweet rose to a very soft suede-like leather. However, to be honest, even after the leather accord comes through some men may still find Rose d'Homme too sweet to feel comfortable wearing.

So does this meet my requirements for a rose scent? Not quite, although I really do like this fragrance. I could see wearing it for a variety of occasions in any season.

One final thought. I agree with AromiErotici when he wrote in his review that he’s baffled by the name Rose d’Homme, although our reasons are different. While he didn’t feel rose was dominant enough for the name -I think there’s plenty of rose throughout- I wonder about the gender tag, “d’Homme”. This is a beautiful rose/leather scent that would be phenomenal for women, too. I’d imagine Rose D’HOMME would appeal to women looking for a leather fragrance without birch tar or smokiness. I would love to smell Rose on my wife when we’re out for a casual evening and she’s wearing a leather jacket. It seems like a perfect pairing.
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