What are some thoughts on rose scents for men. I really like the Frederic Malle Une Rose. I like Creed Fleur de The Rose Bulgare but I only wore it a couple of times. It's unfortunate that Rose scent is now considered more feminine. I read that a hundred years ago it was considered the height of masculinity. Does Creed`s Cuir de Russie have anything in common with the Chanel fragrance of the same name? I have both and find them very different. Chanel's version is marketed towards women and is very gentle compared to the Creed which is extremely assertive and impossible to mistake for anything else. The birch tar note really comes through in the Creed while Chanel's leather reminds me of soft suede in Serge Lutens Daim Blonde.