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Leather Quest

  1. Quest for the Perfect Leather, Part IV

    Dzongkha (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
    A review in haiku.

    Top: Iris, carrot.
    Then: Green, some fruit, pepper. Weird.
    But leather it ain't.


    Cuir Améthyste (Armani Privé)
    At first, this was a lot better than I remembered it, with the vibrant violent playing off against a subtle leather. I was concerned that it would be too much violet, and I was right. After ...

    Updated 22nd January 2009 at 02:32 PM by kopah

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  2. Quest for the Perfect Leather, Part III

    Cuir Pleine Fleur (Heeley)
    Weirdly vegetal. That cucumbery violet-leaf note from Narciso Rodriguez For Him is back, and I don't like it any better here than I did there. Why did I have such high expectations? LT gave it 4 stars (PtG fall '08 supplement), but I should have known when he noted the "fresh-green accord of violet leaf, citrus and vetiver" that I wouldn't like it. Who the hell wants a fresh-green leather anyway?
    ...

    Updated 21st April 2009 at 11:38 PM by kopah

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  3. Quest for the Perfect Leather, Part II

    Knize Ten
    I see, I see. So yes, it has a strawberry topnote, which fades after about 45 minutes to reveal the "dry, dark background," as Turin says in the Fall '08 supplement to Perfumes: the Guide. But this dry, dark background is really not something I can imagine anyone would actively want to smell like. It actually smells like a burned chypre, a chypre left in the oven too long, if you can imagine that. The edge comes off this burned ...

    Updated 21st April 2009 at 11:38 PM by kopah

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  4. Quest for the Perfect Leather: The Beginning

    (Four reviews follow after the jump.)

    It all started when I realized I wasn't crazy about Daim Blond anymore. And then, I realized that it was the overly-dominant fruity apricot that bothered me. The suede part, I loved. So then, I started this thread to get suggestions on frags that would be similar to DB, hold the fruit.

    To save you (and me) time, here are the suggestions: Cuiron, Cuir Mauresque, Royal English Leather, Cuir Ottoman, L'Oiseau de Nuit, Dzongkha, Chanel ...

    Updated 21st April 2009 at 11:39 PM by kopah

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