Neutral Reviews of Cuir Ottoman by Parfum d'Empire

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    Jack Hunter
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

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    It opens with a lovely floral jasmine and iris accord then the shoe polish note joins the mix. After a while when the shoe polish note fades you are left with the floral accord which has slightly sweetned with vanille.

    I find this scent to be really weird, the florals are very nice indeed but I do not want to smell like shoe polish.

    06 August, 2012

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    calnadur
    Switzerland Switzerland

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    Leather and incense is what I get out of it.

    Personally I like the latter better than the former.

    Interesting scent though, and yes, definitely suitable for guys as well as ladies

    26 June, 2011

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    Diamondflame
    Singapore Singapore

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    If you like your leather scent to be less floral but more leather-like, look no further. This is the real deal. Unlike fine leather impressionists such as Heeley's Cuir Pleine Fleur and Serge Lutens' Daim Blond, CUIR OTTOMAN's florals are subdued enough to allow for a more realistic projection of the leather scent you smell off shoes, bags, even furniture. There is also a certain dry 'saltiness' about it that reminds me of preserved fruits and I find myself salivating. While I can imagine men wearing this, this is not for me - I don't wish to smell like a pair of shoes. I also think the only women who can pull this scent off with panache are the leather-clad rock chicks. But then again, with that much leather in their attire, they probably won't be needing this scent at all.

    01st October, 2009

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    Stereotomy
    Netherlands Netherlands

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    Leather and Iris, that's what I got when I sprayed this on my arm. The scent dries down to a less vanillic Bulgari Black, a bit more subdued and refined.

    Classy offering, definitely wearable for a man, but nothing groundbreaking.

    08 March, 2009

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    SirSlarty
    United States United States

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    Interesting, this smells like leather and... candy powder. Like Romeo Gigli for men. Leather and florals in reality, it just doesn't get anywhere else aside from SweeTarts dipped in tanning solution. Smells very well construction but definintely not for me to wear.

    17 November, 2008

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    PigeonMurderer
    Finland Finland

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    I will join to the neutral reviewers gang here.

    CO is a nice, well done leather scent, but it doesn`t deliver me any particular vibrations.
    Dark, little bit chemichal burnt styrax note and oily leather engaged with iris, jasmine and some balsams. Nice blend, but it really lacks that wow-factor plus overall impact despite the reasonably edgy character. I`m not quite sure whats wrong with it, but it really doesn`t melt my heart at all.

    For the fan of Aoud Cuir d`Arabie and Knize Ten like me, this just isn`t that satisfying fragrance.

    15 November, 2008

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    taliaseki
    Turkey Turkey

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    The very first note made a flash scent memory from childhood. The old sewing machine of mum; the lubricating grease combined with the leather strain on the metal wheel you run with foot. In ten minutes you notice leather but synthetic and metalic note stays over leather for half an hour. beside being very chemical to my nose the leather note in it is not the soft alluring note of tabac blond or daim blond but the cloying and masculine note in the royal english leather by creed.

    22 September, 2008

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