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I recently bought a sample of Chanel Cuir de Russie. When I applied it, I loved the opening. It was sublime. Even my two year old son smiled and inhaled deeply, grabbing my wrist over and over. I was thinking of what I would sell to buy a full bottle. I enjoyed the smooth transition to the middle, but by an hour later, I was underwhelmed and disappointed: the base notes were boring and common to my nose. I love leather; it is one of my favorite notes; but I think maybe I dislike amber or cedar. Anyway, is there something else that is like that opening?