ThePerfumeShrine blog recently wrote about 'Leather Scents' a whole list of fragrances classified as 'big, nastry bruisers' and included: Aramis, Azuree by Lauder, Yatagan by Caron, Jules by Dior, Santos by Cartier, Antaeus by Chanel, Trussardu Uomo, Derby by Guerlain, Bel Ami by Hermes, Parfum de Peau by Montana and La Nuit
by Paco Rabanne.
Luca Turin loves La Nuit. He's quoted (I think, from his Perfume Review book that's in French) as saying about La Nuit:This is the warmest, sultriest perfume imaginable. To think I hated it when it came out ! My extenuating circumstance was that at the time (1985) I lived in Nice, where women can be toe-curlingly vulgar, and it was a big hit. La Nuit is probably the most animalic perfume ever made by a major firm, and I donÂt just mean musky Ã* la Koublai Khan, or castoreum as in Tabac Blond, but something beyond that, almost urinous/sweaty, ÂwrongÂ and truly wonderful. Spray Tabu on a horse, and youÂll get the idea. I wrote a disparaging review of it in 1992, apologized for it in 1994 and only recently treated myself to a bottle. Now that the NiÃ§oises have moved on, I see it for what it was all along: the sexiest fragrance since CabochardÂ.