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    Default Leather or Woody Chypres

    which are your favorites in this olfactory group?

    I am enamored of Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme

    what are your favorites in this group?

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    Default Re: Leather or Woody Chypres

    Leather: Tabac Blond by Caron - the high priestess of leather chypres, IMO.

    Woody: I'm gonna say Acier Aluminum by Creed, but I'm not really sure if the Chypre Police agree that AA is a chypre

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    Tiffany for Men - Woody Chypre
    Cuiron is my favorite leather but don't really think it is a chypre.

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    Antaeus in this category?

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    Leather: Derby by Guerlain, Royal English Leather by Creed and Aramis 900.

    Woody: Chanel Pour Monsieur, New York by Parfums de Nicolai and Tiffany for Men.

    (Mike - Edwards classifies Acier Aluminum as a chypre - i.e. Mossy Woods)
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    Derby
    Jules
    Yatagan
    Bandit
    Bel Ami
    Lonestar Memories
    and of course: Van Cleef & Arpels p.H.

    I deeply love my Tabac Blond Extrait and Knize Ten but think of them rather as leathery-orientals than leathery-chypres.

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    Derby and Jules
    "Donít try to be original. Be simple. Be good technically, and if there is something in you, it will come out. Ē - Henri Matisse.

    "Wear R de Capucci" - Hirch Duckfinder

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    Default Re: Leather or Woody Chypres

    OH! I forgot about the incredible Derby.

    Is Derby a leather chypre or a woody chypre? Or both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    OH! I forgot about the incredible Derby.

    Is Derby a leather chypre or a woody chypre? Or both?
    Not very woody, a leather chypre to my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasta View Post
    Antaeus in this category?
    Yes it's considered a woody chypre by osmoz

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    Yes leather. Hi Roman.
    "Donít try to be original. Be simple. Be good technically, and if there is something in you, it will come out. Ē - Henri Matisse.

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    another of my favorites Eau d'Italie Bois d'Ombrie is a woody chypre.

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    Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque
    Dior Jules - though Edwards calls it a fougère
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme (vintage)
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Guerlain Derby - I actually like the new stuff better
    Grès Cabochard - My gf's favorite to wear (vintage is much better)
    Santa Maria Novella Patchouli
    Leonard Pour Homme
    Caron Yatagan
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage) - though it could be more aromatic
    Creed Vintage Tabarome
    Rochas Maccasar
    Aramis 900 Herbal EDC - though I rarely wear it
    Hermès Bel Ami (vintage)
    Knize Ten
    Robert Piguet Bandit - I don't wear it but wish my gf liked it because along with Cabochard there's hardly anything better to smell on a woman.
    Caron Tabac Blond is great but too sweet, esp. the drydown in parfum concentration.
    Various Vetivers (they're woods, not greens)
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    Default Re: Leather or Woody Chypres

    Among leathers it's Knize Ten, Aoud Cuir d'Arabie, Parfum d'Habit, Eau d'Hermes, and Dia, which Edwards lists as a "dry chypre(!)," which is his code for "leather."

    Among woody chypres pride of place goes to Santal Noble, followed perhaps by Iris Bleu Gris (another whacky Edwards classification, if you ask me), Yatagan, and Acier Aluminium. (Though I find the sweet ambery base in the latter more oriental than woody.)

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    Favorite leather or woody chypres-

    CdG Avignon
    CdG 2Man
    Cuir Oranger, Miller Harris
    Domenico Caraceni (chypre?)
    Borneo 1834

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    For leather Chypres, I think that Bel Ami and Knize Ten lead the pack.

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    Cypres-Musc, anyone?
    Now there's a Woody Chypre

    In Perrfumenet's Encyclopedia of Perfumes, Antaeus is listed as a leathery chypre--Go figure.

    Maybe they're right and osmoz is wrong. But I doubt it, considering that the original Montana PH is also listed in the encyclopedia as leathery chypre (?)
    I'd tend to think woods/ fruit ---but the fruity sub-category does not exist there for men.

    What the hell, both frags are great.

    As is the aforementioned Cuir d'Oranger by Miller Harris--and I still don't know if it's a bonafide chypre but it sure is a great leather.

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