as a lover of the smell of real leather, ive waited long and hard to find an authentic leather scent. now my collection of "leather" fragrances include: Knize Ten, Knize Ten Golden Edition, Bandit, Cuir d'Lancome, Cuir d'Russie, Tabac Blond and Tuscan Leather being the closest authentic leather smell. I have a diffuclulty distinguishing "leather", but I just recently sampled Cuir Ottoman and Cuir d'Iris and holy cow, "LEATHER!!!"
This is what I've been waiting for...and I've finally found them. Cuir Ottoman is a very realistic interpretation of suede...like the inside of a Tod's suede loafer
while Cuir d'Iris smells literally like the inside of a leather handbag...if you know what leather smells like...this is literally IT!
i personally prefer the harsher more realistic Cuir d'Iris and given that it's a private collection and probably not going to stay for that long, I ordered two!