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    Default Something for my saddle-restoring, cigar-loving client

    Hello, boys. I seldom hop the fence and visit over here. I apologize for not dropping by and serving coffee and freshly baked cookies more often.
    Here's the situation: One of my clients, knowing of my fragrance interest, is courteous enough to inquire about it when we meet to exchange work materials. Some day I should hand him a couple vials aimed at his preferences, just for hoots. The guy loves his coffee, so New Haarlem and TM's Pure Coffee should be amongst them, but I'm looking for a couple additional ideas related to his hobby of restoring saddles and occasionally enjoying a good cigar.

    Could you darlings please nominate some fine leather and tobacco or smoke scents? I think VIP Room would be too sweet and floral for him to appreciate, and Cuir de Russie might be too abstract. I dunno. That's why I'm here.
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    Quarry!
    Nice to see you here indeed! And taking cookies mmm
    Uhm... Saddles, tobacco, smoke... leather... let me give you some suggestions
    Tauer Lonestar Memories comes first to my mind, but also
    Fumerie Turque
    Bois d'Ombrie
    Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac
    Knize Ten
    Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Hope you will find something interesting among them

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    Manly rough/ready (birch tar) leather - Trumper Spanish Leather Cologne.

    Refined/polished (non-birch tar) leather - Creed Royal English Leather

    Horsey leather (with lots of other stuff in, leans towards unisex/feminine to me, I don't like it much but could be appropriate) - Creed Royal Delight.

    Pervy s&m rubber/leather (probably not appropriate, but you never know ) Histoires de parfums - Marquis de Sade

    Classy, old school traditional cologney leather - Dunhill for Men 1934

    Tobacco - Creed Vintage Tabarome

    now....where are those cookies? :-)
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    Just a handful of suggestions from me:

    Creed Vintage Tabarome, Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, D'Orsay Le Dandy and Czech & Speake Cuba are nice fragrances with tobacco notes in it; my favourite of these is Vintage Tabarome, while Le Dandy is the "safest" and most understated one. Tobacco Vanille is very gourmand, and Cuba comes nearest to the smell of real tobacco, combined with citrus notes and a beautiful, slightly dirty drydown.

    As for leather, Rien by Etat Libre d'Orange is stunning! Very heavy and musky and for sure not too easy to wear. Cuir Ottomane by Parfum d'Empire, Fleur de Peau by Keiko Mecheri and Cuir de Lancome are further great versions of leather. Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather is ultra-dry and too harsh for my taste, but it may be worth a try. And finally, I'd like to suggest the simply wonderful Lonestar Memories by Andy Tauer - smokey, leathery, deep and dark.

    Good luck... and I'm looking forward to your freshly baked cookies next time

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    Derby by Guerlain

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    Vintage Tabarome - Creed
    Tabacco Toscano - Santa Maria Novella
    Acqua di Cuba - Santa Maria Novella
    Havana - Aramis
    Cuir Mauresque - Serge Lutens
    Royal English Leather - Creed
    1776 Russian Leather - Elsha
    Kolnisch Juchten - Parfums Regence
    Knize Ten - Knize
    Derby - Guerlian
    Antaeus - Chanel
    Devin - Aramis
    Eau d'Hermes - Hermes
    Jean Pascal - Jean Pascal
    Andy Warhol Silver Factory - Bond No.9
    Domenico Caraceni Pour Homme - Domenico Caraceni
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    I have often found that people who love smoking cigars and who work with leather don't want to smell like their hobbies! I understand that it's not always the case. I love chocolate but don't want to smell like a truffle!

    I suggest Tauer's L'aur du Desert Marocain
    Or my favorite suggestion, Guerlain Vetiver
    Of course every guy smells great in Montale's Black Aoud (even the ones that swear they hate it)

    I wish you tons of luck in your search.
    Last edited by paintrman; 27th June 2008 at 02:44 PM.

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    The smell of the saddle, mixed with the smell of the horse under it: L'Artisan Dzing!.
    As to the tobacco notes in Dzing, I'm not sure, but I've found no animalistic leather like Dzing!

    If tobacco is more important, then second Fumerie Turque from Serge Lutens. In that the leather is not so dominant.

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    Default Re: Something for my saddle-restoring, cigar-loving client

    ((grabbing a handful of cookies))

    I tend to agree with Kelley - he might not want to smell leather if he works around it all day. I think he sounds like he wants to smell masculine, for sure.

    What about Gucci Pour Homme?
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    I agree with the idea of something with a classic and masculine feel. Aramis. My grandfather wore it for thirty years or more. It was my first scent and still among my favorites. Chanel Pour Monsieur, Malle's Bois d'Orage and Parfums de Nicolai New York also come to mind.
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    Default Re: Something for my saddle-restoring, cigar-loving client

    Hey, show a little ankle, brew some coffee, and set out the warm chocolate-chips and see what a great response!

    Thanks for all the ideas, guys. Yeah, I don't know that he actually wants to smell like his hobbies, but I don't really expect him lavish on any of these samples. I'm hoping he'd just be entertained that such amazing things are bottled and see that my being a perfumista (he said he did like that word) has greater depth than he ever might have imagined.
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    Well, sounds like he's an older gent so Azzaro PH may work for him. Easy to find & cheap. Gucci PH would be good too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    now....where are those cookies? :-)
    Thought you English called them biscuits? ehhehhehee
    "I exist for myself, and for those to whom my unquenchable thirst for freedom gives everything, but also for everyone, since insofar as I am able to love - I love everyone. Of noble hearts, I am the noblest - and the most generous of those that yearn to give love in return. - I am a human being, I love death and I love life."

    Egon Schiele - Self-Potrait


    My classics: Dior Homme EdT, YSL Rive Gauche PH, Helmut Lang Cuiron, L'Occitane Neroli (vintage), Davidoff Zino, L'Occitane Eau des Baux

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    There's a sampler for the Cuba series. Somewhere I saw Cuba Red, Gold, Blue, and Orange packaged together in a Cuba coffee mug (1.17 ounces each cigar shaped bottle) for around $15 or less.

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    I'm going to take a stab at this:

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    I'd seriously recommend trying:

    Bvlgari Black

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