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    Default Looking for something like Daim Blond, less fruity

    Love the prominent suede note, have grown to dislike the overtly fruity aspect of the scent. Unless I wear it in very cold weather, it becomes cloying and actually makes me thirsty! Can anyone suggest a suede/light leather scent which is similar but without this aspect?

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    Default Re: Looking for something like Daim Blond, less fruity

    Have you tried Cuiron yet?
    Lately I've been wearing:
    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Default Re: Looking for something like Daim Blond, less fruity

    Nope.

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    Cuir Mauresque maybe ?
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    Default Re: Looking for something like Daim Blond, less fruity

    I find that Creed's Royal English Leather has a somewhat fruity opening but the heart notes are smooth leather all the way. To be honest, I could never detect any suede or leather in Daim Blond.

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    Default Re: Looking for something like Daim Blond, less fruity

    Yeah, the apricot is VERY bright, and I think the whole thing just sort of has a leathery "quality" to it.
    Lately I've been wearing:
    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Default Re: Looking for something like Daim Blond, less fruity

    The difficulty will be to find the violet note in another fragrance ...

    Histoires de Parfums has one I think but I'm not 100% sure, I must check.
    An other one was Violette et le Gantier from Lili-Oh but it doesn't exist anymore.
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    Default Re: Looking for something like Daim Blond, less fruity

    Cuir Ottoman from Parfum d' Empire smells exactly like Daim Blonde suede/leather minus the apricot fruit note.

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    Default Re: Looking for something like Daim Blond, less fruity

    Quote Originally Posted by kopah View Post
    Love the prominent suede note, have grown to dislike the overtly fruity aspect of the scent. Unless I wear it in very cold weather, it becomes cloying and actually makes me thirsty! Can anyone suggest a suede/light leather scent which is similar but without this aspect?
    Hi! I just tested Parfumerie Generale's L'OISEAU DE NUIT, and fell in love. I'd been looking for a subtle leather fragrance, and I think I've found it! The listed notes are cistus labdanum, liqueur of davana, benzoin, and leather. There is a light sweetness that diminishes as the fragrance dries down. I didn't find it cloying at all.

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    Default Re: Looking for something like Daim Blond, less fruity

    Dzonghka

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    Default Re: Looking for something like Daim Blond, less fruity

    chanel cuir de russie, I am sorry to say, since it is so hard to find.
    or try heeley's cuir plein fleur
    or cuir de lancome
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    Default Re: Looking for something like Daim Blond, less fruity

    rtamara41 - Cuir de Russie edt, or parfum?

    I have samples of Royal English Leather, Cuir Ottoman, L'Oiseau de Nuit, and Dzongkha, so I will be trying them all shortly!

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