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    Default recommendation for a leather scent?

    ..thats in the same league/class as Cuiron /Cuir D'oranger.?

    i.e something that will evoke pleasant smiles from ages 5 -95. Not even REL can do that.

    Nothing too "daring" /badboy please. No Knize Ten etc. (dont hurt me!)
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    Maybe Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur, it's gorgeous
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    Smooth leather = Aigner #1

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    Default Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    Elsha 1776 - rich, yet smooth, soft, and best of all, cheap like borscht!

    Quote Originally Posted by 3xasif View Post
    Maybe Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur, it's gorgeous
    Seconding this. It's one of the most "easy going" leather fragrances I know; very pleasant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    Seconding this. It's one of the most "easy going" leather fragrances I know; very pleasant.
    I find leather scents a real challenge but even I liked this
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    Default Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3xasif View Post
    Maybe Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur, it's gorgeous
    Most definitely!
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    Kelly Caleche EDT is marketed as a women's scent but I find it quite masculine with its strong leather note.

    The top notes are floral (rose) but settle down into a nice, long-lasting leather. I stress that the EDT is quite different from the EDP.

    I urge you to give this a try.
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    Default Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    There is also Cuir Lancome.
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    Default Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    Knize Ten isn't too daring - had a powdery floral drydown to me. A dark one would be one of TF's offerings (Tuscan leather)

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    How about the classic....Aramis

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    So, not sexy, just nice?

    Daim Blond or Cuir Venenum. Comfortable, friendly, luxurious suede/leather.

    But not both, IMO; I have them both and while I love them both, they're similar enough to be redundant with each other in a modest-sized collection. This was the mistake that inspired my "no more than one full bottle with a given note while in that note craze" purchasing rule. Then I promptly moved on to violate the same rule with tea fragrances.

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    Cool Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by R View Post
    ..thats in the same league/class as Cuiron /Cuir D'oranger.?

    i.e something that will evoke pleasant smiles from ages 5 -95. Not even REL can do that.

    Nothing too "daring" /badboy please. No Knize Ten etc. (dont hurt me!)
    Good question!

    I hope this is a good answer, check out the reviews:

    Kolnisch Juchten !

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    Post Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    I don't what kind of budget your working, so I will suggest two leather fragrances.

    Low end 1776 Russian Leather..Elsha..Wears like a much more expensive fragrance.
    High end Cuir d'Iris..Parfumerie Generale...Can compete with any leather in the market place today.

    I'm sure alot of good suggestions are to follow, as there are no shortages of good leather fragrances to choose from. Happy hunting.
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    Default Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    I want to throw Odori Cuoio into the mix here. (I'd love someone with Italian skills to give me the phonetic pronunciation of "Cuoio" - I just picked up the bottle and took it to the register.)

    I'm still getting to know it a bit, but it's a contemporary take on leather I think. Not overwhelming. Good lasting power. Limited, but good reviews in the directory.

    Classy. Pricey.

    Not that this should influence your choice, but my vote for best men's cologne packaging would go to the Odori line. It's manly bathroom art (and probably contributes to the price!)
    Last edited by StylinLA; 14th September 2009 at 03:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Justiniani View Post
    Good question!

    I hope this is a good answer, check out the reviews:

    Kolnisch Juchten !

    Cheers,

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    I actually opened this thread to ask if anyone would recommend this frag. There was a good deal of discussion about it on the forums several weeks ago and it sounds very interesting. I'll have to look around for a sample.

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    what about Aigner in Leather? easy going and affordable

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    Default Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Justiniani View Post
    Good question!

    I hope this is a good answer, check out the reviews:

    Kolnisch Juchten !

    Cheers,

    Mario
    I love this one! But it is pretty in your face to start out with, though it does mellow out with a nice base of vanilla...

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    Default Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    My current faves, Minotaure and Elsha 1776 Russian Leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R View Post
    ...

    Nothing too "daring" /badboy please. No Knize Ten etc. (dont hurt me!)
    I wasn't expecting that..... Knize Ten daring? Don't go anywhere near Aoud Cuir d' Arabie then.....
    With that in mind I could only suggest Daim Blond (the smell of old expensive suede gloves) and Heeley CPF. And if you feel like a joyride and have access to a sample, SMN Nostalgia.

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    Default Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    I see (from your 'drobe) you have not tried Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather. This is a mellow, yet significant plummy leather with pretty significant longevity.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Has anyone mentioned Cuir de Russie from the Chanel Exclusifs line? I find it non-threatening and also an absolute class act.

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    Default Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    Do check out the replies to my earlier thread :-

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=235401

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    Default Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    I 2nd & 3rd
    Elsha
    Kolnich Juchten
    & also add English Leather by mem if you can find a bottle .

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    Cuir Ottoman
    In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava

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    Default Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    Kolnisch Juchten - 3rd
    Dior Homme - very mild leather
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3xasif View Post
    Maybe Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur, it's gorgeous
    I find it's beyond gorgeous, it's genius!
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    Default Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    Parfumerie Generale - Cuir D'Iris is another one to try. Rich & sensuous.

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    My vote would be for two unmentioned so far - Histoires de Parfums - 1740 and Indult Reve en Cuir. Both are slightly sweeter than some traditional leathers, but quite different approaches.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3xasif View Post
    Maybe Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur, it's gorgeous
    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    Seconding this. It's one of the most "easy going" leather fragrances I know; very pleasant.
    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Most definitely!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    I find it's beyond gorgeous, it's genius!
    Quote Originally Posted by cpk View Post
    Heeley CPF. And if you feel like a joyride and have access to a sample, SMN Nostalgia.
    +6 on Heeley!! it;s as real as it gets. if you like Cuiron, you will most definitely adore this. +1 on SMN Nostalgia.

    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    I see (from your 'drobe) you have not tried Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather. This is a mellow, yet significant plummy leather with pretty significant longevity.
    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron199 View Post
    Cuir d'Iris..Parfumerie Generale...Can compete with any leather in the market place today.
    +1

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    Seconding the Parfumerie Generale Cuir d'Iris -- however I should add I personally don't think of it as a true leather scent. The iris pretty much overwhelms it after the initial few minutes, followed by the spiced woods, amber and incense further blanketing any and all traces of leather visible to my nose. The drydown is where the leather re-emerges again, albeit faintly, amid the benzoin/amber.

    I'd add EldO's Tom of Finland and Ava Luxe's Film Noir as my recommendations. They're quite unlike any other out in the market today, IMO -- most certainly worth a sniff or two


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    Thank you all for you recommendations. I've bookmarked all of them.

    Except , of course, Aramis. Very funny. Ha. I put my bottle out near our common/mailbox-area so interested parties could take that away from me. That was 4,5 years ago.

    To start with, I've placed the order for samples for Heeley CPF, PG Cuir D'Iris and placing an order for Elsha 1776 (well it IS inexpensive)

    Thanks to Mario. In fact I bought Miller Harris CdO blindly based on your praise. (though you are not a fan of Cuiron, if I'm not mistaken ) My next step is to engage in the ungentlemanly act of hoarding as many CdO bottles as possible, as I did with Cuiron and VCA PH.
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    Wow, I'm glad this thread cropped up - it seems it would be silly if I didn't give Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur a try after all the positive notes.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Default Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterK View Post
    Cuir Ottoman
    Agreed. And if that's too strong or daring, definitely try English Leather (Or try EL anyway - it's a classic in its own right)

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    A definite +1

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Parfumerie Generale - Cuir D'Iris is another one to try. Rich & sensuous.

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    +1

    I've only tried the vintage, but indeed - it's non-threatening and quite enjoyable to wear. I found it a bit challenging at first, maybe it was the powder, but it's definitely not a bold, brash "bad boy leather".

    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Has anyone mentioned Cuir de Russie from the Chanel Exclusifs line? I find it non-threatening and also an absolute class act.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrd4t View Post
    Wow, I'm glad this thread cropped up - it seems it would be silly if I didn't give Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur a try after all the positive notes.
    I am not the only one it seems, who's noticed this one in this thread.

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    I'm going to have to try it too.. how could this have gone under my radar?!

    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    I am not the only one it seems, who's noticed this one in this thread.

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    Regarding Chanel Cuir de Russie--the parfum is less aldehydic and more unisex than the EDT (or whatever strength the Exclusifs "jug" comes in), in my opinion.
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    1780 Histoires de parfums (leather, plum and immortelle)
    Cuir de Russie, Chanel
    Cuir de Lancôme
    Baladin, P.d.Nicolai (leather, thyme and tarragon)
    Lonestar Memories (whenever I wear it, I get compliments!)
    Cuir pleine fleurs

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    Default Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    My current faves, Minotaure and Elsha 1776 Russian Leather.
    How could I miss out Yohji Homme - gourmand-y leather!

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    Default Re: recommendation for a leather scent?

    Heeeley's CPF is "pretty" and innocent Thanks for recommending this scent. But the cheapest online price I see is ~$150? No amount of googling seems to lead to a cheaper source.

    Parfumerie Generale Cuir D'Iris is also pleasant, but I wouldnt feel comfortable wearing it.

    Tuscan leather is interesting as well, but I guess some (most?) of us buy colognes for both the wannabe-aura represented by the house as well as for the sake of the fragrance itself. So, I've decided to spend that money on (hoarding!) another bottle of CdO - something created by a beautiful, wholesome young mother (Lyn Harris) , based on her idea of what "tradition" and class should smell like.
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