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    Default Unsweetened leather?

    I love the opening of Knize Ten - but the ambery sweetness of the drydown is a dealbreaker for me.
    Do any of you guys/gals know of a good, unsweetened leather?

    Thanks for any help or advice!

    Matthew

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    Default Re: Unsweetened leather?

    Matthew, have you tried Montale's Oud Cuir d'Arabie? Minimal sweetness from the rose.

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    Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    Matthew, have you tried Montale's Oud Cuir d'Arabie? Minimal sweetness from the rose.
    I had that one and sold it due to poor longevity. I loved the way it smelled though, so your suggestion is spot on!
    Thanks matthewfoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    I had that one and sold it due to poor longevity. I loved the way it smelled though, so your suggestion is spot on!
    Thanks matthewfoo
    Now that you mentioned it, I do think I recall seeing it on your sale thread sometime ago.
    You're always welcome, Matthew. Hope you manage to find something that's good and lasts!

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    How about PG Cuir d'Iris? Amber is included in the notes, but I recall detecting it - it seemed very dry. And lasts f-o-r-e-v-e-r.

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    Cuiron, end of story.

    For the record, I find Tuscan Leather to be dry but sweet, and I find Aramis to be more of a patch frag than a leather.

    Eau d'Hermes is a good suggestion, but be warned that it may go powdery on you.
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    Default Re: Unsweetened leather?

    I tried Cuiron some time ago, but I remember thinking it was very tame - I like the aggressive opening of K10 or Oud Cuir d'Arabie.
    I need to try samples of the Tuscan Leather and Cuir d'Iris. Is the CdI very Iris-y?
    I really liked Eau d'Hermes, but to me it was more about cardamom than leather. Also, it had longevity problems on me...

    Thanks for all the suggestions so far - very thoughtful!
    Last edited by Matthew; 15th July 2010 at 06:36 PM.

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    Yeah, Tuscan Leather.

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    Let us know. I find the opening of Tuscan Leather to be a tad sweet, but it doesn't last long and then it's pretty linear leather.

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    Bandit is rather brutal and ballsy.

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    Lonestar Memories, although I can't say I like it...
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    Tabarome Millesime by Creed
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    I like and wear Giorgio V.I.P. for a dark, unsweetened woody leather. It's brooding, but not melancholy.....and packs some punch.

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