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    Keiko Mecheri has 2 excellent leathers, my favorite of the 2 is Cuir Cordoba.
    Cuir Cordoba is a gag, a ridiculous copy of SL Daim Blond...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    I tried Parure today (it's been a while) and I had not realized it was such a lovely light leather.
    Kumquat, I have not heard of this scent in so long! Has the scent been re-released?
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    Not that I know of. I have a wonderful EDT that is fresh & still in the box. I just hope there is more out there. I got mine on Ebay. I don't know if you can still buy it from Guerlain. Maybe Mr. G. knows.
    Currently wearing: Azurée by Estée Lauder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mon-Petit View Post
    Cuir Cordoba is a gag, a ridiculous copy of SL Daim Blond...
    I disagree. I chose Cuir Cordoba over Daim Blond in a wrist by wrist test, actually, and I'm very happy with my decision. I like them both and definitely see the similarities, but the leather (I'd call it suede, actually) in Cuir Cordoba is somehow understated and a bit more refined...it's just not quite as sharp or insistent as it is in Daim Blond. And the aldehydes in the top make CC plush and velvety and, to my nose, just a touch more feminine and wearable. I also get more softness in the drydown, maybe from benzoin? It's certainly sultry, but not as overtly sexy as Daim Blond. I see Daim Blond as more animalic and lusty, and I don't get that from Cuir Cordoba at all. I also don't find anything ridiculous about it.

    Anyway, I really just wanted to add Quadrille by Balenciaga to the list - a very elegant and regal leathery chypre under plummy wine. I'm not sure it's still in production, but this is another one that's worth a search.
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    Pascal Morabito OR BLACK

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    Cuir de Lancome -- soft like suede gloves
    vintage Tabac Blond -- what all other leathers aspire to be and almost impossible to find
    Miss Balmain -- a little overwhelming at first but dries down well
    Knize Ten
    Daim Blonde
    Cuir de Russie

    I know there are more I haven't tried yet.
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    I disagree. I chose Cuir Cordoba over Daim Blond in a wrist by wrist test, actually, and I'm very happy with my decision. I like them both and definitely see the similarities, but the leather (I'd call it suede, actually) in Cuir Cordoba is somehow understated and a bit more refined...it's just not quite as sharp or insistent as it is in Daim Blond. And the aldehydes in the top make CC plush and velvety and, to my nose, just a touch more feminine and wearable. I also get more softness in the drydown, maybe from benzoin? It's certainly sultry, but not as overtly sexy as Daim Blond. I see Daim Blond as more animalic and lusty, and I don't get that from Cuir Cordoba at all. I also don't find anything ridiculous about it.
    I'm happy for you that you find differences between the 2 and you have a nice perfume for you.
    Honestly i don't find Cuir Cordoba to be a bad fragrance at all, however considering the originality and creation i persist to think it's just a copy of Serge Lutens. And the other products of this brand confirm this (with ridiculous copied name as Datura Blanche lol). For examples: Myrrhe et Merveille has the same notes but is more accessible than La Myrrhe, Génie du Bois = Bois de Violette; Bois de Santal is a fake of Santal de Mysore, Loukhoum= Rahat loukoum etc... I prefer the original for the respect of the creativity of an artist, even if it's a nicely done copy
    Keiko Mecheri should better find their proper style... unfortunaly i don't think they are able to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mon-Petit View Post
    Cuir Cordoba is a gag, a ridiculous copy of SL Daim Blond...
    I'm sorry but I disagree and stand by my recommendation.
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    I agree with many of the recommendations (and wear quite a few because I am very fond of leather) but I'll mention two I haven't seen in this thread: Trussardi (original, in the white leather-like bottle) and Rykiel Woman Not for Men!

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    Scandal. A deliciously rich and complex leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brielle87 View Post
    Scandal. A deliciously rich and complex leather.
    I agree, breathtaking.
    Currently wearing: Bluebell by Penhaligon's

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    YES!!! In this order for me:
    Scandal
    Cuir de Russie (Chanel)

    (huge gap)

    ...

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    My latest leather favorites: Cuir de Russie by Chanel, Cuir Mauresque by Serge Lutens, Cuir d'Iris by Parfumerie Generale, Eau d'Hermes by Hermes, Bel Ami by Hermes, Caron En Avion, Antaeus by Chanel, Daim Blond by Serge Lutens (suede).

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    Haven't sampled a lot of these, but I definitely want to try Montale Aoud Ciur d'Arabie.

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    I love Cuir Beluga, Daim Blond, Cuir d'Iris, Jolie Madame and vintage
    Cabochard.
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    bvlgari black

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    I am partial to this classification. My favorites are:

    Cuir Mauresque - Serge Lutens
    "C" - Clive Christian
    Knize - Ten
    Cuir Ottoman - Parfum d'Empire
    Royal English Leather - Creed
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    An underrated (and discontinued, but fragrance distributors may have some bottles stocked up) classic is, in my opinion, the very affordable, yet expensive smelling Ispahan by Yves Rocher, a leathery fragrance rated as feminine, but very suitable for unisex wear, since it smells like a slightly more floral version of Knize Ten

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    Tuscan Leather
    Derby
    Dzing!
    Cuir Mauresque
    Knize Ten
    Cuir Pleine Fleur
    Bel Ami
    Cuir de Lancome
    Cuir de Russie Chanel
    Cuir Amethyste by Armani Prive
    Cuir Ottoman by Parfum d'Empire
    Daim Blond by Serge Lutens

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    Cuir de Russie and Miss Balmian get my vote!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Also, I thought I would mention -- my best source of reference when it comes to leathers are Shadesofbleu and Lady_in_Black, they both wear and enjoy leathers and I sometimes wish I had their skin chemistry.

    Helmut Lang Cuiron,
    D'Orsay Chevalier,
    Trumper Spanish Leather,
    Hermes Bel Ami,
    Heeley Fine Leather,
    Miller Harris Cuir d'Oranger,
    Keiko Mecheri Fleur de Peau.

    And .. drum roll... soap on the rope as an added bonus? Dana English Leather, available at your nearest Walgreen's or CVS.
    Miller Harris Cuir d'Oranger YES!!!

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    I feel it's about time to mention a leather no one ever seemt to mention:


    POSSETS - TESTOSTERONE
    This is truly one o the best if not the best leather i have ever smelled. Sophisticated and soothing and at the same time being very confident and masculine.
    It's a leather of several different varieties blended some very nice musk and small amount of cumin and a green accord which gives it a fresh and soothing feel.

    The image I get with this is someone successful in their 30s or 40s, having a great paying corporate job with a secretary, very confident and very attractive to the ladies.

    The other image is something of a really expensive new car would smell like.
    Like if you sat in the cream interior of a Maybach or an Aston Martin this would be the smell for me.
    This new-car-smell is definitely very sexy!

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    A new one for you...Six Scents, Series 3, No.6 The one by Yann Vasnier. This is a sueded leather. It actually reminds me of my old Saab leather interior...and it is similar in tone/feel of DelRae's Panache which is also done by Vasnier. If I had $150 right now, Six Scents, No. 6 is what I would get.

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    Xerjoff Homme, Chanel Cuir de Russie

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    Going back to chaplain's comment, I did in fact buy M by six scents, series 3 no 6. It is a modern (ie light and synthetic) suede leather. It has really nice dirty animalic musks, sort of like rien or oud cuir d'arabie lite. Perhaps a touch too light for me, but not bad, and probably the right way to approach leathers for those who are used to modern fresh stuff.

    Of course, I still prefer my Bandit, Knize Ten, etc.

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    Cuir de Russie! Cuir de Russie! Cuir de Russie! (by Chanel) I recently tried it and was smitten, SMITTEN I tell you!

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    Don't forget Kolnisch Juchten by Parfums Regence. Quite unusual and brash.

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    let me also mention askew by humiecki & graef. It is pretty good.

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    Hermes Kelly Caleche

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