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    Default Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    Hi people,

    I'm a big fan of Tom Ford frags, although to be honest I'm still not much more than a beginner at this game in terms of knowledge. Tuscan Leather was a fragrance that caught my eye some time ago. I know that it's fairly well regarded, and indeed is considered one of the best of the Private Blends, broadly speaking.

    At first though, I have to say I was definitely underwhelmed by it. Over time, I've tried hard to like it, and I'm getting there - I enjoy it now, I like the hint of raspberry in it and think there may be a place for it in my collection (I'm wrestling with a purchase here, as you can probably tell! I've spent a fortune on the PB's already so want to be sure of this one). However, even though it's growing on me, I find it hard to believe that this could be called an 'attractive' fragrance - what I mean by that is, I'd happily wear it for my own enjoyment, but I wouldn't consider for a moment wearing it on a date, or in any situation where I'd want my scent to make a favourable impression on any present females! I just can't see this frag as a compliment getter.....at least, not in terms of the opposite sex (or the same sex for that matter if that should be the intention).

    Any thoughts?
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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    Don't know... I don't think so. I've only worn it once, i have some ml's left to keep wearing it for a while, but I think that, as a leather prominent fragrance, there are more competent "crowd pleasers" as Cuir Ottoman or even Knize Ten.

    In my opinion, Tuscan Leather is a bit hard to wear, quite potent but not very attractive.
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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    You'll smell like a real man. If a woman doesn't automatically bow to your superior alpha male dominance while wearing this scent - make your excuses and leave.

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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    Leathers can be challenging at first. Tuscan Leather is a straightforward, uncompromising leather, so it takes time getting used to. Perhaps you can start with other ones, as suggested by Postumo, either sweeter, milder like Cuir ottoman (or 1740), or butch but complex ones like Knize Ten. Then you can move on to the even more "alpha-male", as per buddy, (or alpha-female, as it applies) such as Bandit, Rien, Oud Cuir d'Arabie. Note that Bandit is marketed to women, and it appears that some men find particular types of enjoyment with such women.

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    Well put Cacio. You nailed it.

    A little off-topic: would you consider Rien an Alpha-Male scent? I've heard it's kinda strange, but never alpha-male
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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    I think Leather Oud by Dior is wearable and I dont really like leathers.

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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    I wouldn't call it a terribly seductive fragrance, that would fall more into the Tobacco Vanille/Noir de Noir category. What TL is though is the classiest of the PB line, is decidedly masculine, not at all overpowering and cloying, and one of the best leather scents available. Definitely give it a full wearing, it's a top quality scent.
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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Postumo View Post
    In my opinion, Tuscan Leather is a bit hard to wear, quite potent but not very attractive.
    Thanks. Although as I said I get some personal enjoyment from it, this pretty much mirrors my original thoughts.
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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    Not attractive to me either.

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    This is one that gets more attractive as the day goes on. It starts out rather harsh, though the raspberry helps to lighten it up some. But as the day goes on, the leather turns into a wonderful, soft glowing aura. It's almost buttery smooth in its effect and I've noticed that it lingers well into the next morning when I first wake up. It's still quite present at this point, though definitely more of a skin scent at this point... but as such, this is where I find it most attractive. It's the only one I liked enough to get a full flacon of.
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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    I find Tuscan Leather rather attractive! Loved it from the first time I sampled it! Previous posters are correct too; leathers can be difficult at first; for me anyway! Tuscan Leather just did something for me!So smooth! At times,I have layered it with a touch of Molinard's Vanille! I enjoy this combination! Works very well IMO! May want to try that or even layer it with Tobacco Vanille?
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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    TV & TL work very well together.

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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    Going back to Postumo's question, I think Rien is not as in your face as, say, Bandit, or even Azuree. These two blast you with a hit of confidence and assertiveness right from the start. Rien instead is very radiant, bitter, "naked", so to speak, and to me has an almost disturbing aspect which certainly suggests scariness and violence. Whether you want to call it alpha-male or psycho-killer is debatable. In any case, you should try it when you have access to ELdO.

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    I quite like it, but there are no attraction for the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davem81 View Post

    . Over time, I've tried hard to like it, and I'm getting there - I enjoy it now, I like the hint of raspberry in it and think there may be a place for it in my collection (I'm wrestling with a purchase here, as you can probably tell! I've spent a fortune on the PB's already so want to be sure of this one). However, even though it's growing on me, I find it hard to believe that this could be called an 'attractive' fragrance - what I mean by that is, I'd happily wear it for my own enjoyment, but I wouldn't consider for a moment wearing it on a date, or in any situation where I'd want my scent to make a favourable impression on any present females! I just can't see this frag as a compliment getter.....at least, not in terms of the opposite sex (or the same sex for that matter if that should be the intention).

    Any thoughts?
    Not all perfumes are considered an acquired taste. Seems like youre putting to much effort into liking it.
    Its ok not to like something.

    Because something doesn't appeal to you , you find it surprising other regard it highly?
    People have diffent tastes.... Im confused. You're confusing.
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    Depends who's wearing the frag as a scent is just something that compliments the wearer it's not a pheromone bomb. If you are confident and like the fragrance then it will enhance the qualities you already have.

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    When I bought Tobacco Vanilla, the SA (a gorgeous woman) told me that she layered Tuscan Leather with Tobacco Vanilla. It sounded strange, but i think i'll try it someday.
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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    The answer may not come from others' views, but from how you feel about it when you sample it at a later time.

    I found TL very attractive (to my nose) and one of the best smelling leather frags right from the first sniff.
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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    I really like TL at first. I bought a bottle. However, it is pretty much stright forward and non dimensional and I got tired of it quickly. I traded it. I prefer Knize Ten, Bel Ami, and Derby much more as leather scents. I would not cal TL attractive.
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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    I think as leathers go it is quite attractive and soft.

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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Not all perfumes are considered an acquired taste. Seems like youre putting to much effort into liking it.
    Its ok not to like something.

    Because something doesn't appeal to you , you find it surprising other regard it highly?People have diffent tastes.... Im confused. You're confusing.
    No. I don't think this is what I said. It certainly wasn't what I meant.

    I like the fragrance. I just didn't think it would be a huge compliment getter. That it what I was trying to ascertain.
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    Although slightly hard to wear, I think it's a gorgeous fragrance. Very elegant to me, not a jeans and tshirt kind of fragrance by any means.
    Currently wearing: Tzora by Anat Fritz

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    I like it quite a bit. Still, I asked some female coworkers their opinion of it and they didn't care for it, for whatever that's worth-- I suppose they don't speak for all women. But still, I asked 5 different girls and none of them really thought much of it, and they're always pretty honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davem81 View Post
    No. I don't think this is what I said. It certainly wasn't what I meant.

    I like the fragrance. I just didn't think it would be a huge compliment getter. That it what I was trying to ascertain.
    How can one determine what's a compliment getter ?
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    "Compliment getters" have to be smelled by others to get a compliment, so obviously the first requirement is that the fragrance in question has good projection, and Tuscan Leather has great projection. That said, I have never been complimented while wearing a leather fragrance. They are challenging for most people, and are actually the worst selling type of fragrance category made. So I think it's safe to say the majority of people out there do not like the smell of leather fragrances. And that's why there's so few of them on the shelves.
    You want compliments, wear a gourmand.

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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    Tuscan Leather is attractive if you're a man over 50 looking to attract a woman over 50, then go for it. Otherwise, I would seriously consider using this in my car to keep that 'new car smell' going on.

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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Although slightly hard to wear, I think it's a gorgeous fragrance. Very elegant to me, not a jeans and tshirt kind of fragrance by any means.
    This is a perfect example of YMMV, as I think its a perfect jeans and sweater scent on an early fall day. At a football game for example, as I've done several times now.

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    Default Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    IMO, yes it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bark View Post
    This is one that gets more attractive as the day goes on. It starts out rather harsh, though the raspberry helps to lighten it up some. But as the day goes on, the leather turns into a wonderful, soft glowing aura. It's almost buttery smooth in its effect and I've noticed that it lingers well into the next morning when I first wake up. It's still quite present at this point, though definitely more of a skin scent at this point... but as such, this is where I find it most attractive. It's the only one I liked enough to get a full flacon of.
    Wowzers! I couldn't agree more +1

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    I think it's relatively attractive, yes.

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