Thread: Help me pick a leather scent
Hey guys, excluding Knize 10 and Pure Distance M what are some of the best leather scents I can sample ?
Chanel Cuir de Russie, Lancome Cuir de Lancome, Guerlain Derby, Bandit, Bel Ami, Tom Ford Tuscan Leather...
Go Darth Vadar and wear Morabito's Or Black
Cuir Pleine Fleur
PG Cuir d'Iris
Prada Cuir d'Ambre
Dior Leather Oud
There are several...leather is treated a variety of ways... Some very "realistic" leather and some more blended in with other notes...
Several very good ones already mentioned here.
Tuscan Leather anyone ?
Oud Cuir D'Arabie
Thanks everyone....got some sampling to do.
Enough already, but I will toss in a few more:
Rien: bitter, slightly animalic, almost disturbing.
Azuree: bright, confident, citrusy (also cheap, at least in the US).
Boadicea complex: unwearable, overpowering, but must be smelled.
And +1 Bandit, green, strong, s&m.
3 Cuir Ambre by Prada
Royal English Leather by Creed
Cuir Venenuum (one of the two alternatives to Helmut Lang Cuiron)
Cuir Pleine Fleur (subtle violet leaf/leather concoction. Incredibly refined and easy to wear)
1740 (lush and bold leather/pipe tobacco/immortelle combo)
Dzing! (challenging vanilla/leather)
Patchouli 24 (animalic vanilla/leather)
Knize Sec (incense/leather)
ok, let's stop it here....
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I do prefer my leathers on the soft side (ooh, matron!). Knize Sec and Derby are my faves.
Cuir de Russie by Chanel
I periodically go through leathery phases. Here are the leather fragrances I currently rate highest:
My top pick after forty-odd leather fragrances:
Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman ( smooth iris leather )
Excellent leather fragrances:
Pascal Morabito Or Black ( similar to Cuir Ottoman, with tobacco rather than iris )
Caron En Avion / Tabac Blond ( truly sister fragrances, both leathery-floral )
Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur ( earthy, violety, woody leather )
L'Artisan Dzing! ( softy, skanky strangeness )
+1 Dzing! Lartisan Parfumeur
+1 Etat Libre D'Orange Rien
Both wonderfully different takes on leather, unlike anything else you will try.
I have been wanting to try the Tom Ford TL and was not sure how popular it is
Leather Oud Dior
For leather with other notes
SL Cuir Mauresque, Tuscan Leather
Want to trade - Tom Ford Extreme for Windsor, Amber Absolute, Aventus x02....
CHEAP CREED SPLITS
Millesime Imperial, Original Santal, Green Irish Tweed
Himalaya, Aventus, Tabarome
plus Amouage Honour & Fate Man
just because it hasn't been mentioned - Heeley Cuir Plen Fleur.
but my vote goes for the Chanel Russie, maybe the Tuscan Leather
Tom Ford Splits!!!! - Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood, Noir de Noir,
Plum Japonais, Italian Cypress, Neroli Portofino, Costa Azzura
HARD TO FIND - Lavender Palm, Arabian Wood, Champacca Absolute and AMBER ABSOLUTE, etc...
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