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    Default Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    After reading about Cuir Cordoba by Keiko Mecheri I am revisiting my search for a leather fragrance that is suitable for me. Specifically that means a nice floral/leather combination. I'm going to try a sample of Cuir Cordoba soon. The black violet note with leather intrigues me. Anything else I should be aware of? I liked Royal Delight by Creed for example (and while I'm no dandy I've never been self-conscious about giving things like this a go anyway) and that has leather too but I'm not sure that counts in my mind as a true leather scent. I'm thinking of something where the leather actually is defining of the entire composition but with strong complimentary floral notes. Knize ten was good but I'm already aware of that one (I'd like to have a good grasp of what exactly my options are in this genre). Anyway thanks everyone I'm sort of leather ignorant when it comes to colognes.
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    Based on your description I think you would like Chanel Cuir De Russie.

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    Default Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    Derby is my favourite leather; the florals are not overdone and it is decidedly masculine. Whether it is floral enough for you I am not sure.

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    Default Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Derby is my favourite leather; the florals are not overdone and it is decidedly masculine. Whether it is floral enough for you I am not sure.
    Do you mean the original or the reissue? And is the reissue still worth it?

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    Default Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    I haven't tried the vintage, I only have the latest (well, the last of the bee bottle lot before the square bottles). However, most reviewers don't see a huge amount of difference. Mine is perfect for me, anyhow.

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    Cuir de Lancome -

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    Default Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe C View Post
    Chanel Cuir De Russie.
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    Cuir Ottoman
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    Van cleef & Arpels pour homme.

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    Cerruti L'Essence

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    Default Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Derby is my favourite leather; the florals are not overdone and it is decidedly masculine. Whether it is floral enough for you I am not sure.
    Spot ON! by the way my SOTD ;-)

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    I feel that Cuir de Russie may be the best floral leather in existence. Beware of the civet (not a great amount), if you don't like a certain dirtiness.

    Tabac Blond is a thick, dense leather with some tobacco, smoke - and a lot of iris and Egyptian rose. Truly excellent.

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    Default Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    Quote Originally Posted by Merely View Post
    I feel that Cuir de Russie may be the best floral leather in existence. Beware of the civet (not a great amount), if you don't like a certain dirtiness.
    Chanel Cuir de Russie is probably the best floral leather out there, however the current version has virtually no animalic notes. If it does have them, I can't detect them on skin or on a card. It's a great plush leather scent that awesome in the EdT or the parfum.

    Another good floral leather, as others have already stated, is Derby by Guerlain. It's like a green floral leather.
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    Default Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    Cuir Pleine Fleur by Heeley
    Currently wearing: Vol de Nuit by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Cuir Pleine Fleur by Heeley
    Yup.

    Arsene Lupin (Guerlain) might be worth a shot.

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    +1 Cuir Ottoman. My most recent purchase and THE best, sexiest leather/suede with powdery iris. Fantastic stuff.

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    Definitely Gomma + 1

    IMO, the best floral leather is Eau d'Hèrmes

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    +2 for Gomma (great scent)
    It was a calculated risk. Unfortunately, I'm bad at math.
    Currently wearing: Ambra Nera by Ortigia

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    Default Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    cuir pleine fleur has quite a few raves from people I respect, but I can't smell it very much, so I won't pass judgement but advise trying it.

    cuir lancome vintage cabochard and bandit are great suggestions. I find knize ten floral as well.

    last but definitely not the least, is ocean rain by mario valentino. floral and leather in an incredible composition. great stuff, but far from being a crowd pleaser.

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    Default Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    Repeating some suggestions. For a bold one, Bandit, very strong, green, in your face.
    For superplush smooth suede, Cuir de Russie (the edt is more floral, the parfum is smoother and more skin like).

    Derby is great too, though it is not primarily a leather to my nose, but a woody-citrus with leather. I don't smell big differences between vintage and current.

    The reference violet leather used to be Jolie Madame, but the current version is nowhere near as good as the vintage.

    cacio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Derby is my favourite leather; the florals are not overdone and it is decidedly masculine. Whether it is floral enough for you I am not sure.
    My thought exactly

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    Default Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    Another for Derby

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    Yes, Heely for a nice floral leather. I would also recommend Cuir Ottoman Cuir De Russie for softer leathers. Noteworthy masculines are Gueralin Derby and Puredistance M.

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    Default Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    Some good suggestions there.

    If you like your leather with a little more floral, try Tubereuse Animale by Histoires de Parfums - a stylised tuberose with leathery undertones.

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    Cuir de Russie and vintage Cabochard

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    Default Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    Cuir Ottoman is a perfect leather for a foral lover - smooth leather, overt iris, jasmine undertone.

    A recently discontinued gem is DS & Durga's $, a bold jasmine-leather with a musk drydown.

    Cuir Pleine Fleur is a pleasing mimosa-violet-birch but is more earthy than really leathery.

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    Default Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    i would add Dzing! - leather, sawdust + iris and caramel\ Dzongkha - peony, leather, incense, vetiver

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    Default Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    The Gap The Original - though it's more a fruity leather than a floral leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vulgarrhymester View Post
    ... I'm no dandy I've never been self-conscious ... a true leather scent. ... strong complimentary floral notes. Knize ten was good ...
    K10 is THE oriental flowers / leather. So the single one alternative is Piguet - Bandit. The leather is more chemical/bitter which may come closer to Your understanding of this particular 'note'. The flowers are more restrained, dry, tickling in contrast to K10s lush, fleshy execution. The contemporary formulation of Bandit is really good!

    Know what - perfume is dandy anyway. If You dare You could try Balmain - Jolie Madame. That one has a very dry rasping leather / violet aroma.

    If You tend to frippery despite being a non-dandy, what about S-Ex? I like it very much. It has a pee note that I would clearly would file under 'leather'. Leather once was made using - literally! - human feces. From that the famous saying comes: "Pecunia non olet." which exactly reflects the importance of pee for preparing leather - look it up, pal Today the relevant components are isolated or substituted. Hence my suggestion to go for chemical, incorporated by Bandit.

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    Default Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    Vintage YSL Jazz

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