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    Default Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    I love the smell of leather. Wondering if there are any leather scents out there appropriate for spring or summer? It feels like fall/winter to me, but just wanted to see.

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    Default Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    I have used the two below in tropical climates and they work just fine IMO

    Cuir Mandarine by David Jourquin
    Franck Boclet Leather
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    Default Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    I tend to wear them in the winter too, but some could be used in the summer as well. One example would be Tom of finland, which has lemon and saffron. In certain cases, Bandit may work too, because it has a sharp green note.

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    Cereus #7.

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    Guerlain Habit Rouge maybe?
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    Default Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    +1Habit Rouge, and I think Chanel Cuir de Russie will work.
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    Default Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    Santa Maria Novella Peau d'Espagne is good in hot weather, IMO.

    To the extent that you find S-ex by S-Perfumes to be a leather scent, it's well-suited to hot weather.

    For that matter, I think Knize Ten works in the heat, and if that's too much, you could try Knize Sec.
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    Default Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    Baladin would be appropriate in the summer.
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    Some of these below are marketed to women but they are very unisex. I recommend sampling.

    Cartier Les Heures IV, a light, fresh summery chypre with leather and a "horsehair" note. Unisex.

    +1 for Habit Rouge in the EDT.

    A light spray of Azuree or Aramis. Leather chypres. Azuree was marketed to women.

    Hermes Kelly Caleche in the EDT. A light floral with leather, also marketed to women. Rose, floral, citrus, leather

    Nicolai Vie de Chateau. A scent of hay, tobacco and leather, very good for summer: fern, cut grass, oak moss, vetiver, tobacco, patchouli, grapefruit, leather, musk, hay
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    Default Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    Add to the list:
    Heeley's Cuir Pleine Fleur
    John Varvatos

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    Each one has his/her own skin and tastes, I believe we can end up in listing any leather fragrance on the market since they work differently on everyone... However I would say Cuir Ottoman and I second Diamondflame's suggestion for Heeley's CPF.
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    Yes, +1 for Habit Rouge and Kelly Caleche which has a quite green floral.
    But if one can find I would suggest Charriol Royal Leather, a sort of light Tuscan Leather.

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Some of these below are marketed to women but they are very unisex. I recommend sampling.

    Cartier Les Heures IV, a light, fresh summery chypre with leather and a "horsehair" note. Unisex.

    +1 for Habit Rouge in the EDT.

    A light spray of Azuree or Aramis. Leather chypres. Azuree was marketed to women.

    Hermes Kelly Caleche in the EDT. A light floral with leather, also marketed to women. Rose, floral, citrus, leather

    Nicolai Vie de Chateau. A scent of hay, tobacco and leather, very good for summer: fern, cut grass, oak moss, vetiver, tobacco, patchouli, grapefruit, leather, musk, hay

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    Default Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    Try Armani Prive Cuir Amethyste it has a candied leather violet note or Serge Lutens Sarrasins with jasmine, leather and honey.

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    Aleksandr by Arquiste is a fairly light leather, but as a rule I only wear 'leathers' in cooler months

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    Default Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    Cuir Ottoman and Heeley CPF are on the lighter leather side and wouldn't be bad in 90 degree heat.

    Aramis if you can get past the opening (it isn't for me).

    I wear tuscan leather year round, just spray a little less in the summer as the intensity goes up (but the character doesn't change).

    Tom Ford white suede might also work as it is light, though it wasn't my style of leather so it was a scrubber for me.

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    Default Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    +1 for John Varvatos

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    Perhaps also the very light, muted and smooth suede notes in the very affordable fragrance Black Suede Touch by Avon. This fragrances is unexpectedly fresh, almost soapy and has just a very marginal hint of leather to it, quite likely appropriate-in my opinion- for summer wear.

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    I think its marketed as year around fragrance and not that I care for it per say but I deff can pick up the leather in prada amber despite it basically just smelling like a bubble bath.

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    Default Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    Best one I know of is:

    Dior Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir

    Not extremely long-lasting, which kind of goes with the territory, but it's fantastic while it's kicking.

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    Default Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    I've worn Je Suis Un Homme in the summer a few times. It seems to work.

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    +1 on the Dior and the Heeley.
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    No suggestions, but I just needed to check into the thread to make sure that no basenoter had posted something like "Leather Oud, it really blooms and comes to life in the heat).
    Aventus? Never heard of it.

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    Default Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    No suggestions, but I just needed to check into the thread to make sure that no basenoter had posted something like "Leather Oud, it really blooms and comes to life in the heat).
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    In addition to Aleksandr and Vie de Chateau I suggest Balafre de Lancome and Arsene Lupin (Dandy) by Guerlain; both light on the leather.
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    I would wear only Cerruti - L'Essence de Cerruti

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    Aventus has leather in the composition , buried 6ft under but pyramid details it in the composition but you propably want a leather that plays a protagonist role....
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    Cravache & Bandit - But not the latest formulation. Those smell terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Baladin would be appropriate in the summer.
    +1 for this. Antaeus, used lightly, would be OK. Aqua Fahrenheit would be a great match and perfect for summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    No suggestions, but I just needed to check into the thread to make sure that no basenoter had posted something like "Leather Oud, it really blooms and comes to life in the heat).
    Spray a mist of Leather Oud, then walk through the mist a couple of times.

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    Default Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    L 'eau D'Issey Pour Homme Sport is a summer/citrus scent with a prominent leather note.

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