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    Default Cuir de Russie: also for men?

    Yesterday I discovered Chanel's Cuir de Russie and got really impressed about the quality, the loft revelation and the class exuded by this frag. Simply an epiphany. Never said better: outstanding. I said to myself "I found it!" but later I made some research and discovered that is female labeled, no Foetidus review, and very few enthusiasts, only Alfarom. Turin is not clear about the point. I need some help.

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    I think its great and believe it leans more unisex. Fantastic soft leather scent.

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    I believe the current formulation of Cuir de Russie is much more masculine than Dior Homme ever was. Trust your "I found it"-feeling!

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    Default Re: Cuir de Russie: also for men?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    Fantastic soft leather scent.
    Agree. Very nice, but just not for me.

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    If you like it, wear it. Have confidence in your appraisal.

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    Unisex and a great gentle leather fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candide View Post
    I believe the current formulation of Cuir de Russie is much more masculine than Dior Homme ever was. Trust your "I found it"-feeling!
    Thank you Candide! I'm prone to do it, much more now.

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    Thank you to everybody, but I don't understand why is in the female category?

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    Chanel actually market almost all of the les Exclusifs range as unisex. If you ask the Chanel sales assistants in any boutique they would confirm that. Cuir de Russie is more masculine than hundreds of modern men's releases.

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    ask us a hard one!!!

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    I love Cuir De Russie but had to move on to Knize 10 because of sillage and longevity issues. If that isn't an issue with you then I am sincerely jealous of you

    If by chance you still feel uncomfortable with CDR know that Knize 10 *Golden Edition can fill your needs.

    Enjoy a very fine fragrance.

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    Default Re: Cuir de Russie: also for men?

    Quote Originally Posted by wildroses View Post
    ask us a hard one!!!
    +1. All of the Chanel's, and most definitely Cuir de Russie, fly as unisex. Never had a doubt about wearing any of these as long as it was appealing.
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    Thank you Hilaire. In that case I have no need to repeat the number with Eau de Cologne, one more from Les Exclusifs, that I discovered yesterday, and also enjoyed but not in the same league of CdR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papi Le Bon View Post
    Thank you Hilaire. In that case I have no need to repeat the number with Eau de Cologne, one more from Les Exclusifs, that I discovered yesterday, and also enjoyed but not in the same league of CdR.

    Yeah I think the only Les Exclusifs which is really explicitly marketed towards women is Gardenia, but tbh even Gardenia could be worn by a very adventurous and confident guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildroses View Post
    ask us a hard one!!!
    Ok, Wildroses, actually I will, soon.

    It`s a question about the long ago gone Eau de Cologne Tabac Blond 240, from Caron. For men, of course?

    But not today. This question came from the discovery of an extraordinary stuff, full of class, as CdR.

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    Absolutely yes.


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    You have good taste !
    Enjoy wearing this wonderful fragrance.

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    Default Re: Cuir de Russie: also for men?

    Definitely unisex.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    It was a fragrance marketed towards women who wanted to smell like a man. Add 90 years to any fragrance, though, and it becomes pretty unisex.

    It's utterly fantastic, though the strength of the newest version is relatively poor compared to its fraternal twin brother, Knize Ten - my new favorite leather.
    My Top Ten:

    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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    Go forth with confidence that you will smell manly.
    Five that I am enjoying right now

    1) Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
    2) Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
    3) Bois des Iles by Chanel
    4) Devin by Aramis
    5) Coromandel by Chanel

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    Wonderful frag. I actually own and use the parfum concentration. If you are ready to drop the required money, you should consider the parfum as well. They are similar, of course, but not identical. The edt is a touch more floral and leathery, the parfum is smoother, and lasts a very long time. Here in the US, the parfum goes for about $180 for 15 ml.

    cacio

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    I own it and worship it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Wonderful frag. I actually own and use the parfum concentration. If you are ready to drop the required money, you should consider the parfum as well. They are similar, of course, but not identical. The edt is a touch more floral and leathery, the parfum is smoother, and lasts a very long time. Here in the US, the parfum goes for about $180 for 15 ml.

    cacio
    Thank you Cacio, but I will try EdT first. But for me, and I supose for everybody, longevity is crucial. Then, we will see.


    Quote Originally Posted by digger51 View Post
    Go forth with confidence that you will smell manly.
    I'll do my best! Just in case I will bring with me this poll...
    Last edited by Papi Le Bon; 26th June 2012 at 04:43 AM. Reason: I repeated myself, I don't know what I'm doing!

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    Very elegant! Love it!

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    The Top notes scream signature Chanel, as in No.5, No.22, 31 Rue Cambon, white florals and Aldehydes galore, then it starts to settle into a masculine leather, which any woman or man could wear, I own it in Les Exclusives concentration as well as the Perfume.

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    I find it very feminine on my skin and to my nose. It was developed with a woman in mind at the time it was made you can't dispute that.

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    MMMM...Yes. Oh, it's nice to wear.
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    Used to love to spray this on my brea..chest before I broke my large sample.

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