Well, I think Knize 10 is very unlike Cuir de Russie, although I have to admit that the Les Exclusifs EdT is an iris (no leather) to my nose. The Parfum (no EdP) is sublime, very soft-spoken with below average longevity for a parfum on me. It is just too expensive in my opinion for what it delivers. Knize 10 was very much related to the original Tabac Blond (the latter was loaded with animalics) in its leather note and initial vibe. Knize 10 is rather harsh with a distinctive gasoline note and works much better for me splashed on my chest and neck. If you wanted to experience something closer to Cuir de Russie Parfum, I'd recommend trying Cuir Fetish. In a nutshell, they are all superb leathers!