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    Kalli and ExtremeK: Thanks for the replies re sweetness levels of Daim Blond and Boxeuse. I did find Bottega Veneta a bit too sweet so maybe these two are not my best bets.

    Primrose: thanks for the recommendations as well as the link to an interesting article. Arsene Lupin was also suggested by Kaern and ExtremeK and I would love to try it.

    Kagey: Now I am thinking I should have included Cuir Fetiche (and maybe the two Monegal leathers) in my sample order from FiF...sounds lovely.

    Bamboogrrrl: I am waiting for a sample of Equistrius - very excited to try it!

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    Yes, i think the Daim Blond might be too sweet for you, it's def. sweeer than Bottega Veneta. it has a sweet fruity apricot.
    Personally I love Cuir de Lancome (great price), and I was pleasantly surprised bij MP et G's Cuir Fetiche, a very sophisticated and soft floral leather, very unlike it's name. Cuit Ottoman was a bit raw and dry to me, I prefer my leathers soft. and if you like a sexy lleather, I'd recommend L'Agent by Agent Provocatuer. I'm wearing this right now for the first time and it's very sensual en heady rosy leather. It IS on the sweeter side, but also dark. Love this!
    I find Jolie Madame a bit sharp and green, more in the line of Bandit.
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    Cindyrella:
    Thank you for the recs! It does sound like Daim Blond will not work for me, so perhaps won't go out of my way to sample it but would definitely like to try it at some point.

    With several recs for Cuir Fetiche in this thread, I asked FiF if it was possible to pay for an added sample to my sample order (since it has not shipped yet), but they said no so will have to wait to try that one

    Cuir de Lancome gets so many positive comments and it sounds lovely that every day brings me closer to a blind purchase. Any suggestions for where to buy it if I should decide on a blind buy? I am not familiar at all with online discount shops so don't know which ones are reliable and which to avoid.

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    About Cuir de Lancome. I got it on DirectCosmetics but it has sold out! I notice that it has gone up in price Plaisir. It could be had for as little as £30 not long ago. It has now gone up to over £50. It is probably still worth it though as there is a possiblilty that the Lancome "La Collection" fragrances may be repackaged and relaunched and of course if that happens it could be a lot more expensive.

    ...and if it doesn't happen then Cuir will no longer be available! So, either way it is probably worth it. I am not a big blind buyer at all but I did buy this blind because there is nowhere to try it. I wasn't dissapointed and I have bought a reserve bottle since. It may not be your holy grail of sot leather/suede fragrances but it is soft, and it is leathery and it is a really satisfying wear.

    Plaisir, it would be my pleasure to send you a little to try it BUT I have to be honest and say that I think that if you want it you had probably better get off your mark and order some while it is still available.

    It is still available through Amazon but maybe someone knows another online retailer that has stocks left.

    Let me know your thoughts....

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    Thank you for the very generous offer Foustie! I agree that I should probably buy it sooner rather than later if I like it, as it does seem to be getting more expensive and some sites no longer carry it (I have followed some links only to get to a page reading "product no longer available" ). There are two Swedish sites that have it, one at almost twice the price as the other (this site seems more reliable though), both a bit more expensive than international sites it seems, but shipping is lower.
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    Default Re: Feminine, soft leather/suede scent

    Quote Originally Posted by jacona View Post
    Mauboussin Histoire d' Eau soft, ambery suede
    Plus 1 on Jacona's suggestion- this is very nice for the price. Just make sure you get the amber/topaze juice and not the amethyst version.


    adding smellbent"s newer- St Tropez Dispenser - Après Soleil must be the Apres Soleil version for the leather/suede notes. Cozy buttery & soft
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    Hi,
    I got Cuir De Lancome from fragrancenet.com for a good price. When you wait for a discount code it can be very good value to order from the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plaisir View Post
    Cindyrella:
    Thank you for the recs! It does sound like Daim Blond will not work for me, so perhaps won't go out of my way to sample it but would definitely like to try it at some point.

    With several recs for Cuir Fetiche in this thread, I asked FiF if it was possible to pay for an added sample to my sample order (since it has not shipped yet), but they said no so will have to wait to try that one

    Cuir de Lancome gets so many positive comments and it sounds lovely that every day brings me closer to a blind purchase. Any suggestions for where to buy it if I should decide on a blind buy? I am not familiar at all with online discount shops so don't know which ones are reliable and which to avoid.
    Cuir de Lancome is a bargain now, and I think they do the floral leather better than the Cuir Fetiche of MPG, which is much more expensive. You can find Cuir de Lancome at many discounters. Cuir de Lancome is always with me every day in a small vial! It's a treasure!

    BTW, MPG have Parfum d'Habit for men, and this is very leathery. Not floral at all.
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    Hi I'm by no means an expert, but I fell in love with Chanel cuir de ruisse, from a perfume sample set. I prompty ordered a small decant from the sample service, but tried to track down other leathers, a rarity in a small Canadian city. Eventually I did buy a bottle of the cuir de ruisse in las Vegas, I find it elegant and beautiful.
    I've also been fond over these last 2 years of Dior pour homme. I would say it was a suede and expensive compact scent. Have used almost a bottle, lovely sprayed on coat and scarf. Perhaps not feminine enough, but hopefully you can try it in Sweden.
    I have also been tempted by the cuir lancome, wish it was available at one the counters, I have read positive things about this on, and I adore o d'lancome.

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    I'm wearing it today: Maria Candida Gentile Barry Lindon is a very soft spoken leather, sprinkled with mountain flowers and herbs. It's worth trying it, if you have the chance...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    About Cuir de Lancome. I got it on DirectCosmetics but it has sold out! I notice that it has gone up in price Plaisir. It could be had for as little as £30 not long ago. It has now gone up to over £50. It is probably still worth it though as there is a possiblilty that the Lancome "La Collection" fragrances may be repackaged and relaunched and of course if that happens it could be a lot more expensive.

    ...and if it doesn't happen then Cuir will no longer be available! So, either way it is probably worth it. I am not a big blind buyer at all but I did buy this blind because there is nowhere to try it. I wasn't dissapointed and I have bought a reserve bottle since. It may not be your holy grail of sot leather/suede fragrances but it is soft, and it is leathery and it is a really satisfying wear.

    Plaisir, it would be my pleasure to send you a little to try it BUT I have to be honest and say that I think that if you want it you had probably better get off your mark and order some while it is still available.

    It is still available through Amazon but maybe someone knows another online retailer that has stocks left.

    Let me know your thoughts....
    Foustie, in the US, Overstock.com might be worth a look. It might be a good idea to check prices.
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    Thanks Primrose. There is an idea for you Plaisir.

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    Thanks Primrose (and Foustie)! Had a look (www.overstock.com) but couldn't find Cuir de Lancome.... In fact, under the category Perfumes and Fragrances there were very few items. Am I looking in the wrong place?
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    Chambre Noire from Olfactive Studio is a sensual leather scent with spices , plum and patchouli.


    "Top notes: Schinus. Heart: jasmine, papyrus, violet, incense and prune. Base: sandalwood, patchouli, musk, vanilla and leather."

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    Thanks for all the suggestions that keep coming - I am hoping to find at least one leather scent to love and want a full bottle of. I am particularly looking forward to trying CdL which Foustie is so generously sending me a sample of, as well as Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur which should arrive any day now (FiF sample order).

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    Yes, that's the name of the frag. Says so right on the box.

    This was a wild thing on all the blogs and forums a few years ago. The chat on it made it sound like an industrial-strength agarwood/leather bomb. But it's actually a rather soft, only slightly leathery scent with some oud accents. You might like it, still available through some discounters. The bottle is fabulous, made to evoke leather with metal studs.

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    Sonia Rykiel Woman (Not For Men!)

    Yes, that's the name of the frag. Says so right on the box.

    This was a wild thing on all the blogs and forums a few years ago. The chat on it made it sound like an industrial-strength agarwood/leather bomb. But it's actually a rather soft, only slightly leathery scent with some oud accents. You might like it, still available through some discounters. The bottle is fabulous, made to evoke leather with metal studs.
    A warning: the one Jardanel is talking about is the EDP. The EDT is a different scent altogether (a boring aquatic floral). They also come in different-looking bottles.

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    Thanks bonsai! Good heads-up, and I agree, the EDT is a runt compared to the EDP.

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    Just chiming in to say that for me, Daim Blond isn't sweet. It has a complete lack of any harsh notes, but I still don't actually read it as sweet. And it's the softest leather I know, so I'd really recommend sampling it.

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    Default Re: Feminine, soft leather/suede scent

    Indeed Bottega Veneta wears wonderfully on a guy even if it is soft and plummy. Yet you find it somewhat masculine as it dries down. In that case I really wouldn't recommend Cuir de Lancome, Cuir Ottoman, Cuire Pleine Fleur nor Cuir de Russie. There is a certain masculine edge or a hint of bitterness in these 4 that imo makes them rather suitable for men.

    I too second Daim Blond - it should be on your test list at the very least.
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