+ 2 Im really for Helmut Lang Curion as an overall leather scent. Not an easy one to come across, either.
Aramis - Aramis
Armani - Cuir Améthyste
Chanel - Cuir de Russie
Creed - Royal English Leather
Dior - Leather Oud
Etat Libre d'Orange - Rien
Guerlain - Derby
Heeley - Cuir Pleine Fleur
Helmut Lang - Cuiron
Knize - Knize Ten
L'Artisan Parfumeur - Dzing!
Montale - Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
Parfum d'Empire - Cuir Ottoman
Puredistance - M
Robert Piguet - Bandit
Santa Maria Novella - Peau d'Espagne
Serge Lutens - Cuir Mauresque
Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather
Xerjoff - 17/17 Homme
Thread: Your favorite leather?
Tough choice. I ultimately went with Bandit, but Rien is up there. And so are many others.
For the ultimate in leathery-ness, you should smell (but not wear) that realistic impression of drowing into a tannery pool, Complex by Boadicea.
Not on your list but very nice one : Or Black de Pascal Morabito
Snarky is as snarky does.
Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
Leonard pour Homme (1980)
Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
Least favorite: Tuscan Leather, which ultimately isn't much of a leather at all.
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I have to admit that I have not sampled many on the list but of those listed I voted for Leather Oud. One not listed that is my top favorite is Parfums Regence Kolnisch Juchten. Dark and deep Russian Leather. Smells a bit like a campfire and a bit meaty to start.
1. Epic Man by Amouage (29 wears)
2. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (27 wears)
3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (22 wears)
4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (21 wears)
5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (17 wears)
6. Fate Man by Amouage (17 wears)
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Tuscan Leather is by far the most amazing smelling leather based fragrance ever made!!
My Ultimate Top 5:
Le Vetiver Itasca (2010)
Burberry London (2006)
Eau des Baux (2006)
Arpege pour Homme (2005)
I haven't smelled them all but my favorites are Cuiron, M, and Dior Homme Cologne.
I also really like Poivre Samarcande, which to my nose smells more than leather than anything. I guess because it's so peppery people always talk about the pepper instead of the leather.
Thank you, everybody! It seems clear by now that three fragrances - Tuscan Leather, Knize Ten, and Cuir de Russie - score much higher than the others, but it's still a pretty close race between those three contenders. Leather Oud and Derby follow suit at a much slower pace in 4th and 5th position. It's been very interesting to follow the voting, and the poll has yielded some surprises, as well: Only one vote for Peau d'Espagne and three for Cuir Mauresque place them both at the very bottom. I for one hadn't seen that coming - very interesting!
Thanks, guys - and please go on voting. The poll stays open.
Farina Kölnisch Juchten, Chanel Cuir de Russie Parfum, Creed Cuir de Russie, Cuir de Lancome
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Of the ones I have tried:
Rien - stands out as amazing
Bel Ami and Tuscan Leather are also good fragrances
Royal English Leather, Knize Ten and Helmut Lang for me, and in that order.
Formerly known as Inselaffe
Dior Oud Leather
Oud Cuir d'Arabie
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
I have a hard time enjoying leather fragrance. But I like leather as an ingredient in a more complicated perfume. My favorite of these "mostly leathers" are: (1) Leather Oud, (2) Or Black, (3)Kolnisch Juchten (Regence), (4) M PureD
Soft suede scents that have a leather suede note, are "almost leather" but probably not really leather scents, these are my favorites: (1) Nuit de Sens by Louis Feraud, (2) Soivohle Leather Krem, (3) MFK Oud, (4) Dzongkha
im going to throw one more hat into the ring- its pinaud clubman special reserve. seems like ive been tooting its horn a lot here lately. it is the best leather ive smelled yet. including bel ami and knize ten- hear me out... clubman special reserve is leather. all the others are leather and sweet or leather and rose or leather and smoke and cinnamon, or whatever. pinaud is leather. period. and it smells really really nice. thats my vote.
Royal English Leather
Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir - not the most evocative of leather, but nice.
Axe “Music” could be a Tuscan Leather flanker, they’re that similar.
I tried Tom Ford Tuscan Leather yesterday, for a full wearing, and found it to be nothing but fruit in the last hours.
Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella, it reminds me of my late Uncle's 1967 Jaguar XJE, parked in the garage with the leather seats and gasoline fumes and oil soaked floors...nostalgia-1.jpg
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Refined opulent, majestic and surreal is TL and the dry down is mesmerizingly addictive.
"Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "
Onda, but more than half the fragrances listed on the poll are excellent scents I'd be happy to own.
I'm not going to vote because I haven't smelled a bunch of the choices, but I find myself drawn to Knize Ten. I'm at the very bottom of my sample. I really enjoy it, but I'll admit that my opinion may be unintentionally boosted a bit by the fact that it dates back nearly a century. Every time I wear it, I find myself getting lost in thoughts about people who may have been wearing it back in the roaring 20s. Who were they and what were they doing while wearing Knize Ten?
Current Favorites (not in any particular order)
Hanae Mori HM EDT
There are really so many good ones on here. I guess this is my favorite genre. Antaeus is my favorite if that's counted as a leather. Of the ones listed, Puredistance M.
My favorites in no particular order:
Vintage Antaeus, Vintage Bel Ami, Puredistance M, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain, MDCI Invasion Barbare, Morabito Or Black, Geranium Pour Monsieur, Avignon
Habit Rouge - but that's only because it's the only one I have.
It is true that fish stink. It is also true that the river is
beautiful. But the river would be beautiful despite the fish. What
is noxious remains so.
That is not to say that sh*t is not useful when buried in the wheat
field. Bread made from the field tastes sweet, wine from the arbor
sweetest. All things serve a purpose, but that is no reason to
glorify what is abominable. A man must still watch where he walks
and keep his sandals clean. c.21 of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Trans: Normandi Ellis
Cuir Ottoman - far and away the closest thing to Leather I have.
Otherwise, Eau de Hermes & Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
I've only tried 4 as of now. Tuscan Leather, Colonia Leather, Leather Oud, and Cuir Cannage. Cuir de Russie is on its way.
As of now, Tuscan Leather is by far my favorite.
Cocaine and Raspberries.
CURRENTLY ACTIVE SPLITS:
TOM FORD Private Blend: Bois Marocain Reserve 2016 / Ombré Leather 16 / Vert d'Encens / Vert De Fleur
Comme des Garcons: Wonderoud ..... Amouage: Myths Man / Beloved Man / Interlude Man
Frapin: Passion Boisée ..... Valentino: Uomo Intense ..... Gerlain: Habit Rouge Dress Code
Le Labo: Thé Noir 29 / Poivre 23 ..... Christian Dior La Collection Privée: Vetiver / Oud Ispahan / Gris Montaigne
Maison Francis Kurkdjian: APOM pour homme / Cologne Pour Le Soir / Lumière Noire Pour Homme / Amyris Homme / OUD Satin Mood
Roja Dove: Amber Aoud Crystal Parfum / Aoud Crystal Parfum / Scandal Pour Homme EdP / Danger Pour Homme Parfum
Creed Les Royales Exclusives: Jardin d'Amalfi / Royal Mayfair / Spice and Wood / Pure White Cologne
My favorite of all time is Creed Royal English Leather.
But Guerlain Derby is right up there also. And my new best friend: House of Matriarch Blackbird
Current Spring Favorites:
1. Creed - Spice & Wood
2. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
3. Dior - Vetiver
4. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men
5. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
6. Ermenegildo Zegna - Haitian Vetiver
7. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back
8. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
9. Creed - Green Valley
10. Parfumerie Generale - Grand Siecle Intense 7.1