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  • Aramis - Aramis

    7 5.26%
  • Armani - Cuir Améthyste

    2 1.50%
  • Chanel - Cuir de Russie

    23 17.29%
  • Creed - Royal English Leather

    11 8.27%
  • Dior - Leather Oud

    14 10.53%
  • Etat Libre d'Orange - Rien

    5 3.76%
  • Guerlain - Derby

    12 9.02%
  • Heeley - Cuir Pleine Fleur

    5 3.76%
  • Helmut Lang - Cuiron

    13 9.77%
  • Knize - Knize Ten

    26 19.55%
  • L'Artisan Parfumeur - Dzing!

    11 8.27%
  • Montale - Aoud Cuir d'Arabie

    8 6.02%
  • Parfum d'Empire - Cuir Ottoman

    13 9.77%
  • Puredistance - M

    10 7.52%
  • Robert Piguet - Bandit

    4 3.01%
  • Santa Maria Novella - Peau d'Espagne

    1 0.75%
  • Serge Lutens - Cuir Mauresque

    5 3.76%
  • Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather

    32 24.06%
  • Xerjoff - 17/17 Homme

    5 3.76%
  • Other

    20 15.04%
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  1. #1

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    Leather scents seem to be enjoying a bit of a sudden renaissance these days with recent years having seen scores of exciting new releases, rereleases and, not least, renewed interest in the fabled classics of this very old and distingished fragrance category. But which one is your favorite leather interpretation?
    I enjoy a lot of the fragrances on the list (and certainly classics like Knize Ten and Cuir de Russie), but having to pick my favorite at the moment I'd go for a much newer one; my vote goes to Dior's dirty civet-heavy Leather Oud. Which one(s) do you enjoy or admire the most? It might not even be on the list...
    Last edited by Dane77; 3rd December 2012 at 11:38 PM.

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    From the list, my personal favorite are:

    Guerlain Derby
    Puredistance M
    Dior Leather Oud
    Knize Knize Ten
    Chanel Cuir de Russie

    another newly favorite leather scent is Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours
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    Tuscan Leather.

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    Chanel - Cuir de Russie

    L'Artisan Parfumeur - Dzing!

    Santa Maria Novella - Peau d'Espagne
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    My favorites are:

    Tuscan Leather - For its realistic take on leather.
    Leather Oud - For its take on a smooth smoky saddle leather.

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    Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
    Cuir Ottoman

    Adding a favorite of mine that's not listed - PG's Cuir d'Iris.
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    I don't really have much leather experience, but so far I think I like Nostalgia best with Leaether Oud a close second.

  8. #8

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    Haven't sniffed all on the list, but Creed Royal English Leather is the one I picked. It's just great stuff.

  9. #9

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    Creed Cuir de Russie, Knize 10, Farina Kölnisch Juchten.

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    Tuscan Leather
    M
    Leather Oud
    Derby

    Very tough to choose. Glad I can have more than one.

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    Derby
    Royal English Leather

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    I prefer old fashioned, sweet, ambery leathers. Creed Royal English Leather is probably my favorite, but others are Chanel Cuir de Russie, Knize 10 and 10 Golden Edition.

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    Cuir Ottoman
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman

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    Favourite - 17/17 Homme.

    Highly rate - Cuir Mauresque, Cuir de Russie, Derby, Royal English Leather, Tuscan Leather.

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    From this list, Knize Ten, closely followed Creed REL and Aramis, still having to test Tuscan Leather and Cuiron.

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    My top 5 leather:-

    Helmut Lang Cuiron
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Chanel Cuir de Russieb
    Creed Royal English Leather
    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur

    I have trouble classifying Puredistance M as a leather fragrance. It's much more complex than that.

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    Give it a try to Bel Ami by Hermes.

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    Give it a try to Bel Ami by Hermes.
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    Give it a try to Bel Ami by Hermes.
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    My favorite is Cuiron, with honorable mentions to Cuir Pleine Fleur and Puredistance M.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

  20. #20

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    Miller Harris Cuir D'Oranger

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    Knize Ten gets my vote, although I find it too strong for me to wear. It's an authentic leather though and that's why I chose it.

    Why isn't Chanel Antaeus in this list? Or Fahrenheit even?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Why isn't Chanel Antaeus in this list? Or Fahrenheit even?
    Thanks for those questions. I left Antaeus out because I try to put just one fragrance per house in these polls and Chanel is represented by Cuir de Russie instead. Same goes for Dior with Leather Oud over Fahrenheit. With one poll slot reserved for the "others" option there is only room for a maximum of 19 entrants, so for the sake of variation I try to enter as many houses as fragrances...

    On a side note, I think I'd probably classify Fahrenheit as more of a gasoline/petrol scent than a leather, and certainly compared to Leather Oud...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane77 View Post
    Thanks for those questions. I left Antaeus out because I try to put just one fragrance per house in these polls and Chanel is represented by Cuir de Russie instead. Same goes for Dior with Leather Oud over Fahrenheit. With one poll slot reserved for the "others" option there is only room for a maximum of 19 entrants, so for the sake of variation I try to enter as many houses as fragrances...

    On a side note, I think I'd probably classify Fahrenheit as more of a gasoline/petrol scent than a leather, and certainly compared to Leather Oud...
    Ah thanks for clarifying this so promptly. I see what you mean. Actually, I think Leather Oud is probably Dior's best offering out of any of the mainstream (masculine) scents they've done. I like J'adore, but that's a different story altogether!

    I still stand by my vote for Knize Ten.

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    with the exception of Tuscan Leather and Cuir Amethyste, I love all the others with Puredistance M, Knize Ten, Bandit, Derby and Chanel's Cuir De Russie forming my top five (in no prticular order).


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    Puredistance - M

    Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather

    Cuir Ottoman

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    Puredistance - M

    Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather

    Cuir Ottoman

  27. #27

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    Tuscan Leather for me. I just received another 4 mil sample of it yesterday. Great stuff

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    I have only tried 5 - 6 of that list, but I love Chanel's current EDT of Cuir de Russie (leather, iris and other interests) and also Heeley's Cuir Pleine Fleur, for it's dry, austere take on soft leather and florals.

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    ...my favorites from this list: Dzing! and Knize Ten...!
    ...other: Habit Rouge and Or Black...!
    Last edited by Trauerkraut; 5th December 2012 at 04:24 AM.

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    My favs are:

    Cuir de Russie (Chanel)
    Knize Ten
    Gomma
    Tabac Blond
    Puredistance M
    Lonestar Memories
    Cuir de Lancôme
    Diorling
    Arsène Lupin Dandy
    Bandit

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    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.

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  32. #32

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    + 2 Im really for Helmut Lang Curion as an overall leather scent. Not an easy one to come across, either.

  33. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleuth View Post
    Give it a try to Bel Ami by Hermes.
    Yes I second that, a great fragrance.

  34. #34

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    Not on your list but very nice one : Or Black de Pascal Morabito

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    Bel Ami/Hermes
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    Knize Ten
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    1740
    Patou pour Homme
    Yatagan (vintage)
    Tribute Attar
    Bel Ami (vintage)
    Cuir de Russie (vintage pre-Exclusifs, Chanel)
    Bulgari Black
    Jules (vintage)
    Derby (vintage)
    Or Black (vintage)
    Oud Cuir d'Arabie
    Patchouli 24
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    Default Re: Your favorite leather?

    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.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Tuscan Leather is by far the most amazing smelling leather based fragrance ever made!!
    My 3 Signature Scents:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    Royal English Leather, Knize Ten and Helmut Lang for me, and in that order.
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    Knize Ten
    Dior Oud Leather
    Oud Cuir d'Arabie
    Cuir d'Iris
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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    I tried Tom Ford Tuscan Leather yesterday, for a full wearing, and found it to be nothing but fruit in the last hours.

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    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
    Last edited by Sal Paradise; 8th December 2012 at 12:42 AM.

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