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    Default Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Hi guys,

    I am just reading a crime novel in which of one of the male characters is said that "an expensive scent of pine and leather emanated from his person".

    What scent could that be??? I am very interested in "pine and leather". So, what do the aficionados say?



    The novel, BTW, is The Hollow Man by Oliver Harris. Not bad at all.

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    Default Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Polo is the first thing that comes to mind. Digging up the vintage could be expensive I suppose.

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    Yeah... forget the latest version of Polo (green). It just ain't the same, damn it.
    If you can find it, get vintage.

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    Default Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Sounds like a made up combo. In any case, I cannot think of pine plus leather per se, but the most famous galbanum + leather (galbanum smells fresh green, but not coniferous) is the deliciously s&m Bandit.

    A fragrantica search for pine and leather shows a dozen or so scents, but for what I've smelled, none of them has a prominent leather note to my nose (while some of them are indeed pine-y). I have not smelled vintage Polo, but as already said, the current one is certainly not leathery.

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    Carlo Corinto Classic has both leather and pine - but isn't expensive

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    Default Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Quote Originally Posted by docluv45 View Post
    Polo is the first thing that comes to mind. Digging up the vintage could be expensive I suppose.
    +1 - That's exactly what I thought of when I saw "pine and leather".
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    Default Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Could it possibly be Fille En Aiguilles layered with some Leather only scent?

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    Default Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Some of the older Spanish scents by Puig? i.e.: Agua Brava, Quorum, ...
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    Default Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    I think you might want to extend the search past just "pine" and maybe consider conifer scents more generally which could come across as pine (cypress, etc.).

    I'm guessing things like the original Polo, maybe Yatagan, although I agree it is probably just something made up rather than a specific product that the author had in mind.

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    Default Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Cuir Pleine Fleur comes to mind....even though it doesn't have pine, it still sort of fits IMO. And it is "expensive".

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    Just smelled the sprayer of polo green. That may be a possibility.

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    Default Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Here's my reaction. Pine and leather are at opposite end of the spectrum. Pine is fresh, bright, natural, vegetal, green. Leather is antique, dark, somewhat constructed, animalic, brown.
    The person who writes of the reconciliation of these two polarities is making a statement which is bold but which actually would not be a good combination.
    The "pine" represents the natural world, one open to possibilities. The "leather" represents a more constructed masculine aspect, tougher, less open, more "cured" or "seasoned" as leather is.
    In other words, this is a literary construct rather than a description of an actual scent.
    Of course others will disagree but that how it seems to me.
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    FILS DE DIEU DU RIZ ET DES AGRUMES - Etat Libre d'Orange - somewhat

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    Le Seducteur by Micallef would fit the bill.
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    Default Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Polo green.

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    Default Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Another vote for Polo, this comes to mind first.
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    Default Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    O'Driu's Laltrove 1003 is the first one that comes to mind...


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    Default Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Esencia Loewe has 'pine needles' and 'leather' listed as notes but speaking from personal experience, it feels more like a vibe or texture. I cannot discount the possibly subliminal effects of a marketing construct either. So Ody made a valid point.

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    Default Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Le Seducteur by Micallef would fit the bill.
    Fantastic, isn't it? Very good call.
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