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    Default Best budget leathers?

    I was thinking about this, and the only one which sprang to mind is Cuir de Lancome. What others are there?
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    Caractère by Daniel Hechter

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    Default Re: Best budget leathers?

    Honestly, given its potency and relatively inexpensive price tag, I would say leather oud is quite affordable.
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    I like Cuir de Lancome, but don't find it very "leathery". Kind of like Tom of Finland - it is more of a suede.

    for a budget leather, the only I can think of at the moment would be Dirty English, but even that isn't quite what I think of as a "leather" fragrance. The only other good leathers that come to mind are all > $70 / bottle.
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    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
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    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    I cant think in an cheap options except Cuir de Lancome, and this one is becoming expensive and rare.

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    Azuree, a confident citrusy leather, should still cost about $40 for 75ml regular price at dept stores.

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    Knize Ten is still reasonably priced...GREAT quality/price ratio IMO.


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    Default Re: Best budget leathers?

    L'Essence de Cerutti by Cerutti is $29.99 for a 3.4 oz (100 ml) on eBay.

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    Gianfranco Ferre For Men, Trussardi Uomo Vintage (both not strictly leather prominent but with a leathery undertone).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlsweeney View Post
    L'Essence de Cerutti by Cerutti is $29.99 for a 3.4 oz (100 ml) on eBay.
    Definitely this one.

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    Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve under $10
    Quorum $15
    Halston Z-14 $15
    Enrico Sebastiano $25
    Aramis $60
    Fahrenheit $60

    A lot of old school powerhouses have lots of leather.

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    Default Re: Best budget leathers?

    So many...

    Knize Ten
    Habit Rouge
    Aramis

    three of my favorites that are very reasonably priced.

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    Golden Boy for less than $100. That seems pretty reasonable for a 3.4 oz EdP that smells very similar to Tuscan Leather.
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    Sienna by Crabtree & Evelyn

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    English Leather

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    I agree on Knize Ten and Aramis - roughly in the same price range, but a lot more difficult to find, are Farina Russisch Leder and SMN's amazing Peau d'Espagne.

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    Wow, no mention of Nicole Miller for men?? Easily the best leather scent under 20 bucks. You can get it for about 10 or 12 bucks a bottle. Has a great apple note which makes it quite unique.

    Other reasonably priced leather fragrances:
    John Varvatos
    True Religion
    Polo
    My 3 Signature Scents:

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

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    A men Pure Leather
    John Varvatos

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    Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve

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    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui

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    Default Re: Best budget leathers?

    Imho THE 'best bang for the buck leather fragrance' award goes to...the $23 for 4oz ...

    Elsha 1776 Russian Leather

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    Kolnisch Juchten by Parfums Regence cost me $65 for 100ml.. Dark, birtchy, smoky meat like leather that is better than anything I have smelled in the leather range. Unfortunately only one store in the US carries it but even given that fact I have found it easier to get than Knize 10 which nobody has in stock and also which I have never even sampled. Wish I knew what it smelled like...
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    6. Bond No.9 New York Oud
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    Also, forgot. Guess by Marciano is an excellent budget leather scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane77 View Post
    I agree on Knize Ten and Aramis - roughly in the same price range, but a lot more difficult to find, are Farina Russisch Leder and SMN's amazing Peau d'Espagne.
    Russisch Leder is not that difficult to find:

    http://shop.essenza-nobile.de/duefte...Leder-EdT.html

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    Looks like the OP should have specified exactly what he meant by budget. LOL. So, I will mentioned "cheapos:"

    Everlast Original 1910
    Bijan V.I.P. Men (suede)
    Heir by Hilton (not suggesting it's a great scent)
    Montana Parfum d'Homme (complex, so the leather note may not be strong enough for you there)
    Vintage Cachet is also easy to get cheaply on ebay, sort of a light version of Aramis.

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    Axe "Music" is surprisingly good - reminiscent of Tuscan Leather but with cedar instead of raspberry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillC View Post
    I was thinking about this, and the only one which sprang to mind is Cuir de Lancome. What others are there?
    Cuir de Lancome is the best bargain out there for leather, but I would also venture to say Cabochard, which can be bought from discounters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Imho THE 'best bang for the buck leather fragrance' award goes to...the $23 for 4oz ...
    Elsha 1776 Russian Leather
    This one by a long shot.
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    Default Re: Best budget leathers?

    I'd save money and buy Knize Ten.

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    Kind of soft and powdery leather, but one I appreciate is Trumper's Spanish Leather. Maybe not budget, but not expensive either.

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    I agree with Aramis
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    Default Re: Best budget leathers?

    If Cuir de Lancome's current prices are "budget," then what is not a budget scent, other than Amouage, Clive Christian, Xerjoff, and perhaps one or two others?

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    Another vote for Aramis. I picked up a 60ml bottle for about 15 dollars not too long ago, so you can occasionally find it for quite cheap.

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    I had heard about Knize Ten on Basenotes since 2009.
    I avoided it, thinking I don't like leather cologne, based on
    pre-basenotes bias on leather based on English Leather.

    Fast Forward to now...Got sample from Lucky Scent, ordered bottle next day.
    Love it or Hate it...when you love it...you'll then consider Cuir de Russie (EXPENSIVE)

    I did hear that Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve is damn good leather for VERY inexpensive.

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    Knize Ten will spank you with it's Austrian Leather
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    +1 Nicole Miller for Men
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    3. Bergamotto Marino
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    If Cuir de Lancome's current prices are "budget," then what is not a budget scent, other than Amouage, Clive Christian, Xerjoff, and perhaps one or two others?
    I've seen it available on eBay for about £30 about a year or so ago. I checked after starting the thread and couldn't find it. I'm not aware of a more recent price increase.

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    While seconding Caractere, Trumper Spanish Leather, Z14, Trussardi Uomo and English Leather, I'd also like to add Tabac Original and Avon Black Suede Touch (the latter including not just suede notes, but also leathery and gourmand ones).

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    Budget leathers are hard to find. Perhaps if you appreciate leathers from the late 60s ( Aramis), 70s ( drawng a blank !) and 80s ( Ferre Man, Caractere, Trussardi Uomo, Tenere, Or Black....etc) they are alot easier to come by. But finding a nice Spanish leather is really hard to come by at a cheap price ( under $50).

    Most contemporary leathers are close to $100 ( if not more).

    I also find the current Nicole Miller for Men to be lackluster in that it feels thin and not well lasting.
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