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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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    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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    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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    Default Re: Best budget leathers?

    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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    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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    Default Re: Best budget leathers?

    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
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    Hugo (1995)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Eau des Baux (2006)
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    A men Pure Leather
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    Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve

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    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui

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    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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    Also, forgot. Guess by Marciano is an excellent budget leather scent.
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    Default Re: Best budget leathers?

    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
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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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