Mark Birley For Men Charles Street
Please advise. I got a decent sample of TF Tuscan leather ,but for some reason it didn't last and I sampled Clive Christian C but the price is outrageous ? Any advise leather experts? I am thinking of Knize Ten , any other suggestions? Thank you.
Mark Birley For Men Charles Street
Puredistance M. Martin
Thank you Skyline and Jazznpool for th responses . I will be visiting Las Vegas soon so I will stop at Barney's and try Mark Birley. I am not sure if they carry Puredistance ?
Two excellent leathers that last for ages are Cuir Mauresque by Lutens, which lasts for around 10 hours on my skin, and the big bad pappy Cuir d'Arabie by Montale, which lasts for at least double that.
Be warned that Cd'A isn't just long-lived, but strong as an ox for its whole life. Definitely a one-spray kind of scent.
Most leathers are very long lasting (and loud). I love many of them.
Probably the most durable (and intense) is Etat Libre d'Orange Rien. Very animalic, one must definitely go light with this. In the same line, Tom of Finland is also durable, but at the opposite end of the spectrum, very smooth, suede-like.
Knize Ten, as you mention, is excellent too. Very classical, with a nice automotive vibe. And I also second Oud Cuir d'Arabie; as most Montales, it lasts for days. But I also get a very good longevity from the cheap Estee Lauder Azuree, which can be had at Macys for $40.
Second the Cuir Mauresque suggestion and will throw in Cuir d'Iris by PG. I also love Knize Ten.
But if you think Tuscan Leather lacked longevity - are you sure it couldn't have been nose fatigue? After a while, our own noses get desensitized to the fragrance we're wearing, so others can smell it even if we can't. I only ask because Tuscan Leather is a huge fragrance!
Knize Ten is easily the top dog. I would also consider Cuir Ottoman by Parfum d'Empire.
Cuir de Lancome, you can find it quite cheap(though prices have gone up recently), as it was discontinued.
Read through the boards and it is the most loved blind buy leather fragrance by both sexes.
Montale Cuir d'Arabie, and Montale Aoud Leather...like someone else mentioned, these beasts last ALL DAY, so use sparingly
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) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
I cant imagine TL not lasting on anyone's skin. This stuff is there the next morning on my skin and especially my clothes. Knize Ten is not for everyone, please sample first.
Knize Ten lasts until you wash again. Whenever this may be.
I like Knize Ten, but if you want something a little more modern and sexy with plenty of staying power I would go with Rien
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Thanks to you all . I guess I have homework to do. More sampling
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Try Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve. Much better than its bargain price suggests. Two money-to-burn options are Guerlain Derby and Godolphin by Parfums de Marly. The latter is like the TF on steroids.
Yet another vote for Knize Ten
It's not a macho or spicy leather, but my favourite is still Cuir Ottoman.
Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...
I tried a great deal of them. Aoud and Leather is a great mix when you are looking for longevity. Oddly enough I didn't find Cuir Ottoman or Montale's CDA to be extremely long lasting.
The winners for me are :
Knize 10 Golden Edition. The current original is very weak on my skin. Montale's Dark Aoud is a winner as well.
A good inexpensive leather is Vermeil for men by Vermeil. It's a good everyday scent with great longevity and projection.
I think I paid less than $25 and it smells amazing. The bottle is very cool too.
Re. Tuscan Leather - a colleague of mine used to wear TL all the time and he could never smell it on himself. I could smell him before he entered the room - seriously. If he'd been in our staff canteen I could still smell Tuscan Leather as clear as day 10-15 minutes after he'd left!! I think certain people become anosmic to certain fragrances (particularly stronger ones), especially if applied higher up the body where they are under the nose, so to speak. A trick is to apply lower down - chest, even belly, and this way the nose isn't overpowered. Plenty of people have reported that this works for them...!
Histoires de Parfums 1740.
I still don't see M as a leather scent, despite its marketing. (Not downtalking it, however; it's my hands-down fav... just not as a leather.)
The most natural-animalic-leather (if that's what you want) and lasts forever on me is Montale's Aoud Cuir d'Arabie.
For a cleaner, more powdery alternative, I'll jump on the KNIZE TEN bandwagon and add that, in several right arm / left arm comparative wearings, the limited GOLD EDITION last twice as long (I'm talking full day on skin and months on clothes)... and amps up the leather while toning down the powder. Just the way I likes it.
Having Simultaneous Affairs with: Amouage Memoir Man, Interlude Man, Epic Extrait (yep... the femme version), Ubar, Tribute, Homage, Badr Al Badour, Opus VI & VII • Puredistance M, Black • Tauer L'Air & Carillon pour un Ange • Knize Ten Golden • L'Artisan Al Oudh, Traversee du Bosphore, Dzing! • TF Noir de Noir • Xerjoff Homme, Richwood, Regio, 1861 Renaissance, 1888, Zafar • Serge Lutens MKK, Gris Clair, Fille en Aiguilles • H de Parfums 1740, Noir Patchouli, Tub3 Animale, Fidelis • Abdes Salaam Tabac, Cafe Milano, Mecca Balsam • Slumberhouse Vikt, Vintage Baque • MDCI Chypre Palatin • Nicoläi Vie de Chateau Intense, L'Eau Mixte • Dior Leather Oud & Patchouli Imperial • Chanel Sycomore • Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Ete • MFK Oud Cashmere Mood • Ormonde Jayne Nawab of Oudh Intensivo • Papillon Anubis • Bogue Maai • Ormonde Jayne Nawab of Oudh Intensivo
I will change things up a bit...Vintage Hermes Bel Ami.
“Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”
― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen