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    Default Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    I would like to add a leather based fragrance to my collection as I do not currently have one. I tend to like darker, stronger scents that are long lasting and project well. I tried Knize Ten and I did not like it. I have been on an oud kick lately so maybe a leather with oud? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    I think Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford is a very user-friendly leather. You could always try Cuir de Russie by Chanel, but it's quite floral.

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    Montale Aoud Leather
    Tuscan leather

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    One of my favorites is Speakeasy by Frapin.
    Currently wearing: Sauvage by Christian Dior

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    Golden Boy by Dueto. Good stuff and a fraction of the price of Tuscan Leather.
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Hermès by Hermès

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    There are many interesting leather
    - Peau d'Espagne by Santa Maria Novella is the rawest one I have ever smelt
    - Lonestar Memory by Tauer is the scent of cowboys & campfire
    - Parfums Retro Grand Cuir is quit Soapy Leather
    - Parfum D'Empire Cuir Ottoman is great, too
    - there is new leather base perfume by Parfums MDCI which seems promising because all their offerings I have tried are great.
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage: Tribute Attar, Jubilation XXV, GoldMan
    ------ Serge Lutens: Chêne, Tubéreuse Criminell, Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore, Coromandel
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir, Tobacco Vanille
    ------- Hermès: Terre D'Hermès Parfum, Ambre Narguilé
    ------ EDP Frederic Malle: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Parfum MDCI: Invasion Barbare
    Currently wearing: Aoud Cafe by Mancera

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    Lots of different options on the leather theme, best bet is to procure samples and see which rendition is your fave:

    Leather Oud
    Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
    Epic Man
    Tuscan leather
    Or Black
    Puredistance M
    1740 Marquis de Sade

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    Dior Leather Oud
    Parfums d Empire Cuir Ottoman
    Montale Oud Cuir Arabie

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    Without a flinch Tuscan Leather...any other is just faux....TL has IMHO set the bar High...Luxurious Leather couch, saffron, rasberry(fruity) suede...etc ..etc so deep, dark, rich and blended so opulently...any other juice and you are just not indulging yourself in a Modern Master piece...Bar to none ....cheerios
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    Default Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    Thanks for the suggestions so far guys? I did sample cuir d'arabie but was turned off by the opening and had to wash it off. Maybe I should resample it again and let it dry down a bit.

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    +1 Montale Leather Aoud
    KCCO!

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    I second the recommendation of Cuir Ottoman - a soft, suede-like leather, without the rubbery notes of Knize Ten (if that's what put you off).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBF1972 View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions so far guys? I did sample cuir d'arabie but was turned off by the opening and had to wash it off. Maybe I should resample it again and let it dry down a bit.
    Was it too dirty for you? In that case, you'd better stay far away from Dior Leather Oud too!


    Try Guerlain's Cuir Beluga, a nice polished leather note.
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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    I'd be careful with Tuscan Leather because, as was said, you need to like fruit too (raspberry) and it's not cheap. I'd avoid something like ELdO's Rien if you don't like Knize Ten. Still, TL is among my favorite leathers.
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    Default Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    You didn't like Knize Ten and didn't like Oud Cuir d'Arabie. which makes one wonder whether perhaps you don't like leather in general.
    Perhaps you can try lighter leathers. Chanel Cuir de Russie is very smooth, and Etat Libre d'Orange Tom of Finland is a smooth suede.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    I found the opening of cuir d' arabie very dirty and did not wait for the dry down. The rubber in knize ten is what put me off for sure. I do like fruit so I'm thinking Tuscan leather may be a good option but expensive.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir. Light citrus with a nice Leather background.

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    Lonestar Memories may be tolerable to you, though your dislike for the Cuir d'Aribie makes me second cacio's concern that leathers may just not work for you.

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    Cuir Tabac by David Jourquin
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    +1 Santa Maria Novella-Peau d'Espagne
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    Demeter Leather. For fun. It's pretty good.
    Currently wearing: Agar Attar by Agar Aura

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    Leather scents simply do not smell like leather to me. But with that said, in the leather genera I enjoy Kolnisch Juchten by Parfums Regence the most. Dior Leather Oud is a favorite too but personally it does not smell like the leather jacket I wear, more like oud wood and animalics to me.
    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. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    Tuscan Leather, TF
    Lonestar Memory, Tauer
    Leather Aoud, Montale
    Godolphin, Marly
    Cuir Ottoman, d'empir

    Those are some of what I sampled. Tuscan Leather is probably my personal favorite.

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    + 1 Cuir Ottoman
    + 1 Tom of Finland
    + 1 Cuir Beluga

    Also,
    Heeley Cuir Pline Fleur
    Guerlain Derby
    Creed Royal English Leather (my favorite, but discontinued)

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    +2 Cuir Ottoman by Parfums D'Empire

    Also, I personally like Marqius de Sade 1740 by HDP.
    Currently wearing: Vétiver by Christian Dior

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    Baladin by Parfums de Nicolai for a safe, non-offensive leather.
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    Default Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    You might try Chanel- Cuir de Russie. It is a bit lighter. Be sure to let it dry thoroughly. It starts with a 'hairspray' accord but it dries to a soft, warm leather. I prefer the parfum.
    Currently wearing: Aperçu by Houbigant

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    Nobody sugguest Charriol Royal Leather because it is cheap? Only about EU150? I like it a lot specially because it is not only leather, it's modern ans a bit spicy. And it is indeed compared to Tuscan Leather, too.

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    I did a poll on people's favorite leather fragrance a year ago, and more than 130 people voted. The top six were Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, Knize Ten, Chanel Cuir de Russie, Dior Leather Oud, Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman, and Helmut Lang's long discontinued Cuiron.
    You might find the voting results and the discussion in that thread interesting. You can find it here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/317...her?highlight=
    Last edited by Dane77; 11th December 2013 at 10:21 PM.

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    Super cheapo Everlast Original 1910 has a clear leather note and is a solid, moderately complex scent.

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