Others will suggest plenty more...
Thread: Best leather?
I haven't really sampled a lot of leather based fragrances and I really want to. I just love the smell of a nice leather coat or of a leatherman's shop. I have a sample of Cuir 28 which I do enjoy, but I am interested what else is out there. Thanks!
Others will suggest plenty more...
Cuir de Russie Parfum
Royal English Leather
My one and only "leather" is Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather
Golden Boy Dueto
Mona Di Orio Cuir
Many leather lovers here. Including myself, so some of my favorites in increasing order of butchness:
Chanel Cuir de Russie, Etat Libre d'Orange Tom of Finland: smoothest suede
Knize Ten: elegant-automotive (like a pre war perfumed dandy aristocrat who likes playing with cars)
Aramis-Estee lauder Azuree:confident, all American lived-in leather (the first musky, the second citrusy)
Artisan Parfumeur Dzing: circusy leather
Dior Leather oud: animalic woody
Bandit: s&m black patent leather
Etat Libre d'Orange Rien: intensely animalic
Cuir Mauresque, Tuscan Leather for frags that actually smell like leather.
Leather Oud is an amazing frag even though I dont smell any leather in it.
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Butch leather: Knize Ten
Refined, soft and luxurious: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
"Old money" leather: Guerlain Derby
Somewhat soft and feminine: Chanel Cuir de Russie
Skanky and raw: Dior Leather Oud
Awesome everyday soft and smooth leather: Hermes Bel Ami
Luxurious leather furniture vibe: Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman
Aromatic leather and spices: L'Artisan Parfumer Dzing!
Smoky oud and leather: Montale Aoud Cuir d’Arabie
These are my favorite leathers.
Not my favorite, but a lot of people like this one: Bvlgari Black. To me, it's more "rubber tire" than leather.
Anybody have a sample of Golden Boy by Dueto Parfums?
-- All better in vintage formulations when possible.
Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
Chanel Cuir de Russie
Cuir Pleine Fleur
La Nuit (Paco Rabanne)
Van Cleef &Arpels pour Homme
Oud Cuir d'Arabie
Vie de Chateau
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LArtisan Dzing !
Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur
Looking for Creed Spice & Wood / swap fragances , Creed Vingate Tabarome and more... http://www.basenotes.net/threads/374...me-Cuir-Beluga
For me, the Best: Bel Ami
Close behind: Tuscan Leather, Cuir Ottoman, Knize Ten
Creed Royal English Leather
Guerlain Cuir Beluga
Armani Prive Cuir Noir
PdE Cuir Ottoman
Chanel Cuir de Russie
Varvatos - John Varvatos
One I'm really enjoying at the moment is Cuir Velours.
Current Top Ten:
1) Polo Crest
2) Chypre Palatin
3) 34 Boulevard Saint Germain
4) One Man Show Gold Edition
5) Kouros (Vintage)
7) Tobacco Vanille
8) Interlude Man
9) More than Words
10) Ungaro II (Vintage)
favourite is Tuscan Leather, also enjoy Knize Ten, Tom of Finland
vintage favourites Fendi Uomo and Red for Men
It's particularly nice to see Cuir Mauresque get a mention; it gets overshadowed by a lot of the other modern takes on classic leathers.
Delightfully floral and extremely powerful, it's relegated the Knize to 'seldom used' status.
Cuir de Russie, Leather Oud and Xerjoff Homme
Currently my favorite is Hard Leather by LM Parfums.
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My favorite leather is Cuiron by Helmut Lang... Of those currently available probably Puredistance M, Cuir Pleine Fleur, Knize Ten, Derby and Onda Extrait.
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) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
To me Knize Ten but I did not smell all of them.
It is one of the oldest of them all and still easily wearable nowadays! A very classy scent!
My Top '10' : (In no particular order)
- Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
- Acqua di Parma: Colonia Leather
- Mancera: Cedrat Boise
- Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
- Revillon: R
- MPG: Santal Noble
- Ferrari: Essence Oud
- Knize Ten
- YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
- Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit
From what i have smelled i'd say :
+ 1 on ELdO Tom of Finland and PdE Cuir Ottoman
I recently smelled 3skin on Skin" by l'artisan that reaaally smelled like leather. Not for me, but pretty well done.
Best leather is a subjective issue
Currently my favorites are :
and Xerjoff XJ Homme
Like to wear subtle, warm and quiet leather as opposed to the bad boys:
Cuir 28 Le Labo
Songe d' un bois d' Été
Grand Cuir Retro Perfumes
Cuir Mauresque Serge Lutens
Skin on Skin L' Artisan Parfumeur
Tom of Finland
Nuit de Sens Feraud
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Too many to count, but for starters off the top of my head:
Parfums d'Empire Cuir Ottoman
Chanel Cuir de Russie (both EDT and parfum)
Robert Piguet Bandit
Balmain Jolie Madame (violet leather)
Miss Dior (classic version)
Guerlain Arsene Lupin/Dandy (violet leather!)
Dior Derby (bee version and earlier, a great leather chypre)
SL Cuir Mauresque (spiced leather)
Armani Prive Cuir Noir (oud and leather)
Parfumerie Generale Cuir Iris
Molinard Habanita (tobacco and leather)
Histoires de Parfum 1889 Moulin Rouge (plum, absinthe and leather)
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