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    Hey there,

    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!

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    Knize Ten
    Bel Ami
    Leather Oud

    Others will suggest plenty more...

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    Knize Ten
    Cuir de Russie Parfum
    Royal English Leather

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    My one and only "leather" is Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather
    "I am more afraid of an army of 100 Sheep led by a Lion than an army of 100 Lions led by a Sheep."
    Currently wearing: Vétiver by Christian Dior

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    Golden Boy Dueto
    Cuir Ottoman
    Mona Di Orio Cuir

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    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


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    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.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...

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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.

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    Anybody have a sample of Golden Boy by Dueto Parfums?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andROIDs View Post
    Anybody have a sample of Golden Boy by Dueto Parfums?
    You can get samples on their website.
    "I am more afraid of an army of 100 Sheep led by a Lion than an army of 100 Lions led by a Sheep."
    Currently wearing: Vétiver by Christian Dior

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    +1 to the aforementioned Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

    Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours
    Puredistance M
    Tauer Perfumes Lonestar Memories
    Nasomatto Duro

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    -- All better in vintage formulations when possible.

    Bel Ami
    Knize Ten
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Cuir Pleine Fleur
    Onda Extrait
    Or Black
    La Nuit (Paco Rabanne)
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Tribute Attar
    Van Cleef &Arpels pour Homme
    Oud Cuir d'Arabie
    Leather Oud
    Vie de Chateau
    Cuir Mauresque
    Last edited by pluran; 4th February 2014 at 12:11 AM.

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    LArtisan Dzing !
    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur
    My Top Favorites: Mitsouko,Houbigant Fougere Royale Jean Patou Homme & Privé. Kilian-A Taste of Heaven.Caron-3rd Man.Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur. YSL River Gauche.Satori Parfum - Satori . Satori-Mother Road 66. Diptique-Eau de Lavande. Creed Bois du Portugal.Nicolai New York. Chanel Pour Monsieur.Aramis Havana.Aramis Tuscany.Azzaro Pour Homme. Hermes Poivre Samarcande.Amouage Homage Attar. Amouage Memoir Man..LArtisan Dzing! Musc Ravageur.
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Guerlain

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    For me, the Best: Bel Ami

    Close behind: Tuscan Leather, Cuir Ottoman, Knize Ten

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    Creed Royal English Leather
    Guerlain Cuir Beluga
    Armani Prive Cuir Noir
    PdE Cuir Ottoman
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Guerlain Derby
    Varvatos - John Varvatos

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    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)
    6) Mamluk
    7) Tobacco Vanille
    8) Interlude Man
    9) More than Words
    10) Ungaro II (Vintage)

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    favourite is Tuscan Leather, also enjoy Knize Ten, Tom of Finland
    vintage favourites Fendi Uomo and Red for Men

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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Smoky oud and leather: Montale Aoud Cuir d’Arabie
    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Etat Libre d'Orange Tom of Finland: smoothest suede
    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Cuir Mauresque.
    Quote Originally Posted by chili_willi View Post

    Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours
    Puredistance M
    These are the six best, leathers/suedes for mine, and I've tried almost every one mentioned so far.

    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.

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    Cuir de Russie, Leather Oud and Xerjoff Homme

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    Currently my favorite is Hard Leather by LM Parfums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Currently my favorite is Hard Leather by LM Parfums.


    I don't know many 'leathers' but this is top of my 'to do' list right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphexacid View Post
    My one and only "leather" is Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather
    I like a few better than this but a lot of leathers are a fantasy take on the smell. This one actually smells like real leather!

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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)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    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

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    Xerjoff XJ Homme

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    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 '11' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: pour homme (vtg)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
    - Dior: Fahrenheit (vtg)
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Knize Ten
    - Amouage: Interlude

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    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.

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    Favorites are:

    Knize Ten
    Or Black
    Puredistance M
    Tuscan Leather
    Leather Oud
    Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
    Cuir de Russie

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    Best leather is a subjective issue

    Currently my favorites are :
    Puredistance M
    Knize Ten
    and Xerjoff XJ Homme

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    Like to wear subtle, warm and quiet leather as opposed to the bad boys:

    Cuir 28 Le Labo
    Songe d' un bois d' Été
    M Puredistance
    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)
    Knize Ten
    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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