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    Default Help me out on leathers!

    Since leather-based fragrances is rising in term of popularity around here. And I want to try more of it. Can you guys suggest some for me?

    So far I have sampled these:
    Imaginary Authors The Cobra and The Canary Love it!
    Tauer Perfumes Lonestar Memories Good, if there's no 'Tauer's vibe' I'd see this as 'ok'
    Dior Farenhiet Just ok to me
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather Very nice. A tad too pricey.
    Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight In Paris Too sweet.
    Juicy Couture Dirty English Very very good. even it being cheep.
    ELDO Rein In a love-hate relationship with this one.
    Hermes Bel Ami Like it. But not enough to get a full bottle. May sample it soon.
    Aramis Na-ah
    Puredistance M Smell some similarity to Bel Ami on this one, far superior, Like it very much but the price tag though...

    What have I missed? Which one should I come back to it later when I grow a better taste in fragrance?

    Thank you in advance BN-gentlemen!
    My current top 10 fragrances :
    1. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    2. A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue
    3. YSL L'Homme Libre
    4. Tauer Perfumes L'Air du Desert Marocain
    5. Rania J. Ambre Loup
    6. Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant
    7. Parfum MDCI Ambre Topkapi
    8. Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser
    9. Heeley Sel Marin
    10. by Kilian Back to Black

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    Cuir Ottoman
    Mahon Leather
    Knize Ten
    Burberry London
    Armani Code
    Leather Oud
    Cuir Pleine Fleur
    Currently wearing: Chypre Palatin by MDCI

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    Default Re: Help me out on leathers!

    Knize Ten
    Or Black
    Leather Oud
    Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
    Hard Leather
    Derby


    Also if you like Tuscan Leather, yet find it too pricey there is a very similar and more affordable alternative in Charles Street by Mark Birley.
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    +1 Cuir Ottoman
    +1 Cuir Pleine Fleur
    +1 Mahon Leather
    +1 Derby

    John Varvatos - John Varvatos
    Creed Royal English Leather is my personal favorite, but it's not easy to track down anymore.
    PdM - Godolphin (An alternative to Tuscan Leather)
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Creed - Original Cologne
    10. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men

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    Default Re: Help me out on leathers!

    Perhaps also: Fahrenheit Absolute, Pierre Cardin Cuir Intense, GFT Spanish Leather, La Martina Cuero.

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    Default Re: Help me out on leathers!

    A couple more that I forgot about... if you want a leather note, but not a harsh version of it, 2 of the best "smooth" leathers are:

    Armani Prive Cuir Noir
    Guerlain Cuir Beluga (a slightly feminine/soft leather soaked in Spiritueuse Double Vanille)
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Creed - Original Cologne
    10. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men

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    Bandit - Piguet
    Cuir Fetiche - MPG
    Hot Leather - Mark Buxton
    Nostalgia - SMN
    Cuir d'Oranger - Miller Harris

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    Default Re: Help me out on leathers!

    So many to try, and great suggestions already.

    I'd single out:
    Knize Ten: a classic reference, butch leather with an automotive vibe
    Bandit: another butch s&m leather, with sharp green notes
    Tom of Finland: at the other end, supersmooth suede with saffron and lemon
    Chanel Cuir de Russie: another smooth one, with iris and flowers

    cacio

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    +1 for Cuir Ottoman

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    Xerjoff XJ Homme

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    Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours

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    I'll second especially Derby, Knize Ten, Leather Oud, and Chanel Cuir de Russie which are all among my favourite leathers. Two other wonderful - and yet unmentioned - leathers are Nicolaï New York and Santa Maria Novella Peau d'Espagne.

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    Default Re: Help me out on leathers!

    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Aqua di Parma Colonia Leather
    I was going to mention this. Tried it yesterday at Neiman's, and it's quite nice. Amiable and modern, but not cheap or harsh. The guaiac wood in the base is nice, too.

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    What kind of leather scent are you actually looking for? What's your budget? Something edgy or weird? - Nostalgia by SMN. Something refined? XJ Homme. Something rugged? Knize Ten. So far everything you've tried hasn't been working for you or it's more than what you want to spend.

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    Default Re: Help me out on leathers!

    If something's too pricey you can always get in on a split.

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    Franck Boclet Leather
    Cuir Tabac by David Jourquin
    Cuir Blanc by Givenchy
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    Default Re: Help me out on leathers!

    There may be some in this threadhttp://www.basenotes.net/threads/379479-Any-scents-with-leather-that-are-appropriate-for-summer

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    Default Re: Help me out on leathers!

    +1 for Knize Ten and Varvatos

    Also L`Essence de Cerutti is an excellent saffron/leather scent with good longevity and polite sillage, similar to Tom of Finland for MUCH cheaper!
    Currently wearing: Joop! Splash by Joop!

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys!

    First I want to sample them all. If I like it (or love it) I just gonna save up and buy it.

    I said that Tuscan Leather is a bit too pricey because I feel like it should be better for that price tag. If it's good (for me) for it's pricetag I'd go for it already.

    I'll try to find and sample those suggested. Thank you again =)
    My current top 10 fragrances :
    1. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    2. A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue
    3. YSL L'Homme Libre
    4. Tauer Perfumes L'Air du Desert Marocain
    5. Rania J. Ambre Loup
    6. Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant
    7. Parfum MDCI Ambre Topkapi
    8. Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser
    9. Heeley Sel Marin
    10. by Kilian Back to Black

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    Default Re: Help me out on leathers!

    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Aqua di Parma Colonia Leather
    +2 This is a very very good leather fragrance!

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    Default Re: Help me out on leathers!

    Parfums de Nicolai Baladin is one of my favorite leathers. Not overly strong, definitely leathery, and very fairly priced.
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    Default Re: Help me out on leathers!

    Dirty Leathers:
    Knize Ten
    Hard Leather

    Elegant leather:
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Derby

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    My favorite is DEF Derby!!!! It is an exquisite, elegant, aristocratic leather scent.

    I have tried Cuir Ottoman, Leather Oud, and Knize Ten as well. Ottoman was just ok and to my nose gave of a rubber accord. Leather Oud was decent, but it wore me out quickly...wet, dirty, and has Oud...didn't love the combination...found myself wishing it was just leather, or just Oud. Knize Ten was my favorite of these three, has an old type of elegance, but very very LEATHERY.

    Like I said...definitely Derby!

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    MDCI- Cuir Garamante is a new creamy chypre leather. Worth trying, IMO.
    Currently wearing: White Flowers by Creed

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    Pure Leather - Thierry Mugler. An A*Men flanker and a doozy,

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    Would love to know of any other
    amber + leather + incense

    or only

    amber + leather

    combos out there...

    Some thing similar to Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche which to my nose combines the amber leather and incense in one superb package.

    Suggestions would be nice

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    Tuscan Leather

    You'll have fun with it. Wonderful scent.

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    I'm surprised no one here has mentioned Cabochard by Grès, it was a leather originally marketed to women years ago (much like Cuir de Russie by Chanel and Tabac Blond by Caron) but is really more masculine IMO. It's the only time I've encountered a "fruity leather", if that makes any sense?

    All of the three above mentioned are excellent IMHO.

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    THIS >> TrussardiBlack.jpg Seems like it has not been talked about in the headlines here for a very long time .

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