Cuir Mauresque is very good.
Thread: Recommend me a LEATHER scent
Hope I’m not spamming! I thought that this should be in a separate post.
Things I have in mind after research/sampling.
Hermes - Bel Ami ($125, haven't tried)
Guerlain - Derby ($250, tried it and liked it)
Knize Ten (haven't tried)
Parfumerie Generale - Cuir d'Iris (haven't tried)
SL - Cuir mauresque (only concern is that SL scents change too much)
Chanel - Cuir de Russie (liked it, but too conservative, maybe?)
TF - Tuscan Leather (pricey)
Dior - Leather Oud (didn't like this much)
Some say leather scents oldy. Should I worry about it? If not, what do you recommend? Thanks much.
Cuir Mauresque is very good.
A*Men Pure Leather….haha jk that is a joke of a scent with leather in it's name.
Some that are well worth sampling are:
Fetish Pour Homme
Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford, one of my all time favs
If you can find Cuiron, try it--it is great! My favorite is Knize Ten but there are many great ones from which to choose.
If you are lucky enought to still track it down: Creed Royal English Leather.
Dior Cuir Cannage
Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather
Tom of Finland
YSL Noble Leather (received a nice sample from a fellow basenoter - was quite impressed - and I'm not normally impressed by YSL)
Current Summer Favorites:
1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
2. Xerjoff - Nio
3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
6. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
8. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
9. Montale - Aoud Legacy
10. Creed - Virgin Island Water
Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather
Polo green -inexpensive and a great daily (green) leather for us average guys
Of course there is also Aramis - which is a flat out mainly leather scent - and one of my favorites. To me it's a classic.
Franck Boclet Leather
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Habit Rouge (EDP)
Bottega pour Homme
Last edited by Trauerkraut; 18th June 2014 at 07:26 AM.
Creed REL and, in addition to the tastefully assembled and diverse list so far, also Knize Ten Golden Edition (have not tried it yet though I will have to do so asap, as it is said to have an additional vanillic note added to the leather of the regular version).
Tuscan Leather...if you want to smell like a chain smoking hooker....
My favorite leathers are as follows:
1. Cuir Ottoman - a holy grail scent for me (and an excellent value also IMO)!
2. Clive Christian C for Men
3. Puredistance M
4. Kinze Ten
5. Xerjoff Homme (outstanding, but similar enough to Kinze Ten that the price isn't justified IMO)
Last edited by jondedo; 15th June 2014 at 03:22 PM.
Cuir Ottoman, Cuir X, Moschino pour Homme, Knize Ten, Bel Ami, and the sadly - apparently - forgotten Russisch Leder by Farina.
Last edited by Colin Maillard; 15th June 2014 at 03:22 PM.
Since you don't like Leather oud, I wonder if you just don't like the stronger varieties-or perhaps it was the animalic musks. In any case, Knize Ten is on the butch side, though not as butch as LO. The reference smooth leather would then be Chanel Cuir de Russie, which I don't find any more conservative than other leathers. The cited Tom of Finland would be another example of a smooth leather (with lemony-saffony accents). If you like Derby, you may also want to check Je suis un homme, which has a similar citrusy-woody-leathery structure, though perhaps it's a bit more citrusy and incensy.
To be more on the safe side of the spectrum I suggest Serge Lutens Daim Blond a powdery, flowery, fruity smooth leather.
Tuscan Leather and Cuir Ottoman would cover all your leather needs IMO.
Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
Knize Ten but this is strong and unsubtle - wear with care!
I have the vintage Derby and IMHO, it's OK, but not fantastic. Don't waste your money on vintage or current. There are better.
Cuir de Russie - you'll smell like a middle-aged woman in a business suit.
Tuscan Leather - short-lived, overpriced but inspired use of raspberry note.
You may want to consider -
Rien - a softer, more wearable version of Knize Ten.
Antaeus - nice sage note.
Je Suis un Homme - to me smelt like Antaeus.
Cuir Ottoman - more suede or Jaguar leather rather than dirty motorbike leather.
Jules - a cleaner version of Knize Ten. This is my current favourite. Easy to wear, refined.
Cuir Pleine Fleur - mainly floral with a very light suede/leather base. Not really a full on leather. A lighter Cuir d'Iris, perhaps, but less lipstick/powder and more violet.
Fetish Pour Homme by Roja Dove
Green Irish Tweed
The Noir 29
My favorites are Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, Guerlain Derby, and Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours.
Non old lady leather...? Well I typically dislike leathers. The one that I do really really enjoy is House of Matriarch Blackbird. It's expensive but absolutely incredible.
+1 for Cuir Ottoman and Tuscan Leather.
Tuscan Leather....try getting in on a split; you only need one tiny spray with this one, so I can a 20ml split lasting a very long time
From your list I prefer Cuir Mauresque. It isn't perhaps the truest leather, but it is an incredibly satisfying blend of leather, floral and spicy notes, with a little civet to ground it.
Honestly, it has taken me forever to get my head around the leather note.
My take on a few of your choices:
Chanel Cuir de Russie: one really must try it, but I didn't like the aldehydes in the opening.
PG Cuir d'Iris: too powdery, not wearable for me.
Derby is fine, but it is about a lot more than leather IMO.
Cuiron did not live up to the hype.
Daim Blond is a very nice scent, but it is suede, not leather. No sweat/dirtiness.
Sans parfum, la peau est muette.
What I'm wearing:
1. Annick Goutal Sables
2. Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare
3. Lagerfeld Cologne (vintage)
4. Abdul Samad al Qurashi Dahn al Oudh Anteeque
5. Jil Sander Background
6. Comme des Garcons Luxe Patchouli
7. Yohji Yamamato Yohji Homme
8. Histoire des Parfums 1725
What I admire and spend time pondering:
1. Fendi Theorema
2. Christian Dior Diorella
3. Ralph Lauren Polo
"Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "