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    Default Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    Some say it depends on the season but what would be the over all general answer?

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    Default Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    In a cool summer evening, I think one can wear many things. But I don't see myself reaching for leathers in the summer, they feel too big for humid heat, especially because they are usually paired with warm ambers or musks.

    But if they are dry and relatively light, I think they can work. I'm thinking about vintage Cravache or other vintage citruses, where a touch of letter provided a backbone to a fresher citrus. Or perhaps even newer things like Acqua di Parma colonia leather, which is quite sharp, but very dry.

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    Default Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    I don't see why not. I have worn leather scents for decades in the summer without any problems.
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    Default Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    I think lighter leathers can certainly be worn in the summer.

    Nicolai's Baladin and Helmut Lang's Cuiron come to mind.
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    Default Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    No problems with the light leathers. For heavier leather orientals, best to keep it to a single spray.

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    Default Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    I think lighter leathers can certainly be worn in the summer.

    Nicolai's Baladin and Helmut Lang's Cuiron come to mind.
    Sure, you can. Go for suede or raw leather mixed with floral notes or citrus. Recently I wore Cuir Ottoman and the raw leather note with the fresh tobacco and violet leaf worked very well in the hot weather. It does dry down a little heavy, so be easy on the sprayer.

    Parfumerie Generale has some really good leather fragrances that work well in hot weather. Daime Blonde and Cuir d'Iris come to mind.

    Knize Ten is a classic soft light leather. If you are adventurous you can also try S-ex, which has a very unique leather note.
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    Default Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    Sure that can.
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    Personally, no. But it would really depend on the specific scent and climate. I couldn't here in Tokyo, but back in Australia I could on cooler nights.
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    Default Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    In a cool summer evening, I think one can wear many things. But I don't see myself reaching for leathers in the summer, they feel too big for humid heat, especially because they are usually paired with warm ambers or musks.

    But if they are dry and relatively light, I think they can work. I'm thinking about vintage Cravache or other vintage citruses, where a touch of letter provided a backbone to a fresher citrus. Or perhaps even newer things like Acqua di Parma colonia leather, which is quite sharp, but very dry.

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    Very heavy leathers- still yes, but with lesser sprays splashes and/or during cooler summers

    Lighter, more modern/casual/more diluted leathers- definitely yes, with little or no restrictions

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    No -- oppressive in heat

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    Default Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    Cuiron, certainly.
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    Default Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    Absolutely in my opinion.

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    Yes but keep it light. I can step into a mist of Lutens Cuir Mauresque for summer (up to 41C here in Manila) but to do 3 sprays on skin I'd be oppressive come noon

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    Default Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    Yes you can. Lighter leather fragrances would be best.
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    Default Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    Sure, just go light on the sprayer if it's a strong fragrance. Or, get something that is summer-friendly, like AdP Leather - this one works in the summer beautifully.
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    why not?

    I once wore Cuir de Russe while at a local nursery just before summer. The leather note was intoxicating.
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    Default Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    I've worn a few, House of Matriarch Blackbird in particular. Typically I go half-sprays though when it's super hot.
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    Default Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    In a cool summer evening, I think one can wear many things. But I don't see myself reaching for leathers in the summer, they feel too big for humid heat, especially because they are usually paired with warm ambers or musks.

    But if they are dry and relatively light, I think they can work. I'm thinking about vintage Cravache or other vintage citruses, where a touch of letter provided a backbone to a fresher citrus. Or perhaps even newer things like Acqua di Parma colonia leather, which is quite sharp, but very dry.

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    Completely agree with this statement. +2

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    You can wear any scent any time of the year. I wear aquatics during the winter and woodsy type fragrances during the summer. Wear what you like.
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    Default Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    You can wear any scent any time of the year. I wear aquatics during the winter and woodsy type fragrances during the summer. Wear what you like.
    +1. I love reading posts where people say things like "I hated this fragrance at first, I think because I tried it on a 90 degree day and it was too cloying." These people must also not wear white after labor day. All these rules about when to wear what are general guidelines, but far from rules. You can wear anything any time, just be tasteful...which you should do even when wearing something "meant" for the occasion.

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    You can wear whatever scent/fragrance whenever you want. Just keep in mind that some fragrances smell better on some people than others at different times of the year. Again Just wear what you like, it sometimes can be more potent and better smelling should you choose to wear it than the recommended time or debut of the said fragrance.

    Again make sure you are fresh and clean and don't smell like you don't bathe and your scent should work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giftedblack View Post
    You can wear whatever scent/fragrance whenever you want. Just keep in mind that some fragrances smell better on some people than others at different times of the year. Again Just wear what you like, it sometimes can be more potent and better smelling should you choose to wear it than the recommended time or debut of the said fragrance.

    Again make sure you are fresh and clean and don't smell like you don't bathe and your scent should work fine.
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    Default Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    You can wear any scent any time of the year. I wear aquatics during the winter and woodsy type fragrances during the summer. Wear what you like.
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