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    Default Tom Ford Tuscan Leather or Kilian Straight to Heaven

    Hey Guys

    Greetings ! I have been stumbling upon this one for quite some time now.
    As the title says I am torn to pieces between these two fragrances. I know they are both very different fragrances but I can't
    decide which one to go for. Kilian is a bit one dimensional to me and doesn't change that much whereas TL has an incredible transformation
    from top, to mid and then base. Can you guys help make a decision ?

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    I'd go with Straight to Heaven because it's so much more versatile.

    Tuscan Leather is semi-offensive to some, so I don't see it as something you can wear comfortably in all environments/situations.
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    Default Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather or Kilian Straight to Heaven

    They are both equally great, if I had to choose I would start with Tuscan Leather because it has better performance.
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    Tuscan Leather for me. Own Straight To Heaven - perfomance is minimal, sits very close to skin.

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    I'd go with Tuscan Leather.
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    Agree with this:

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
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    I'd go with Straight to Heaven because it's so much more versatile.

    Tuscan Leather is semi-offensive to some, so I don't see it as something you can wear comfortably in all environments/situations.

    StH is also one of my absolute favorites in my collection. TL is nice, but a bit too harsh and brash. It isn't quite my style.
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    Default Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather or Kilian Straight to Heaven

    I happen to own and enjoy both so this exercise is purely academic. I’ll give the edge to Straight to Heaven for its less linear evolution.
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    Default Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather or Kilian Straight to Heaven

    I own and wear both for different occasions, but I'd give the edge to Straight to Heaven
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    I haven't worn Straight to Heaven, but TL is one of my favourites.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather or Kilian Straight to Heaven

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Welcome to Basenotes!

    I'd go with Straight to Heaven because it's so much more versatile.

    Tuscan Leather is semi-offensive to some, so I don't see it as something you can wear comfortably in all environments/situations.
    Given each has a grossly exorbitant price tag, and feature a general lack of creativity, both could be equally offensive to many.

    Be that as it may, and you don't really care about price, and you just want performance! and are fine with generally linear fragrances, you'd be choosing between a very loud one-dimensional scent (Tuscan Leather) that would be fine for clubbing, less so for almost anywhere else, and Straight to Heaven which as said is the more versatile of the two. If it really is your cup of tea, choose either or both. That is the Basenotes way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post
    Given each has a grossly exorbitant price tag, and feature a general lack of creativity, both could be equally offensive to many.
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    Just about all of the Tom Fords are offensive to me for one reason or another. Some of the Kilians are nice, but I've never been too taken by Straight to Heaven.

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    Kilian Straight to Heaven

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    Tuscan Leather
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    Default Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather or Kilian Straight to Heaven

    They are both nice, but I think Tuscan Leather edges out Straight to Heaven for me, if only just slightly. StH shares a kind of heady, rich, cloying quality with TL, but whereas with TL that sticks around in a linear way for like 12 hours, for StH it's more in the top notes and the first 2-3 hours. Then it dries down to a more cedary heart and loses that rich, sweet booziness. Then again as others have said, TL is less wearable. I've yet to wear it in public in fact. But it's such a divine fragrance that I don't really care.

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    tuscan leather for me

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    I am really tempted to go for both as both of them solve a great purpose, one is versatile and the other could be a special occasion scent. I have to be mindful of size though, might go for the smaller versions of both.

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    Straight to Heaven Extreme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
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    I'd go with Straight to Heaven because it's so much more versatile.

    Tuscan Leather is semi-offensive to some, so I don't see it as something you can wear comfortably in all environments/situations.
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    Straight to Heaven

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    In terms of smell and performance id pick tuscan leather. In terms of compliments id say id STH. Although for what its worth, in terms of compliment wise if we are talking say .. paper testing although tuscan leather doesnt always do that great, in real life, ive never had a problem with it, and have had people say they like it. So both fragrances are more vibe fragrances for sure, tuscan leather is more vibeish? If that makes sense? If straight to heaven extreme is a choice id say that would make it easier just to go with that one.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather or Kilian Straight to Heaven

    Personally, Tuscan Leather is very linear to me. But, it is a wonderful, powerful scent. Both are excellent. This is a very challenging question, but if I had to pick one, I'd go with Tuscan Leather. If you can afford both, get both.

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    Tuscan Leather
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