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  • Iris Nazarena

    2 15.38%
  • Cuir Ottoman

    5 38.46%
  • Violettes du Czar

    0 0%
  • Else

    6 46.15%
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    Question Holy Grail: Powdery Floral (iris) Leather

    A powdery Iris leather with high quality on both of these accords, I haven't tried these but their notes have got my attention so far, help me with more info on these or other options?

    Iris Nazarena Aedes de Venustas
    Cuir Ottoman d'Empire
    Violettes du Czar Oriza L. Legrand

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    Maybe something from the Les Exclusifs from Chanel, iris plays a big theme throughout many of these frags.

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    Dzongkha

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    Default Re: Holy Grail: Powdery Floral (iris) Leather

    Cuir Ottoman
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    Default Re: Holy Grail: Powdery Floral (iris) Leather

    Cuir Ottoman is fantastic, the other two I never smelled.
    Other option could be Knize Ten, my personal favorite floral leather fragrance.
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    As soon as I read your title I thought "Cuir Ottoman."

    That is the definition of a "powdery floral iris leather." Beautiful scent. The perfect blend of a soft, powdery iris and clean, plush, designer leather.

    I haven't tried the other two, but I can't see them beating out CO, it's just so perfect for this category.

    Cuir d'Ange is also excellent.
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    Dzongkha is too dry I want something more smooth, recognizably powdery smoky and maybe even musky.
    Love Knize10 although not what I'm looking for now, it's not powdery to me, I'll add Cuir d'Ange to my sample list I have tried it but when I wasn't interested in this type.
    I think I'll like Cuir Ottoman.
    I also added l'Attese MM to my sample list.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackaroma View Post
    A powdery Iris leather with high quality on both of these accords
    The answer is Dior Homme Parfum
    Currently wearing: Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Cuir Ottoman is fantastic, the other two I never smelled.
    Other option could be Knize Ten, my personal favorite floral leather fragrance.

    Not familiar yet with either of the ones mentioned in this poll, taking at least the liberty to second Knize Ten

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    I love the first 15 min of Iris Nazarena. Sort of an iris tobacco, dry, slightly greenish. Unfortunately, it seems to disappear soon on my skin. Perhaps it was just in those circustances. I need to retry. Still, perhaps you want to try it on skin first before you commit to that expense.
    I don't perceive Cuir ottoman as particularly floral or powdery, more ambery. I have not smelled the Oriza legrand (but the reference violet leather is Jolie madame, unfortunately only vintage).

    For floral powdery leathers what comes to mind are said Cuir d'Ange, Cuir cannage, and Chanel Cuir de Russie, which in parfum has a lot of iris (less so in edp).

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    Cuir Ottoman no bones about it. I do think L'attesa is excellent but comes in second.

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    Default Re: Holy Grail: Powdery Floral (iris) Leather

    Some how iris & leather dominant scents can easily enter the old school territory and that throws me off a bit. I am currently testing Cuir d'Iris by Atelier Materi and enjoying it. It seems to check your required boxes, powdery, floral, iris, and leather. It also feels creamy, sensual, a tad dusty, yet modern. Holy grail is a tall order but perhaps sample it if you haven't.
    Last edited by CapriDog; 28th May 2020 at 02:56 AM.

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    Chanel No 19 Poudre
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    Default Re: Holy Grail: Powdery Floral (iris) Leather

    Wow, never tried any of those, though have always wanted to try Cuir Ottoman. I'll be a spectator and see what's what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    Some how iris & leather dominant scents can easily enter the old school territory and that throws me off a bit. I am currently testing Cuir d'Iris by Atelier Materi and enjoying it. It seems to check your required boxes, powdery, floral, iris, and leather. It also feels creamy, sensual, a tad dusty, yet modern. Holy grail is a tall order but perhaps sample it if you haven't.
    Love the bottle design of this house (and notes are quite nice as well).

    I'll add Henry Jacques Ambre Cuir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Cuir d'Ange is also excellent.
    This one is good to consider
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    Voted Iris Nazarena, but I like Cuir de Russie a lot better. A stupendous floral, iris, leather fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scents And Sense View Post
    Voted Iris Nazarena, but I like Cuir de Russie a lot better. A stupendous floral, iris, leather fragrance.
    Okey I will put IN in my sample list, and please do share your comparison or experience.

    CdR is my favorite Les Exclusif, specially the opening but last time I tested it was when buying Mitsouko EdT & EdP and to me Cuie de Russie EdPdidn't feel any more expensive than those two Mitsoukos (two 75ml bottles for under 100 USD!) that was when I decided I don't want it anymore, also I do get Iris and powder in it but not in a way that makes me describe it as Powdery/Iris Leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackaroma View Post
    Okey I will put IN in my sample list, and please do share your comparison or experience.

    CdR is my favorite Les Exclusif, specially the opening but last time I tested it was when buying Mitsouko EdT & EdP and to me Cuie de Russie EdPdidn't feel any more expensive than those two Mitsoukos (two 75ml bottles for under 100 USD!) that was when I decided I don't want it anymore, also I do get Iris and powder in it but not in a way that makes me describe it as Powdery/Iris Leather.
    Cuir de Russie has on one side of its core leather accord a superb powdery, floral accord that for me sometimes takes away the attention from the leather. When it's like this, it seems like a stupendous iris floral with a nice leather accent. I find that leather fragrances can be grouped into two subcategories: the plush, opulent leathers, and the stark, sparse leathers. Cuir de Russie, etc. go into the former, and Knize Ten, Bandit, etc., go into the latter. All floral, powdery, leathers go into the former.
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    I immediately thought of Parfumerie Generale Cuir d´Iris. Maybe the flowers are a bit too toned down for you though.

    Another fantastic perfume is Great Britain by Roja Dove. Similar to Chanel Cuir d´Russie, but with more dry iris and violets.

    And finally Iris d´Nuit by Heeley.
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    Iris Nazarena.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelle View Post
    I immediately thought of Parfumerie Generale Cuir d´Iris. Maybe the flowers are a bit too toned down for you though.

    Another fantastic perfume is Great Britain by Roja Dove. Similar to Chanel Cuir d´Russie, but with more dry iris and violets.

    And finally Iris d´Nuit by Heeley.
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    My recommendation would be Divine L'homme de Coeur! Best in this category. A must try.
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