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#276 celestia

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 07:09 PM

Wait, is Amaterasu v3 a leather scent?

 

Hmm, well Leather is a component suggested/mentioned in just over half of the reviews for Amaterasu v3 that is not speculated to be present in Amaterasu v2. To some extent, if you are comparing both, the v3 is more easily identifiable as "the one with leather", haha.
 

Since it is a prototype, I suppose one can't be sure whether leather was an actual note in the blend, used for a Japanese deity generally depicted in silk (even though she's got a kickass sword!). Having said this, I think even with the traces of light leather (or what smells to be light leather) Amaterasu v3 still remains to be considered as a golden scent (after all, she is seen as the goddess of the sun), rather than a leather one. But that's just how I like my leather- really soft, supple and as a supporting note- and the only reason I started an interested in looking for more blends with light leather notes (because before I got to sniff it, I quite literally had..no interest!).



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 07:35 PM

 

Wait, is Amaterasu v3 a leather scent?

 

Hmm, well Leather is a component suggested/mentioned in just over half of the reviews for Amaterasu v3 that is not speculated to be present in Amaterasu v2. To some extent, if you are comparing both, the v3 is more easily identifiable as "the one with leather", haha.
 

Since it is a prototype, I suppose one can't be sure whether leather was an actual note in the blend, used for a Japanese deity generally depicted in silk (even though she's got a kickass sword!). Having said this, I think even with the traces of light leather (or what smells to be light leather) Amaterasu v3 still remains to be considered as a golden scent (after all, she is seen as the goddess of the sun), rather than a leather one. But that's just how I like my leather- really soft, supple and as a supporting note- and the only reason I started an interested in looking for more blends with light leather notes (because before I got to sniff it, I quite literally had..no interest!).

 

 

Oh, interesting! I think I had the two protoypes conflated in my head, so I just remembered the mentions of vanilla sandalwood :)



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 08:15 PM

 

Bow and Crown of Conquest is a snuggly vanilla-leather on me, but the sage and lavender notes might make it more herbal/masculine than you're looking for.

 

 

I think Bow and Crown also has cedar which I cannot wear...and it's a shame too because there are so many beautiful blends out there with it :(
I probably should have mentioned my aversion to herbal notes too, haha thanks for reminding me!

 

 

I just remembered - one vanilla + leather that doesn't work as well on me but might on you is Western Diamondback (Snake Oil with leather, tonka, and sage).  The sage isn't very noticeable, and while Snake Oil does bad/medicinal/patchouli-ruins-everything things on my skin, I'm a rare Snake-Oil-hating exception and most people adore it and smell awesome in it.



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:09 AM

@mollison and @sprout

 

Thanks so much for these recommendations! Patchouli tends to side with the "masculine" end on me and I think I only have a few scents that contain it because of the association. Would you say the patchouli in these are light and feminine? ;D

The patchouli is light in Haute Macabre (on me at least).

 

The patchouli in Badgers is sexy and dirty. On me, it depends on where I put it: on my forearms, Badgers amps leather. On my wrists and cleavage, the patchouli is more dominant, at least at first. Behind my ears there is more honeysuckle. When I dab Badgers on all of my pulse points and normal perfume areas, it turns into this beautiful, complicated scent. I smell really sexy and dirty and awesome. And when it fades down, the leather and tobacco and vanilla are what remains (on me).



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 05:37 AM

 

@mollison and @sprout

 

Thanks so much for these recommendations! Patchouli tends to side with the "masculine" end on me and I think I only have a few scents that contain it because of the association. Would you say the patchouli in these are light and feminine? ;D

The patchouli is light in Haute Macabre (on me at least).

 

The patchouli in Badgers is sexy and dirty. On me, it depends on where I put it: on my forearms, Badgers amps leather. On my wrists and cleavage, the patchouli is more dominant, at least at first. Behind my ears there is more honeysuckle. When I dab Badgers on all of my pulse points and normal perfume areas, it turns into this beautiful, complicated scent. I smell really sexy and dirty and awesome. And when it fades down, the leather and tobacco and vanilla are what remains (on me).

 

 

Ahhh! I think Badgers has sarsaparilla which I can't really wear :( Coupled with patchouli (especially if i's not white patchouli!)..i do love honeysuckle though! haha

Haute Macabre contains almonds too yes? haha.. I didn't realise I had so many nope-notes...i sounds so picky T_T 



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 10:07 AM

 

 

Bow and Crown of Conquest is a snuggly vanilla-leather on me, but the sage and lavender notes might make it more herbal/masculine than you're looking for.

 

 

I think Bow and Crown also has cedar which I cannot wear...and it's a shame too because there are so many beautiful blends out there with it :(
I probably should have mentioned my aversion to herbal notes too, haha thanks for reminding me!

 

 

I just remembered - one vanilla + leather that doesn't work as well on me but might on you is Western Diamondback (Snake Oil with leather, tonka, and sage).  The sage isn't very noticeable, and while Snake Oil does bad/medicinal/patchouli-ruins-everything things on my skin, I'm a rare Snake-Oil-hating exception and most people adore it and smell awesome in it.

 

I second the Western Diamondback.  And aged for a few years it is beyond amazing



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 04:04 AM

I'm looking for more feminine scents with a light leather note and a competing vanillic component. Anyone with recommendations beyond Liz, Amaterasu v3, and Clockwork Couture: Female? 
The only things I'm not keen to smell with these two notes are anise/sarsaparilla/liquorice and anything too woodsy, piney, minty, nutty or citric. I also am not too keen on masculine scens (such as Disrespect for Established Authority).


Not sure how masculine you'd be willing to go, but have you tried Jareth? That was mainly white musk, sweet tonka, and leather on me. There's also Knight in Shiny Armor (which doesn't read as particularly masculine on me), which is lavender-heavy, though it may be too herbal for you with the oakmoss and sage.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:29 PM

Does anyone know of any scents with leather similar to the one in Dead Leaves, Raw Leather, Bourbon Vanilla, and Clove? I haven't come across anything else with a raw leather note in it, but in most of the other leather scents I've tried the leather isn't very noticeable on my skin. 



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:53 PM

I'm looking for more feminine scents with a light leather note and a competing vanillic component. Anyone with recommendations beyond Liz, Amaterasu v3, and Clockwork Couture: Female? 

The only things I'm not keen to smell with these two notes are anise/sarsaparilla/liquorice and anything too woodsy, piney, minty, nutty or citric. I also am not too keen on masculine scens (such as Disrespect for Established Authority).

 

Paladin!!! A thousand times.  It's sweet, light, complex, and gorgeous. I can't wear masculine leaning blends, and I've always shied away from leather and metal, but Paladin is one of my must haves, I've gotten lots of complements on it. 

 

Paladin- Immaculate white musk, sweet frankincense, bourbon vanilla, white leather, and shining armor.



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 08:20 PM

I'm looking for more feminine scents with a light leather note and a competing vanillic component. Anyone with recommendations beyond Liz, Amaterasu v3, and Clockwork Couture: Female? 
The only things I'm not keen to smell with these two notes are anise/sarsaparilla/liquorice and anything too woodsy, piney, minty, nutty or citric. I also am not too keen on masculine scens (such as Disrespect for Established Authority).


Not sure how masculine you'd be willing to go, but have you tried Jareth? That was mainly white musk, sweet tonka, and leather on me. There's also Knight in Shiny Armor (which doesn't read as particularly masculine on me), which is lavender-heavy, though it may be too herbal for you with the oakmoss and sage.

Seconding the recommendation for Jareth. It reads as Dorian + leather to me, and the scent is "white" enough that it doesn't lean too far masculine.


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