Summary: Yummy soft buttery iris on a bed of leather. Perfect for cold weather. In retrospect, makes Bottega Veneta's fragrance (which strongly "borrowed" from Serge's earlier creation) seem strident with its tangy patchouli undertone. The apricot butteriness of the initial impression quickly melts into a skin scent with overtones of iris. Sillage is beautiful and soft. Would not over-apply as the sweetness could be overwhelming, and would avoid in warm weather.
Summary: Plastic leather, sort of awful, fades out to barely there iris and powdery almond-heliotrope with leather hints. Really doesn't work well on me. Certainly not worth the price. There are better leathers by far for my skin chemistry.
Summary: The scent is elegant, wonderful, highest quality ingredients. Leather and peach turn to one of the best skin scents. Unfortunately the sillage and longevity is zero, nada, nil. I have to reapply ten times a day, thus the scent is extremely expensive provided that it is soon over.
Summary: As with all SL perfumes, this one is deffinitely worth at least a try.... Honestly, when I read that Daim Blond has a subtle suede note to it, I was kinda excited, because suede is my all time favourite material as a perfume note and as a clothing/shoe material.... and since I just adore Master Ellenas leatherism he produces for Hermes, I thought, ooo wow, this could be another amazing leather....and what a leather this is....!!!
Summary: I am head over heels for DB. There is an understated elegance to this scent -- it's not flashy or trying too hard. It wears close to the skin and the best part is that it can be layered with just about any other fragrance (that is, if you even need to give it that extra kick). The leather is the show stealer. It's warm, comfortable, luxurious, subtle, and so so sexy. I am a leather fan to begin with and this one definitely impressed me.
Summary: I bought this one almost by accident as I was stupid enough to go testing without my glasses. All I could see was a bunch of Lutens bottles so I went through them one by one and this was the one I liked best. The apricot note is quite strong at first until the lovely hathorn and heliotrope kicks in. The drydown is musky plus a smidgen of suede, not leather. The same suede that appears in Cuir Beluga, soft and buttery.
Summary: Wow, I thought this smelled terrible. All I got was suede and while I don't mind the smell of suede when I am wearing it, this scent actually turned my stomach. I gave it a try but I had to scrub it. I don't like giving fragrances low ratings just because they don't work with my chemistry, but I found this absolutely repulsive.
Summary: Love, love, LOVE it...until the final dry down, which is when--on me--DB competes well with the last gasp of Ciara on the morning after a hangover. (Now that's dating myself.) Wish it weren't so...otherwise SO LOVELY.