A Note to Know: Leather5 min read
There’s nothing like the smell and comfort of a trusty leather jacket. It’s a go-anywhere piece, looking good no matter the season, and it also gets better with age.
There are countless moods and memories that leather evokes, so we decided to explore this perfumery note and discuss which scents showcase it best.
In order to mask the unpleasant aroma of hides, preserve the animal skin, and at the same time hide the remnants of tanning, in the early 16th century the leather workers smeared the skin with various scented essences.
During the French renaissance, a Parisian glove-manufacturing company scented leather goods with musks, civet, or ambergris oils, which became popular with the aristocracy.
Russian and Spanish master craftsmen took on this practice of scenting skins. The Spanish experimented with fruits and flowers, while the Russians preferred the sharp scent of smoky birch.
This is exactly what makes the aroma of leather unique and versatile. Leather perfumes can be smoky, woody, animalic, floral and even fruity.
Here, we explore few of our favorite leather fragrances:
RAG & BONE Oddity
The unisex composition opens with spicy blend of pepper and sage. Angelica, vanilla bean and amber fill in the heart, while incense and leather add a touch of exoticism at the base. It can be worn day to night and is perfect for burning the candle at both ends!
To add this leather fragrance to your queue, click here: https://www.scentbird.com/perfume/rag-bone-oddity
VINCE CAMUTO Vince Camuto Original For Men
Spicy with a leathery accord and definitely, definitely elegant, this is the cologne to go if you want an injection of confidence, anywhere and everywhere.
An extraordinary alliance between leather and nutmeg, the added lavender and musk characteristics are balanced by mandarin orange that lends sophistication and freshness to the scent.
A hallmark of elegance, Vince Camuto Original for Men simply commands presence.
To add this leather fragrance to your queue, click here: https://www.scentbird.com/perfume/vince-camuto-vince-camuto-original-for-men
JOHN VARVATOS Dark Rebel Rider
Varvatos’ idea behind this woody, balsamic composition was to create a scent that exudes quality and individual style. Job well done, John!
With an explosive citrusy and light floral opening, the cologne gradually deepens with Russian leather and a mix of balsamic notes. Woody and sweet at the base, we’d be amazed if amber and vanilla didn’t make you feel suave. Aim to impress? Click here to add this marvel in your queue ASAP: https://www.scentbird.com/perfume/john-varvatos-dark-rebel-rider
HUGO BOSS Boss the Scent
Unabashedly aromatic with a high dose of leather accords, Boss the Scent should be your pick if you prefer your cologne bold with a spicy bite.
Spritz on this Hugo Boss number when you’re going for a stroll this Fall, it’s guaranteeing freshness and loads of compliments.
To add this leather fragrance to your queue, click here: https://www.scentbird.com/perfume/hugo-boss-boss-the-scent
CARNER BARCELONA Cuirs
This scent from Carner Barcelona evokes luxury with exotic oud.
Sara Carner, founder of the Barcelona-born brand, told Scentbird how Cuirs, which translates as leather in Spanish was created:
“My great grandfather started a leather business back in the 19th century. During my childhood I was surrounded by the smells of tanned leather and wood barrels, and these distinct aromas were the inspiration for my perfume CUIRS, a tribute to the world of Spanish Leather”.
To add this leather fragrance to your queue, click here: https://www.scentbird.com/perfume/carner-barcelona-cuirs
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