Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
A perfumed life is a fantasy life, and scents are mad illusions. We conjure visions of ourselves from tiny bottles like sorcerers and witches, and wave them like spells to work their magic in the world around us.
Leather perfumes are always the best spells to use to achieve the most emotional impact. There is nothing more immediate than the scent of leather – whether it’s soft, sensitive suede or a hard, biker bar black leather accord.
Leather fragrances are never shy or indirect – our fascination with the smell goes back to caveman days and hunting down our prey. Perfumes that smell like animal skin makes our own animal nature rise up, along with all of its needs and temptations. It’s raw power in a bottle.
Which is why Commodity Good’s Leather is so seductive. This is a leather scent that chooses to insinuate that power, rather than launching it like a missile off of your skin.
The notes in this fragrance go beyond the sensations of smoke and tanned hides, and into the sweat and heat of the muscles and the skin. Commodity Good’s Leather does what all great leather scents should do – namely, make you immediately notice the body of the person wearing it.
The top notes are an intriguing and unusual oregano, juniper and black leather accord. But it’s the oregano that sets you up for the rest of the scent – this is where you start noticing the sweat on those muscles.
The heart shadows the oregano spice seamlessly with cacao and cade. The cacao’s sweetness is powdered and dry, while the cade continues what the black leather accord started. The middle of this scent has a slightly gourmand edge which never hurts for a body-conscious style.
The drydown is all about how taut those muscles get. The cedar is stretched tightly over a smoky labdanum and styrax blend. This means more vanilla-like sweet facets, which are bookended by vetiver to bring back that earthy, “close to the body” quality.
So if you’re looking for a leather fragrance that will make others notice you, without having to throttle them with a one-dimensional bad-boy image, this scent is for you. Women can definitely wear it also, because body-consciousness has nothing to do with gender here.
You just want to be noticed for who you are underneath the perfume after all, when it gets quiet, and the smoky scent of your sorcery still hovers in the air.