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Leather fragrances have long been associated with strength, elegance, and a touch of rebellion. They possess a unique ability to evoke images of polished leather jackets, opulent leather-bound books, and luxurious leather accessories. With their intriguing and versatile nature, leather perfumes have become an essential addition to many women’s fragrance collections, offering a distinctive twist to their scent repertoire. From soft and subtle leather interpretations that exude an air of elegance, to bold and intense renditions that command attention, this guide encompasses an array of options that cater to various preferences and occasions.

PerfumeReleaseFragrance Notes
Le Labo Santal 332011Leather, Sandalwood, Papyrus
Estée Lauder Paradise Moon2021Leather, Osmanthus
Chanel Cuir de Russie2007Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Birch
Chanel No 191971Vetiver, Lily of the Valley, Oakmoss
Acqua Di Parma Leather2019Leather, Raspberry, Citrus, Rose
Hermes Kelly Caleche2009Rose, Violet, Mimosa
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather2007Raspberry, Saffron,Jasmine, Amber
Byredo Night Veils Sellier2019Leather, Tobacco, Oakmoss
Byredo Bibliothèque2017Plum, Peach, Leather, Patchouli
Floral Street Black Lotus2017Leather, Saffron, Sour Cherry
Bottega Veneta2011Pink Pepper, Bergamot, Jasmine, Patchouli

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Hermes Kelly Caleche

My top recommendation for a women’s leather perfume is Hermes Kelly Caleche is an exquisite leather fragrance that embodies elegance and sophistication. The opening notes reveal a harmonious blend of soft leather and delicate floral accords of violet, creating a unique olfactory experience. As it settles on the skin, the fragrance evolves into a velvety bouquet of roses and iris, intertwining with the supple leather base. With its refined composition and long-lasting sillage, Hermes Kelly Caleche is a luxurious choice for those who appreciate the timeless allure of leather-infused perfumes.

Byredo Night Veils Sellier

The word “Sellier” is a term associated with fine leatherwork and it feels a very appropriate name for Byredo’s Night Veils Sellier Extract de Parfum. High quality leather notes are combined with tobacco and oakmoss to create a heavy, unisex fragrance which is definitely made for leather fragrance lovers. Being an Extrait de Parfum its a highly concentrated formulation which is reflected in the price.

Acqua Di Parma Leather Eau de Parfum

Acqua Di Parma Leather Eau de Parfum is a unisex fragrance which I’d describe as an uncomplicated leather scent. At first it feels quite strong but as the hours pass the scent becomes less intense, providing a clean leather aura around the wearer.

Chanel Cuir de Russie

Chanel Cuir de Russie is a phenomenal leather fragrance that exudes sophistication and luxury. The opening notes captivate the senses with a citrus explosion of orange and bergamot. As it settles, the heart reveals a tobacco and rose accord, rich and sensual, and the leather and birch notes throughout lend a seductive and refined appeal. Overall, Chanel Cuir de Russie is a timeless leather perfume that embodies the epitome of elegance and indulgence.

Chanel No 19

Chanel No. 19 is a remarkable leather fragrance that captivates with its ceaseless elegance. Opening with a burst of green notes and crisp bergamot, it evolves into a seductive heart of luxurious floral notes that envelops the senses. The leathery accord in No. 19 exudes sophistication and refinement, evoking images of a chic leather handbag or a well-tailored leather jacket. With its lingering sillage and impeccable craftsmanship, Chanel No. 19 is an iconic choice for those who appreciate the allure of a classic leather perfume.

Estée Lauder Paradise Moon

Paradise Moon is part of Estée Lauder’s Luxury Collection which includes some really interesting fragrance combinations. Paradise Moon combines osmanthus flower and leather to create a very feminine yet deep scent. It’s unique and sophistication with good projection which you can rely on.

Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

Tom Ford Tuscan Leather is a remarkable fragrance that embodies the essence of luxury and sensuality. Its opening notes reveal a captivating blend of raspberry and saffron, adding a touch of sweetness to the rich leather accord. As the scent settles, a warm and smoky aroma emerges, intertwining with subtle floral hints. The dry-down is a testament to its longevity, leaving a lingering impression of supple leather and amber. Overall, Tuscan Leather is an opulent and alluring choice for those who appreciate the boldness of leather in their fragrances.

Le Labo Santal 33

I think Santal 33 is probably the most well-known Le Labo fragrance. Although it has lots of sandalwood in as the name suggests, the other main fragrance note is leather.

If you’re looking for a fresher leather perfume than Santal 33 is for you, papyrus, cedar and cardamon add a green undertone while a hint of iris and violet add a slightly powdery femininity.

Byredo Bibliothèque

Bibliothèque is French for Library and this scent certainly recreates the feeling of being in an old, wood-shelved library. A plum and peach top note create a fresh opening, which are accompanied by a hint of feminine peony. These notes soon fade though to reveal the deep leather and patchouli base which help the fragrance last and last.

Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum

Bottega Veneta’s original fragrance is a leather perfume is an exquisite olfactory experience that captures the essence of refined luxury. The opening notes envelop the senses with a bold blend of pink pepper and bergamot, creating an alluring and seductive aura. As the fragrance evolves, hints of elegant jasmine and rich leather intertwine, adding depth and sophistication to the composition. This fragrance leaves a trail of sensual leather on the skin, making Bottega Veneta a true masterpiece for leather perfume enthusiasts.

Floral Street Black Lotus

Floral Street are a vegan and cruelty-free fragrance brand who have a collection of primarily floral themed fragrances. Their Black Lotus is one of their heaviest scents; deep leather combines with a sour cherry and saffron to create a really alluring and interesting fragrance. Laburnum and patchouli create a chypre undertone which really helps with longevity.

Floral Street fragrances is available in the US at Sephora, and in the UK at LOOKFANTASTIC (use code LFTFSOKI for 20% off).

    Soki London

    Sophie is the perfume enthusiast behind Soki London. She reviews the latest perfumes and entire perfume ranges on her YouTube channel and website.

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