In perfumery, leather is very popular with lovers of elegant perfumes with character. Difficult to tame, it is nevertheless very present in niche perfumery. Its scent evokes luxury leather goods in the form of a suede accord or infusion of leather. Its woody and smoky notes create sensual scents in both feminine and masculine perfumes.
How did this material emerge in perfumery?
This material obtained from animal skin is mainly used in clothing, and it was in the 17th century that it became a scented material when the idea of scenting it was born. In the city of Grasse, tanners set up shop and essences intended to flavor luxury leather appeared. Reproducing its odor so singular and particular is extremely difficult, because its "addictive" scent can very quickly become too animal or smoky.
Leather, a seductive scent.
The leather gives off notes of smoke, tobacco, sensual, warm, animal notes, dry notes of character. This olfactory family is quite specific. Indeed, the leather accords mainly consist of notes of animal leather, smoked leather and woody leather. It was very popular in the 20s and in the 70s thanks to the legendary "Cuir de Russie" perfume, created by Chanel in 1927.
This ingredient has survived the ages with success, and can be found where you least expect it.
The olfactory marriages of leather.
Leather is associated with all olfactory families. It can be found in woody, balmy, amber accords, and sometimes surprises with gourmet or fruity accords. Leather has an imposing smell that is positioned as a base note, mainly in masculine fragrances and now proudly in feminine fragrances to the delight of ladies who dream of their perfume of character.
Today, leather notes are back more than ever, they go majestically well with the most precious materials of perfumery.