The origins of leather in perfumery reach all the way back to the tradition of leather scenting, when flowery fragrances were employed to mask the organic odour of tanning. Today, the reproduction of a leather 'scent' is achieved by using naturally occurring aromas and those synthesised in a lab. Natural sources include birch, juniper and cade oil, as well as styrax, castoreum and labdanum.
Scent Profile: Synthetic or naturally derived accord that reminds us of pungent, cured hides and the smooth, deep aroma or luxury leather goods; masculine and sometimes smokey.
Found In: Chanel Les Exclusifs, Cuir de Russie EDP (1924).