Best Leather Colognes 2020: Review & Top Picks

In the world of perfumes, leather is a very special note that has been available since the time of King George III. As great as it is, it is not a note that can be extracted from a natural source but is instead created in the lab. Having a perfume that smells of just leather isn’t the best choice for you, and it is necessary to have one with other undertones to further make your scent unique and appealing, and so all products reviewed here are leather colognes with the leather scent and addition of other notes.

The demand for leather scents is high and that is due to the great level of sophistication leather notes give you. Since it isn’t all by itself, the professional and formal scent of leather gets enhanced by other more playful notes which accompany it and together they create a fragrance that is unique and appealing. The luxury of leather scent makes it a must-have among your perfume collection as it has never failed to set tasteful men apart from the crowd.

At A Glance: Our Top Picks for Leather Colognes

If you’re in a hurry, you can jump straight into our top picks (these are the perfumes that most people buy).

Top 5 Best Leather Colognes 2020 – Our Reviews:

1. Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

The Tom Ford Tuscan Leather cologne is at the top of my list of the best leather colognes you can get. Although it is most times classified as a unisex perfume, it is best suited for use by a man. The leather fragrance is luxurious with a touch of sweet undertones. The best part of this masterpiece is the dry down.

With top notes made of saffron, raspberry, thyme, frankincense, jasmine, black suede, and amber wood, it is the perfect leather scent for formal occasions. It is the best accompaniment for your exquisite look and gives you an air of sophistication. Its use is not limited to formal occasions as it can also grace casual outings, but for such a rich smell, you should try to dress the part.

Pros

  • Rich leather fragrance
  • Great for both formal and casual outings
  • Long-lasting scent

Cons

  • A bit pricey

2. Mercedes Benz Black Leather

If you desire a unique scent that comes in a fancy bottle and that envelops you for hours, what you do need is the Mercedes Benz black leather. The leathery scent you get from this perfume in combination with other notes adds up to give a warm vibe.

The top notes of this perfume are bergamot, suede and also orris. The heart notes are of sage, incense, and patchouli and the base notes are of leather, amber, and labdanum. This combination creates a perfume that is not too formal or casual but lies in between, making this the perfect scent for a casual outing and also a formal one. The warmth of the scent makes it most suitable for use during fall and winter and for the quality of this product, it comes at a good price.

Pros

  • Great scent
  • Long-lasting 
  • Great price

Cons

  • Has a competitive vanilla scent which is fine except you object to this

3. Tom Ford Fabulous

Tom Ford Fabulous is a product that has lived up to its name as it is simply fabulous. The scent is a mixture of leather, floral notes, and almond. These scents all combine in the right proportion to form a final fabulous leathery scent.

The notes that make up this perfume are of almond bitter oils, Tonka retinoid, orris accord, washerman, leather accord and also clary sage oil. You can wear this fragrance in all seasons and for every occasion as it has a perfect balance between business and pleasure. Although it offers a very unique fragrance and is versatile, the price is a bit high and that is the only drawback of this product.

Pros

  • Versatile fragrance
  • Unique scent
  • Long-lasting scent

Cons

  • High price

4. Dior Homme

Dior Homme Parfum is one of the best leather colognes with a great scent and long-lasting fragrance. Although there are other notes in this bottle, the leather is by far the most prominent but you will get the subtle sweetness of floral notes also, and the use of this product can last you the whole day without any further need for reuse during the day. 

The top note of this cologne is of Tuscan Iris. The heart notes are of Rose absolutes and sandalwood, and the base notes are of leather, vanilla, Amber and cedar-wood. The resultant fragrance gives you a dark and rich scent that is perfect for use during the cold days or night outings. You don’t have to worry anymore about the choice of cologne for your date that would show off your sexy masculinity.

Pros

  • Great for night outings
  • Rich leathery scent
  • Long-lasting scent

Cons

  • Not fit for formal occasions

5. Guerlain l’Homme Ideal

With a hint of cherry around this rich leathery fragrance, it leaves you unique, smelling masculine and confident. This cologne not only has accompanying notes of cherry but also has a hint of sweet flowery scent which all combine with the leather scent to give you something amazing.

The top notes of Guerlain are of bergamot, spices and Bulgarian rose. The heart notes are of almond, vanilla, and olibanum and the base notes are of leather, tonka bean, and sandalwood. This cologne is for the gentleman who wants to smell unique and different from others.

Pros

  • Great masculine scent
  • Perfect for the mature man
  • For casual outings

Cons

  • The scent doesn’t last for long

Conclusion

For that masculine and exotic leather scent, there are a lot of options to choose from, but not all of them promise you any good quality. These products that have been reviewed are for all categories of users and there is something here for those on a budget, for those who want expensive perfumes, for those who are young and also for the older men.

Since the best of leathery scents is gotten when leather notes are mixed with other scents, these products are all perfect blends of leather and other notes, giving you something unique and fit for different occasions.

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