Gold Leather 2013

Gold Leather by Atelier Cologne
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Gold Leather is a popular perfume by Atelier Cologne for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is leathery-spicy. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesItalian bergamot, Bitter orange, Turmeric, Jamaican rum
Heart Notes Heart NotesPlum, Davana, Californian eucalyptus
Base Notes Base NotesIndian gaiac wood, Texas cedar, Leather, Oud

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (174 Ratings)

Longevity

7.6 (126 Ratings)

Sillage

7.0 (130 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (126 Ratings)
Submitted by ChapeauClack, last update on 23.10.2020.
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Reviews

TarTar 7 years ago

„Drunk and dark”


First and very important: it is ridiculous, that people who want to enjoy this wondrously extraordinary fragrance, have to pay double price because of the golden...
SilverfireSilverfire 7 years ago

„Classy Fail”


Goes on like champagne, a fruit-infused wine, quite elegant. The first five minutes are wonderful. Then it becomes storax and pepper, which is depressing, but that phase...
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Chizza
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Chizza
Chizza
Top Review    22  
The leather commentary forced from the very top
I was just engrossed in my work when suddenly a suppressed number flashed up on my private phone. I was a little taken aback when I answered, "Chizza K. speaking, please?" "This is the Perfume Administration. You can guess why we're calling?" "No, what's the matter?" "Well, it's been a few days since your last leather commentary! Stop writing about other perfumes, there'll be a new leather comment by tomorrow night! There have already been complaints! Are we clear?" "Yes... yes... sure..."
I sat there slightly shocked until my work distracted me again. In the evening I walked to my car in the parking garage, having forgotten the incident, which urgently needed cleaning. Someone had written something in the dust on the car, there was written in big letters: LEDERRRR! I turned around, but of course there was nobody to be seen. So I wiped it off, drove home, greeted my wife. She was a bit excited and showed me a letter cut out of individual newspaper snippets, it said: "Delivery by 8 pm tomorrow! Otherwise ..."
I explained the seriousness of the situation to my wife, but luckily she came up with a sample that I had initially dismissed as average, but which I, contrary to expectations, then liked to a certain extent, and so I now wrote about my perfume life. At first I thought about copying everywhere, because good comments were already there but then I decided to write something myself because it was about my favourite fragrance, the leather:
Gold Leather starts out for me not very exhilarating, because I can't get much of the sweet notes in the leather and so a wave of rum hits you first. Fortunately, this becomes alcoholic relatively quickly. Unfortunately and fortunately secondly it catches the plum. I don't like plum in perfumes, which is because it is used very present and often in the form of overripe, juicy-sweet plums. That's the same here. The union with rum leads to a new, quite nice scent but it's not mine. But so much is said; it will get even better.
The initial citric seems a bit out of form here, does not harmonise directly with the remaining notes and must first find its place as an orchestra playing together for the first time. Conductor Leder also comes to the rehearsal only slowly to act as an ordering force. The rum, by the way, is at no time of nature that one has to fear that here in the provincial pub they still serve adulterated rum, respectively it is the pleasing rum that even young people would prefer.
Surprisingly, once arrived, the leather remains rather bright due to the bergamot, as if the leather had been sprinkled with it. The plum has quickly disappeared, Gold Leather becomes harsher and greyer in colour, but remains alcoholic. Somehow this reminds me of a limoncello-leather mixture. So quite subliminally I notice the cedar, whose effect I simply appreciate. It doesn't come out clearly for me but that would be unnecessary here. Generally it has to be said that we have a quieter leather in front of us, which is socially acceptable and doesn't have the urge to stand out with its strong notes.
Here we have to ask ourselves the crucial question: is this sufficient for an elevation to higher scent spheres? Shouldn't it rather be called, do I like plum and rum with leather? How do I feel about rather weaker leather? Does the Davana bother me? Now and then this dull sweet smell comes through. You have to like that and since I don't like mango either and this smell can sometimes take on such characteristics, I have to personally answer the last question in the negative.
Only after two hours does the smoky element begin to strike, the leather now appears tart, matt-spicy and less pleasing, Gold Leather becomes more serious. I like this phase very much, so I like leather scents, but the length of time this part stays leaves a lot to be desired.
I can't help but notice that the beginning and the later sweet fruity note slightly denature the fragrance. But if you like plum and rum with leather, this is for you. And don't worry, it's not a pseudo-leather jacket bar perfume. So I like to rate Gold Leather benevolently, because the scent is fine and a light leather scent, if you appreciate the other performers.
Is it 8:00 yet? No? Phew... just in time ;)

(With thanks to Floyd who sent me the sample)
15 Replies
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
6
Bottle
Pollita
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Pollita
Top Review    15  
In the saddlery
I'm not an avowed leather fan. Some fragrances with leather are dreamily delicate, some are just - yuck! Oud? Anyway, no. I usually think of Stinky first. This one surprised me positively, though. Maybe it's the rum? Yeah, I love the smell of liquor. They probably always make me a little tipsy and I get headaches. I like that
Plus the plum. She's got something. Brings in a pleasant sweetness next to the rum. Oud always remains delicately in the background and does not give rise to associations of stable mucking. That's good
I had two horses. Therefore I know all too well how to clean out stables and pick up horse droppings. Whenever I smell scents with too much oud, this picture of the horse stable automatically comes up. But maybe it is also because of the horses that I find leather scents actually quite fine. Because the smell of a saddlery or a new bridle is absolutely not unpleasant. On the contrary. This can even have something pleasantly cuddly, almost homey.

At Gold Leather I'm in the saddlery and not in the stable, drinking a plum brandy. The saffron, which is also not always my friend, fortunately does not get on my nerves here either. Saffron does not fit into every meal for me either, but sometimes I like it very much. It's the same with Gold Leather,

This one, too, I see less in me than in a gentleman. Gladly with saddle and with horse, but he has to muck out by himself :))))))
12 Replies
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
6
Bottle
Floyd
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Floyd
Top Review    11  
Delikatessen - A stage play with levitation, teleportation, alcohol, fruit, oud & leather
First elevator:
The stage is stone and empty. White, bright light illuminates the scenery, in the middle of which bubbles from a golden bottle, wrapped in red leather, high-percentage rum, which bittersweetly befuddles the audience as if it wanted to make them drunk, intoxicate their senses, make them believe that the room is turning. Maybe he does, the stage stays silent. A dozen oriental spice merchants in yellow tunics serve rum and cola, while the first shades of red and amber mingle with the now dimmed lighting.
Second lift:
After about ten minutes, Davana, dressed in yellow and white, appears on the hub podium in the middle of the stage, bathed in dark blue light. Sitting on damp earth she now becomes the pivot of the piece, she begins to spin slow-motion threads of eucalyptus, which grow through the air into the room, giving birth to plums, which they float in slowly pulsating drops of rum and let burst in uneven intervals in gentle spray mists, moistening the wooden floor in the hall, allowing balsamic-sweet, earthy-woody, slightly smoky haze to rise and from then on to sway around the room. Hardly noticeably the stage lighting has shifted into deep orange-golden amber.
Third elevator:
At first, tiny leather particles, barely perceptible to the audience, float over invisible teleportation mechanisms towards the centre of the stage, accelerating as they approach the protagonist, they are redirected to the audience by her calmly extended hands and more and more joined together. The light leather softly covers the seats, armrests, legs, arms and finally the bodies of those present, breathing sweetly like a veil, softly creaking in bitter oud. For hours, Davana changles the scenery with the notes of her heart, but she makes the threads thinner, the drops smaller, the fog lighter, before it slowly disappears into the stage floor after about 5-6 hours (depending on the temperature and size of the hall and the audience). Now a fade-out of several hours begins, in which the woods dry slowly, the fruits wither into light sweetness, tempered by the spicy bitter Oud, which performs a slow bone dance in the still damp earth of the stage center, while the light of the remaining spots goes out to it.

A stage play of the Moderat-Sillage-Ensemble for all seasons. Noble, warm, mysterious, multi-layered.

(With thanks to Yukiko who sent me this fragrance in exchange)
5 Replies
3
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7.5
Longevity
Silverfire

130 Reviews
Silverfire
Silverfire
Helpful Review    6  
Classy Fail
Goes on like champagne, a fruit-infused wine, quite elegant. The first five minutes are wonderful. Then it becomes storax and pepper, which is depressing, but that phase fades as the champagne returns to create this elegant, laid-back, vaguely peppery, refined, distantly fruity, champagne smell, that screams class and masculine opulence. This lasts only an hour, and then the peppery/storax combo drowns out the elegance. Sigh. I know part of this is me because my skin amps pepper and spice like nobody’s business, so it may work for those whose skin doesn’t behave that way. When it’s storax and pepper, it’s Liz Zorn’s Journeyman all over again.
 
Interestingly, by four hours in, the storax/pepper combo has receded and it smells again like it did in the beginning, albeit as a skin scent. This, I like. I can see girls liking this on a guy, too. Heat turns it slightly sweet/vanilla and makes it slightly aromatic. By hour 12, it's still there, but as a light, gentlemanly scent, like the final wisps of cigar smoke.

This might work for some men, but it did not work for me; nevertheless, it's a classy scent.
9
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
2.5
Bottle
Tar

261 Reviews
Tar
Tar
Helpful Review    5  
Drunk and dark
First and very important: it is ridiculous, that people who want to enjoy this wondrously extraordinary fragrance, have to pay double price because of the golden bottle. C'mon, the juice is so excellent, that people would buy it even in a gray noname flask!

Vinasse, drunken, dark colored fruits - the beginning is a really strong fruit oil with so much alcohol, that I felt dizzy after first sniff. It is not the usual alcoholic chugging of the beginning, it stays for hours.
Top and heart notes together gives a grape-plum mixture, I have to tell, that I never detected so clearly plum note in a perfume. I am amazed. Eucalyptus is not playing hardball, only supporting behind the scenes, so you almost feel the austere peel of plum in your mouth, not only the sweetness of it.

Oud plays also supportive role, I got accustomed to sharp, strong, smoky oud, but in GOLD LEATHER it gives only the smooth darkness to the background. Later on the fragrances grows to be a creamy, mild leather, only one piece residual plum on the top, laid on a woodden bench in a timber house next to a dark forest, after sunset, in the winter. So the feeling is great.

GOLD LEATHER - not easy to wear. I would not blow it every day, but I would go to the shelf and sniff it almost every hour. It is a perfect fragrance for a pair for a candlelit dinner téte-á-téte.
Congratulation, Mr. Epinette! You created something unbelievable - again.

Statements

ItchynoseItchynose 2 years ago
7.5
Scent
Boozy leather, saffron and oud: spicy, warm, sweet, dark and maybe leaning masculine.
YasinnisayYasinnisay 5 years ago
drunk gentleman

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