Gold Leather (2013)

Gold Leather by Atelier Cologne
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Gold Leather is a 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, Seville orange, Indian saffron, Jamaican rum
Heart Notes Heart NotesPlum, Indian davana, Californian eucalyptus
Base Notes Base NotesIndian gaiac wood, Texas cedar, Leather, Oud

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Scent

7.5 (153 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (108 Ratings)

Sillage

7.0 (111 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (108 Ratings)
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TarTar 6 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 5 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...
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Floyd

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Floyd
Floyd
Very helpful Review    9
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)
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Silverfire

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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.
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Tar

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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

Itchynose 102 days ago
Boozy leather, saffron and oud: spicy, warm, sweet, dark and maybe leaning masculine.
7.5
Yasinnisay 3 years ago
drunk gentleman+2

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