Royal English Leather (1780)

Royal English Leather by Creed
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Royal English Leather is a popular perfume by Creed for men and was released in 1780. The scent is leathery-spicy. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Mandarin
Heart Notes Heart NotesAmber
Base Notes Base NotesLeather, Sandalwood

Ratings

Scent

8.0 (44 Ratings)

Longevity

7.8 (33 Ratings)

Sillage

7.1 (29 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (35 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 14.02.2018
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ColinM

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ColinM
ColinM
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Regal yawn
Not the most creative or interesting leather around and definitely unworthy its prices, especially now that it’s discontinued (sorry, “vaulted”), but I can’t really argue Royal English Leather’s quality. It smells good. Almost great, if you’re into classic, waxy, dark, austere “shoe polish-infused” tanning leather scents. True rich and faceted rusty leather, forget today’s stupidly flat and artificial Tuscan Leather-ish stuff. Just think of Knize Ten: Royal is definitely close to it, just adding a whiff of flowers, a very pleasant touch of ambery mandarine giving some “air”, colour and sparkling sweetness to the heaviness of leather, and in the most recent bottles, also Creed’s trademark base of metallic-dusty ambroxan. I had the chance of getting an older bottle of this, and that base accord was definitely not there – it was quite more all about leather and oily shoe-polish like notes (also darker, drier and spicier, overall slightly heavier too).

That’s it: no tremendous twists during its evolution – actually, almost no evolution at all, nothing particularly standing out. But it smells good, very good. It’s rich, distinguished, totally – somehow, slightly pedantically – elegant and austere, with the perfect balance of complexity and simplicity: it’s nearly only waxy, brownish, lived-in leather - done extremely well, with a subtle sort of ambery-floral-mandarine aura giving a perfect hint of bright sweetness, and yet it doesn’t smell boring or simplistic. Not even dated, actually; somehow it does have a “vintage” feel (think of Knize Ten again), and yet its texture feels crisp, clear, without the old-school thickness one may expect from this type of scent. Quintessentially British in fact: unexcitingly impeccable!

7,5/10

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