By the way, I was looking for an oud-based perfume as a replacement of my treasured M7, and I came across FERRARI Essence Oud. Don’t get me wrong, I meant exactly Essence Oud. While getting more details about that, I found that there is a wide collection of FERRARI essences, and Leather is one of those, meant to be oriental, leathery, and fougére.
This is the very first time I got a FERRARI perfume, never tried any before. So... Just following the first squirt I got a spicy, sweet and warm aroma of clove buds blended with tart orange peel and just a feel of bergamot. Ain’t no medicinal note in there, but something slightly subtle and powdery. I think I adore that inception, miles away from the traditional citrus top notes of many other fragrances.
As soon as that pleasant blend fades down, the starring notes of this leathery juice begin revealing their best. Plenty of luxury dark leather accord surrounded by sensual tonka and a pinch of aromatic cassia bark spread around the woody notes with a red-hot candy nuance.
The dry down is rich of superior patchouli, smoothness of cedar and smokiness of guaiac wood, and an amusing touch of creamy vanilla powder. The overall scent is captivating, not boring at all.
Meseems, Leather Essence is a refined and extremely elegant fragrance that makes a masculine signature. I recommend this for cooler temperature like fall and winter, both during a day in and a night out. Since it is not overpowering can be safely worn at work. On my skin, longevity and sillage are above the average, an exceptional fragrance. An interesting thing, the bottle is wrapped by a nice leather cover that reminds the interior of the Ferrari GT. To me, this scent deserves a full 8/10! You know what... I am tempted to buy FERRARI Essence Vetiver... sounds promising!!!