Hard Leather (2013)

Hard Leather by LM Parfums
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Hard Leather is a perfume by LM Parfums for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is leathery-animal. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesRum, Leather
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris, Honey
Base Notes Base NotesOud, Styrax, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Frankincense

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (63 Ratings)

Longevity

8.2 (50 Ratings)

Sillage

7.0 (52 Ratings)

Bottle

7.1 (48 Ratings)
Submitted by DeepRiver, last update on 24.09.2019
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QuercusAlbus

72 Reviews
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Unabashèd Funk
This is a classic example for me of scathing reviews being strongly instrumental in my choosing a fume. The previous reviewer said everything I wanted to hear! There were certain comments that might be considered to be off-putting in an absolute sense, such as the one about misproportion; but I found those easy to accomodate by reason that, well, greyhounds are in a sense misproportioned, but one might very well require a dog with very long legs, and the dachshund is misproportioned, but one might well require a dog that is tube-shaped with disproportionately strong jaws; or - this being the figure for this 'fume - one might well require a Tibetan mastiff or Argentinian doga. Actually, those dogs are really very nicely proportioned actually, unless one consider their neck muscles & head to be out of proportion, which one might. Anyway, I'm not plying this figure anymore: I've well made the point, and I'm probably beginning to create the impression of trolling the previous reviewer! I'm not: I also appreciate proportion & balance; but sometimes I just want something outrageous & diabolickal & utterly thunderous & - well, indeed - unabashèdly funky & feral. And that was the impression I got - and fræ many other reviews also - and that is the fume I ^have^ now got; &, well, I am well chufft, I can tell uw!
jtd

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Very helpful Review    4
leather pose
The trend toward dense, smoky-woody perfumes is not particularly new. Nasomatto Black Afgano was an early example and many perfumes followed its blueprint closely. The trend has been given new life by the abundance of synth-oud accords. Hard Leather smells like a hopped-up version of the oud accords I’ve smelled many recent perfumes. Imbalance and the extrait concentration suggest that quantity was used to define quality. Early niche models of the smoky, tarry, vanillic perfumes such as Lonestar Memories or Patchouli 24 are as strong as Hard Leather but are rich and nuanced.

The durable, dry, woody aromachems that I assume form the shape of Hard Leather are forceful and need a judicious hand to prevent them from becoming the bull in the perfume shop. It’s fair to say that while Hard Leather is as potent as it claims, it is also unbalanced. Heavy synthetics overpower any other materials that don’t shout and the perfume’s chief characteristic is disproportion.

The name says it all. Not about the perfume but about the fantasy the LM Parfums wants you to buy into. Hard Leather strikes a butch pose similar to the spectacle of masculinity you’d see in professional wrestling. The difference is that professional wrestling has a campiness that allows it to be melodrama and comedy at the same time. Hard Leather has the gravity but lacks the irony.
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MRoth 4 years ago
New boot leather overwhelmed by dry, dirty oud with an amber/gourmand base. Could do without the silly price tag.+2
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Hermesh 4 years ago
The ambery woodiness of Black Oud sophisticated and decorated with some leathery notes. With the higher price as well.+2
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