Léonard pour Homme 1980 Eau de Toilette

Léonard pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Léonard
Bottle Design Serge Mansau
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Léonard pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Léonard for men and was released in 1980. The scent is spicy-woody. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Perfumer

Ron Winnegrade

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBasilBasil BergamotBergamot LavenderLavender MarjoramMarjoram PetitgrainPetitgrain ThymeThyme
Heart Notes Heart NotesArtemisiaArtemisia CarnationCarnation CarrotCarrot CedarwoodCedarwood CinnamonCinnamon JasmineJasmine IrisIris PatchouliPatchouli VetiverVetiver
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber CastoreumCastoreum LabdanumLabdanum LeatherLeather MossMoss MuskMusk FrankincenseFrankincense

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Scent

7.261 Ratings

Longevity

7.648 Ratings

Sillage

7.052 Ratings

Bottle

7.054 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 23.09.2022.
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4 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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7
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7
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9.5
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ChicoRoch1

98 Reviews
ChicoRoch1
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Criminally overlooked in modern perfumerie
1980 oh how I miss that era I can not begin to say. There simply isn’t enough time to say what I really feel though. Fragrance is just a small part of how different life was back then. This Eau de Toilette by The French Fragrance House Leonard has a litany of different notes to round out this creation. It’s been discontinued of course but many Vintage bottles remain, much to my satisfaction so I quickly scooped this one up. From top to bottom and front to back I have nothing but positive comments to share. Unfortunately my reviews do not receive a lot of accolades because I tend to only comment on the fragrance itself and how it behaves which is redundant I’ll admit but my sense of smell isn’t intricate enough to really go into detail about individual notes and my reviews tend to also be on the short side which hurts me. I’ve seen some reviews that seem to go on forever and sometimes the reviewer goes off on a tangent about things that have nothing to do with the fragrance at hand and yet people love it. Me though I’m not blessed when it comes to literary topics. So this fragrance by Leonard has great longevity and it goes heavy on the Leather, Woods and Oakmoss. Facets that aren’t that important in today’s strange and weird fragrance environment
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WildGardener

325 Reviews
WildGardener
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Aromatic leather hippy
Making its artemisia and Indian joss stick debut with a powdery note to add a bit of brightness, Léonard pour Homme then develops as a full bodied herbal citrus fougère with a tint of white florals.
The keynote clove and leather chypre base gives it the brown corduroy feel of the seventies even though it was released in 1980 after the advent of Punk Rock and Mrs Thatcher.
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5
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5
Sillage
5
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8
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Drseid

818 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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Not Your Typical 80s Scent...
Leonard pour Homme goes on with a dash of bergamot and cinnamon that soon couples with leather and oakmoss in the early heart of the scent. The soft suede-like leather and green oakmoss tandem takes over as the scent develops, now joined by herbal clary sage that has an almost aromatic lavender quality, spiked with perhaps a small amount of clove spice to darken the scent just a tad as its development progresses. During the late dry-down the oakmoss recedes to reveal benzoin that slightly sweetens the remnants of the leather as violet leaf adds a fine powdery sheen to the finish. Projection is above average and longevity is average to slightly above average at 8-9 hours on skin.

The discontinued leather chypre Leonard pour Homme in its smoky brown bottle (not to be confused with the much later and completely different smelling release from the house still in production, Leonard Homme) is a great rarely heard of treasure. Unlike many of its peers of the early 80s, it does not join the powerhouse category but is rather tame by comparison. Its soft suede leather facets coupled with green oakmoss, aromatic clary sage and the slightly powdery violet leaf late are just the perfect mesh for such a distinguished scent that can be worn anywhere and anytime with pride. It is really a shame this great composition by Winnegrade does not get more attention because it really is one of the best releases of its time. While as previously mentioned Leonard pour Homme has long since been discontinued, but 100ml bottles are still relatively easy to find on the aftermarket for $50 or less which is an outright steal for a 4 star out of 5 excellent smelling fragrance of this quality. My advice is buy while you can before sellers come to their senses.
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Perfaddict

4 Reviews
Perfaddict
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Leather Chypre Extraodinaire
Leonard pour Homme, leather chypre par excellence, introduces itself with spicy olfactory fanfare – basil and thyme prominent in the fore. When the lovely screeching recedes a bit, wormwood/artemisia attains prominence. Smokiness also emerges, i guess, from patchouli and cedar oil among other ingredients of the frag. Perhaps because I live in the tropics and naturally exposed to direct heat sometimes, it is not long into the wearing that the animalic castoreum and leather ingredients ascend into my conciousness. Resinous labdanum sings in harmony with the smoke-sodden leatheriness to deliver an accord that may be a bit scary to the Acqua di Gio crowd. There is not a smidgen of sweetness in this frag. Baroque pipe organ music and the eerie sound of ghosts and crazed bats seem to be the appropriate sound track for LpH.

LpH is similar to Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, but less flowery. It also reminds me of Francesco Smalto pour Homme, but is a bit more herbal and oily; Trussardi Uomo without the tobacco notes, or a more resinous Bel Ami. In all its darkness LpH is not a room-strafing powerhouse like Trussardi pH. Lph has amazing longevity. 9+ hours after applying I still get authoritative whiffs of leathery darkness.
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ChicoRoch1ChicoRoch1 10 days ago
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7
Sillage
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Longevity
9.5
Scent
LPH is another big time glorious Leathery Masculine masterpiece criminally overlooked by the majority of modern perfumerie. From 1980
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