Black Label - Leather 2013

Black Label - Leather by Monotheme
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Black Label - Leather is a popular perfume by Monotheme for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is leathery-spicy. It was last marketed by Mavive.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSpanish saffronSpanish saffron
FrankincenseFrankincense
Heart Notes Heart NotesCedarwoodCedarwood
Floral notesFloral notes
Gourmand notesGourmand notes
Base Notes Base NotesPrecious woodsPrecious woods
French labdanumFrench labdanum
Morocco leatherMorocco leather

Ratings

Scent

7.647 Ratings

Longevity

7.237 Ratings

Sillage

6.437 Ratings

Bottle

6.839 Ratings
Submitted by Dolby, last update on 29.03.2021.
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7
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7
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8
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Chizza
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Chizza
Top Review    8  
Leather goods from Marrakesh
On my journey through the leather scents of this world I also became aware of Black Label - Leather. This one is rather cheap concerning the price and so the pyramid of fragrances lets you guess that not only high quality has been used. But it doesn't matter, because the scent itself and the scent process are inspiring
It starts directly with leather, which is finely spiced with saffron but does not cross the ridge towards Tuscan Leather. So first breathed a sigh of relief, no more clones. It is really intensely scented leather, no Gucitaschen leather but leather goods from the bazaar. The incense underlines this intensive smell. I can well imagine the basic note of Moroccan leather; the walk through the medina via a market place, the goods on offer are presented accordingly and you end up with a fine piece of leather goods. Not so filigree manufactured but solid and beautiful.

That's what Black Label - Leather smells like to me. At the beginning it is less fruity than the known sizes, but in the middle part it doesn't become as popular as those sizes, but remains stable. It reminds me most of Godolphin from PdM. Who knows, maybe floral notes from the fragrance pyramid means iris, jasmine and rose.

The perfume performs well for its price range breathtaking and so I would advise a purchase if you appreciate leather. Unfortunately, the fragrance seems to have been discontinued, but on the homepage of Mavive it is no longer listed.
A pity, so they say with the other leather scents. Which unfortunately do not only cost 20 Euros.
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Meggi
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Meggi
Top Review    24  
Moroccan leather
I see. I would dismiss such a designation of origin (see pyramid) as a joke if I had not come across such leather goods and their strong smell live and on the spot in 1991. As a member of the regular crew of a well-known, as well as to my knowledge the only sailing ship of the German Navy, I had a shore leave in Agadir and was allowed to get to know the "possessive quirredness" of the inhabitants of a Maghrebian port city in a snow-white summer sailor's outfit.

Those who were dressed like this (since 1995 the authorities allegedly exert a certain braking influence) and walked around alone and thus already shone from a distance like a lonely Wehrsold-plus-Bordzuschlagund-Auslandszulage-Leuchtturm in bright sunlight, led more than just the usual tourist fight against ...uäh... quite insistent sales offers, for example concerning Moroccan leather goods. Was exhausting.

That this leather smell should now be typical Moroccan and not crawl elsewhere in a similar form through the piston, however, can be gently doubted. Nevertheless, it should be clear what is meant by this. And in this respect Leather simply delivers super, although unquestionably less "Moroccan" than might be expected. The mysterious-unconcrete scent announcements concerning some other components don't have to be followed too intensively, because after one or two hours of still comparatively varied opening work we have to deal with a straightforward, strong leather scent.

"Comparatively varied opening work" means in concrete terms: saffron may be okay, there's something dusty, I can't detect smoke. I imagine a trace of fruit and would have typed on mandarin for it, something mild anyway. And a portion of sweetness from the Campino fruit candy corner that lasts an hour. However, almost immediately after application, a leather note that is closer in character to the Memo Leather range than to the Tuscan Leather style plays a decisive role. Towards the end of the second hour the scent darkens. An idea vanilla seems to me to be rounding off with him game, so reserved that you could call the bet perfect.

Finally, from the third hour on, Leather offers straight-lined, darkened neck pastille leather, which becomes even stronger and more tarry in the course of time. Of course, without ever slipping into the rough, there are the balsamic notes before (although Labdanum is not smellable for me independently) and because of me also that diffuse something which is called "noble woods" and which I would have called "grassy notes" - Irish Leather sends its greetings. A tiny fruit may be involved. Straight out and great. Shelf life loose until evening.

All this is available at a very fair price, which justifies a valuation bonus.

Conclusion: Everything is not new, original or even spectacular. But at that price this monotheme should not remain untested by any leather scent friend.

I thank Ergoproxy for the sample.
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7.5
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8
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6
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Smora

155 Reviews
Smora
Smora
Helpful Review    3  
Good Job in Italy
A very solid fragrance for a bargain price. Still it has some pronounced synthetic edge. A structural carbon copy of Tuscan Leather, and Byredo - Black Saffron and Rasasi - La Yuqawam as well.
Introduction full of sweet berry fruits, spices, saffron and leather, on the base of pale resins and unidentified woods.
Great purchase for people who want to avoid paying niche prices. A good job in Italy.

Rating: 7.5/10
ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
Helpful Review    4  
Inexpensive & decent contemporary leather
This fragrance is apparently known for being one of the nicest and more faithful clones of Tuscan Leather, and if you want to skip my boring review, heres my opinion on that: it is. It's almost identical to Tuscan Leather, pretty much as Golden Boy by Dueto, but at a far cheaper price, which makes it more appealing to me. Monotheme Leather sells here in Italy for the quite unbelievable price tag of some 15-16 EUR for 100 ml. And the bottle & packaging are even quite nice to be honest. Well, anyway: the same exact suederal-safraleine polished and clean leather note you smell in so many contemporary leather scents, smoky and urban, well sweetened by fruity hints providing a pleasant, warm and velvety feel, on discreet woods and warm, sweet-dusty resins. Pretty much all, for hours. The fact that it smells undoubtedly similar to Tuscan Leather does not mean obviously that this is a masterpiece scent they stupidly sell off at ridicolously low prices; on the contrary, rather it's a (unnecessary, in my opinion) evidence of how Tuscan Leather is crazily overpriced. Monotheme Leather kindly shows you how something like Tuscan Leather can be produced and sold at a (literal) fraction of the price. Projection and persistence are totally compelling, it lasts for hours and projects just sharp and clear. On the drydown it gets drier and darker, more woody and austere, with just a bit less sweetness and warmth. Now, obviously there is some differences with Tuscan Leather if you are still interested int that comparison: I said they are almost identical, but Monotheme Leather smells just a bit more synthetic, less rich and less smoky than Ford's, and is also a bit more linear overall. But these details and differences wouldn't really justify the enormous price gap for me: unless you're really obsessed with Tom Ford, just take this Monotheme Leather and you'll be happy with a totally decent, classy, well-made and solid contemporary leather fragrance (or Dueto's Golden Boy if you feel ashamed in buying ultra-cheap scents). At this surreal price, totally worthy the blind buy for me, even just as an easy-going office scent. Kudos to Mavive for producing such a decent scent at a totally humble and honest price.

7-7,5/10

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