Leather Up 2016

Leather Up by Phuong Dang
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Leather Up is a popular perfume by Phuong Dang for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is leathery-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydesAldehydes
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
BergamotBergamot
Carrot seedCarrot seed
WhiskyWhisky
SaffronSaffron
Heart Notes Heart NotesLeatherLeather
SuedeSuede
CarnationCarnation
FrankincenseFrankincense
Mimosa absoluteMimosa absolute
Moroccan rose absoluteMoroccan rose absolute
Florentine irisFlorentine iris
Base Notes Base NotesLaotian oudLaotian oud
AmbergrisAmbergris
CypriolCypriol
Indian patchouliIndian patchouli
MuskMusk
LabdanumLabdanum
Tree moss absoluteTree moss absolute

Ratings

Scent

8.054 Ratings

Longevity

8.148 Ratings

Sillage

7.146 Ratings

Bottle

8.145 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 21.10.2021.
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6
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Chizza
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Chizza
Chizza
Top Review    28  
Please insert appropriate boring headline
Leather Up by Phuong Dang costs a whopping 450 US dollars per 100ml. Very often, this tempts us to formulate high expectations of a fragrance, one suspects or even wishes for an olfactory revelation. Unfortunately, the reality is a hard, a different one. So also here as I would like to describe today once factually without history.
I have read through in detail the description of Leather Up on the website, where the advertising text would like to let us travel mentally, what imposing impressions are to be created. Along with graceful, delightful looking lady on the side. Which unfortunately is at the same time the best. Of passion and passion I notice, unfortunately, little. But enough of the introduction.

At first I had to think of the Riege of violet leather, suede. To me, rather feminine. Of course, we have plenty of floral notes here. The rose, which accompanies one clearly, elegant but just also striking. Iris, of course, that should not be missing in any soft suede scent. Clearly noticeable, it provides dry accents.
But from the beginning, these notes peel out only after roughly two hours. First, there is a heavily distorted tangerine, which is dominated by the carrot, otherwise I can hardly explain the artificial effervescence and the reduction of the actual tangerine. I would love to say that racy saffron or a reasonable whiskey plays a role, indicated it does. Unfortunately, I can't. In any case, if anything, we don't have a quality whiskey note.

After that, it becomes briskly floral without becoming delicate. One stands rather before an indefinable wall. The suede mixes in and here flashes what can be. Dark, rich suede with character. A sublime austerity spreads but - too briefly! These moments quickly fade away, they don't linger! Instead, the leather is florally softened and overwhelmed by the musk.

As for oud, I'm no expert. Laotian oud is supposed to be multi-faceted and have an earthy fruitiness among other things, beyond that it's very expensive because eaglewood isn't exactly as common in Laos as rice with fish from the Mekong. Those fruity notes are really there, they smell good too. But: the balance is missing, respectively the overall arrangement. The construct seems richly immature, unausausariert.
Delicate, mossy hints are included, after all. In terms of weight, it is merely a kind of cameo appearance.

Maybe I would have given it at least 7/10 but I couldn't bring myself to do that. Leather Up joins the ranks that are also home to Leather Forever by De Gabor. Shamelessly overpriced, hopelessly grey and mediocre. Quasi the VfL Bochum of leather fragrances. Only you want to see admission prices like in London. That may sound harsh and dramatising. It's true. Objectively, Leather Up is really okay, let's rather say quite okay. The question that obviously guides my comment, however, is whether there is a need for such overpriced fragrances where you can get away with lower quality but the same fragrance experience for 30-50 euros. Leather Oudh by Orientica smells better (subjectively), costs ten euros for 30 ml. Of course, I see that most testers of this fragrance really give top marks - so Leather Up can certainly withstand my contrary opinion!
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Jas0N
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Top Review    13  
There, not disturbing and yet so memorable.
They exist. The kind of person who stands out and yet is so inconspicuous. People, whose appearance alone is enough to attract attention and then leave the stage silently and inconspicuously. What remains is this immensely strong impression, which lasts and burns itself in. That's what an alpha-animal is called, but not this kind of macho or daredevil, but a leader. Determining and hard, but at the same time soft and sympathetic.
When I think of my chosen words Leather Up appears in my mind's eye. Because I attribute the attributes described above to it.

Leather Up combines two quite different characteristics and puts them into context. However, they do not merge into one, but run linearly to each other and coexist.
On the one hand we have a fruity, freshly laid out soft side, which is the counter-pool to a more angular, leathery side, which comes across as very tart.
So the fragrance begins with a blend of tangerine and bergamot. Directly, however, one has the smelling counter-pool, mediated by a nice whisky note. The fragrance has such a fruity start, but it is consistently tart.
It becomes spicier as it progresses. The freshness remains, but is complemented by a leathery undertone. I find it difficult to differentiate between suede and leather, so just stick with the leather support. The fragrance now has a stronger impact in the spicier area, which I tend to support. This way it remains a bit more masculine and doesn't get lost in a fruit mix. The whole thing also gets/has a smoky touch, similar to tobacco, which I find totally strong. I find the idea well realized and get directly the association of a woodcutter. Strongly built, leather boots, caro shirt, cigar in the mouth and in the break the pleasure of a single malt.
Patchouli at the end makes it more earthy, glides into the overall context without being too dominant.

Durability is neat, discreet in appearance. As just described. Striking, striking but so quiet that it does not disturb. Nevertheless, it burns itself into the memory.
I like him and tend to see him standing on a man, although he certainly stands on a woman. But it's certainly not for every woman

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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Maggy4u

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Maggy4u
Maggy4u
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The Dance
Leather up is the sensual journey of two spirits trough a special night. It start off with a slighty boozy, got more the sweetness of rum, than of whisky. There are some grains of marzipan too. Not too sweet, but a tendency. Discreet floral sounds complement this very pleasant opening. An aldehyde theme as background music. An almost Guerlain classical facet.

Increasingly the scent of skin and leather pushes itself into the foreground. Like the dance that the person who gave it its name probably had in mind. Sensual desire, restrained by the moment and yet rebellious. Again, Phuong plays with the image of incense, which automatically evokes something wicked and forbidden in the lascivious subject. A picture of crackling eroticism unfolds in which Bertrand Duchaufour infuses all his mastery.

Hard leather, such as Tuscan Leather for example, is deliberately avoided here. The suede is very close to soft, thin, high-quality leather that has already been worn. These softer leather notes are the very aura that simulates the the aspects and smell of human skin. As an olfactory meta level.

As a wonderful side effect, almost every chord with slight sweetness melts on this leather. In the heart of the scent the aldehyde are extendend into a slight variation of the theme. It's like SHE just turned around beside me, half asleep and my nose catches the last moments of her perfume, that I had tingled my nose for the whole evening, but I had forgotten about, because of the "events" of the last hours.

The two dancers (or lovers) in a world of slightly greenish structured passion, the resin in the drydown derived, to calm down and in their unity, simply to let be.

Leather up is a modern interpretation of an Oriental-Chypres, which will surely enchant many hearts and especially noses.

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