Peau d'Espagne 1901

Peau d'Espagne by Santa Maria Novella
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Peau d'Espagne is a popular perfume by Santa Maria Novella for men and was released in 1901. The scent is spicy-leathery. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Top Notes Top Notes Calabrian bergamotCalabrian bergamot JasmineJasmine
Heart Notes Heart Notes Violet leafViolet leaf HawthornHawthorn
Base Notes Base Notes Birch woodBirch wood
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7.843 Ratings
Longevity
7.941 Ratings
Sillage
6.938 Ratings
Bottle
7.331 Ratings
Value for money
8.410 Ratings
Submitted by Ripieno, last update on 06.10.2022.
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6 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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Leko
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Very helpful Review 7  
Noble "Spaniard" who touches the heart
Fragrances are always a matter of taste and they touch every person differently. My first impression of Acqua di Colonia - Peau d'Espagne was very positive. He greeted me spicy, fresh and flowery and yes, a little bit of Spain is already flaring up there. In spite of the freshness, something heavy resonates with or rather complex with...

Just the fact that the fragrance was created in 1901 does something to me. That this "Spaniard" is still available today speaks for itself. That's really impressive.

After the greeting, I find that it becomes more and more green-flowery, accompanied by a smoky note. Very slowly the leather also comes through. Unfortunately I don't go d'accord with the diagram, because I feel leather only as a player in the background. Has for me absolutely nothing to do with leather scents such as TL.

The mixture of oriental, green, animal and floral fragrances with smoky and slightly leathery ones is simply a pleasure. One should not confuse it with sweet, which is not my direction at all. It never seems penetrating or too heavy, but complex, noble and balanced. A round thing that also makes a statement. It is worth mentioning that harzig is also part of the show and at least for me he is a central theme of the Spanish show, as well as the birch
I would classify the fragrance as a men's fragrance, but I can understand very well that women also like to wear it.
Like I said, he's doing something with the strap and I only find nice things...

For me a clear purchase for special moments.
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7.5
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7.5
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6
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Drseid

818 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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Challenging Camphorous Leather...
Peau d'Espagne opens with an almost camphorous mix of heavy herbs, creating a menthol-like accord. It is quite challenging, but not unpleasant. This open very slowly recedes but never dissipates, instead allowing a rather strong birch leather note to emerge and take the fore. By this time the overall scent is much more wearable and enjoyable. I have a hard time identifying any other individual notes here, as the herbal mix still obscures a lot of anything else the scent has to offer. Projection is good, and longevity is above average.

Peau d'Espagne is definitely not my kind of leather scent. That said, I don't dislike it either. The opening is tough to get through due to that herbal eucalyptus mix that is just downright potent. If you can make it past the opening and early heart notes, then there is a decent leather here to discover... The problem is I fear most, myself included will not want to experience the couple hours of Peau d'Espagne in order to get the relatively good payoff much later when there are so many good leather offerings on the market, both classic and contemporary. I definitely think Peau d'Espagne is a nice scent in its own way and recommend a sniff to leather fans, but I think I will keep to more pleasant leathers like Cuiron and Cuir Pleine Fleur. I give Peau d'Espagne a 3 out of 5 rating and a strong neutral.
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Wayofscent

48 Reviews
Wayofscent
Wayofscent
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Boots of Spanish leather
Imagine this: medicine, horses, stables, sweat, leather gloves and sex! This is exactly how this spanish leather smells!

Personally I get a lot of medicinal and sorta herbal nuances with something burning in the background. I picture a small medieval town and apothecary with dusty wooden shelves full of all sorts of medicine bottles driping on the already soaked wooden floor, making that aromatic feel in the air which is intertwined with sweaty tanned leather gloves, horse stables nearby and maybe even a breeze from a brothel across the street!

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8
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9.5
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BobbyGee

203 Reviews
BobbyGee
BobbyGee
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Santa Maria Novella / Peau d'Espagne
This time I will not write about the notes. My colleagues, predecessors, wrote beautifully and comprehensively.
The smell of "Spanish leather" is a very realistic leather smell, which I associate with 3 images placed in time.
1. The first picture consists of historical times, where Spain, and especially its southern part, used to be a great power. These are leather gloves, pants, shoes of some Spanish conquistador and the saddle, homonto and bridle of the horse with which he stands.
In addition to this painting, there is one more - also from that period (which you can feel while visiting those areas today) - the leather covers of walls in the Alhambra, castles and palaces made in Andalusia - including Cordoba, Seville or Granada, and leather covers of old books and manuscripts. These skins were previously prepared, tanned, shaped, painted and decorated with gold. Whoever visited these buildings and such rooms knows this smell. Pungent and strong leather odor.
2. The second image is an image of leather products - especially those where you can feel the body heat, the engine and testosterone which naturally heat the skin on the "naked body" - I mean gloves ... present leather gloves after a fast car drive, in which you can also smell the leather upholstery.
3.Picture third - is a vision combining these 2 earlier images and will be a bridge between 2 historical periods - the medieval one in Spain and the one present in the sports and leather interior of the vehicle and leather gloves - it is a leathercraft workshop and the smell of leather processed in it, in which it does not matter what period, but similarly all kinds of leather goods are made ... ordered according to the different needs of mankind of a given era.
I honestly and highly recommend getting to know this fragrance, which despite the name - cologne - has very good parameters.
Aaaaa, just to add a little bit of history- Officina Santa Maria Novella- is a brand that OFFICIALLY was founded in 1612 in Renaissance FLORENCE (over 400 years ago, right after the times when Poles taught to eat French with cutlery The first perfumes were composed in honor of Catherine de Medici in 1533 on the occasion of her wedding with Henry II (yeah, 1533 - it's not a mistake and you can get to know and buy this fragrance!).
While in Florence, I recommend getting to know the historical building where the historical herbal plant was located until 1848, and then the main perfumery of the Santa Maria Novella brand in Renaissance Florence (a beautiful Renaissance building, history, rooms and paintings).
There is one more flavor - the perfume "Spanish leather" was produced in 1901 and is still TIMELESS - can you believe it? (back to the past and to the present), as well as some other perfumes that are dated, for example, to 1828 or 1533. This is also not a mistake !!!
Ti raccomando moltissimo :-)
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VictorLhv

26 Reviews
VictorLhv
VictorLhv
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Dark Beauty!
I spent 2 weeks in August in Florence, and this was the only scent from Santa Maria Novella that survived for more than a quarter of an hour in the Tuscan heat. Very dry, with nothing sweet that my nostrils can detect, it makes me nostalgically happy, dreaming of an imaginary past that superposes the idyllic images of Florence and the elegance of the people who wore this scent when it was launched, back in 1801. Leather, smoky and woody is what sums it up for me. Manliness and simplicity. Dark beauty!
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PatronrPatronr 10 months ago
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7
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8
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Raw leather. Strong, spicy.
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 3 years ago
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8
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8
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A rather heavy fresh and spicy floral-leathery Mid season fragrance, slowly balanced by a clean and soft dry woody base. More masculine.
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