Ombré Leather 2018 Eau de Parfum

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Ombré Leather (2018) (Eau de Parfum) by Tom Ford
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Ombré Leather (2018) (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Tom Ford for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is leathery-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
Scent goes well with Tuscan Leather (Eau de Parfum)
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCardamomCardamom SaffronSaffron Jasmine sambacJasmine sambac
Heart Notes Heart NotesBlack leatherBlack leather PatchouliPatchouli VetiverVetiver
Base Notes Base NotesWhite mossWhite moss AmberAmber

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8.41089 Ratings

Longevity

8.51022 Ratings

Sillage

8.01017 Ratings

Bottle

8.11020 Ratings

Value for money

7.4469 Ratings
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Connoisseur6

8 Reviews
Connoisseur6
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Masculine luxury
Very little wows me these days in designer perfumery, but Ombre Leather actually gave me a "wow" experience when I tested it in the store. I had to get the 10ml right then and there, and when it runs out I'm probably getting the 100ml.

Ombre Leather smells luxurious, masculine and warm. It may sound weird, but it does kinda smell like the interior of a brand new luxury car with leather interior in the best way possible. When I wear OL it makes me strive to be the best and most successful version of myself, as I feel like this is a successful person's fragrance. Even tho I'm in my early 20s I feel like this scent fits me very well.
I see a lot of people say this is a nighttime fragrance, but I don't quite agree as this can be worn any time of the day unless you're in a hotter climate.
Also, I love that you can get a 10ml size of Ombre Leather so you can test it before you opt in for a bigger bottle.

A 10/10 fragrance for me is one where the ingredients work incredibly well together, it smells intoxicating and leaves you wanting more while making you feel great. With that in mind, I can safely say Ombre Leather is a 10/10.
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Kurai

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Kurai
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Frenglish
Ombré Leather is a clear reflection of the brand's successful positioning in the market: Somewhere between mainstream and exclusive. Great mass-appeal, highly portable, but still unique and of enough quality to justify its price tag. Even the tacky French-English name fits perfectly in this frame.

After an opening of misplaced juicebox sweetness and a phase of saffron-infused Play-Doh, this leather impression gets more polished and very well-behaved. Ombré Leather wears light, not dusty, not greasy. Soft to medium sillage with decent longevity. Très okay.
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Johnlamb83

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Johnlamb83
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Ride on!!!
When you feel like you want to smell like a person that got His/Her leather jacket and hit the road with no destination set, this is your fragrance!
Ombre Leather smells like if you are hit with a leather smell from a new car with leather seats or a plain leather jacket...Raw leather with a bit of a fruity vibe that just take it to a really sexy rank!! It is just sexy in a bottle, and i cant recommend it enough. If you like the smell of pure leather, just go ahead and grab on, you wont reggret it! But, as in any fragrance... sample it first, if its possible!
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Elysium

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Elysium
Elysium
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Like The Smell Of Another Man's Skin
"We made vows inside the church to forgive each other's sins. But there are things I have to endure, like the smell of another man's skin. If that's not loving you, I don't know what is."--Sting, Loving You, The Bridge.

Last night, as I was returning from the office, I listened to Sting's recent work, The Bridge, specifically the song Loving You. The lyrics made me think of the cologne I had been wearing since the morning: Ombré Leather by Tom Ford. Yes, because the way the perfumer treated the leather here is like the smell of another man's skin, a verse extracted from the text. I love leather accords, no matter if they are suede, Nappa, or rawhide. It's stronger than me. Here the skin is not brittle or demanding; it is soft and inviting. Ombré means having colors or tones that blend into each other, faded into color. And I like to imagine that in this context, it means shaded skin.

When I smelled the paper on which I sprayed the essence, I really liked the fragrance I was smelling. And I'll tell you why. Ombré Leather opens my skin with an enormous freshness, like morning dew, with a slightly more indeterminate greenish tip reminiscent of dusting violet leaves sprouting around the blackened skin. An alcoholic and camphoraceous voice denotes an inky and leathery soul similar to black shoe polish. What you get instantly is cardamom, but the keynote is leather, a smooth and pliable suede. The opening is a combination of fresh spices and some flowers too. The nose has granted the spicy and minty tone of cardamom in a rumba with the sweetish flowers of jasmine. It has a smoky, slightly tarry, and dry smell. The nuance of the skin is not that of a new jacket, a briefcase, a wallet, or a new pair of boots, which lingers a bit in the air, makes you close your eyes and take a deep breath, but a rubbery, inked, and with an oily machine shop environment feel. Powerfully animalistic, earthy, and with a touch of smokiness. A light sprinkling of spices hovers all around, mainly consisting of saffron with a slight peppery smell. Saffron smells strong, leathery, earthy, hay-like, reminding slightly of rubber. I also have a kind of creaminess, which sounds like a contradiction, I know. An excellent suede effect feels beige and marks the fragrance as a much softer and calmer version of its holder material.

This inviting overture slowly morphs into a heart of earthy and slightly pungent leather notes that is well tempered with a hint of amber in the bottom to keep things light, airy, and a little sweet. A drop of indole jasmine envelops the black leather, lightens, adds a floral sweetness to the composition, and allows Ombré Leather to become more unisex. The amber note brings warmth and color, while the airy jasmine gives a diffusive intensity, creating a bold and luminous clash of leather and flowers. It is not an old cracked leather jacket or the side of the horse's saddle. The leather is soft and buttery, with only a simple hint of smoke and dryness. This is leather that offers comfort because it is wrapped in a veil of pale amber and patchouli.

Eventually, the skin fades into the background, allowing mosses, woods, and amber to take center stage. Slowly it smoothes to a salty and musky with a little earthy spice in the base. A masculine cut. What's left on you is patchouli, which isn't very heavy but adds some depth of character to Ombré Leather, an all-day greenish moss, with small patches of earthy vetiver similar to Encre Noire Eau de Toilette. The notes blend quickly and read more of a generalized green at this point. The amber here is honestly not that intense, even if it's an old-school composite amber note. It hides in the background without being intrusive and provides friendly support.

On me, I get jasmine, white musk, and leather as important notes, the scent of leather is powerful. Even if the consensus for this fragrance is more oriented towards the winter months, I am making the most of this splendid scent by enjoying it in the evening and in the day's cooler autumns. This is my new fall fragrance to count this year in my fall rotation. It's so sexy and sophisticated and not overwhelming at all. But it's not subtle either; it stays in the air when someone passes by and smells so good. If you care about longevity, it lasts all day on my skin. It's a very dark type of fragrance but not an overwhelming monstrosity with heavy, opulent spice. Ombré Leather is definitely unisex with a masculine, dry and warm cut, Overall, it's an ideal type of perfume, but it has that rough-dirty side. If you can't stand leather, then this is obviously not for you.

I base the review on a 100ml bottle I have owned since April 2021.

-Elysium
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ScentGrail

32 Reviews
ScentGrail
ScentGrail
Helpful Review    4  
The best suede leather fragrance on the market!
With a couple of minor twists here are there that made the composition more clean and wearable, Ombré Leather basically smells like Tuscan Leather.

The difference in the price tag between the two is big enough for me to recommend you go straight for this release in case you want to save some bucks and still smell practically the same.

Here are my 5 quick takes:

- The best suede leather fragrance on the market
- Created by Sonia Constant in the 2018 as a replacement for discontinued Ombre Leather 16
- The best fragrance release of the 2010s and one of the best designer releases ever
- Best worn during the colder months in business, night outs and dating scenarios
- Pricey for a designer

TOP NOTES
Upon smelling the Ombré Leather for the first time, you will be reminded of Tuscan Leather and Ombre Leather 16. No matter what the brand is trying to push saying there is no raspberry here, it is well present, although, less pronounced than in Tuscan Leather. That familiar fruitiness is unmistakably here. One more “hidden” note that seems to be avoided from mentioning is saffron. Numerous high-end fragrances use it, and anyone experienced with the aforementioned note will sense it straight away.

HEART NOTES
The fragrance warms up in the heart notes with the introduction of jasmine Sambac and dusty amber. The floral sweetness feels addictive and is on the same level of quality as in Chanel perfumes. Being the pure leather scent, the classy floral aspect never takes the center stage, and the fragrance dances on the perfect line of being completely unisex while I do feel like it leans just a bit more on the masculine side.

BASE NOTES
Progressing from the top to the base, the scent is clean, well-blended, and it can get difficult to distinguish different notes except that “to die for” leather. In the dry down, it is closest to how does Tuscan Leather smells like thanks to the lack of “ashy” note found in Tuscan Leather.

I find it personally the best suede leather fragrance on the market. The one I have the most experience with, and the one I could see almost anyone wear. Get it while still available in its first formulation.

*Check out my Parfumo profile to find out how can you read full reviews on my website.*
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ScentSlave

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ScentSlave
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The interior of an expensive car…
…that’s the initial impression I got from this; or maybe A classy, very organized, confident business man. You have to be well dressed to sport this one. A very nice, masculine scent indeed.

I think that this one, like Aventus, appeals more to, and gets more compliments from men then women. Certain scents work in this fashion; not that no women like them (as many women DO)… it’s just that more men seem to like them than women do. That’s just my two cents (Pun intended).

It gives the vibe of a shiny, polished black leather (the interior of a brand new Mercedes), not a brown, country leather (cowboy boots or saddles). There IS a difference, and the image that this one paints is the former. Keep this in mind if you’re thinking of trying this one out.

Performance wise, this one has a decent projection radius of about 2-3ft, with a long resonating sillage trail, and marvelous longevity of 10+ hours on skin. Is it worth the price? If you like leather, yes.
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Kaja86
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Uiuiui a super mishmash
To describe this fragrance is not so easy. My first thought, well once shoe shop or leather factory, but then it changes into an exclusive gentlemen's club with leather equipment. A club where about God and the world is talked, whiskey and rum is drunk, possibly a cigar is smoked.
Also a woody, green resin note is easily perceptible.
Then all of a sudden it smelled totally like cannabis. Now After several hours it is a pleasant mix of leather, grass and a citrus note.

For women more or less suitable but on a man to whom it fits is certainly a fragrance where you sniff after.
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Static

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Butterfly effect
Genuine leather , I expected more from this one. Tuscan leather , Acqua di parma leather & now ombré leather.

I say...too much leather these days .

Lovely scent but to me the same as Tuscan leather etc..
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INDIGOSPHINX

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INDIGOSPHINX
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Compare this with Fahrenheit edt
So.. I have not tried too many leather dominant (not just as a note but truly smells like leather) fragrances. But I think most people are interested in these two so I want to offer some insights on which one you should buy and if you have one should you go for the other

for convenience sake, OL is ombre leather and FH is Fahrenheit

The overall experience of OL is a black, rough leather. Imagine some raw hide that has just been processed out of factory and ready to be used for whatever purposes. They have a certain chemical rough smell to them that is well... leathery. And they are not flexible at all. OL also seems more linear to me, after the opening slightly jasmine and fruit smell for less than 10 sec it jumps straight into that fresh raw rough leather smell and it stays like that.

FH on the other hand, smells more complex, much more complex. after the opening of fresh violet leaf ozonic airyness, I can detect chamomile, nutmeg and some floral green sweetness. The leather in FH is soft, supple, and reminds me much more of the texture of a woman's leather glove. or that from a vintage sports car where the leather has been weathered so much that they are very soft and flexible.

Which one I like better? I like FH better because it's more interesting to me. in a sense, it is less rough/masculine than OL but OL gives off a vibe that is very biker like.

If you are a student of leather frags, please do buy both. For mass appeal, I'd recommend FH. For those who want the most authentic leather smell, go for OL.

Neither smells...elegant per se.. but the impression of FH is more acceptable in business settings IMO.
If you are a biker at heart or a fan of PURE LEATHER smell, OL would do you better

in terms of wearability, FH>OL. FH has more freshness so in the summer it's also wearable. Additionally, the new batches of FH have great performance and is more bang for buck
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TeezyReezy
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Casual Leather
Why the fuck "Casual Leather"?

Unlike other leathery fragrances skin this one not directly with the hammer on it. He starts pleasantly fruity, but immediately resonates a LIGHT leather note, which always remains on the man (or woman).

This lightness makes the fragrance for me much more wearable in everyday life than a Tom Ford TL or a Rasasi LY. I do not know about you, but sometimes they were just sometimes too much...

So who wants to have a nice, light, fruity-leathery everyday fragrance, which can strike here confidently.

For me, almost all year round wearable, except perhaps in midsummer.

Ultimately, this casual leather fragrance fits just not only to special situations, where it must be particularly cold, so that it can unfold its magic, but just almost always, when you want (except just vllt in midsummer, but no matter, try goes over study) :-D

Oh damn, what seasons and occasions, wear fragrances when YOU want it and do not follow general recommendations - Who cares? Life is too short to wear your favorite fragrance only on January 23...

Tom Ford Ombré Leather gets a definite buy recommendation from me. Get a bottling, test him and you will do it to me and buy directly a bottle :-D
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Kaizen33Kaizen33 26 days ago
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The best leather
PedroCabralPedroCabral 1 month ago
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Masculine and very sensual. The aroma of leather comes wrapped with other notes of smoky sense.
RisingChaosRisingChaos 2 months ago
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Just smells like fine leather goods, with a fresh fizzy top from the spices and jasmine. Does get a bit pungent as a skin scent, though.
BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 months ago
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The smell of a new leather jacket, fancy, smooth. Spiced with cardamom, saffron. Smoky, with a touch of sweetness and some floral freshness.
PizedPized 3 months ago
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One of the best from Tom Ford so far. Heart notes are a fabulous warm blend, but without being "sticky" or ambery.
DinoRDinoR 3 months ago
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Beautiful leather scent softened with some patch and jasmine, signature worthy.
JMWeedJMWeed 4 months ago
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Too animalistic and harsh for normal wear. It does smell authentic, and improves on TL, but just slightly.
ElysiumElysium 6 months ago
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A camphoraceous entry denotes an inky, leathery soul akin to shoe polish. Slowly it smooths towards a salty and mossy base. A mannish slant.
HermeshHermesh 7 months ago
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Smoky-leathery, at the same time fresher than the perfume version. With more longevity and sillage, and an unpleasant synthetic note. :(
GayMarcelGayMarcel 7 months ago
Love the fresh leather note!
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