Gourmand Leather N° 0059 (2017)

Gourmand Leather N° 0059 by Zara
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Gourmand Leather N° 0059 is a new perfume by Zara for men and was released in 2017. The scent is sweet-gourmand. It is being marketed by De Ruy Perfumes.

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Fragrance Notes

Bergamot, Lemon, Iris, Tonka bean, Leather

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Scent

7.6 (65 Ratings)

Longevity

7.7 (63 Ratings)

Sillage

7.3 (63 Ratings)

Bottle

6.8 (65 Ratings)
Submitted by Elysium, last update on 09.11.2018
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Heaven Scent
Tried this out at a Zara in northern Portugal. At first sniff, it was heavenly. Smelled like cream soda with a hint of ginger. Loved it. Bought one of the last remaining bottles on the shelf.
Bottle 3.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
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Ultra Mâle on glutamate.
Maybe a word in advance about the Zara Dupes themselves. As with La Rive, there are variations in quality, the extent to which fragrances come close to their role models, and of course the tiresome subject of durability.
But Zara has a special problem here; many fragrances have a pungent, high-frequency scratchy and synthetic note in the drydown after a frequently acceptable top note, which delays the shelf life, but equalizes the fragrances in the early base note. But for me it's especially problematic that this, let's call it perfume glutamate, with its constantly booming presence in the background also causes headaches. With the newer scents like Pipeline and Teahupoo I don't notice them, but with 9.0 or this one here.
Nevertheless, Gourmand Leather is among my Top 5 Dupes. He comes so damn close to his role model Ultra Mâle that it shivers you to spend more for it. The fragrance starts with a full charge of well defined canned pears (sic! Although not in the pyramid), dark blue and deep-sweet. The above-mentioned Zara glutamate gives him a peculiar freshness, which for me at least in the first hour even lifts him above his role model. He seems more interesting, dominant, self-confident and yet playful, projects enormously and is definitely, definitely not 10€ Billigheimer. In this phase I always feel compelled to sniff at the point of entry, simply because he smells comfortably sweet and at the same time screams loudly "yeah baby, I can still do it!" If it would stay SO over the whole course, and only fade away...
But then Zara comes and reminds me of the 10€. The glutamate takes over the control and becomes stronger from hour 2-3. Gourmand Leather now says goodbye to the sailor, gets a bit leatherier, and slowly ends. I would describe the late base as light, close to the skin leather, no longer sweet, but now also freed from the stabbing drydown extender and thus quite compatible. After 8-10 hours it's over, at least on my skin. It lasts much longer on the test strip or on clothing.
The brown rubberized bottle is now not really tingling, but the spray head doses properly and is easy to align. I don't expect more in this price range, although La Rive is mMn ahead of the pack here.
I can't recommend Gourmand Leather quite as unscrupulously as Dry Oil (Dior Homme / Homme Intense), for example, or Just On Time (Pure XS), simply because the Zara Drydown pulls down the overall impression for me. But if you are looking for a long-lasting, clearly perceptible night scent, or if you like Ultra Mâle, you can take a blind look here.
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Bottle 6.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 6.5/10
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Greatly helpful Review    10
When a scent wants to come to you....
There I strolled on Saturday through the city center and tested of course also the one or other smell and among other things also the Armani Code Profumo.

My statement was, that he almost convinced me, but somehow not and I found the base the best, but until then it took me too long. I didn't think it was bad, but it was very sweet.
The lady at my side wanted to go to Zara sometime and of course I read here about one or the other scent of them, ergo I looked around there
There were also plenty and here and there I sniffed at one or the other. One smelled like Dior Homme, the other again like shower gel and so on.
Everything more or less quite nice, but nothing I needed now absolutely.
There was this scent in smallest size, but not to try out, but I had the name from here in my head and I remembered that it had not come off so badly
For a fabulous 3,95€ I just took it with me. And *Plopp* I had somehow bought the Armani.
Apparently this scent wanted to me whether I wanted it or not.
Today I tested him extensively.

The result is a very sweet, slightly powdery fragrance. Kirschig in my nose, without much course. In the background is something slightly citric, probably the lemon or bergamot. I don't really notice leather at all.

Here there are already differences to the Armani. But they are still very similar
I feel a bit too old, because he's already extremely sweet. Also reminds me of Polo Red Extreme.
Maybe sugar is also a not listed ingredient, no nonsense, but although I like sweet scents yes, there are also limits.

I think he is rather something for the younger generation, even if I don't say now that I won't even wear him from time to time. The price itself is of course top, so I don't have to be sorry. The durability is also very tidy.

That's how it can go. You put one fragrance back on the shelf and it comes to you via detours.

To Bald

S.
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Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
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Yummy!
Though I'm not a fan of sweet perfumes, I love this one and Zara 9.0. They smell so good both! This one is really leathery. And sweet. And balsamic/camphory. Awesome smell! :D Very well blended giving the impression of a more expensive perfume. Nice presentation package, beautiful bottle. Huge longevity! I have in front of me a test blotter with GL and still smell it after more than 48 hours. On clothes I smell it after more than 30 hours. Unfortunately the sillage is not so awesome, but good enough. It projects fine/soft waves of aroma even after 4 hours. I bought it for ~10 euros and for this price it's great!
Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Great Value
Gourmand Leather by Zara is a clone Ultra Male by Jean Paul Gaultier. And it is strikingly similar. However there is a difference in the opening of both. Gourmand Leather is lacking the peach note of Ultra Male. As it dries down they become more and more similar. Longevity of about 12 hours on me. Lasts a long time on clothes also. I would say that is has good projection for about 2-3 hours. Well worth the price. I picked this up for €10 for 150ml in the winter sales (bought two). So keep a look out for this during the sales, incredible value if you get it at a crazy price like that.


Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 8.5/10
Helpful Review    2
To clone or not to clone? That is the question...
My wife and I decided to go clubbing yesterday.
Before going to the club and after a shower I thought "let me see what I am going to wear... blue jeans, a Chevignon white shirt and Ultra Male..."
Well... I remember then that my Ultra Male had finished two weeks ago. No issues... probably Ferragamo F Black will do... regular Le Male will do it as well... But what if I give a proof of fire to Gourmand Leather... Gourmand Leather it is!... that's decided.
2 sprays in my neck, 2 sprays in my chest and 2 sprays in my shirt...
On the way to the club my wife commented "you know I like Ultra Male but tonight you over sprayed a bit; you are outshining my Sisley Eau du Soir".
In the club I received 3 compliments more... "what are you wearing?" and I answered "Ultra Male off course".
This morning my wife commented... "you still smell Ultra Male... I really like it".
Now only you and me know that I really used Zara Gourmand Leather.

If you bought Gourmand Leather as an Ultra Male clone:
Use it....
It is a bit softer and less complex than Ultra Mail. By no means it will smell synthetic and cheap.
Respray after 3.1/2 hours for more longevity and sillage. It's really a matter of personal choice.
It is still 1/5 of Ultra Male price !!!!
If you bought Gourmand Leather because of Gourmand Leather:
Congratulations. It is an excellent fragrance for itself.

Comments: I wonder why some people are so obnoxious with inexpensive good colognes and keep on commenting "cheap, does not last, synthetic, smell of sewage" and so on. I do remember Steven from Redolessence commenting in one of his videos that he was out of regular A*Men and was using Cuba Prestige instead without the other people noticing it.
Are Ultra Male and Gourmand Leather similar? Judging by the people around me, they are pretty similar.
But are the 2 fragrances really equal? Well, I also can tell you that probably they are not equal. Zara's Gourmand Leather misses the opening Ultra Male pear opening note and stained my white shirt. I have never tested Ultra Male about white cotton textile staining. For the skeptics of using perfume clones I give another subject for you to comment on. Anyway, I already bought a 2nd bottle of Ultra Male.

My rates on Zara Gourmand Leather:
Scent: 8.5
Longevity: 8.0
Sillage: 8.0
Uniqueness: 6.0
Versatility: 8.5
Quality: 8.5
Price: 10.0
Staining my shirt: 7.0 (it was a barely noticeable stain anyway)
Overall rating: 8.00/10.00
Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 6.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    2
The sweet smell of sensual leather
"His kiss tasted like the honey-bourbon he'd been sipping, and his skin smelled like sweet, delightful leather, and sensual man."

Oh man, Zara Gourmand Leather makes me think about that whenever I smell it! Well, I need to take back control of my imagination and instead of letting it go wild on all the nice things that could happen, I should rather start discussing the scent! ;)

To begin with, I've hunted about Zara GL on the web, and I've got back the following outcomes:
"It has some similarities to Ultra Male by Jean Paul Gaultier."
"Really nice opening and yes, it does smell similar to JPG Ultra Male."
"This one is fantastic I have to agree, this is like Ultra Male."
"It truly does smell very, very similar to JPG Ultra Male (I'd say the top notes are almost identical)."
"This fragrance does absolutely remind me of JPG Ultra Male and it is also almost identical "
"Yes, this resembles Ultra Male by JPG, almost same smell..."
"This is 95% Ultra Male, as many have already said. "
"It is very close to Ultra Male and I own both of those... "
"I have to agree, this is like Ultra Male, exactly like it. "

Should I believe the hype? Let's look at the evidence. I sprayed Zara GL on one hand and JPG UM on the other and compared side by side.

The flight takes off with a very agreeable citrus-mentholated accord, which lasts roughly half an hour. The opening is very similar despite the kind of citrus fruit listed is different.
The scents continue with a fainting citrus note and an aromatic intense clary sage that adds a dark aspect to both. At this stage, in Zara GL a very pleasant and indulging iris note becomes dominant. The vibe is still alike, however, the powdery and buttery tone keeps the two apart for nearly one hour.
The dry down reveals a very strong and lovable gourmand combo of tonka and leather that lasts a lot of time, 5 to 6 hours with 1 good spray on the back of my hand. Yet both dry down powdery, creamy, animal, musky, and dirty. Vanilla and tonka are dominant and rule the oriental facet of the base.

Conclusively, in my humble opinion, Zara GL is a great uncanny clone of JPG UM, they are surprisingly similar at 99.999% with a powdery dominant note that distinguishes the former. Ideal for daily and nightly wearing, fabulous for office thanks to moderate yet inoffensive sillage but huge longevity. The best season is cold weather, from late muggy fall until early sparkling spring.

Albeit somebody compares Zara GL to Armani Code Profumo, nor do I. To my nose they have nothing in common, at any stage of the development, two scents apart.

-Elysium
Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 6.0/10 Scent 5.5/10
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Broken candy...
I'm sorry, I just couldn't. The opening is a dreadful blast of sweet, synthetic crystallized weirdness with a tiny bit of iris in the background. Everything about this is just so sharp and biting. The drydown is a little better, but this is nowhere near natural or even smooth. Up close, I can't help but cringe my nose at that zingy, powdery nonsense; but after about an hour, the sillage can be rather pleasing. Just smell it from a distance!

I never would have bought a bottle if my gf didn't ask me to. Personally I can tolerate it, but never enjoy it. I don't know why this recieved so much hype a while back. Leather? Dream on...this is a sharp sugar headache in a bottle. If you want decent Zara frags go with Ambre Noble, Tone Indeterminee or even RWA. At least those have some character, rather than the ADHD you're going to get with this juice. Try before you buy!

Update: Oh it's Ultra Male alright. Nearly an exact copy. And after months of spraying, it's actually tolerable now - borderline enjoyable. I'm a little more impressed at how Zara managed such a good clone - one of their best - but I'm still not a big fan of it, nor JPG's original. It's just unfortunate that it's no longer availble, because compared to the vast majority of dross that the brand has come out with since... Gourmand Leather is a home run. Definitely recommended for girls aged 10-20!

Statements

Lucian 21 months ago
Sickeningly sweet opening, 1 Million-ish, but gorgeous in the drydown. The scent is inspired by Code Profumo and especially by Ultra Male.+3
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 8.0
Elysium 10 months ago
It is a great uncanny clone of JPG UM, they're surprisingly similar at 99.999% with a powdery dominant note that distinguishes this one.+2
Bottle 8.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 6.0
Scent 9.0
H27 14 months ago
For me this is a gem. it is very nice scent and I received compliments. Very good projection and longevity and cheap price.+2
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 7.0
Longevity 7.0
Scent 9.0
Carlitos01 8 months ago
As we never know for how long Zara markets its different fragrances, I already bought 2 backup bottles.... Yes, this EDP is that GOOD!+1
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 8.5

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