My leather selection.
Leather. The note that inspired generations of perfumers. It’s one of the perfume themes that you can trace back to the origins of perfumery. Also, you can’t find a perfumer that didn’t try to recreate leather. Funny thing is that leather as the raw material doesn’t exist in singularity, meaning that you can’t get it by distillation. You don’t strip off some animal and you boil the skin. Leather is very, very subjective perfume note because it is a composition of several raw materials that in combination give the “leather”. Birch tar is in the basis of every leather effect, with opoponax, labdanum or other stuff. That’s why every perfumer has its own leather.