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Tuscan Leather 2007 Eau de Parfum

Tuscan Leather (Eau de Parfum) by Tom Ford
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Ranked 31 in Unisex Perfume
8.3 / 10 2042 Ratings
According to EssenceVitae Research Team A popular perfume by Tom Ford for women and men, released in 2007. Furthermore The scent is leathery-smoky. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
Pronunciation
Layers well with Tobacco Vanille (Eau de Parfum)
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8.32042 Ratings
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Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 18.05.2024.
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The images of the advertisement campaign were taken by photograph Guido Mocafico.
The fragrance is part of the "Private Blend" collection.

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Black Label - Leather by Monotheme
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JacSi9

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From striking leather to gay rays
There are scents that don't immediately give you a full charge of endorphins. Fragrances that you find most interesting when you smell them for the first time and that you push off onto the sample compost like disappointing Tinder dates. So I could imagine I myself am, of course, a gentleman of the first order. The comparison is of course interpretable like Tuscan Leather - Unisex. Hee-hee! Sexism is a misplaced term here. Bad jokes absolutely not. I just don't care about anything.

But somehow these fragrances make it back into consciousness via detours. And for some unknown reason one discovers aspects that were not visible before. The fragrance grows and surprises. Or rather, it is one's own perception that does this. Perhaps that speaks for the complexity of those fragrances. For me, these are ultimately the creations that I find special and noteworthy. To detonate the bomb: Tuscan Leather is such a fragrance to me.

He didn't say. Young young, blatant suspense.

I started my fruit leather journey with the Arabi Cana, which has only remote similarities to the Ford. Zoomed closer to the theme, the infamous raspberry revealed itself to me for the first time at La Yuqawam. After intensive research I was sure, at least in theory, that you had to be extremely stupid and horny to choose the Tuscan Leather. There would be cheaper variants, 98% of which would smell the same (the German language can be really unattractive, now I'm thinking of gay rays, thank you very much too. This is NOT National Geographic, language!). I had imagined the Rasasi to be much more violent and striking. A syrupy raspberry note dominated the leather. That didn't smell bad, but it wasn't enough for me. Later I added the Oro 1920 (already great, but too woody and smoky for me) and the Godolphin (very noble and round, but now too fruity and smooth for me).

At first I found the Tuscan Leather to be too rough, edgy, cold and yes - somehow unsympathetic. I felt a cold leather powder, if there was such a thing. Not for nothing is it compared to the smell of white powder. The whole thing was too unapproachable for me. Though noble and well done.

Joa, and then in the meantime I got addicted to cocaine, and now I like him. Bye!

Okay, that's a lie.

Over time I found the other contestants (except the Oro) too fruity and too dear. After I went through my hit list sample bag again, I noticed TL. Every time I sprayed it on again, it rose in my favor. The rough note, which I previously found unappealing, is now for me the necessary striking masculinity that I seek in such a fragrance. The ratio of fruit, leather and smoke is just right. Somebody explain the world to me.

Tuscan Leather starts off rather pungent, with a lot of smoke, that said powder note (but completely different from what I usually associate with "powdery"), a lot of leather and a floating raspberry note that doesn't push too much into the foreground. The show doesn't change much with the scent. I think that's perfectly all right, too. When I look at Mission Impossible, I don't want the debile cinema owner to suddenly throw in Rosamunde Pilcher. The fragrance is woven a little softer and finer at most, but remains striking throughout and offers an edge that drifts into the masculine and gives the noble aura the necessary character. The raspberry has the courage to do something, but remains a team player.

The durability is great. How to measure the Sillage, I don't know now either (see my comment at the Ore). Am I Superman? Do you have to make an astral journey out of your own body to sniff parallel for a moment? Questions over questions.

I've read a few times that Tuscan Leather is a scent for guys with a rocking leather jacket, Gerard Depardieu says moderately. I don't see it that way. I see an elegant man with a certain charisma. The black leather jacket is modern, smooth, shiny, only a few pockets and zippers adjust the view to the essentials. Probably the wearer has rather stood and is over 35. I am clearly under there, but at least in my case I see no problem and am sure that I am not alone with it.

Tuscan Leather clearly stands out from the crowd, but should also please the mainstream or at least be perceived as particularly positive. I have already worn the scent to work and did not feel disguised at all. Here, too, one's own perception is king. At least I wasn't lynched. Successful working day, I'd say.

In the blind test I recognize TL immediately and can distinguish him from the other suspects. And it's certainly not my nose. Quality can also be found elsewhere. It's the mix that finally does it. And that's a matter of taste. For me Tuscan Leather has the nose in front for the reasons mentioned.

I start off relaxed with 10ml and if my friends didn't say goodbye to me at the end of the bottling because I suddenly have the charisma of a Colombian drug boss who imaginarily distributes animal heads in beds, then a bottle could be a possibility. You just have to know what you want. That's where Tuscan Leather comes in.
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Bob2020

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All in .... and won !
Tuscan Leather. Finally. After about 26 years of egoism. A new smell in my life. Thank you.

How did this happen? After all, I was always happy with Egoiste, no matter what I tested, I didn't like it. Then shortly before my wife's birthday I had the idea to find her a new, very good and expensive perfume. Expensive because it's the same for me.

The next day I felt something like envy in me, not the bad one, but the longing one. I wanted a new fragrance as much as I did. But where to look? I was too lazy to go to the perfumery, too often it was for nothing. So Internet research. On EssenceVitae, where else. Some Tom Ford scent was in the top 100. Not my thing, but that's how I got his Tuscan Leather.

I've seldom read such a controversial book about a scent. I was interested. Strange, if there's a lot of critical voices, it makes me all the more excited. Raspberry, leather, incense... hmm, there used to be something. Exactly, I remembered that in my childhood I liked to sniff a pair of leather gloves, because it smelled leathery- fruity, raspberry somehow. Long forgotten, but recalled by the descriptions here. Now it was clear I had to have that stuff. Thought twice, hmmm, I'd have to buy it from a retailer. I want the original. 30ml, 50ml, 100ml... phew, that's pretty expensive. But there, 250ml, there was right, especially with my discount code that price/quantity ratio. But still a lot, for a fragrance you don't know.
Anyway, that's when the gambler inside of me came through. All on black, all in, 250ml. Ordered untested. Sometimes I'm really not all there...

The day the package was supposed to come, I was extremely nervous. Then there it was. The box torn open, the box in your hand, foil off, the moment of truth. Suddenly that fear comes back. What if I get nauseous in a minute? So let's go, or I'll never find out. The giant bottle, carefully opened. I see, no spray head. All right, then. A drop of the lid on my hand. What's that? Relieved because there was no nausea. Irritated and surprised, because that's not how I had imagined it. There was nothing sympathetic about it, at that first moment. But it was pretty gross. After about 15 minutes, I suddenly laughed to myself. Suddenly everything was there. Leather, smoke and the raspberry, the sour one. Now I knew I'd won. It was intense, untamed and wild. And it got better and better the longer it was on my skin. That's what I was looking for. That's what a scent must be like. The longer on the skin, the better he gets. This is the correct order.

This will be my scent for the days when it matters. Not everyone likes it's great. I don't want everyone to like me either. But my wife had to like it. And he did. Victory all along the line.

Why the original if there are some good copies? Well, I'm not a copy, I'm an original. Tuscan Leather and I. That fits. We'll be together for a long time. 250ml long. At least.
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Chizza

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A role model for many
Tuscan Leather is for me the epitome of the new leather fragrances. What Tom Ford created in 2007 is undeniably a great fragrance, because otherwise there wouldn't have been so many imitations and similarly positioned fragrances. Before 2007, did anyone hear of leather scents with basically fruit? Or how much new leather scents were represented before? Weren't they rather scents for which a Knize, a Bel Ami and what they are all called, stand? All of which I think are great, by the way.
This is certainly an interesting discussion, but I might write a longer blog about it in time, because I already got to know one or the other leather-loving perfume here.

Today we're going to talk about Tuscan Leather, the reference scent. So many people own it according to the statistics, but rather less feel compelled to comment. Sure, a lot has been said and every few months someone else comments, but that doesn't stop anyone at Aventus and its partners. Before I finally bought the scent, I read things like "burnt out car", "heroin" and all the other things TL should smell like. First of all, it doesn't smell like that unless you're looking for a superlative for a fragrance that you don't have anything else to do with. Secondly, who wants to smell like that? I imagine it's amusing when you're stopped by the police: "Do you carry drugs?" "No, officer." "I can smell it all over me! And you burned the car, you firebug! Get out of the car and get down on the ground! "It's just my perfume "Get out of the car! Harry, I'm in desperate need of backup. I've got a firebug and a drug king Me, now lying on the floor: "It's only Tuscan Leather...TUSCAN LEATHERRRRR!"

So, let's come to the fragrance: it starts with a raspberry, which is not very sweet and fruity, but rather fruity and tart. This is a clear difference compared to the often quoted La Yuqawam. It is rather fruity lighter, the raspberry seems more ripe. The effect results from the use of thyme, in TL this plays a clear role, the result is finely balanced. This is exactly where imitations often fail, see Enigma by Wajid Farah.

What to some then appears to be a burnt wagon, on closer inspection is merely the subtle interplay between head and heart notes. The thyme becomes increasingly aromatic, appears slightly roasted, which has a very intense effect. This now meets leather, which appears well smoked by the incense. Likewise we have the smoked plant Davana with us, which contributes here likewise something sweetness. This sweetness complements the raspberry, which now appears milder and changes its image with the Davana. All in all wonderfully harmonious.

This may be too much for some people, because the scent is very extreme. It is intense, no question. Even my first contact with it was not without it. Anyway, TL becomes tamer afterwards, at some point pleasant leather smells through without great entourage. It's a long way until then, because both durability and sillage are extraordinary. I personally appreciate the intensity and density of the fragrance.

Of course, some cheaper fragrances come close to TL but not in this intensity and density. LY is often called the rougher of the two. TL than the suit scent. Sure, I can wear TL in the office but the much stronger raspberry doesn't make LY look wilder but fruitier. But somehow the price has to justify itself. For me one of the best representatives of the new leather generation and maybe one of the fragrances that made other great creations like AdPs Leather or Bois 1920 Oro possible but that's pure speculation. Anyway, I found my way to leather through these fragrances and only then through the old classics.
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ElysaShades

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Elite instead of exclusive
A friend of mine, who doesn't know anything about perfumes, asked me some time ago which fragrance I would recommend to him. He was a very clichéd black-metalian. Pretty skinny, long hair, always wearing a homemade frock and metal shirts (all band logos illegible). All in all quite pretty, terribly convinced of himself and his taste in music and also otherwise equipped with one or the other not so useful character trait. But... quite pretty. Of course I immediately came across Tuscan Leather.

The fragrant trve-evil-elitaire-everything-other-than-nette black metal. Sorry about all the snobs, you should wear ombre leather, it's nice anyway.
I like Tuscan Leather a little better. I like this rough. There's a smoky, scuffed leather all over the fragrance. And that's where you're guaranteed to be noticed. In the beginning I also smell a bit of raspberry (much more subtle than Ombre Leather 16). And then in the base a little bit of amber and charred wood. Not much more happens here. Tuscan Leather is not a complicated scent, not a trace of elegance, not a gentleman. Tuscan Leather is for those who want to stand out and show their arrogance to anyone who crosses their path. Actually not people I like to have around me, but the scent still has something very attractive for me. It's funny... such a nice scent, but the person I see wearing it is someone I don't even like. Do you know something like that?

I only have the limited edition Ombre Leather 16, which I can still use as a comparison, the now regular OImber Leather I don't know, I don't know how the two differ. Anyway, Ombre Leather 16 is the nice sibling of Tuscan Leather. The two scents are similar, but OL16 has a much softer leather and I can clearly see the jasmine. The scents are very similar, but they are completely different in character. Tuscan Leather is abysmally beautiful, elitist and aloof, Ombre Leather 16 is more affectionate, elegant, friendly, exclusive.

Tuscan Leather is a phenomenon of a fragrance, an irresistible unsympathetic. I'm going to wallow in it for a while now, listen to the right music (Trve norwegian Black-Metal, everyone who listens to that is automatically better than the rest of the world *be careful sarcasm* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySoWnxfOnIs ) and I'm glad that scents don't always make people
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MMDR

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As first impressions can be deceiving...
I was able to purchase Tuscan Leather at the end of last year together with Grand Soir from a perfumo here at a very reasonable price (thanks Steffen), and was more than excited when I finally held the package in my hands. So on the left Tuscan Leather sprayed on, on the right Grand Soir and on both once sniffed. (While I was writing this passage, I held my right wrist to my nose, lost in thought, in the expectation of smelling Grand Soir again there...)
I was thrilled by the olfactory experience on the right - Grand Soir was and is in every respect everything I like about a fragrance. But this is not a comment about Grand Soir, but about Tuscan Leather - so let's focus on the star of the show:
Left wrist held to the nose, breathed deeply (still a little dazed by the grandeur on the right side), and... Nose slightly wrinkled.
"Is this it?" I thought to myself, "That smells like... Mustard?!". A little disappointed I let my left wrist drop, hoping that the scent would change a lot in dry down, but it didn't. Thank God!
Although I didn't like Tuscan Leather that night in November, I somehow had the feeling that this fragrance and I would still be warm. Maybe not right away, but eventually. And I was right, at least partially.
For the change from indignation to love came, but much faster than expected. Because already with the second application a few days later I perceived the scent much more nuanced. What I had previously experienced as a pungent mustard smell suddenly opened up to me as an overwhelmingly pure leather smell with a fruity raspberry finish, and I liked that.
Meanwhile even SO good, that if I could wear only one fragrance for the rest of my life, I would decide for Tuscan Leather without hesitation.
Yes, the fragrance is not easy, it is challenging and not everyone's cup of tea (my girlfriend hasn't quite warmed to it yet either, but she too has the feeling that she might like it soon), but for me it has become - despite a bumpy start - the definitive fragrance for me.
The scent doesn't really change much over time (more leather, less raspberry), but thanks to singular grandeur, it's actually better that way. Durability is great, so is Sillage. Not a compliment monster, but it doesn't have to be one for me, because I don't like to smell any fragrance on myself (and I still do at the end of an 8-hour working day!) like this one (except maybe Oud Satin Mood, but that's a subject for another comment).
All in all 10/10, not a fragrance for everyone, but definitely a fragrance that everyone should have tested.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 years ago
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Tuscan Leather opens with a nice leathery scent. Then it becomes more like suede with raspberry and smoke. Good performance.
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SweetgrassSweetgrass 5 years ago
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Sex in a bottle. Softer than you’d think, but with serious backbone.
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Mike1337Mike1337 5 years ago
Very strong leather, difficult to smell anything more. Not my kind of thing.
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JMWeedJMWeed 3 years ago
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Not for me, reminded me of a bad cigarette smell.
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IrfanIrfan 4 years ago
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Amazing Smoky Leathery fragrance. Perfect for winter for keeping warm and cozy.
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