There is no better time for a leather cologne than a chilly day in the fall. Come to think about it, this applies to everything related to leather. For example, think of that cool leather jacket you bought last season and didn’t have the chance to wear it during the hot summer.
Things to Know About a Cologne with Leather Notes
Since the extraction of actual leather oils for perfumery is not a common practice, lab-made essences are the most common ones. However, these notes are often found in woody and spicy colognes which add a particular weight to the whole mix of scents. Keep in mind that such colognes are not very popular as a year-round signature, but they’ll get plenty of mileage during the darker half of the year.
1. Tom Ford “Ombré Leather”
Tom Ford’s catalog of scents is one of the industry’s best. The Ombré Leather is often overshadowed by the Tuscan Leather. However, the Ombré cologne has fewer leather notes to compete with, so it rises to the top of the senses.
2. All Saints “Leather Skies”
The Leather skies combine sandalwood, pepper, frankincense, and letter (obviously) for a heavenly medley sensation. The All Saints brand is also famous for its cowhide jackets, and this cologne envelops its wearer just like a jacket. Combine both, and you get a cloak of cool and smooth confidence.
3. Dior “Fahrenheit”
A leather cologne is suitable every time of the year, but when the temperature drops below 65° Fahrenheit (pun intended), the scenes of vetiver, cedar, violet, and nutmeg flowers are just too good to be true. It is still best for seasonal wear, but it isn’t as broody in the daytime as most of the others on the list. This means it blends well from office to happy hour.
4. Bvlgari “Man in Black”
The Man in Black, as the name suggests is suave and a hybrid of spices, anger, rum, tonka beans, wood, and leather. The last one isn’t very pronounced, but its presence is notable, playing evenly alongside some of perfumery’s warmest notes.
5. Roja Parfums “Fetish Pour Homme”
When looking for longevity, the Fetish Pour Homme is the top choice. This cologne will last well into the afterparty. It’s even going to be the life of the afterparty with rousing notes of leather, along with pepper, cinnamon, resin, amber, cardamom, and musk. This mixture of scents is polished with the crispiness of lemon, bergamot, and lime.
6. Yves Saint Laurent “Beauté Nuit Cuir”
Nuit Cuir translates as Night Leather, which directly positions this cologne as an after-hours all-star. It blends the leather with notes of rum and tobacco, which is a potent recipe for a memorable evening.
7. Valentino “Uomo”
This Valentino scent is meant to be worn during the fall and winter. The leather is supported by notes of coffee, chocolate, cedar, and hazelnut. Those notes work well together, creating an enveloping fragrance that warms all the senses like a cozy blanket full of flavor.
Whether you’re looking for a gift or something for yourself, these are the top fall and winter colognes you should think about. A leather cologne is the best way to add some extra warmth at the height of the cold—second only to an actual leather jacket, of course.