WHAT I SMELL: Ombré Leather Parfum opens with a light suede and a dusting of violet leaf. It’s soft and a little creamy with a clean finish. From the beginning, the suede feels smooth and pliable like a set of very fine gloves or the softest of slippers. As the perfume develops, the suede moves to more of a hardened leather. But don’t get me wrong, there is nothing but elegance here as the leather retains its’ gentlemanly demeanor. After some time, the leather adds just a touch of woody tobacco. Here, the perfume moves from the closet to the men’s club. Again, the perfume remains refined while being incredibly approachable. And then some time later, a light floral glides in that feels a bit spongy and which seems to float above the leather and tobacco. In the end, the perfume quiets to a soft and comforting light leather perfume that is topped with the prettiest of violet florals.
From the Tom Ford website:
OMBRÉ LEATHER PARFUM INTENSIFIES THE ORIGINAL SCENT, FUSING HEATED LEATHER FLORALS WITH WOODS–CAPTURING THE UNBRIDLED SENSUALITY OF THE AMERICAN WEST.
ABOUT THE FRAGRANCE:
A DISTINCT FLORAL LEATHER, OMBRÉ LEATHER PARFUM MAGNIFIES THE ORIGINAL FRAGRANCE, MERGING BLACK LEATHER WITH POWERFUL VIOLET LEAF AND SENSUAL CEDARWOOD LACED WITH A HINT OF GREEN TOBACCO.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: My Little Pony…lightly leathered, lightly sweet.
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE OMBRÉ LEATHER PARFUM: comfortable, smooth, approachable
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OMBRÉ LEATHER PARFUM: No written reviews found.
BOTTOM LINE: I really like this perfume from beginning to end. Being Tom Ford, I was thinking that this would be a powerful leather bomb. Instead, I was quite surprised to find a soft, comforting and quiet perfume. Ombré Leather Parfum is a perfect leather perfume for the office or for those evenings out on the town when you just want a whisper of leather to trail behind you.
- Bone Rating: 4 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral Leather
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $165 for 50ml parfum extrait. Also available in 10ml and 100ml sizes.
Review is based on the Ombré Leather parfum extrait version launched in 2021 and not the earlier release of Ombré Leather eau de parfum.