PK Perfumes Gold Leather is an indie perfume that the perfumer meant to be “a beautifully glowing warm Leather”. Wearing Gold Leather, I’m reminded of Rio Carnival. It’s a colorful, dynamic leather fragrance.
To my surprise, Gold Leather opens as fruity and juicy yet the leather is immediately noticeable. Oddly enough, the leather reminds me of like a box of new sneakers since there is rubberiness to the scent (that I think is coming from the white florals). It’s succulent tropical fruits (like guava and red cherries), heady white florals and new leather. My favorite stage of Gold Leather is about 1-2 hours into the wear. It becomes a softer suede-like white floral and almond with a sheer, resinous amber. It’s like “nag champa” meets suede. Gold Leather is a long-wearing fragrance that eventually dries down to a muskier, nuttier version of the heart with an addition of dry moss. This dry-down reminds me of those va-va-voom French floral chypres of the 1950’s. Except this one is a modern interpretation. Gold Leather is a lively, bright tropical fruity-floral leather and amber.
Notes include gardenia, tuberose, ylang ylang, helychrysum (immortelle), honeysuckle, lily, jasmine, cananga (ylang-ylang), genet, guava, red mandarin, bergamot, smoke tree, amberwood, tobacco, clary sage, patchouli, oakmoss, leather, benzoin, tonka, styrax, fossilized amber, amber, musk and civet. Launched 2013. PERFUMER – Paul Kiler
Give Gold Leather a try if you like leathery florals. Or if you like perfumes like Memo French Leather, Phaedon Antigua, Banana Republic Wildbloom and/or Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours. If you like the idea of a tropical fruity-floral with a heavy dose of leather, this is a perfume you should sample.
Projection and longevity are above average.
Gold Leather comes in a few sizes with the 1 oz retailing for $110 at PK Perfumes. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Juicy, fruity suede floral that reminds me of Rio Carnival. It’s called a leather fragrance but I think of it as a really captivating fruity-floral.
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