Russian Leather evokes a crackling fire at twilight and features top notes of elemi, black tea and purple basil; middle notes of Siberian pine, tobacco and birch; and base notes of vetiver, leather and cade. It is an eau de toilette, edt and is vegan, paraben-free and cruelty-free.
An excerpt of a review from Basenotes:
There is a good rendition of birch tar in the opening blast, and a good leather impression too. Whilst the tar is of medium sharpness, the leather is more on the lighter and bright side with only very minimal smokiness. More Farina Gegenüber’s Kölnisch Juchten than the original vintage Cuir de Russie by Chanel. The drydown adds hints of pinewood with whiffs of restrained and slightly sweet tobacco impression.
An excerpt of a review from Mankind:
We’re always impressed with the collections from Molton Brown, and their latest addition to the range doesn’t disappoint.
Russian Leather is inspired by the aromas of the Siberian Wilderness, combining leather accord with pine oil to create a rich and enigmatic fragrance. It’s intensely woody and will leave an unforgettable impression wherever you go. It’s an strong fragrance that has perfectly blended top, heart and base notes to create a scent that is striking and unique.
The perfumer Loїc Bisceglie has an unconventional approach to fragrance. Understanding that unusual fragrances have to be cleverly balanced, Russian Leather was created. Loїc wanted to create a scent inspired by the forest, reminiscent of the wood and the crackling camp fire. He was also inspired by his past, taking reference from when his grandfather would make leather in his workshop. Russian Leather is unique because the notes of the fragrance are deep. It combines smoky and raw notes with intense natural notes to formulate a complex scent that takes your mind somewhere else.