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Mahon Leather (2011)
by Floris


Mahon Leather information

Year of Launch2011
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 28 votes)

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PerfumerShelagh Foyle

About Mahon Leather

Mahon Leather is a masculine fragrance by Floris. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Shelagh Foyle

Mahon Leather fragrance notes

Reviews of Mahon Leather

An extremely friendly, modern, spanish leather style fragrance with a nice tonka and iris dry down, I get a good dose of saffron in this which gives it a southern Mediterranean feel. Perfect for summer dates and close quarter encounters. The fragrance is so light and fleeting that I can see this suitable for any season tho mainly summer evenings. It gives off a very regal high quality vibe with top quality ingredients used. Floris provide a little piece of paper explaining this is made in small batches and I can believe that (epitome of niche I suppose). In the far dry down I'm left with a light leather and amber with a sort of tonka and berry's smell. I doubt I'll be able to replace this when I'm done as it's already discontinued and hard to find, really glad I have a bottle tho.
16th February, 2018
Oviatt Show all reviews
United States
Mahon Leather is firmly lodged in Floris's masculine camp but the iris and jasmine give this more than a little feeling of leather feminines of the past like Cabochard and Bandit. There is definitely leather here, but it shares the limelight with a beautiful vetiver note, all underscored by a realistic saffron. Like most Floris offerings, this is well-behaved and gentlemanly. The quality of the ingredients is evident from the start and results in solid performance. Mahon Leather is a great scent for men wanting a classic, traditional scent with a slight floral/spicy twist. Women who love traditional leather scents and vetivers like Sycomore and the Guerlain vetivers will find this well worth looking into.
18th September, 2017
I am pleasantly surprised, and happy with this scent. The reason being is that it is a close replica of the sadly discontinued Floris Vetiver. Rich, resinous, spicy with a pronounced vetiver note. The leather adds a bit more to the mix. But if you have been searching for the Floris Vetiver, give this a try.
02nd April, 2017
ION-ONE Show all reviews
United Kingdom
From my recent samplings from Floris (thanks to the excellent service via the company website) - this is the one that didn't really impress.

The leather is there, mixed with a lightly spiced, herby, mildly sweet backbone. There is a powderiness from the patchoulli and a background fuzzy, clean musk.

The marketing mentions inspiration from the old Menorcan liqueur calent which is a mix of wine with aniseed, cinnamon and saffron. Certainly the saffron can be detected, giving a warm if slightly plastic ambiance. After reading Colin M's review, I get the nutty, Amaretto smell too!

Most male leathers are butch or a little dangerous or rebellious. The leather here seems quality, but too safe - honestly a bit like walking around the women's handbag department in a high end department store: a very soft air of newly polished patent leather - quite ozonic and airy from the opening. The leather note is present from the start, and quite well executed, but never really develops into anything more interesting. In fact the scent is quite static after the first half hour unfolds.

Overall a polite but slightly boring and underwhelming leather scent. I wouldn't really wear this due to the feeling I could be wearing something much more exciting. Projection is probably below par, longevity is average and silage could be interesting for bystanders. For a more fulfilling leather scent check out Leather Oud from the same house.
15th February, 2016
Two thumbs up for this very traditional but very pronounced fragrance

Spillage and longevity quite nice

One of my go to elixirs

Thank you Floris
22nd January, 2016
Kaern Show all reviews
United Kingdom
This is almost the exact opposite to the new Villoresi 'leather' I have just reviewed. Whereas that is a quite strong, dense take on the genre, Mahon Leather is much more of a soapy, fresh, opened up version. An easier wear maybe, but both are lovely.
18th January, 2016

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