Are you kidding me?!
Is that really a leather based fragrance?!
It's a floral,floral,floral and fruity fragrance with only hint of leather!
Start sweet with fruity notes, vanilla and huge dose of saffron and hint of leather!!
The saffron is really in your face with almost medicinal smell!
After about an hour, in the dry down, the fruity note is weak with a just a little less saffron and stronger leather!
The leather note want to shine, but saffron is really strong and don't allow to the leather to do that!
The leather is there with just a little smokiness but god damn you saffron....!
At the base, I get again saffron with some vetiver and cedar mixed with amber and vanilla.
Average projection and longevity.
If you're looking for saffron, this is for you guys!
The only good thing about this fragrance is it's bottle!
The bottle is exactly like this photo and it's god damn amazing. so unique and beautiful.
Parfums de Marly do Tuscan Leather. Next!
05th April, 2014 (last edited: 26th April, 2014)
Godolphin opens with very intense flowery notes of Saffron, Thyme, Cypress toned down with some green notes, and with some added muskyness to the whole. The other things I notice after the heavy floral opening, are the Fruity notes with Vanilla, and some Amber. These together gave me the impression of leather. I have read some reviews(on other sites), which described this, as more of a floral scent than a leather one. For me it is clearly a leather scent, but not the "raw leather jacket" type of leather. For me it is sweet gourmand leather, with flowers. At later points I can feel some dry woodsyness to it also. It could be labeled as a unisex, maybe more on the feminine side. Give it a try if you like leather scents!
A potent, complex leather, akin to Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather but with the non-leather notes comparatively amped-up. Looked at another way, it's a humongous fruity floral scent, masculinised by addition of a strong leather note. Either way, it's a showy fragrance, with monster sillage and longevity. Good, but a bit too rich for my blood.