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Black Label: Leather (2013)
by Monotheme

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Black Label: Leather information

Year of Launch2013
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 14 votes)

People and companies

HouseMonotheme
Parent CompanyMavive

About Black Label: Leather

Black Label: Leather is a shared / unisex perfume by Monotheme. The scent was launched in 2013

Black Label: Leather fragrance notes

Reviews of Black Label: Leather

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United Kingdom
I am impressed with this offering from Monotheme. This reminds me of the cigarette smoke filled party rooms of my youth. That may sound like the last thing you want in a fragrance but let me tell you I find this not only wearable but pleasant. The smoke is accompanied by a subtle sweetness which has a taming effect. Not the most authentic leather fragrance if that's what you're looking for. One of the more unique fragrances I own and I would recommend sampling. I get good performance in terms of sillage and longevity.
25th September, 2017
Opens with a blast of fruity leather, very similar to Tuscan Leather, indeed. Although one would be inclined to say that they're almost identical, Monotheme goes downhill after the opening, it's thinner and quieter. The drydown is a woody/leather combo and different than Tuscan Leather. It smell nice, yes, but it feels much simpler, thinner and cheaper if I were to compare it with TL. More of a replica than a substitute.
07th September, 2017
The poor-man Tuscan Leather? No. This is basically Tuscan leather sold at ridiculously cheap prices. I don't like the Tom Ford and I can't say I like this one either but if you're a fan, don't miss the chance to give this a shot.

Another blatant example that niche prices are way too often more about brand positioning than actual quality.

06th March, 2015 (last edited: 30th April, 2015)
This fragrance is apparently known for being one of the nicest and more faithful clones of Tuscan Leather, and if you want to skip my boring review, heres my opinion on that: it is. It's almost identical to Tuscan Leather, pretty much as Golden Boy by Dueto, but at a far cheaper price, which makes it more appealing to me. Monotheme Leather sells here in Italy for the quite unbelievable price tag of some 15-16 EUR for 100 ml. And the bottle & packaging are even quite nice to be honest. Well, anyway: the same exact suederal-safraleine polished and clean leather note you smell in so many contemporary leather scents, smoky and urban, well sweetened by fruity hints providing a pleasant, warm and velvety feel, on discreet woods and warm, sweet-dusty resins. Pretty much all, for hours. The fact that it smells undoubtedly similar to Tuscan Leather does not mean obviously that this is a masterpiece scent they stupidly sell off at ridicolously low prices; on the contrary, rather it's a (unnecessary, in my opinion) evidence of how Tuscan Leather is crazily overpriced. Monotheme Leather kindly shows you how something like Tuscan Leather can be produced and sold at a (literal) fraction of the price. Projection and persistence are totally compelling, it lasts for hours and projects just sharp and clear. On the drydown it gets drier and darker, more woody and austere, with just a bit less sweetness and warmth. Now, obviously there is some differences with Tuscan Leather if you are still interested int that comparison: I said they are almost identical, but Monotheme Leather smells just a bit more synthetic, less rich and less smoky than Ford's, and is also a bit more linear overall. But these details and differences wouldn't really justify the enormous price gap for me: unless you're really obsessed with Tom Ford, just take this Monotheme Leather and you'll be happy with a totally decent, classy, well-made and solid contemporary leather fragrance (or Dueto's Golden Boy if you feel ashamed in buying ultra-cheap scents). At this surreal price, totally worthy the blind buy for me, even just as an easy-going office scent. Kudos to Mavive for producing such a decent scent at a totally humble and honest price.

7-7,5/10
09th January, 2015
A really lovely leathery scent, very much redolent of the souks of marrakesh, full of spices, resins amber and new leather.

surprisingly long lasting. I put a little on this afternoon and, even after a shower before a night at work, it still lingers on the skin....
04th September, 2014

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