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Ombré Leather 16 (2016)
by Tom Ford


Ombré Leather 16 information

Year of Launch2016
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 42 votes)

People and companies

HouseTom Ford
PerfumerSonia Constant
Creative DirectorTom Ford
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Ombré Leather 16

Ombré Leather 16 is a shared / unisex perfume by Tom Ford. The scent was launched in 2016 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Sonia Constant

Ombré Leather 16 fragrance notes

Reviews of Ombré Leather 16

A fairly subtle, by comparison to Tuscan Leather, leather, interesting violet florals help pick it the leather notes. Not the longest staying power, and the dry down is into a fairly undistinguishable skin scent.
30th June, 2017
Not bad. My impression of Ombré Leather 16 is of a newly tanned flap of polished leather: Slightly sweet, with a moderate amount of spiciness. This is not a dark, in your face leather experience, as it fades out after an hour or two.

I personally would choose Tuscan Leather, also by Tom Ford, for a deeper, richer leather feel.
08th April, 2017
a lazy performer, a very feminine toned down version of Tuscan leather, nice, but it comes only in 50 or 250 ml versions, so this is a no go plus....
28th February, 2017
Taking a whiff of the opening, it seems to me Tom Ford has taken a (violet) leaf right out of Fahrenheit's playbook with this recent interpretation of floral leather. Unfortunately this attractively bold combination fails to hold its structure beyond the first hour, leaving behind what smells like a stripped down fascimile of Tuscan Leather sans the fruity 'bells and whistles' that made it such a polarizing 'cult-of-personality' fragrance.

Ombré Leather 16 is the proverbial nice guy who explodes out of the blocks to lead the pack but quickly runs out of steam and finishes last. Perhaps we should wait for version 17...
28th February, 2017
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United States
Where Tom Ford’s Tuscan Leather is a big, brash leather wanting to play in the same league as Knize Ten and Heely’s Cuir Pleine Fleur is a soft, bookish leather evoking Grey Flannel’s violet leaves, Ombre Leather 16 is right in the middle. In some ways a perfect leather scent, OL16 has no powder or fruit notes to get in the way although the leather note is interwoven with cardamom, jasmine and patchouli and –like the Heely scent, violet leaves—which support the core essence of fine leather. This is a very discreet, expensive-smelling leather that anyone who has ever sat in a chair at an exclusive boutique about to spend way too much on the beautiful shoes they are trying on will recognize. OL16 is a great way to carry that scent around with you all day—and night—long.
06th December, 2016
Tom Ford Ombre Leather 16 is one of the newest releases of late 2016 and the scent is pleasant, a relatively middle-of-the-road blend of leather, violet leaf, and patchouli mainly to my nose, the violet leaf being more prominent in the opening and the patchouli being more prominent in the dry down. It's consistently leather-dominant but not terribly spicy, animalic, or sweet--just mostly leather.

While it certainly leans toward a high-class, refined leather, the scent itself isn't overly impressive. Comparisons to Tuscan Leather are inevitable, and when comparing the two previously (just out of the bottle, not on skin), I definitely gravitated toward the sweetness in Tuscan Leather over the pure leather smell of Ombre Leather 16.

It's interesting that some consider Ombre Leather 16 to be smoother than Tuscan Leather, but as far as I'm concerned, OL16 is also a weaker performer, and less sweet than the raspberry accord of TL, so it's not simply a question of smoothness but also intensity and note breakdown.

I like OL16 but I don't love it, certainly not enough to buy it, as I don't even own TL. I'm admittedly picky about leathers, but OL16 isn't trailblazing new territory.

7 out of 10
16th November, 2016

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