As a follow-up to this, I went into a very good perfumerie on Monday and got to smell some lovely things. Since I was going shopping I had just a dab of Daim Blond on my neck (soft suede and apricots) then I tested Dzing! on one wrist and Tabac Blond extrait on the other.
Apart from being totally blissed out by it all, I was really interested to see how the different leathers developed and how they were similar and how different. Dzing! gave me no cotton candy, rather it was circus circus - hay and fur and big cats and hot horses and saddles and a little tiny bit of 'horseapples' (I quite like the smell in small enough doses) - very nice and very animalic and very different from anything you'd usually smell at a perfume counter in a department store. I think a man who smelled of this would be pretty near to irresistible. But I'd wear it too. Just not to church.
As for the Tabac Blond extrait - that was heavenly. Spicy, warm, enveloping, elegant.
What I found particularly interesting was that if I hadn't know the back-stories I wouldn't have been able to label them 'leather'. I would have called DB a gourmand, TB an oriental and I don't know what I'd have called Dzing! apart from animalic, though that's the one I found had the strongest smell of 'leathery leather' (saddles).
This is definitely one that will keep me fascinated for a while.