I recently bought a split bottle of Tuscan Leather. My first impression on applying the scent was that of alcohol. I know most scents have an alcohol base but this is more like sergical alcohol. The alcohol smell only lasts a few seconds, and the scent itself seems rather weak. Even during the first hour I have to put my arm almost to my nose to smell it, wafting doesn't do it.
Does anybody get the same impression?
It is a very authentic clean leather/suede scent, and the raspberry really adds to the magic. I find that it is a perfect layer for Tobacco Vanille; they really compliment each other.
TL has become one of my top leather scents.
Strangely enough this is one of the only scents I have that has absolutely no trace of alcohol when I first spray it. Though it's highly unlikely, maybe they made a mistake with the alcohol to perfume ratio in the batch your bottle came from.
I think I can understand the olfactory impression you're smelling, but like everso I wouldn't compare it to alcohol/solvent/etc.
Tuscan Leather lasts forever on my skin.
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IKL : I was surprised when I smelled the alcohol blast in the beginning, because I have tried a few Tom Ford Private blends before and never experienced that.
everso : I maybe wrong to describe it as surgical alcohol, as I am not a surgeon but it just smells like common alcohol. I was a bit surprised to get that sensation.
Can you guys comment on Tuscan Leather's sillage? Thanks
Last edited by alaya; 28th November 2008 at 03:31 PM.
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Last edited by everso; 28th November 2008 at 04:09 PM.
As everyone seems to find TL has a good sillage and lasts all day, I better get an original bottle.
ANY Tom Ford Private Blend will last for a very long time.
Last edited by thenmarcher; 28th November 2008 at 09:57 PM.
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Ayala, I think this is a case of olfactory fatigue. I also was in on the split and ... TL is working as well as the samples I 've used, I think. and certainly when I smell anything I've worn while I had it on from a couple of days ago I get a good blast of it. Also I'm pretty convinced of the sellers integrity, (although sometimes I wish he would communicate better! and yet I can't blame him cause I've been guilty of wasting his time in the past with enquiries that came to nothing. but they were in good faith lol)
Also, it's not alcohol, but ether you are smelling - the scent of ether - which goes a long way to creating the "cocaine" accord the juice is notorious for.
I have a spray sample so will do a real side my side comparison but I want to go into the world and spritz at stores on black friday.