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Russian Leather (2016)
by Memo

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Russian Leather information

Year of Launch2016
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 36 votes)

People and companies

HouseMemo
PerfumerAliénor Massenet
SupplierIFF

About Russian Leather

Russian Leather is a shared / unisex perfume by Memo. The scent was launched in 2016 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Aliénor Massenet

Reviews of Russian Leather

This stuff is next level. Period.

Highly aesthethic, very mysterious, masculine, with great performance.
19th January, 2020
Lovely this fragrence house.
I can smell all the ingredients here, especially the Cedar and Pine. Very high quality straight out of the bottle.
Very herbaceous and green, I love Leather but here it is in hiding, but it is still very nice and addictive smelling.
Green and fern like and very easy to wear for any male over 20s.


Scent 9- 10
Performance 7.5- 10
Silage 7- 10
Fantastic green fern smell, clean and fresh.
10th December, 2019
Memo Paris calls this the scent of a "frozen fern", as it's supposed to smell like a winter forest in Russia. And I think it accomplishes that to great effect. I smelled the entire Memo Paris line once and this one captivated me particularly due to its rosemary and pine notes (two aromas which I realize I really love in perfumery). Russian Leather uses high quality ingredients like basil oil, cedar leaf oil, Siberian pine needle oil, lavender, mint, rosemary oil, patchouli oil, and cypress absolute. It definitely feels like a high-quality fragrance, and performance is great as well with moderate projection and good longevity (6 hours at least). The scent to me smells really 'cold' (especially with its mint note) and basically smells like a coniferous forest, with individual notes of pine, mint, rosemary, cypress, and basil really coming out (it's not much of a 'leather' scent truth be told). Regardless, I really enjoy this one, especially in the wintertime, and it's one of my favourite fragrances ever.

4.5/5
02nd September, 2019
Slightly sweet leather and pine with plenty of soapy lavender. Opens nice and stays nice from start to finish, meaning there’s nothing harsh or disappointing about the scent. It’s masculine, classic without going into old-man territory, and has great performance. However, this is not for the hardcore leather lovers. It’s a good choice for those who like a tame leather scent.

This feels best for a night out during cooler months. Otherwise, it probably leans formal but has some clean and sweetness that allows for some playful daytime wearings. Just go easy on the trigger as it lasts and projects all day.
27th February, 2019
Starts out rather masculine. Quite seductive. Mint, spice, herb, and pine shine. Smooth, with lots of sharpness from time to time. Lavender, rosemary, and wood are just fine here. More spice and "brown-smelling" herbs. The leather is noticeable; not too loud. There is a gorgeous, noticeable cypress note. Pretty much all the notes vibe well together.

After time, leather & lavender are the main notes that stay strong. Patchouli rises up to take notice, hours later - Tonka as well. It is a kind of gentle sweet, amber-like lovely ending. This one "works", on me.

27th December, 2018
I enjoyed this scent. Despite the name "Russian Leather" I found this one to be much more similar to the many "barbershop" scents on the market as opposed to the many "Leather" or more particularly, "Russian Leather" scents out there.

It is described by Memo as an "icy fougere" or something in that vein, which is an apt description. However, I found this one to be quite similar to Maison Margiela's Replica At the Barber's. To my nose they both even have a prominent Basil note and a feint leather accord in the background.

My conclusion is that this one, despite smelling quite nice, is not at all worth the price of admission considering you can get something nearly identical for less than half the price. This one does have a really, really cool bottle though.
04th December, 2018

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