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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 54 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

Tuscan Leather 2.0
It is a tamed TL, more versatile and more wearable but still TL.
21st October, 2019 (last edited: 30th October, 2019)
Should have been marketed as Tuscan Leather Cologne IMO because it is clearly a toned down TL, much like the Ombre Leather introduced last year.

I thought they were the same but upon closer inspection there are nuances that make these different. Perhaps as a result of different ingredients trying to achieve the same goal.

Either way, it is TL redux or legere
22nd September, 2019
My attitude towards this has moved from strong favor to something resembling modest approval.

Like its predecessor, Tuscan Leather, to which it effectively serves as a flanker, Ombré Leather 16 is more wearable, more balanced, more elegant, a suit-and-tie take on Tuscan Leather's more brash persona.

It serves as a testament to Tom Ford's ability to conjure a sense of extravagant--albeit modern and synthetic--luxury, much like the fashion-forward dinner jackets Tom Ford likes to put in his runway shows. Ombré Leather is an exceptionally sleek kind of leather fragrance, fruity and floral rather than rough and ashy. Its drydown is more about powdery, fruity violet than it is about leather, an effect missing from the 2018 re-release of Ombré Leather.

As with most Private Blends, it doesn't really develop as much as it just peters out, and that's ultimately the core issue. Its opening may be alluring, but there are no surprises in store.
06th March, 2019 (last edited: 13th May, 2021)
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United States
Fantastic fragrance...I'm not a fan of leather fragrances typically, I don't much care for Tuscan Leather, it's just way too strong for me -- but this one, this is a leather based fragrance I can actually wear and enjoy.
The opening with the violet is just superb.
Love it, but not enough to buy a retail bottle.
A nice decant for my collection though.
16th April, 2018
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

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