Think You Don't Like the Smell of Leather? These Perfumes Will Change Your Mind

For as long as I can remember, I've always been drawn toward fragrances whose brands have created lore or a character. Finding the ones that not only leave me feeling inspired to embrace new and possibly bolder or edgier sides of me is where it all starts. For now, I'm furloughing my dedication to fresh-smelling powdery florals and diving into a fragrance note that comes with warmth, depth, and a whole lot of mystery: leather. Leaning into your comfort fragrances may feel familiar and friendly, but why not embrace (or at least shake hands with) the edgy version of you a perfume can bring out?

In true beauty editor fashion, I've sifted through hundreds of fragrances to identify the seven best leather perfumes that money can buy. From a unique and vibrant olfactory experience that transports you to the rolling hills of the more rustic wild West to dive bars off Route 66, I promise there's a fragrance here for everyone. If that sparks your interest as much as it did mine, keep scrolling to find your perfume match.


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AllSaints Leather Skies Eau de Parfum

Bottega Veneta by Botegga Veneta Eau de Parfum

Malin + Goetz Leather Eau de Parfum

Tom Ford Ombré Leather


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Maison Margiela 'Replica' Jazz Club

Hermés Kelly Calèche Eau de Parfum

D.S. & Durga Leatherize Eau de Parfum

Byredo Bibliothèque Eau de Parfum

Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum

Maya Thomas
Assistant Beauty Editor
Maya Thomas is Who What Wear's assistant beauty editor based just outside of Seattle, Washington. Her strong love for all things beauty and fashion stems from a strong childhood interest in the fine arts. During a gap year spent in Paris studying the history of French fashion, she shifted her focus to English literature and journalism as a student at Loyola Marymount University with the goal of one day pursuing a career in fashion. After graduating in May 2021, Maya began freelancing for as a contributing commerce writer while also building a following on her lifestyle blog, When she's not writing, Maya spends her free time catching up on reading, perusing art galleries, and enjoying a night out at the ballet every now and then.