Suede, fresh from the box
We’ve all rushed home in excitement after buying a new pair of boots or shoes, desperate to try them on for their first outing. There’s a brief moment, sitting on the edge of your bed, where you slowly slip off the shoebox lid and reveal your gift to your feet. In that instance, the ‘new shoe smell’ fills the air around you. The scent of soft suede and warm leather envelops you in a feeling of cosiness.
This is Suederal. With hints of tobacco it radiates a some what smoky aroma, but don’t let it’s softness fool you. It’s leather note gives this ingredient a powerful projection so only a small amount is needed in your fragrance! A great ingredient (in fact a blend of ingredients) that works well in compositions where you wish to bring a deep leathery and woody accents, which is perfect for winter.
Leather that isn’t really leather
Now, we hate to break it to you but the smell of leather that we have grown to love and adore on our bags, shoes, jackets and more isn’t really there! Let’s go back to what is leather? Well, it’s skin. Does our skin have a scent? Not really. And leather is the same. In it’s original pre-treatment form, leather doesn’t carry much of a scent, so to make it more inviting (and in the process of treating / softening the leather), synthetic ingredients and sometimes-natural oils such as birch tar are added.
In perfumery, leather notes such as Suederal are used to recreated the burnt and dry smell of leather.