Ombré Leather 
Tom Ford (2018)

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Ombré Leather is a shared scent launched in 2018 by Tom Ford

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Reviews of Ombré Leather by Tom Ford

There are 33 reviews of Ombré Leather by Tom Ford.


Women are uniformly repelled by the scent. If you don't believe me, watch the curly fragrance blind smell test. Of around a dozen women, almost every one of them reacted in horror. This is the kind of fragrance that you wear only for yourself, if you wear it all at all. At around $500 for a 100 ml bottle, I think there are better leather fragrances that people around me actually want to smell.


Really?!? Really....

OK, so pretty much every niche brand and downmarket Middle Eastern perfumery has copied Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather by now, so much so that it's become the definitive, ubiquitous modern leather perfume recipe. So, in what's either a shameless ploy or an example of brilliant post-modernism, Tom has copied everyone who copied him and released his own downscale version of Tuscan Leather.

In terms of differences, Ombré replaces TL's signature cherry topnote with minty greens, and while Ombré has decent longevity, it lacks the nuclear strength and staying power of its father.

I'm giving this a thumbs up (even though I'm a bit ashamed) because this is a well-worn formula which I enjoy, but I'm still confused why this needs to exist.


This leather-forward scent leans fresh and clean. The overall performance could be better for an EDP.


Fragrance In Three Words: new leather wallet

This is in the affordable range of Tom Ford fragrances and delivers on performance lasting a good 7 hours on skin with big projection if oversprayed.

Starts off with a smooth leather similar to the fresh smell you get when you take a new leather wallet out of a box. I get a slightly spicy, slightly herbal aroma, maybe cardamom and although not listed as a note I get pepper. Has a cloying amber haze that lingers, similar to Rouge Avignon.

This is a sexy clubbing scent at its heart. It stands out by using quality expensive aromachemicals from Giurvadan and being more obscure than say Y or Invictus. Value wise at around £120 for 100ml with discounters offering it for around £100 it is good value, but for similar money I would rather buy L'instant De Guerlain or Terre De Hermes.

Scores 7 out of 10.
Source: official carded sample from rep.


The leather greets me from the start. It is quite a balanced leather, partly smooth, partly a bit harsher, with a restrained smoky undertone. A dark-ish patchouli seems to be a main component of this opening phase.

Soon a slight green and woodsy jasmine impression develops, adding a slightly softer element, which is counterbalanced by and equally gentle spic cardamom. The latter combines with an ambery white moss, and all three result in quite a sweet-and-spicy impression and unusual aroma, that lingers for the second half of the development of this olfactory journey.

I get moderate sillage, very good projection, and nine hour of longevity on my skin.

Much less loud than Tuscan leather of the same house,
this autumnal creation is a nice, fairly discreet but rather characterful leather scent. The second half is a bit bland. 3/5



The opening is a combo of caradamom and jasmine - the uplifting sweet spice note of cardamom doing the tango with the sweet florals of jasmine. This inviting unisex intro slowly morphs to a heart of earthy, slightly pungent note of leather which is well tempered by a dash of amber to keep things light, airy and a bit on the sweet/floral side.

Overall, a decent, easy to wear leather fragrance. More of a millenial/genX leather than a rugged 60s marlboro man leather frag.

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