I guess you could say that weirder things have happened in the perfume world than mixing the smell of tanned leather and florals to create a new fragrance trend. For example, remember Tom Ford's Eeeew de Cocaine? Here are two new (and one new-ish) fashionable fragrances that capture the essence of heavenly hides. I'm not so sure what to make of all of this, but I'm willing to keep an open mind.
Hermes Kelly Calèche ($110) was inspired by the scent of leather from the famous Kelly handbag. Both flowery and heady, it is made from iris, mimosa, tuberose, and climbing rose. Mmm, interesting!
For two more leather-scented fragrances,
Cuir de Lancome is a new fragrance that will be launching over the next few months in Europe only (like that ever stopped you before). It is actually a re-launch of a 1936 original called Révolte, but this one is a little bit softer and more flowery.
As soon as I have the specifics, you'll be the first to know, but for now, I can tell you that it's supposed to remind you of a really expensive leather handbag.
Annick Goutal Le Sac de ma Mere Candle ($39) means "my mother's bag" in French. This scent was inspired by Camille Goutal's childhood memory of her mom's most prized leather pocketbooks.
It is a scented candle that contains notes of violet, oak, moss, iris and hints of Russian leather. It burns for about 45 hours and comes in a gorgeous white and gold glass votive.