Tom Ford Ombre Leather Parfum Review

Don’t get me wrong; I love the original Ombre Leather. But I am o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d with the Parfum. It takes all of the things I love about the best-selling Eau de Parfum and adds a little more spice and texture.


This Fragrance Smells Like…

Compared to the original 2018 Ombre Leather Eau de Parfum, the Parfum takes out some of the florals and adds a spicy new heat. Overall, it intensifies Tom Ford’s rich and luxurious leather scent for a fragrance that feels – in my view – a little more rugged and a little sexier.

Building on the original, Ombre Leather Parfum grips like a second skin. It feels warmer and richer, thanks to a clever blend of new additions, including the likes of earthy spices, powdery violet leaf absolute, and even a sensual cedarwood extract that’s harvested before monsoon season. Of course, the star of the show is still Tom Ford’s black leather accord.

If you’re not 100% sure if this is the right scent for you, there’s also a travel spray version – you can use it as a tester before committing to the full-size.


What’s The Story Behind This Scent?

An intense version of Ombre Leather Eau de Parfum, the Tom Ford Parfum continues the story of the original. Inspired by Tom Ford’s childhood, the scent echoes the way that fresh light floods the dusty desert landscape of the west of America at sunrise, conjuring up images of cowboys, rodeos and old, well-loved leather saddles that have been passed down through the generations.

Learn more about the man behind the fragrance with our guide to Tom Ford:

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Tom Ford Ombre Leather Parfum Review

You Will Love This If…

Do you ever go nose-blind to your favourite fragrances, and feel like they’ve lost some of their magic? They haven’t; the chances are you’ve probably just become a bit too used to them. And if you’re an Ombre Leather fan who’s reading this and relating, I’d recommend putting the original on hold for a moment and switching to this instead. It takes lots of the things you love (and might miss) from the original but adds a new dimension. (You’ll be able to return to the original after a few weeks to start getting more out of it again too).


This Perfume Smells Similar To:

This is a richer, spicier and even longer-lasting version of Ombre Leather Eau de Parfum. At Escentual, we think of the original as just-cut new leather, and the Parfum as rugged, worn leather that’s been out on the desert plains time after time.

Tom Ford Ombre Leather Eau de Parfum Review

The scent also smells similar to Acqua di Parma Ambra, and Acqua di Parma Leather.


Is Ombre Leather Unisex?

Yes. All of the fragrances in the Ombre Leather collection are. Although some will think that they generally appeal to a masculine audience, it appeals to anyone who’s a fan of warm, leathery scents.


What’s The Longevity Like?

Ombre Leather will last an average of six to nine hours on your skin – its Parfum concentration helps to ensure it lasts a little longer than the original Eau de Parfum (which typically lasts for six hours).


What’s Special About The Bottle?

The bottle is similar to the original – the only difference is Tom Ford’s white vegan leather label is now white (which is really helpful if you have both scents in your collection). Just like the original, the shape of the bottle is inspired by Tom Ford’s Sante Fe ranch – Google it; it’s stunning.


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