Notes: Leather, mandarin, bergamot, honey, woods.
Pros: An unusual leather fragrance with a vinatge feel. A departure from most of the earthier leather scents that all seem to mimic Knize Ten. Strong on the citrus and cedar.
Cons: A strange almost bitter sweetness pervades the beginning of the composition, likely the honey and citrus notes. The leather notes are not as prominent as I would like, though combined with the woods, they slowly begin to strengthen as the scent develops.
Bottleworthy? I recommend testing first as this might not meet everyone's expectations at what Russian Leather is.
Where can I buy it? £35.00 for 100ml edt spray at Escentual.co.uk
The Bottom Line: Interesting variation on leather highlighted by strong citrus notes. Overall, the composition has an odd vinegar-like note and just doesn't appeal to me. Improves as it develops, but I'd prefer not to wait. Not a bad scent by any means, but I'll stick with my Knize.
Rating (out of 10): 5
Have you tried any of the other Piver scents?