Leather perfumes are perfumery’s unrequited love affair. Our brief history of leather perfumes takes you from its origins in 16th century Florence and French tanneries to 20th century decadence.
Do you know what ingredients are in your favourite perfume? Time then to take a deep dive into what’s listed on the packaging and what’s not. What lies behind the catch-all ‘Parfums’?
Do you know a perfume’s sillage from its impact? Or a perfume’s modifier from a fixative? Our perfume vocabulary guide helps you better explore, buy and wear perfumes to suit your expectations.