Turkish Leather 2016

Turkish Leather by Pryn Parfum
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7.8 / 10 26 Ratings
Turkish Leather is a popular perfume by Pryn Parfum for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is sweet-leathery. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

SuedeSuede Caramelized dateCaramelized date French cistusFrench cistus LokumLokum PimentoPimento AmbergrisAmbergris FrankincenseFrankincense Laotian oudLaotian oud LeatherLeather Cocoa powderCocoa powder Raki


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Submitted by Frankie, last update on 15.08.2022.


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Warm leather with dates and a little smoke
I like Prin's former brand Pryn Parfum because of Taiga alone, which is an exciting woody scent. Turkish Leather, on the other hand, reminds me undoubtedly of his later work Anatolia and yet the course is completely different, which is why sweet-leathery as a description is extremely misleading. Especially when you call something like Ombre Leather sweet and leathery. I briefly considered putting another wool story in here, but no. Wool doesn't drink raki, he can't pronounce it, and it's not sold in cans at the discount store.

Turkish Leather starts directly very lush. Sweet influences meet fat, sunburnt leather, in the background the scent of dates wafting over. I do not mean the mostly available here dry dates from Tunisia but I'm talking about the juicy dates, which taste to me like caramel and where I can also understand why you like to eat dates. I buy myself from time to time with us in Turkish or Arab shops.

Yes, to start with, both lokum and the date are fairly strong in their sweetness. I don't notice the cocoa powder individually, but it still adds a powdery coating to the other sweetish ingredients. The leather is also immediately noticeable, but still on the defensive. Only after about 30-60 minutes does it equal the protagonist, but is flanked by a hint of oud as well as incense. The oud underlines for me the cocoa note, woody and spicy, the incense then reminds of incense at the bazaar whereby for some time the materials around the date almost completely disappeared.

So far, so good you would think and actually one must mention here that the fragrance is not for leather enthusiasts. The leather was woven namely so strong that depending on the phase of the fragrance other ingredients are in the foreground. Therefore, you must undoubtedly like date and the like because this also lets the fragrance fade. Incense and leather, that is at some point no more. Anyway, you have to dedicate yourself to the ingredient Lokum what can be an extremely versatile oriental sweetness, sometimes rose water is built and this I mean to perceive selectively.

From the flair, you feel logically transferred to a Turkish bazaar whereby I notice that with Anatolia even more intense. Leather and incense create a distance here, although both appear warm and approachable. Anyway, to draw the line, leathery-sweet? For me, more leathery-fruity. But then, everyone thinks raspberries, too. Perhaps Royal Leather, with its dry and dried fruity notes, would be a fitting comparison.

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Reconciliation with Pryn perfume
I have quite a few of the fragrances from the Pryn Parfum line, I admit that openly and honestly, as I am, I admit that The whole concept has unfortunately hardly opened up to me after extensive testing and has proven to be not very comfortable and wearable for my preferences.
Too often wilted flowers, stagnant water and similarly strange odor compositions were involved. I would hardly call that a scent
But as I sniffed my way through 10 fragrances unwaveringly, I was finally able to discover one that I really like. And that even from a scent I can't do anything with. Leather... Oh horror, oh horror.
When I read "leathery" I know that it is time to disappear in a cloud of dust on the horizon. Leathery notes are always very unpleasant to me and have already disliked many a fragrance, no matter how good it may be.
I just don't like to smell it when it's all too dominant. In the background, as an accompanying and supporting note, I find leather pleasant, so it doesn't bother me.

So I was more than sceptical when I took the sample from Turkish Leather. If leather already appears in the name, then it will probably be the full leather drone and a tear, which washed itself, could then even be written.
But what actually followed was a more than pleasant surprise!

Already with the first sprayer I didn't hear any oily musty leather, but a nice, very well balanced and finely spiced scent, which could have come directly from one of those great shops that sell lots of oriental delicacies. These fine little dingles, which are so delicious that you never know what to take first and where you are always tempted to say "I'd like it all!"
If it weren't for these weight problems... not to mention the wallet
There it starts with a warming spicy note and a fine appetizing sweetness. This should come from the combination of lokum (small sweet morsels of boiled syrup, often with the addition of citrus flavours, rose water, chopped nuts, almonds, pistachios, rolled in icing sugar or coconut flakes, found in practically every market in Turkey), allspice and date, the date is even caramelised in this case. This sweetness is actually anything but intrusive, I would rather call it balanced.
A fine leathery note is also noticeable early on, but this one is, contrary to what I expected and feared, very pleasant and reserved and does not stand out unpleasantly for a second and does not remind me of worn leather jackets, scrappy briefcases or other horrors.
A boulder fell from my heart This warm and spicy sweetness lasts for many hours and is later deepened with a touch of incense and a little amber Other notes like Raki or Oud are probably only used in the most economical doses, I can't really smell them, but that doesn't bother me either. All this rounds off the fragrance really nicely.

A particularly exciting progression is not to be noticed with Turkish Leather, the fragrance retains its warm spiciness throughout. I didn't even mind the linear nature of the scent, on the contrary, I find it very pleasant here that the scent can still be perceived after many hours just as it was at the beginning.

Another plus point worth mentioning is the excellent durability of loosely 12 hours with a moderate projection. You will be noticed with this scent, but Turkish Leather is never obtrusive and therefore also suitable for the office.
I would rather recommend the colder season than the warmer. The spicy-sweet combination might be a bit too much at high temperatures. But you could just try it.
Unfortunately, I must also note here that the sprayer of the small sample oil is worked underground and you have to really get the spray head out again after one spray
I am glad that I have found one among many of my unpleasant scents of Pryn, which I like very much and which reconciles me a little bit with the scent of leather But other leather scents continue to be viewed with suspicion.

Here I can say that this test series has found a conciliatory conclusion for me and I thank Angua once again very much for allowing me to test the Pryn perfumes.
However, the fragrance will not move in, the procurement seems a bit complicated to me. It's not my intention to procure fragrances from the other end of the world, which then have to lie around for weeks at customs, and in terms of price it's not exactly my world either. And I also have some spicy-sweet scents there. I am well served with that But whoever wants to take on the circumstances with the procurement, can access here without hesitation.


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