The regent to be deposed
Regent Leather...if only the name said it all. As a self-confessed leather fragrance lover, as a self-proclaimed connoisseur, I was very curious. Would the name be program or would that be just another fragrance from this house, which offers expensive, but at the same time not?
Well, maybe you have to explain in advance that the category leather fragrance is quite diversified to consider. There are soapy leather as well as many creations with fruity or creamy accompaniment, as well as rough, smoky copies. I myself prefer the latter, with many of the newfangled leather fragrances it seems to me as if they would rather cover up the leather but it has to be in there, maybe that sells. I don't know.
Regent Leather also belongs to this variety, unfortunately. First, a quite leathery fragrance, reminiscent of impregnation spray, after a short then already drifting into sweetish realms. I notice tame saffron. Fine in the background, without any power. No fire, no esprit. Instead: sweetness. Rose. Not as pithy but distracting enough. A few minutes later it becomes creamy, even balsamic. At the same time, however, still sweet, the case was clear: Gurjun balsam. Apparently used in abundance here. In any case, Thameem so cryptically evokes fine, creamy leather. Leather smells like new bags, still containing chemical ingredients. If you like that, you'll find it here.
At all: Development? Fehlanzeige. It remains constantly creamy-sweet. After many hours, the leathery element is even completely gone and it lingers only a balsamic-penetrating melange of synthetic sweetness, enhanced by the musk. Animal notes remain elusive to me.
Summa summarum, it is of course a matter of one's own taste, what kind of leather scent one favors. Nevertheless, Regent Leather lacks esprit, depth. For me, it's too dull and just too sweet. But that may be the zeitgeist because enough perfumes of this make exist. What has gone wrong here is the far too shallow saffron and the barely present cardamom. So Regent Leather starts already lax and does not recover from it.