When smelling Charriol’s Royal Leather, it may smell familiar.
It shares the same Suederal base as Tom Ford’s Tuscan Leather, but more filled out and complete.
If anything, Royal Leather is closer in composition to Acqua di Parma’s Colonia Leather in its sharpness but it’s not as sweet and gummy in the base.
The opening is excellent, it’s sprightly and energetic, slightly sweet but the sharpness takes over quickly.
The sharp overall composition comes from a combination of ginger and tart, plum & apricot, dried fruit.
A touch of iris keeps it airy and the cedar keeps the rounded Suederal balanced in texture.
It can be found for a reasonable price online, but I suspect this limited distribution fragrance wont be cheap for long.
Worth the ownership for Suederal leather fans like myself.
Not just an alternative to Tom Ford’s Tuscan leather, but an improvement on a Ford’s hollow theme to create a more complete composition.