Colognes with topnotes of leather tend to be heady, rich, and dark - perfect for a special night out, formal business meeting, or anywhere you want to convey your sense of sophistication and impeccable taste. Look for top-quality colognes in your local upscale department store, or at the fragrance counter in makeup stores. Avoid colognes with high concentrations of alcohol and other skin irritants.
Prada Amber Pour Homme
A classic cologne scent with notes of suede, Prada Amber Pour Homme is a masculine, amber-based fragrance with time-tested topnotes including patchouli and vanilla. Prada Amber is an excellent choice for those days when you want to smell fresh and clean and be ready to tackle any challenge that comes your way.
Another patchouli and leather combination, this scent has been around since 1975, when Hubert de Givenchy wanted a signature fragrance to display at his flagship menswear boutique. One reason it's been around for so long it its success; Givenchy Gentleman is a quiet but confident fragrance for everyday wear.
John Varvatos Vintage
A spicy cologne with a deep leather-based scent, Vintage by John Varvatos mixes scents inspired by the Moroccan coast and Turkish tobacco plants for a truly unique twist on men's fragrances. Woody and floral, Vintage is an excellent cologne for nights out on the town.
Diesel Only The Brave
Only The Brave is packaged in an unusual fist-shaped bottle, and its suitably irreverent combination of citrus fruit and leather make it a daring and surprising fragrance choice. It has a classic base of amber and sandalwood so the unusual topnotes don't overwhelm the wearer.