As Reviewed by Virginia Blanco, http://tedevioletas.wordpress.com/ Perfume Blog
“PK Perfumes Gold Leather – The scent of light
Is there anything in this world more difficult than imaging the scent of the light? How would its smell be?
I think that everyone would suggest different “notes” but everybody will agree with the following description: bright, friendly, surrounding and energizing. If we add to it a little bit of metallic hints, cold radiance and sweetness perhaps what we are smelling is Gold Leather. This is the new creation of Paul Kiler, the perfumer behind PK Perfumes. He released it in March, at the latest Artisan Fragrance Salon in San Francisco, California.
This happy but sober-minded perfume belongs to the developing Colored Leathers Series. The first one was Red Leather; Black Leather and White Leather are on their way. Following his own style, Kiler has used several unusual ingredients that I’ve never smell before (Satsuma guava, fossilized amber and Smoke Tree!) and I feel like I don’t have the most precise words to describe it.
That is the reason my description might seem a little disconnected from the official notes list.
The opening is fresh, like sparks of red apple, a combination of almond hues and fruity watery hints. In the middle notes I feel a mix of syrupy and metallic textures. And several minutes after I spritz it on my skin I detect a musty sweetness like dried leaves or lichen or the scent of the pages of an old book.
The main ingredient is tuberose but it is “colored” with honeysuckle, broom flowers, ylang ylang, red mandarin and bergamot. I’ve also identified tobacco, tonka, benzoin and oakmoss notes. There are also civet and styrax but they are almost imperceptible because the musky and ambered accents overpower them.
Well… it was tricky writing about exotic materials that I have never smelt before. But who said that describing the scent of the light would be easy?”
yrogergmc posted this on Basenotes on September 22, 8:55 am
I was on a thread about leathers, and PK replied to my request (I was looking for a sophisticated leather) by sending me samples of his Gold Leather, which is the best leather scent I have ever smelled and exactly what I was looking for! I have also tried Carissa, which is a lovely floral that really is one of the better constructed perfumes I have ever smelled. I look forward to his success in the industry, because he certainly is talented! I contacted Basenotes and asked that we be allowed to add perfumes that aren’t in their list, specifically because after trying Gold Leather I was so impressed. In my opinion, Paul Kiler’s scents are worthy of a much wider audience