As Reviewed by Elena Knezhevich who co-founded Fragrantica
“Paul uses most unusual fragrant combinations. An example I will highlight is Red Leather, a fragrance that didn’t just attract my attention at the exhibition. At first it is very color specific, which of course is red. Using leather to convey rough, animalic and cool fragrances has already been explored by perfumers for several years, and it’s still in the air. This is the second new leather fragrance I discovered in Santa Monica and both are great.
The fragrance is very intense, and based on unusual pairings of ingredients. In Red Leather these are leather and rhubarb. Rhubarb has made its way into perfumery in the last couple of years (think Aedes de Venustas ) as a sweet-sour note, but here it doesn’t have any gourmand hue. Together with pink pepper, buchu leaves, carnation and other spices, it makes the leather glow with a red color and captures the attention immediately and for long, as if you were catwalking in skin-tight, hot, red, sexy leather pants and jacket. It burns, cuts and screams for your pleasure. From my own experience this fragrance is red on women, but on men, I would say it smells calmer and fresher, revealing the green tones of a bunch of aromatic notes in it, but it remains very leathery.”