Leather Rosa - The Story of Our New Fragrance
Posted on September 01 2023
We are delighted to share with you that Leather Rosa was awarded Best New Independent Fragrance at The Fragrance Foundations Awards 2023. The awards, or FiFi's, are the "Oscars" of the perfume industry, and we are very honoured to win this award for a second time.
Our latest perfume, Leather Rosa is a sensuous fragrance combining and balancing the opposites of dry smoky, traditionally masculine woody notes, skilfully balanced with a feminine heart of damask rose.
Enter, Leather Rosa. A new dark rose scent, deep and bewitching in nature, cherished rosa damascena, but dressed this time in a coat of the finest vintage leather.
" I was inspired by the idea of Leather, the way that the skin enfolds us and protects us against the elements. I wanted to work with smoky, tobacco notes of precious woods and oudhs. Dry and rugged to start with, rather more masculine in a way, but that warm on the skin and transform into a much softer and enveloping, comforting and strong yet sensual scent. "says Kate.
"We're also known for our strong offering of wonderful rose perfumes, created by Angela, and so the idea of working with these two iconic notes and using rose to soften and add a mellow texture to the rugged oudh evolved"
The end result, a new fragrance that is at once dry and smoky, warm and intoxicating, soft and sensual. As soft as leather, as warm as skin.
Leather Rosa was a perfect addition to our Atelier Collection, inspired by my mother Angela’s love of fabrics. As a child, I grew up surrounded by fabrics, with their colours and textures.
The Atelier Collection is a new series of perfumes inspired by the legacy passed onto me by my mother, our shared history and love of fabrics and textures interpreted in fragrance, and represents a living tribute to a remarkable woman and a new journey for our perfume house.
Glass Magazine described Lawn, my debut perfume for Angela Flanders as “a really gorgeous scent – multi-layered, dewy, loamy, sappy and bright”. We Wear Perfume said: “a gentle masterpiece of spring-greenness”. Taffeta my second perfume in the collection was a finalist for Best Independent Fragrance 2019 at The Fragrance Foundation Awards.
Perfume expert, James Craven says "This fragrance is magnificent and voluminous. It is swelling as the rain begins like a chorale!" of Leather Rosa.