Luxurious leather scented candles: a potted history
Leather fragrances have become increasingly popular in candles in recent years, but did you know their use in perfumery dates back centuries?
The scent of leather is a complex and sophisticated aroma that has been coveted for its unique qualities and has been used in many industries, including fashion, automotive, and interior design. In this blog we'll take a closer look the history and origins of leather fragrance, and delve into its use in candles.
Leather fragrance can be traced back to ancient times, where the process of tanning animal hides was developed in order to create durable materials for clothing, footwear, and accessories. The use of leather was initially for functional purposes, but as it became more widespread, people began to appreciate the aroma of leather as well.
The art of perfumery was developed in ancient Egypt and was later refined by the Greeks and Romans. Leather fragrances were created by perfumers who sought to replicate the smell of leather in their creations. These fragrances were typically made using natural materials such as birch tar, which was distilled from the bark of birch trees, and castoreum, a secretion from the anal glands of beavers. These natural ingredients were blended with other notes such as citrus, floral, or woody notes to create unique leather fragrances.
In the modern era, the fragrance industry has developed exceptional quality synthetic materials to replicate the aroma of leather. These materials are typically used in candles, perfumes, and other fragranced products. Like our luxurious new Artemisia scented candle, the scent of leather is often used in perfumery as a base note, which provides a solid foundation for other notes to build upon.
Leather fragrances have become increasingly popular in candles, especially in the luxury candle market. Many high-end candle brands offer leather scents, which are often paired with other notes such as tobacco, cedar, or musk. The use of leather in candles creates a warm and cozy ambiance, evoking the feeling of being in a luxurious leather-clad room.