The Fragrances of Leather

A bold meeting between the legendary perfumes of Thierry Mugler and leather.

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In 2012, Thierry Mugler celebrates 20 years of emotion, passion and innovation. To mark this unforgettable event, Thierry Mugler has drawn inspiration from the ancient art of Perfumers and Glove Makers, showcasing one of his favorite materials: leather.

"After four weeks of maturation in contact with raw leather, A*Men develops a new leathery dimension brought to life by animal hints. The highly dosed patchouli note becomes softer, more mysterious and more rounded."

Pierre Aulas,
Olfactory Artistic Director

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"From its fusion with natural leather over a four-week period, Angel borrows its most sensuous notes. The fragrance takes on "addictive" leather facets with iris accents, as well as delicious apricot facets. The initial eau de parfum becomes all the more enticing."

Pierre Aulas,
Olfactory Artistic Director

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"On contact with leather for four weeks, Alien becomes all the more enveloping and captivating. The amber notes are magnified by a special leathery effect, close to suede. The eau de parfum takes on a leathery depth, rounded off by gourmand dry fruit accents, which amplifies Alien's magnetism."

Pierre Aulas,
Olfactory Artistic Director

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"For its Fragrances of Leather version, Womanity Eau de Parfum adopts a more sensual personality, more intense and faceted; after an extended immersion with "natural leather", it discloses a subtle amber, leathery tone that echoes the labdanum notes already present in the composition."

Pierre Aulas,
Olfactory Artistic Director

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"The Fragrances of Leather" is the result of a bold meeting between Thierry Mugler Fragrances and natural leather. To showcase this noble material and accord it all of its grace, Thierry Mugler drew inspiration from the ancient craft of the Glove Makers and Perfumers.

The Glove Makers and Perfumers Guild was initially started by the tanning trade, which used heady perfumes to mask the strong smell of freshly-tanned leather. An irresistible alchemy developed between the leather and the rare substances with which it was scented. These craftsmen became experts in the art of scenting leather – leather gloves in particular – and it was only natural that they should eventually be considered part of the perfume trade, qualifying themselves as both glove makers and perfumers.

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Three steps are necessary to produce these exceptional leather-tinged creations:

In perfumery, the leather note is truly unique, enriching perfumes with its animal personality. To unlock a fragrance without running the risk of altering it, Thierry Mugler needed to use leather that was "tailor made": "natural leather". Based entirely on a "natural tanning" process, every step involved in preparing the leather follows a specific and thorough procedure developed in close collaboration with the Clarins Laboratories.

To allow the extracts used in Thierry Mugler's original perfumes to "mature" in contact with the "natural leather", four stainless-steel vats were tailor made in the finest tradition of French craftsmanship. Thierry Mugler chose L'Orfèvrerie d'Anjou to carry out this meticulous task. Multiple stages including laminating, cutting, turning, slabbing, welding, brushing, polishing, all performed by hand. Eleven hours of work were required to make each vat.

This specialized craft of the perfumers helped define the ideal period of time for these elements to mingle: it takes four weeks for the original extracts to draw the best out of the leather and unlock its most carnal scents, through a unique and mysterious alchemy. These precious leather-imbued extracts are then placed in a solution to eventually become The Fragrances of Leather.

A wonderful alchemy between the delicate craft
of master glassmakers and high technology.

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A faux-leather rubber sheath protects the men's bottle like a second skin. The brown-tinted glass star echoes the fragrance's leather notes.

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This unique bottle underlines the preciousness of its contents. New designs, magical, faceted glass, elegant silver claws, flashes of amber and light… these bottles are truly fascinating. The collection's central material adorns each bottle: a leather collar accentuates every curve with great refinement and a leather pouch protects the precious item. And, in homage to this year's main event, every silver-coloured cap is etched with the "20 years" hallmark.

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