: looking for that leather smell...

10-12-07, 10:08 PM
When I first bought my car it smelled like real leather inside. Not some chemically fake smell or perfumed leather conditioner. That smell faded so I bought some Maguires leather conditioning wipes. They smell ok but not like that true leather scent. Can anyone suggest a product that will give me that smell?

10-12-07, 11:38 PM
its not the leather that smells, its the glue they use to put everything together.

10-13-07, 12:14 AM
Heres the idea: (quoted from the website below)
"The science behind the smell ...

It has taken chemists over 10 years to recreate the smell of natural leather. It is a very complicated and sophisticated process. Our leather smell is regarded as the closest to nature (nature identical) available today.

The study of odors is a growing field but is a complex and difficult one. The human olfactory system can detect many thousands of scents based on only very minute airborne concentrations of a chemical.

To ensure our fragrance would be acceptable, we asked over fifty volunteers to identify over twenty bottles of scents. The range varied from strawberry to baby oil ! Every single volunteer recognized that our scent was leather !"


10-13-07, 12:19 AM
http://pubs.acs.org/cen/whatstuff/stuff/8020stuff.html check that site out, BUT a friend of mine does detail work and has some stuff made my jax wax ,its a leather conditioner and cleaner and it smeels like new leather. i use it as a scent :). check out www.jaxwax.us

10-13-07, 12:40 AM
awesome thanks

10-13-07, 12:51 AM
No problem

Cadi Cat
10-13-07, 02:45 AM
I just use some plain old leather shoe polish. It brings out the fresh smell and really make the leather look great.