Love the smell of leather? Meet your new addiction

Love the smell of leather? Meet your new addiction

Breathe deeply

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If you're the type who gets more excited by the smell of a new bag than the style, this is for you

Luxury leather goods label Bottega Veneta were onto something when they created their signature fragrances - no doubt inspired by the countless customers who they witnessed deeply inhaling their store's delicious aroma (or is that just us? Say it isn't so...), both the men's and women's scents have notes of the material that made the house famous - buttery, supple, glorious leather. Mmm, mmm.

The women's perfume is softened with notes of bergamot and plum for a slightly floral, feminine scent while the heady men's fragrance is distinguished by notes of labdanum, fir balsam and bergamot.  The best bit - both are now available in the most covetable compact travel versions.

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The Bottega Veneta Luxury Travel collection sees both their signature men's and women's fragrances housed in traveller's flasks, crafted from tinted glass and finished with a woven leather cord. Designed to fit right into your handbag or carry-on, we imagine it's for the kind of traveller who carries matching leather luggage, always flies first class and has a chauffeured car to meet them at the airport. Not you? One whiff and this will take you there - even if you're really stuck back in economy next to a morbidly obese man who likes to chat.

The Bottega Veneta Signature EDP Travel Spray, $80, and Homme EDT Travel Spray, $80, are available this month from David Jones and Bottega Veneta boutiques.

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