The smell is usually the dye/finishing treatment. We have the remains of a bottle after the 30 year old sofa was repaired and refinished. The ‘new’ leather smell was back in the living room for a couple of weeks.
Gliptone, the maker of various leather care and repair products make air fresheners with the leather smell in them to hang in your car. I’m yet to open mine as I keep conditioning the leather regularly and the heat build up in the car releases all kinds of manky leather aromas…
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