I've had a med black muse and an ivory yris that I've returned or sold due to the size. I just received my ivory large Muse from Nordies and it's interesting to me that the leather seems quite different. The ivory is much softer and not as shiney as the other two. The ivory also has a distinct smell....hopefully it will go away after a few days because I really don't care for it. I'm just curious about variations from season to season?? Any thoughts?