The luxury of fine leather, a standard theme of fine perfumery. The originality of Cuir Pleine Fleur lies in the introduction of floral notes to create a luxurious, soft, fine leather. Mimosa, acacia, hawthorn, rose and honeysuckle accompany the more traditional leather notes of castoreum, vetiver and birch wood. Initially violet leaf and bergamot vibrate at a high frequency, this tangy-sweet character pops against the bitter ‘cuir’ backdrop. Cinnamon and mimosa signal a smooth transition to the richer notes of aubépine, suede and rose. Honey’s golden sensibility conjures visions of filtered light on a crisp fall day. Vetiver, castoreum, birch, atlas cedar reinforce that fragile, fleeting and fresh autumnal aspect until we begin to hear echoes of Ella Fitzgerald’s beseeching ballad ‘Another Early Autumn’. At it’s most masculine, this scent evokes an English sports car and Autumn leaves, Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’. The feminine perspective is one of an equestrian abounding in natural grace; or, Faye Dunaway in Roman Polanski’s Chinatown. Suave, soft and sophisticated this subtle material is a thoughtful signature.
A modern classic, Cuir Pleine Fleur demonstrates the power of fragrance to encapsulate the bittersweet nature of life.