Indult Paris Rêve en Cuir, as the name would imply, is a perfume inspired by leather. But, for a leather scent, it’s not so leather-y. It’s like a “dusting powder leather”.
Reve en Cuir opens with dried herbs, dried lemon peel and spices. There’s a prominent clove, too much for my liking as I feel it anesthetizes my senses. I’ve smelled this sort of spicy-oregano mix before but in amber scents. I don’t know if the top fades rather quickly or if my senses are numbed, but those spices and dried herbs are gone within 10 minutes. And then it’s a soft leather, cedar powder and oakmoss. It’s a leather chypre. If it had more projection, I’d think of it as rather vintage. But, the deal is that this perfume has very little projection making it some sort of “leather chypre skin scent”. The dry-down is a soft moss with vanilla talcum powder.
Many leather perfumes are “aggressive”. Rêve en Cuir is laid-back…and surprisingly soft. It’s a mellow leather.
Notes listed include bergamot, lemon, cardamom, oregano, clove bud, Texan cedar, patchouli, oakmoss, Haitian vetiver and crystallized vanilla. Launched 2008. PERFUMER – Francis Kurkdjian
Give Reve en Cuir a try if you are looking for a soft leather scent. Or if you like Chanel Cuir de Ruisse, Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours, Caron Tabac Blond parfum and/or Ramon Monegal Mon Cuir. Reve en Cuir is unisex.
Projection and longevity are below average.
The 1.7 oz retails for $200 at Luckyscent. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Leather chypre skin scent. It’s nice, just nice (to me). I’m not in awe over it and there are many other soft leather scents that I prefer such as Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours and Bottega Venetta. And those, in my opinion, smell better and cost less. But, that’s just my “eaupinion”.
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