I think I’ve found my perfume for the festivities and fêtes that will be happening over the next few months: Keiko Mecheri Cuir Cordoba.
In the opening of Cuir Cordoba I get aldehydes, stewed fruits and cedar (lead pencils). There’s violet petals and incense. Iris enters the mix. The heart is an orris-violet-incense and it wears like this for most of the wear. With time it becomes more powdery with iris and benzoin. Spiced cedar peaks through the incense haze. The dry-down is a soft suede and woods with a velvet-like texture. Overall, Cuir Cordoba seems like it could be a half-sibling to a few scents in the Serge Lutens line.
Notes listed include black violet, bergamot, elemi, suede accord, patchouli, sandalwood and benzoin. Launch date 2009. PERFUMER – Keiko Mecheri
Give Cuir Cordoba a try if you are looking for a “dark” violet or if you like cedar. Try it if you like perfumes like Tom Ford Violet Blonde, Serge Lutens Daim Blonde, Ormonde Jayne Orris Noir, Juliette Has a Gun Citizen Queen and/or HEELEY Iris de Nuit. Cuir Cordoba is unisex but it leans more feminine than masculine.
Projection and longevity are above average. I think of it as an “evening” fragrance. It goes well with sequins and rhinestones. It also does well in cool weather. It may be a good choice for holiday parties.
I don’t usually comment on bottles but I have always loved the Keiko Mecheri packaging. It’s vanity worthy.
The 2.5 oz bottle retails for $115 at MiN NY. Samples are also available for purchase. I think it’s a great value as many department store fragrance run in this price range now.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Violet incense and suede gloves. It’s really a gorgeous “special occasion” sort of fragrance.
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3 thoughts on “Keiko Mecheri Cuir Cordoba EDP Perfume Review”
I thought sexy bordering on promiscuous. Sequins and rhinestones; ha, perfect. I find this entire range too opulent for my personal taste but what a range. The geometry of the bottles is a delight for the eyes.
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There’s def. a style with this line and I would use the word “opulent” as well. There’s nothing wrong with sequins and rhinestones but they aren’t for everybody!
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