I can’t help it and it has nothing to do with this perfume, but every time I see or wear Ramon Monegal Cuirelle, I think “Cuirelle de Vil”. Don’t worry there is nothing scary or evil about this fragrance but it does have that certain glamour that Cruella has.
Cuirelle opens with spices and warmth. It’s as soft as cashmere with a cosmetic waxiness that reminds me of rose scented lipstick. Cuirelle morphs into incense and French dusting powder (hint of violet). The texture of this perfume reminds me of Caron powder puffs. The dry-down of Cuirelle is honeyed amber incense and a dry vetiver.
Cuirelle is one of those perfumes that reminds me of another perfume. After testing and testing, I realize it doesn’t remind me of a perfume. It reminds me of lots of perfumes mixing together and making something new yet hauntingly familiar. I store my perfumes in a cabinet. When I open the cabinet, it always smells wonderful. This is what Cuirelle smells like.
Notes listed include Somali incense, patchouli, vetiver bourbon, green cedarwood, cinnamon and beeswax. Launch date 2011. PERFUMER – Ramon Monegal
Give Cuirelle a try if you warm fragrances. Or perfumes like HEELEY Cuir Pleine Fleur, Keiko Mecheri Cuir Cordoba, Diptyque Volutes, Serge Lutens Chergui and/or Amouage Jubilation XXV. Cuirelle is unisex. I think it’s a good choice for fall/winter.
Cuirelle has average projection and above average longevity.
The 1.7 oz EDP retails for $185 at Beautyhabit. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Honeyed incense and French dusting powder. Bewitching.
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