Lancôme will introduce a 6th perfume, Cuir (Leather), in the Lancôme Collection after Mille et Une Roses, Magie, Sikkim, Climat, and Sagamore. It is a re-edition of a perfume that was originally released in 1936 under the name Révolte, before being re-baptized Cuir in 1939 to de-politicize and soften its message......
Cuir is described as both a voluptuous and luminous leather perfume with floral, powdery, and balmy facets. The scent was adapted by perfumer Calice Becker in association with Pauline Zanoni. Calice Becker is already known for having reformulated another perfumery classic, Balmain Vent Vert.
The leather accord is based on mainly natural raw materials: birch from North America, an overdose of styrax from Canada, Indonesian patchouli, castoreum, and saffron.
Top notes are bergamot, mandarin, saffron. Heart notes are jasmine, ylang-ylang, hawthorn, patchouli. Base notes are orris, birch, and styrax.
According to the Times online it is or should be available at Harrods, £65 for a 50 ml eau de parfum.
"Lancôme’s robust, leathery Cuir de Lancôme Eau de Parfum is strangely moreish. Could it be because it reminds you of a really expensive handbag?"