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Rêve en Cuir


Rêve en Cuir, or Dreaming in Leather, is one of the soft sensual leathers.  Created in 2008 by master perfumer Francis Kurkjdian for the small Parisian perfume brand, Indult, it was sold exclusively by Luckyscent in Los Angeles, but discontinued after a couple of years. Now the original formula has been re-launched with an updated image by the new owners of Indult, and the perfume world is happy happy because Rêve en Cuir is, without doubt, an extraordinarily beautiful leather fragrance. It is five-star perfection.
What makes Rêve en Cuir so appealing is its lightness. The animalic heavy polo-horse tackroom clubbiness found in traditional men’s leather scents is only hinted at, replaced by accords of citrus and spices, herbs and moss, grass and woods and patchouli, all woven through with…vanilla. And therein lies its brilliance.
Right from the opening accord of candied citrus peel and spices, Rêve en Cuir has a sensation of gourmand indulgence, which perfectly balances the more masculine elements, the slightly smoky patchouli and cedarwood, the earthy grassy moss and vetiver. Rêve en Cuir dries down slowly and smoothly and evenly with a transparent waft, a yin to the yang, a feminine elegance paired with a masculine strength.
The result is that one is left with an impression rather than an experience of leather, like catching the almost imperceptible waft of leather on clothes or skin after wearing a suede jacket. And then there’s that undertone of velvet-soft slightly gourmand, but subtle, sensual vanilla…
Rêve en Cuir . Make that six-star perfection.
Notes: bergamot, Lemon, Cardamom, Oregano, Clove Bud, Texan Cedarwood, Patchouli, Oak Moss, Haitian Vetyver, Crystallized Vanilla
Type: EdP
Parfumeur: Francis Kurkdjian

Price: $5.00