Cuir Ylang 2016

Cuir Ylang by Elie Saab
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Cuir Ylang is a popular perfume by Elie Saab for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is leathery-floral. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International.
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Fragrance Notes

Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
FrankincenseFrankincense
BirchBirch
LeatherLeather

Ratings

Scent

8.118 Ratings

Longevity

8.415 Ratings

Sillage

8.116 Ratings

Bottle

8.128 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 04.09.2021.
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10
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10
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10
Bottle
Belleotero

6 Reviews
Belleotero
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Big, delectable
This is a massive, heady floral with birch tar undertones. At least, that’s how it starts. The floral accord involves warmth and slight spiciness — rather than being big and light like Narcisse Noir. But in a way it IS like Narcisse Noir — as there is also an immediate paired underneath layer of something more earthy and bitter. (In Narcisse Noir I think it’s civet, here it must be leather.)

Then! The frankincense? starts to appear, I think, and sort of builds a bridge between the floral and the slightly bitter, gritty underneath. The floral warms up even more and integrates with a bright-leaning resin. At this point I smell no birch/leather at all, just a headily warmed up floral with spiced resin undercurrents.

It feels very intensely concentrated for an EDP. It reminds me of the original Samsara — not because it includes any sandalwood, but in its heavy heat, simplicity and intensity. Volume is way up.

About 2-3 hours in the floral takes a nosedive (relatively speaking; it’s actually still quite pronounced, just nowhere near the opening head-rush intensity) and there is a salt-semen-marine-blood impression that enters. And lasts! Subtle and steady, close to the skin.

I have made a couple of comparisons — but I find this quite distinctive.

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BelleoteroBelleotero 3 months ago
10
Scent
10
Sillage
10
Bottle
oh holy lord, spectacularly beautiful. 3D ylang sweetness with burst of grapefruit peel. 30min in, leather undercurrent, still developing.
KimJongKimJong 1 year ago
9
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Bright intense aldehyde + smoky birch. Unique and versatile. The only one leather fragrance suitable for casual suits on warm days also.

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