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-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International.
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Fragrance Notes

Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang FrankincenseFrankincense BirchBirch LeatherLeather

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Scent

7.923 Ratings

Longevity

8.519 Ratings

Sillage

7.920 Ratings

Bottle

8.131 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 05.10.2022.
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Belleotero

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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 1 year ago
10
Bottle
10
Sillage
10
Scent
oh holy lord, spectacularly beautiful. 3D ylang sweetness with burst of grapefruit peel. 30min in, leather undercurrent, still developing.
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KimJongKimJong 2 years ago
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Sillage
9
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9
Scent
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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