When I smell Cuir Beluga I think of this movie! American Gigolo! Of Lauren Hutton, she wore this fragrance for sure or Richard Gere or both! The whole movie smells like Cuir Beluga, no vice versa!
Lauren Hutton is the Cuir Beluga woman for me. Blonde and with a cool sex appeal! Understated, classy, a little shy with subtle gold jewelry dressed in a beige cashmere sweater and the jacket worn over her shoulder like a cape! American upper class, college educated girl from a good home looking for a good match!
Beige, beige, kahaki, light brown, dark brown is the association to this fragrance anyway. Brown, beige , orange etc the colours of the eighties. Clock radios and funky wardrobes! Today you would call it NUDE.
Everyone ran around with beige clothes and too tight pants!
Blondie singing Hearth of Glass to it on endless loop!
The playlist is completed by ABBA with Gimme Gimme
Now for the fragrance:
Cuir Beluga begins with me with tangerine and a note not clearly identifiable for me, probably the aldehyde. In addition vanilla. The fragrance is very close to the skin, but projects yet quite well. I kind of like that about it, and that's what all the scents from this series that I've gotten under my nose so far have in common. They are soft and round and cuddly and cuddly somehow.
I have since Perfumo really developed a soft spot for vanilla, but only this good high-quality fine vanilla as you can only find in high-quality fragrances, and especially in the Guirlains which are known for the fine vanilla. You can smell it. My nose has something stuck there! Indeed!
Nevertheless, Cuir Beluga is not a fragrance for me, it's just too retro for me. It's good, no question about it, and that eroticism and sensuality reaches me too, otherwise I'd have a different association with it! American Gigolo...
After some time, the tangerine then disappears with me and the vanilla really comes through. From here on, the fragrance is really nice. Still something dry dusty summery comes to it, that could be the strawflower. (...Richard drives with the convertible over the highway, right and left is the sandy dry landscape)
Suede I do not perceive or only very subliminally. Amber makes the whole round!
What makes the fragrance as I said very attractive is this very intimate projection of the fragrance. This probably brings him this reputation of an erotic fragrance. But Angelique can also do that!
Durability with me good, the sillage is as mentioned clear, but just that is nice! Beast Mode needst not at all for a good fragrance!
For me, however, not a must have. Nice yes, nostalgic yes. The bottle I do not need.
Ahhh, a few words about the bottle:
I find yes the flacon of the series "L'Art et la Matière" great! Something so beautiful. Therefore, I would have found it great would have suited me the fragrance, so that next to Angelique vllt still a second fragrance of the series would have moved in.
In general, I have about this collection more with Guirlain and also vanilla fragrances, and must say that I have become a fan. Guirlain is one of the greatest perfume houses on the planet!
Too bad Cuir Beluga!
https://youtu.be/i4DI71X6PeM To the trailer of American Gigolo!