Cuir Pleine Fleur 2006

Cuir Pleine Fleur by Heeley
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Cuir Pleine Fleur is a perfume by Heeley for women and men and was released in 2006. The scent is leathery-spicy. It is still in production.
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Perfumer

James Heeley

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesItalian bergamot, Violet leaf, Cinnamon
Heart Notes Heart NotesMimosa, Hawthorn, Suede, Rose, Honeysuckle
Base Notes Base NotesVetiver, Castoreum, Birch, Atlas cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.4 (163 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (122 Ratings)

Sillage

6.2 (117 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (110 Ratings)
Submitted by Andi136, last update on 20.07.2020.

Interesting Facts

"Cuir Plein Fleur" is a term used in leather manufacturing. It denominates the more valuable upper layer of split leather - the grain layer in opposite to the flesh layer. On the grain layer, you can see the structure of the layer with marks and pores.
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7
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Chizza
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Chizza
Chizza
Top Review    15  
In the name of the leathery rose
Cuir Pleine Fleur from the house of Heeley is a fragrance that is confusing at first glance. He can and wants to do a lot but where exactly it should go, he doesn't show you this directly or he shows you it, but everything seems incomplete. But before we go deeper, a few introductory words: I only knew Heeley from hearsay, but I'm always curious about leather scents. Why this one did not come across to me before is easily explained. I cannot enjoy rose in fragrances, lavender only to a limited extent. Both are contained here, so eyes closed and through, one would like to unken.
In fact, the fragrance starts off directly leathery, with the entourage also starting off ad hoc. It's not as spicy as I read, but rather flowery and lovely. The leather here is extremely soft, it appears soft and noble, and can be led by the rose. Yes yes.....the rose.......
This can be perceived clearly and in a leading way, but is still bearable as it clearly colours the leather, but does not completely dominate it. In general, various tones are mixed in, if you know about them or you might imagine it better that way. The cedar has a sublime effect on the suede, a pinch of cinnamon enhances the flowery, lovely effect of the rose.
Now - and this is the exciting thing in my eyes - the rose gradually disappears and the violet leaf emerges, although indicated as the head of the perfume. In terms of its effect, the fragrance can now be compared to the Fahrenheit flanker Absolute. The violet leaf provides an earthy undertone, emphasizing not least the spicy notes, so that over time a fragrance develops after all. This part is stronger but does not change the fact that it is floral here.
Nothing else seems to fit me here, because this present refined leather requires such partners and not strong, obstinate companions. It is too soft for that. Its own smell and a certain clarity in it are noticeable, but nothing more.
My difficulty with Cuir Pleine Fleur is the richness of the ingredients that are prepared for us here. I cannot help the impression that ingredients such as cedar, for example, can hardly penetrate and get lost. The birch - obviously not in the form of birch tar - is totally lost in its normal form. Yes, you can guess it if you know how it should smell. But that is not enough for me at this point. Also the orientation of the leather scent does not appeal to me subjectively. I am looking for more extreme representatives. One must not see it objectively like this, so I will not elaborate on this point

My conclusion: if you like rose leather or are looking for a flowery alternative here, you should test it. For those who prefer more coarse variants, this is a bad idea, because the other contents are much too dominant. But - Fahrenheit Absolute was finally discontinued - there is a not identical but related alternative to a designer fragrance and could find customers and fans here as well.
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6
Longevity
5
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7
Bottle
Cumulnimbus

77 Reviews
Cumulnimbus
Cumulnimbus
Helpful Review    3  
A contemporary take on a polite leather tradition
Very contemporary unisex take on the polite side of niche leathers. It is quite different from all others so that's already a plus. I enjoy violet or violet leaf and leather combo tradition, being Jolie Madame one of my favorite leather scents. Cuir Pleine Fleur adds bergamot and cinnamon for a sparkly start, transparent honeyed mimosa to brighten up and finally a shade of hawthorn and castoreum to give the drydown a polite animalic wink over the birch, wet vetiver and woody notes. Nevertheless, the wet green effect stands out and manages to generate a prevalently clean perception.

I value the calming effect it has on me. It melts beautifully with my own skin smell, so I find it extremely wearable. Chic, perfect for warm spring and autumn days. Longevity is pretty satisfactory but offers a moderate sillage.
2
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2.5
Longevity
2.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
WRoth

153 Reviews
WRoth
WRoth
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Cuir Pleine Fleur
This fragrance opens with a chocolaty leather accord — dry and intense. It gives me the impression of a cowhide desiccated by the desert sun and winds. As the scent progresses, the chocolate undertone dissolves into a clove note with smoky accents. On me the spice dominates the whole composition and I see little of the initially-strong leather accord. It resurfaces more clearly only towards the dry down — after the spices have burnt off. Overall this is a very light scent with little lasting power: after roughly four hours it is gone.
10
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10
Longevity
10
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Tessa

80 Reviews
Tessa
Tessa
   1  
The sweeatest Cuir
Most of the leathers are sharp and when I ordered a sample of Cuir Pleine Fleur I was expecting a scent similar to Azuree that I love so much.
Helley'creation is the antipodal point: warm, soft like a perfumed pair of suede gloves, harmonious and full bodied like no other leather.
I adore it ! It has some iris in the mix who gives the sweernes to this scent. I never tried to detemine the individual elements of this fragrance. I let its dissipation float around and color my day in soft yellows and blues. Cuir Pleine Fleur has great longevity and sillage.
5
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Awesomeness

247 Reviews
Awesomeness
Awesomeness
Helpful Review    3  
Full grain leather and then some ...
Cuir Pleine Fleur, or Full Grain Leather, opens nicely, and a soft leather is evident on top. Then it changes, quite dramatically, into something fetid.

My first thought: Bird cage, needs cleaning.
My second: City zoo, elephant pen.
My third: State fair, pig barn.
My fourth: Open, untreated animal wound.

The birch is beautiful - the best I've yet experienced - and the earthy, woody dry down is very wearable for me. But the farm experience ... it borders on repulsive and it's a little much.

Thank you @CatBiscuit for endowing me with a sample of this beauty. I'll use it on one fine day to piss off my co-workers, or I'll wear it in Vegas to make my way through a crowd. Either way, it'll go to good use. ;)

Aug
09
2010
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HajuvanaHajuvana 3 years ago
Maybe a little heavy on violets and weak on leather, but I'm glad someone wasn't afraid of crashing into Fahrenheit and worked on the combo.
HermeshHermesh 5 years ago
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7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Leather, initially slightly tart (birch, violets), then fluffy, silky smooth and with a (weak) wonderful honey note. Fine!
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