Les Merveilles - Cuir Fauve (2012)

Les Merveilles - Cuir Fauve by Keiko Mecheri
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Les Merveilles - Cuir Fauve (Keiko Mecheri)
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Les Merveilles - Cuir Fauve is a popular perfume by Keiko Mecheri for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is leathery-animal. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Saffron, Pink pepper, Citric notes, Violet leaf, Patchouli leaf, Precious woods, Amber notes, Vanilla



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Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 18.05.2017

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Initially part of the "Bespoke Collection", this scent was inducted into the "Les Merveilles" range in 2016.

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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 3.0/10
Cuir Fauve
Opens with an extremely dry suede accord paired with an aromatic honey note (orange blossom in disguise) and a resinous wood note. Combined, the notes/accords create an intense leather scent which I doesn’t do anything for me. I like my leathers smooth and soft like the finest lambskin, but this leather is dusty and parched. Despite the addition of orange blossom, ambergris and vanilla the scent is characterised by its animalic and resinous facets. Only towards the end, when the leather and aoud have burned out do I see a sweetish vanilla enhanced by what is left of the wood and amber accords.
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
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A Story of Soft Sensual Suede
A buttery soft suede pouch filled with high quality humidor aged tobacco sits on the side table next to the waiting pipe, reading glasses and an old leather bound copy of Chaucer's Cantebury Tales, in the gentlemen's sitting room. The room itself is tidy, clean and well-appointed. The lord of the house sips his sweet ruby port aged in oak barrels and contemplates his next political maneuver. The Grand Madame of the house sits in the exterior sewing room sipping rich vanilla tea in her sumptuous satin evening gown and wearing the purest amber resin brought to her as a gift from the gentleman's travels to the orient. The fire light from the hearth creates a gentle warmth as their lovely young daughter, smelling of fresh orange blossom water plays a cello piece to sooth their souls. Their divinely angelic, yet robust son, nearly a man stands near the heat of the fireplace in an indigo velveteen smoking jacket contemplating a return to some mysterious opium den, heavy with resinous oud incense and hazy with hallucinations, meanwhile turns his attention to the smooth and achingly alluring skin of the neighbor's daughter, the handmaiden, the dairymen's daughter, really every young woman he has ever met all rolled into one glorious secret erotic thought disguised in a noble aristocratic pose.
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Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 9.0/10
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A Lovely Amber Oud Perfume
Keiko Mecheri CUIR FAUVE may be wild for this house, but it seems pretty tame to me. It reminded me initially a bit of Parfumerie Générale L'OMBRE FAUVE, but I think that I was influenced by the name. And the amber. One big difference is that there is no patchouli in this perfume whatsoever, as far as I can tell, but the tobacco may be playing a similar role.

To my nose, CUIR FAUVE is without a doubt an amber perfume with an oudy edge. Very smooth, however, and likeable. There is a touch of florality to it as well. I believe that both oud and amber enthusiasts will enjoy this creation, as those two notes are quite detectable yet harmoniously married. Those who have been decrying the strange phenomenon of oudless oud perfumes will be relieved to know that there is still hope. Ironically, this oud perfume does not boast of its oud in the name!

Once again, I find the leather to be less pronounced in this creation, but, hey, what's in a name? Aren't they all metaphors anyway, at the end of the day?

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