Les Merveilles - Cuir Fauve (2012)

Les Merveilles - Cuir Fauve by 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. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

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

Ratings

Scent

8.0 (127 Ratings)

Longevity

8.0 (97 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (101 Ratings)

Bottle

8.6 (105 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 02.06.2020.

Interesting Facts

Initially part of the "Bespoke Collection", this scent was inducted into the "Les Merveilles" range in 2016.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
DonJuanDeCat
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DonJuanDeCat
Very helpful Review    6  
Slightly animal savagery and flying chips
Bonsoir, everybody! Um... that's French for good evening, just in case you didn't know it :D Anyway, today we have a Keiko Mecheri fragrance, the Cuir Fauve from the Les Merveilles series. Soo... first of all, I think the translation of the scent name sounds a bit stupid: "The Wonders - Deer Brown Leather",... well, fine. There are worse things. You could be DonJuanDeCat or something...

Be that as it may. So the scent belongs to the somewhat more expensive scent series of Mecheri, namely the Les Merveilles, of which I had never tried one before. And to be honest, I ignored the Mecheri fragrances for a long time, no idea why. Maybe this is because I once asked a girl who liked Keiko Mecheri scents if she wanted to go out with me and she threw chips at me..., argh! :DD
Kind of lucky she hadn't dipped the fries in ketchup or mayo beforehand!! And no, it wasn't as kids or anything... but as students in the cafeteria!!!... :DD

Anyway, that was a long time ago (but as you can see, I've never really had a real lucky hand with girls :D) and I found a sample of this fragrance in my sample box. It would be a pity to let this go to waste, especially since there are only a few drops left and the scent was about to evaporate for good! Well then, here then as always my opinion about the scent.

In the heart note it still smells as it started, but now the fragrance also smells warmer and more balsamic. The middle section of the fragrance also seems to be a little more animal, even though it doesn't seem to have a really animal note.
A little later, the spicy and earthy notes weaken a little, making the fragrance appear sweeter and more supple. The sweetness now comes mainly from the amber, which means that you can smell this wonderful, whale-choked (hey hey, sounds disgusting, doesn't it?) sweetness.
Towards the base the fragrance is quite warm and gentle, even powdery and soft. The amber gradually fades away and is replaced by vanilla. The animal-like scents are also almost gone, but the leather comes through better again. Sweet, leathery and still slightly spicy, the scent then gradually fades away, at least after a long time. A beautiful scent!

The silage and the durability:*
The sillage is good, so you can smell the scent for a good while, not only from close up. Also the shelf life is quite good with its over eight hours of persistence.


As I said, the scent is very successful. Because it not only smells nice and pleasant, you also smell many different scents, so that the fragrance is not exactly simple. Additionally, the scents smell quite authentic or at least not synthetic, which is anyway always a nice characteristic of a scent.

The fragrance is an autumn-wintery scent, which is good to use in your free time, but is best used in the evening or for going out. No matter if you want to have a nice dinner, another social event or just celebrate, I think the fragrance is well received in all situations. And although it seems to have a little bit of floral notes, I think it suits both sexes equally well.

For those who don't like animal notes, there is no need to worry, as I now find that these fragrances are neither too intense nor long-lasting. Most of the time (i.e. in the base) it smells warm, sweetish and soft and therefore simply pleasant. A test is highly recommended.

And I'm done with that again. Whew, we made it! I was kind of hungry, though... should I eat fries?... aaaargh :DD
Well, you all have a nice evening and see you later :)
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7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
WRoth

153 Reviews
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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.
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10
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7.5
Sillage
7.5
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Flavorite

240 Reviews
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Helpful Review    2  
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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Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
Very helpful Review    5  
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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