Cuir by L.T. Piver
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Cuir is a perfume by L.T. Piver for women and men and was released in 2003. The scent is spicy-leathery. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Bergamot, Birch tar, Woody notes, Honey, Mandarin orange, Orange, Spicy notes

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (43 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (38 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (37 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (40 Ratings)
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 24.10.2020.
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6.5
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7
Longevity
5
Sillage
7
Bottle
Chizza
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Chizza
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Beeswax Leather
I still remember the time when I noticed for myself that I appreciate perfumes with leather notes. Since then, I've been browsing the souk of some perfumes consistently for leathery options. In the process, I have discovered that this area is very complex. There are light, dark, suede, suede, chamois leather and so on. The spectrum goes from deeply smoky to floral, from adherent like tar to a fleeting encounter. The expensive solutions are not always the best; the Arabic region has a lot to offer here. Today it is supposed to be about a rather light scent from France, which I find appealing because of its idea, but which is clearly too sweet for me.

Cuir from L.T. Piver takes time. Not because the fragrance is so complex, but because this volatility is so pronounced that my nose, which has recently endured a lot of resinous, earthy stuff, perceives the scent as light. It probably is. Basically it starts with a very sweet and lovely scent, which is permeated by honey. Gentle citric notes adhere to the honey. Personally, the whole thing reminds me of beeswax and - once again I come across leather shoes - the care of these very shoes. It smells of freshly cared for leather shoes rubbed with beeswax. With a light citrus note and more sweetness. Quite interesting, as I would like to mention in appreciation.

This idea is a nice one and whoever likes it, Cuir is recommended. Unfortunately it's not mine. The main reason is a) the leather is too light for me, I prefer striking leather and b) the sweetness Of course, Cuir is changing. The birch tree, which until now has lingered in the background, fights its way forward one by one. Which is important, otherwise it will soon need insulin. I would like to praise the fresh citrus notes. Standing alone it would have been splendid, I like to mention Royal Vintage by Micallef as a reference. Either way, it's also more wooden. At first beautiful but with the honey note it quickly degenerates from beeswax to furniture wax polish.

Probably the scent is supposed to be in a row with old leather scents, I read something about Bel Ami and claim that both resemble each other somewhere far away. But unfortunately the Cuir lacks everything that makes Bel Ami great and unforgettable even after all these years. So no, for me it failed because of my personal preferences.

Nevertheless a recommendation worth for all, which like sweet and with honey garnished leather. I can imagine him better on the female being like a feminine version of Bel Ami, Knize Ten etc. It seems to be available for a fair price.
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The most beautiful leather perfume
My personal female perception on my own skin.))
From the first notes it seemed sharp, very brutal and purely masculine. Motorcycles, bikers, leather jackets and lots of wood in the glowing sun. After 10 minutes I already felt the finest suede. The perfume is very natural and there is no hint of synthetics in the composition, it sits close to the skin, there is no strong loop. One of the finest leather perfumes I'm familiar with.
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7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
MasterLi

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MasterLi
MasterLi
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Honey & warm sweet Leather... gorgeous!!
L.T. Piver is a very old French perfume house comparable to Guerlain in that it served the Royalty of France in the 18th & 19th Centuries.

The perfume Cuir was inspired by the French fascination with all things coming from Russia and the East, this included the smell of "Russian Leather" or "Cuir de Russie" made famous by Chanel and previously Guerlain. This is the smell of "Cossack" boots, which were meant for horseback riding, and in which birch tar was used to give the leather a less "animalic" smell.

This is such a beauty for me because it has an unusual combination of honey & leather, followed by warm spices, oakmoss, amber, woods and resins... what more could you ask for? In fact, every time I spray this it makes me smile! Such a warm and happy vibe!

The honey note is done very tastefully and is sweet but also dark and spicy at the same time. The whole fragrance actually reminds me of hot black tea with honey and spices... as I sometimes drink tea without milk and just with cloves and cinnamon, and sweetened with either sugar or honey! I can imagine a scene in old Russia of a noble soldier who is returning home after a long journey with his horse tired from riding many dangerous miles through forest and snow... he reaches a typical wooden house not far from the forest which is warm and has a fire... and on the fire there is hot tea waiting ready for him, and maybe some meat, bread and honey for him to eat after his long and exhausting journey. It is the smell of warm, genuine hospitality and human comfort against the bitter cold of nature outside. To me this is the perfect winter fragrance but could be worn on formal occasions at other times of the year.

The whole fragrance has a "refined" and "classic" quality which is good for many different occasions. I'm grateful to the person who allowed me to sample this because without it I probably wouldn't have discovered this perfume house on my own! I'm very grateful to them!

I'm recommending this one to all who love the smell of warm, winter spices and honey, with a touch of leather. I'm very impressed by this creation from L.T. Piver., and will try more from them in future... well done!

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