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The leather ensemble shines for only one appearance
As a great friend of leather fragrances, I believe that they can be very different. Here we have a representative of the spiced leather fraction. This is not something you get every day, more often you can find fruit, alcohol or a roughness of the leather that is put on display. And I can't help but notice: Cuir de Molinard needs his runs. The first time I applied it, it seemed very confused to me. Spices exploded here, a designer sofa feather stood alone there. That was not only challenging, I also asked myself the question: what does Molinard want to say with it, who do you want to address? Cui Bono on an olfactory level ?
In the meantime, I am still not a marketing specialist from Molinard and I cannot answer any of these questions. I know, hard to believe. But Cuir and I have come to an arrangement. For me, the fragrance is the better, albeit distant, alternative to Dark Rebel. Why compare? It is a leather with a similar but not too similar scent, only Cuir is softer, quieter and sweeter than the loud pseudo-biker perfume. Cuir is more mature. Unfortunately, this also makes it more volatile and it does not give pleasure with mad sillage.
The first spray and you smell a leather, which reminds me of smoked ham. But I don't mean that it looks smoky, worn out or greasy. No, no, the spices are all very fresh and have esprit! Nutmeg is clearly perceptible to me and intensifies its aroma with the fresh bergamot. The heart note is just as direct, everything is cross and crosswise to perceive. Here intensive saffron, there aromatic allspice, lavender is also not long in coming and fights symbolically in the wake of the other ingredients. Personally, I also smell chili, although not listed. Could also be the saffron, although it is seldom mixed in so spicy. All this can be found on the leather from Molinard.
Various ingredients fade relatively quickly, as if they had been washed away. Now the leather is perceived more clearly. At first it reminds you of Dark Rebel but I don't mean that the two are very similar. It is rather a clue, a rough idea for orientation. The leather now smells well of the more intense spices: saffron, which is comparable in intensity to the part of a meal where the pepper shaker has gone over it less generously and of allspice, still aromatic but more dimmed.
Well, it's a really fine leather and spice combination. Especially something different. Unfortunately, the scent will not enrich my collection and there we come to an important criterion. The wonderful spice ride fades too quickly. What good is a perfume that I don't enjoy once I arrive at the office because of me? After applying it at home? No joy just because the whistle is gone too quickly. Where there used to be a weekly market with intensely scented stalls, there is now wasteland; only individual wafts of scent hang in the air and remind us of what could have been. So Molinard has really missed an opportunity.