Les Nombres d'Or - Cuir 2010

Les Nombres d'Or - Cuir by Maison Mona di Orio
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Les Nombres d'Or - Cuir is a popular perfume by Maison Mona di Orio for men and was released in 2010. The scent is leathery-smoky. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Perfumer

Mona di Orio

Fragrance Notes

Absinth, Castoreum, Cardamom, Leather, Opoponax, Juniper

Ratings

Scent

7.7 | 139 Ratings

Longevity

8.2 | 112 Ratings

Sillage

7.5 | 105 Ratings

Bottle

8.6 | 100 Ratings
Submitted by Maharanih, last update on 24.11.2020.
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8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Taurus1967

3 Reviews
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Taurus1967
Top Review    14  
The golden leather number
The name of this eau de parfum sounds not only sublime, but also a little mysterious. Yet this leather scent goes straight to the point from the start.

Right from the start, immediately after spraying on, you get a full load in your nose, which is not by chance reminiscent of a horse saddle with boots. In spite of the animalistic beaver's horny note, the scent appears cultivated at first, which could also be due to the fact that in the first few seconds you hear a minimal hint of cinnamon next to the aniseed-like absinthe splash, which is not officially mentioned and unfortunately disappears quickly.

In any case, leather is promised and definitely delivered - for hours and with a moderate intensity ranging from lightly bacon-strewn to warehouse fire-smoked.
Les Nombres d'Or - Cuir is still flattering, mainly because of the spicy, steaming cardamom and the Opopanax, which sniffs similar to myrrh, only softer and with a calming effect.

The latter finally takes the lead in the drydown and lets Les Nombres d'Or - Cuir slip away.

All in all, we are dealing here with a really extremely leathery fragrance with polished elegance, which even very brave ladies can wear.

The only shortcoming I see in this leather number is the insidious danger that it will become a little exhausting with time. Therefore not necessarily something for the daily use, but thought for some marked moments in the dreary autumn and winter.
12 Replies
7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Chizza
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Chizza
Top Review    13  
Spicy juniper leather
Maison Mona di Orio was not a very familiar name to me until now. Only once I had noticed the name on the edge of a discussion. This changed abruptly when I saw that a leather scent was slumbering in their portfolio which was unknown to me until then. The ingredients were at least interesting to read. Besides leather, beaver horny, absinthe and juniper? This could be too much of a good thing and above all not something for everyone, but it could also be very successful. It has to be said that empirically I could imagine a combination of leather and juniper as well as juniper and absinthe very well.
So I wanted to appreciate him from the beginning and I still do, but not in the way I had imagined. The scent is quite linear, it doesn't change that much at its core. Basically, it's all about leather as we know it from the coarser leather belts for jeans, i.e. rather natural, and juniper, more precisely juniper oil, which is extracted from needles and berries. In contrast to similar fragrances such as Irish Leather, for example, the juniper's share is greater here and, above all, both protagonists smell more intense and real.
This is especially clear at the beginning, whereas for me the Absinthe is the first thing that influences the impression. It smells sharper the first three hours, olfactorically it's very spicy and reminds me a bit of burnt and natural leather; it's almost as if the pungent smoke would drive the scent out of the mentioned ingredient, which intensifies the impression. This can be too much here and there, as it almost goes in the direction of smoked meat and the leather looks dirtier than it actually is.
In the end, beaver horny, cardamom and opoponax don't play much of a role for me, but give Les Nombres d'Or - Cuir additional rough edges. Basically they add a bit of earthiness to the triumvirate of dominant notes, a very light sweet note with Absinthe and the extra shot of animalism, which makes the leather look more intense and less processed, although it's not at all dirty per se.
In simple terms, the present fragrance is a mixture of leather and juniper. The latter becomes more dominant over time but also easier to wear as its intensity decreases. The beginning is strongly dominated by absinthe, giving the fragrance a sharper and more original note. Without this I would have said that it smells like Irish Leather or Ambergris Showers. That's not the way I do it. To be fair, the juniper is also much stronger here than with the other two fellows and above all more genuine.
Much more does not happen then, Les Nombres d'Or - Cuir of Maison Mona di Orio is, as already mentioned, not a jumpy, constantly changing scent. At the beginning respectively relatively at the beginning, I mentioned that I appreciate the present perfume but not to the hoped extent. For anyone who likes juniper with leather and finds the other perfume too tame, too unbalanced in this respect, he could be happy here. For me, Les Nombres d'Or - Cuir is a very good fragrance. But: if you don't really like juniper with leather, then you should go further.
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Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
MRoth

24 Reviews
MRoth
MRoth
   3  
After The Fire
Three hours in and this is a strong, linear scent. Dabbed-on projection is a handspan out. The label says leather, but I have to politely disagree: there could be bitter, hard, unforgiving saddle leather here, but primarily my nose says 'ashes'.
If you have ever encountered a burnt out house left bare to the elements, the layers of ash and blackened wood having grown damp, never quite dried out and then eventually rotted, this is that smell. Unlike a fireplace or a bonfire it is not a welcoming scent, nor is it clean; there is a sense of something wrong or dangerous - materials that wrinkle the nose and water the eyes when burning, or a short circuited appliance. Patience is rewarded with occasional wisps of green astringency, cigar ash and just the barest hint of musky softness.
Consider it as an olfactory snapshot or work of art and you will be quite satisfied, but blind buyers beware.
5
Scent
2.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Drseid

765 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
   1  
Cigarette Ash...
A very weak neutral for Cuir from me. Like most others, I find Mona di Orio's take on leather to be very smokey and tough to wear. It really reminds me more of cigarette or cigar ash more than leather. I really don't dislike the scent, but I can't imagine ever having an occasion where I would feel comfortable wearing it, and that is a problem when a bottle costs $230. This is one of the otherwise brilliant Les Nombres d'Or line that I can't recommend at a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5.

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