Collezione Privata - Cuoio 2012

Collezione Privata - Cuoio by Pal Zileri
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Collezione Privata - Cuoio is a popular perfume by Pal Zileri for men and was released in 2012. The scent is leathery-spicy. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesThyme, Saffron, Raspberry
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Frankincense
Base Notes Base NotesFallow deer leather, Amber, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

8.1 | 40 Ratings

Longevity

7.9 | 33 Ratings

Sillage

6.9 | 33 Ratings

Bottle

7.2 | 39 Ratings
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NuiWhakakore
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Top Review    32  
A place for wild animals
From the diaries of Bernhard Klemens Maria Hofbauer Pius Grzimek:

16.06.1919
Today he finally finished! I sewed it all by myself. Mum only helped me with the buttons. He has become a little wide, but he fits in winter over the thick jacket. With the fur hat from grandpa, the suede mittens and the heavy boots it is perfect. Tomorrow after school I will try him out!

17.06.1019 - evening
After school I put it on right away, my suede suit. I also attached a small pair of antlers to the hat. That should help to improve the camouflage. With the bike to Grabowski's fallow deer enclosure. It was already very hot. The leather smell was very strong, that should trick the animals. I got within 5 meters of them before they caught my scent. Then a deer attacked me and chased me. I made it over the fence and he only got me a little on the butt. I can sew the pants back up easily though and it didn't bleed much. However, I think the antlers may not have been such a good idea. He probably thought I was a rival. I also have to change my smell a bit, suede alone is not enough to pass me off as a congener, even though it is from fallow deer.

21.06.1919
I have read up a lot of reschersch..: the scent of nature could help to deceive the animals. Mimicry is what it's called. In the kitchen I stole thyme and saffron and rubbed my suit vigorously with them. In the front yard, a quick roll in the jasmine patch. Mum wasn't keen, but I told her it was for science. There are big raspberry bushes by the enclosure. I went in there, too. The suit even protects me a bit from the thorns! This time I got really close to the animals. They didn't attack me either. But they wouldn't let me touch them. I was so close that I could smell their sweet and smoky smell. It is still to imitate.

29.06.1919 - evening
I have found the solution! For the sweetness in the fallow deer smell, I used some of Mom's perfume. Amber and vanilla, she said. For the smoky, I had to go to church on Sunday. I went all the way to the front to the incense burner. People looked a little because of my suit and also wrinkled their noses a little. But they didn't say anything. Afterwards I went straight to the enclosure and the animals even came up to me. One deer even looked at me funny. As if he was in love. I have never been so close to the animals before. I could watch them so well!
When I grow up, I want to do something with animals. Or I'll be a lawyer, like Dad. Or a captain. But I think I'd rather do something with animals.

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Luckily, little Bernhard Klemens Maria Hofbauer Pius chose animals.

The Cuoio starts with a small, not quite ripe raspberry, strongly spiced by thyme and some saffron spiciness. The raspberry brings a slight fruitiness, but no sweetness to speak of. A teensy bit of sweetness brings then rather the jasmine, which I find spicy, but just also slightly sweet.
In this nest then sits the stag. A large, stately stag; a bit dirty and animalistic, may be the already! The leather actually reminds me of a suede blouson I once had when this was still brand new (that was a few years ago, fashions change). With the incense that subtly joins in, a not-so-wild deer to my nose, this is quite pleasant and wearable. Then in the base comes vanilla and amber, which makes the leather and also the fragrance a little sweeter and much softer. The whole thing lasts a good 7-8 hours, radiates discreetly and is thus absolutely wearable, even in the office, unless the colleagues are vegan.
Now I'm not a pronounced leather connoisseur and can therefore also draw no comparisons (here please read in the comment of our leather pope), but so as a beginner I like the Cuoio already very good!

Thanks to the maiden in the leather dirndl, Gandix!

- FSK from 6 years -
- No Animals Were Harmed in the Making of This Comment -
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Elysium

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Elysium
Elysium
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The Secret Door To Hell
For starters, many reviewers claim that this is a duplicate of Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, an excellent clone that is virtually identical. Since I can't afford TF Tuscan Leather, or instead I don't want to afford it, I can't comment on their apparent similarity. Well, what I know for sure is that I love the leather genre, and I love this ambrosial leather gemstone. Pal Zileri's Private Leather Collection is not the leather you might smell in many other leather goods offerings; at least it doesn't remind me of the leather-based perfumes I have in my collection. You know whether perfumers make them smoky and phenolic or animalic and sweet in fragrances, leather notes can add considerable complexity to even the simplest chords.

Cuoio immediately opens like a fruity leather. The sour red berries are fully pronounced, and the leathery accord reminds me a little of burnt gum. Immediately you feel the bitter and smoky notes mixed with dried fruit. However, the raspberry seems to be the most prominent note on the first splash, sweet but not overly sweet, with the other notes positioned in the background. After a few minutes, the intense and robust saffron dominates. And it's not just a brief note. It's there. It's cheeky, blatantly synthetic, and in the face, in a way, I especially like, the same way I find it enjoyable to take a hit of gasoline while refilling my car. The saffron adds such a dark and dense nuance, which makes me think of the redolence of Hell if Hell had a scent. However, the raspberry note is not too intrusive, but it softens the otherwise too opulent background. This puff lasts a few minutes before the raspberry, invigorated by thyme and saffron, introduces the perfume's heart.

The fragrance turns a smidgen fresh, floral, and smoky in the heart. It merges the brilliant and indolic jasmine blossoms with resinous and fumy notes of olibanum. I perceive jasmine clearly, not as a dominant and robust note, instead of as the smell you feel when jasmine is blooming, and a gentle breeze caresses it. This apparent brightness, oddly enough, may come from the incense note. The middle stage is pleasant, smooth to die for, non-invasive, distinctly masculine, yet a little sweet, and yes, I get a bit of floral from that. I do smell a morsel of incense, which melds with the woody notes toward the base, and as the fragrance goes on, more and more amber.

When the scent wears off, the leather accord is phenomenal, and here, it's done to perfection. The base is all leather, as one would expect. Rich and super velvety, made even stronger by the addition of deer chamois and notes of saffron. Everything turns out very dark and profound. Leather and saffron are truly fantastic together in fragrances, like oud and saffron or oud and rose. And Leather is a noble example of this, and that juicy raspberry note ties it all together. The agreement is not what we feel when we wear an Italian leather or Nappa garment, but rather what the shoe polish releases, which smells like gas and tastes like gum. It is treated, colored, worked, and well cared for leather. As it dries further, there is a subtle smokiness in the skin and a warmth provided by the amber. I get smoked balm, leather, and amber, and its character remains unchanged during its development. It is a very modern leather composition. The animal notes have a dry quality, and amber is not the classic sweet base of vanilla and labdanum, but a transparent and crunchy woody note. In the end, the main actors are leather, saffron, raspberry, and suede. The scent persists with the skin accord all the way, unlike other skin fragrances, which have a skin stage but don't seem to stay there.

Seasonally, this is an autumn gem. It lingers beautifully in the cold air. You could also wear it during the winter months to significant effect. I will avoid it in the summer months or if you live in a tropical climate. Not great in the heat; it could annoy. The cologne is classy enough and suits both business and formal occasions and sexy enough to go out at night during the cold months. Longevity looks superb as I sprayed myself this morning, and after a day, I still feel it. The projection is not huge, but it's better this way. Otherwise, it could bother those around me.

This review bases upon a 100ml (3.4 fl. oz) I own since

-Elysium
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Chizza
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Top Review    13  
Now even the deer have to go down with it
Pal Zileri was not known to me until then, obviously he is a fashion designer with higher prices and so the way to an own perfume collection was not far away. In fact, there are several creations of an olfactory nature from his house, I was allowed to test Cuoio myself and then purchase it. This of course because - o wonder - it is a leather scent.
First we start with the unspeakable triad of saffron, thyme, raspberry so that I simply hoped for the fallow deer skin when reading. Surprisingly, however, the triad is quite successful; saffron acts rather discreetly, does not overlay everything, is not penetrating. The raspberry is kept green, a little bit sour-unripe. The prelude is therefore actually slightly pungent green, which fades quickly.
Now the fallow deerskin turns on immediately, which you can only dismiss as a harsh undertone until you realize that this is the leather. No smooth, cleanly produced leather from Italy. But from the fallow deer, which leads to the fact, similar to the animalistic taste you find when eating game, that the leather is "wilder", it smells more severe, it smells like wilderness and forest. Or just simply like dirty deer ;)
Now, after the first impression, you can't help but notice that the fragrance still smells graceful and noble in a certain way. Sure, such a proud stag is also something different than a cow munching grass with its mouth open. This animalism makes this leather special. Cuoio is then supported by a touch of incense, which makes the leather even wilder, even more wilderness. In general, fallow deer leather is rather soft and therefore reflects a subliminal elegance. In a certain way this is of course contrary to the wilderness of the fragrance, which is why I chose the example of the graceful, noble stag to illustrate this fact.
The further course is quite straight, the scent remains as it is now, which is why I shorten this part.
In order to enrich the commentary with the obligatory comparison with Tom Ford and Rasasi etc., it is virtually obligatory: no.

Nobody smells with Cuoio like with Tuscan Leather or La Yuqawam. The leather here smells wilder, the raspberry much more acidic, especially compared to the LY, and especially the saffron much more tamed. Actually, Pal Zileri has proven here that the same ingredients do not necessarily mean the same fragrance or imitation.
Sure, Cuoio is hard to get today, unlike in the past. That's why this fragrance is probably only recommended for leather enthusiasts due to the rare testing possibilities.
P.S.: he's no substitute for Tabac Blonde ;)
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Syzygy73

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Tuscan leather lite thyme
Considering it's a fraction of the price this essentially does what Tuscan Leather does. They are not identical by any margin but their rudiments are. Where TL is smoky and, let's be honest, is of better quality, especially that sublime saffron note, Cuoio has a noticeable thyme note in the opening that makes it herbal though not overly so. Raspberry is the lasting note in both fragrances and both have a rich smoky drydown. TL is better, more sophisticated, but for simple value for money Cuoio does the trick. If you want TL but can't afford it, try this. It's decent.

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ElysiumElysium 4 months ago
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Leather and saffron are truly fantastic together. Rich and super velvety, made even stronger by the addition of deer chamois, dark and deep.

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