Cuirs Nomades - African Leather 2015 Eau de Parfum

Cuirs Nomades - African Leather (Eau de Parfum) by Memo Paris
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Cuirs Nomades - African Leather (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Memo Paris for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is spicy-leathery. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

BergamotBergamot CardamomCardamom SaffronSaffron CuminCumin Geranium absoluteGeranium absolute PatchouliPatchouli OudOud LeatherLeather VetiverVetiver MuskMusk

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Scent

8.4498 Ratings

Longevity

8.4440 Ratings

Sillage

8.0442 Ratings

Bottle

8.5424 Ratings

Value for money

7.0188 Ratings
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Abi

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Beast Mode
African Leather is not for the feigned hearted as it’s true animatic leathery is on the beast mode.

African leather has been on my wish list for over 6 years before my final decision to get a bottle and since then it’s been love affairs between us. I get compliments each time I wear it.

If you are looking to stand out in a business meetings or gatherings and you want your confidence level to ooze out without one word from your mouth just wear African leather.

3 to 4 spray will do all the magical effect you need from it.
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Drseid

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Warm Spice and Supple Leather...
African Leather goes on with a very brief dash of bergamot citrus, with smooth cardamom and cumin warm spice as the focus with just a hint of underlying barnyard oud rising from the base detectable before transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the subtle oud enhanced warm, soft cardamom spice remains in full-force with the cumin remaining early but fading and ultimately replaced as co-star, as soft aromatic woody patchouli and dulled fruit-like floral geranium meld with the cardamom creating an overall focal accord with supporting soft suede-like leather detectable after a couple hours. During the late dry-down the supple leather takes the fore, adding a slightly powdery vanilla-like facet as the warm spice and geranium finally vacate, leaving remnants of the patchouli to add support through the finish. Projection is excellent and longevity outstanding at nearly 24 hours on skin.

African Leather has been on the market for over a handful of years now and I confess it wasn't on my radar when released at all. In fact I probably would have never sought it out believing it to be "just another overpriced niche leather offering" had I not gone to my local perfume shop and had them spray it on a card for me, unsolicited. What I sniffed that day on the card immediately showed there was more to the composition than leather. As a matter of fact, the thing that stood out on the card was an amazing smelling soft, aromatic woody patchouli not wholly unlike the one used in the spectacular Javanese Patchouli by Zegna. Further investigation on skin was necessary, and here we are...

On skin that fabulous smelling woody patchouli is still there, but it meshes with some pretty dense warm cardamom spice and what can best be described as almost "fruity" geranium. The geranium is very different smelling than the normal "green" presentation of the ingredient, with this stuff presenting more warm, smooth and deep to match the spice and woods perfectly. As an aside, it took a few wearings before the officially listed oud could easily be detected... Once I honed in on it (as it is really used sparsely, more as a woody binder to the patchouli and warm spice) it is indeed there and works in subtle support as intended. Those seeking an oud forward perfume should continue past African Leather, as oud is definitely not the focus and detecting it may slip past even the most sensitive of noses with only passing exposure. Speaking of slipping past the wearer with only passing exposure, at first I thought "Where's the Leather?" when wearing the perfume the first time. The soft leather really is faint at best until the wearer gets to the latter part of the heart where it becomes more detectable as support, then during the late dry-down when it is the focal note, showing why it is included in the perfume's name. I don't know if the perfume really conjures up "African Leather" in my mind, but I never was much for perfume imagery anyway - all I can say is the composition smells damn good to me! The bottom line is the $300 per 75ml bottle African Leather may puzzle many early about how what they are smelling fits in with the perfume name, but the perfumer successfully composes a warm spicy/woody concoction early before the "big leather reveal" late, earning it an "excellent" 4 stars out of 5 rating and a strong recommendation to warm spice and supple leather lovers in particular.
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les histoires des parfums - chapitre 4 - the cat from paris
Part 3 of the Parisian perfume stories about the now 20-year-old protagonist from Germany, who does a voluntary social year in Paris and passes the time with perfume tours through all arrondissements, leads us again near the Jardin des Tuileries.

After he could already leave his "scent mark" in the Parfums de Marly boutique and has now even managed that the two very nice sales hyenas communicate with him in the local language, because he had so often and emphatically tried the French, he now headed for the MEMO boutique located right next door. Shock enamored of the beautifully appointed shop (really was, google that one or go there) and the artfully designed fragrance bottles he found, he didn't notice the vendor hyena present that day at first. When she came up the (as well as everything else) wonderful spiral staircase from the warehouse, he was almost a little startled. However, she proved to be more of a cuddle cat, speaking to him in hyena-uncharacteristic soft French, and giving him all the time and space he needed throughout his stay.

Our protagonist had gone into the boutique entirely unprepared, and so every perfume had to be tried out.

So really wanted to agree to him first none. The "Lalibela Oud" was too feminine, the other fragrances somehow too colorless. The "Irish Leather" he should discover later still for itself; on this day he measured however also this fragrance no greater importance. In the end, there were actually only two untested memos left: "Marfa" and, for some reason, "African Leather". This was the only scent he had heard of somewhere before. "Marfa" appealed to him immediately. Very distinct tuberose accord, soft, cuddly smell; parallels not to be overlooked (or smelled over) to "Soleil blanc" by Tom Ford. Yes, he liked this one a lot. Very much so.

Why he bought it (3 Travel-Atomiser for 90€) after about five minutes, even though he only knew the top note, I can't answer you today. But he did. Walked to the metro with a bad feeling. Sniffed the test strip again and again. And when he changed trains at the world-famous station "Châtelet - les Halles", he knew he had made a mistake. He liked this perfume, yes, quite. But he didn't want to smell like that. At that moment he established for himself a description for a certain kind of perfume: great scent, but only as a room scent. One should rather not smell like that oneself.

What now with this newfound certainty. In any case, do not unpack the new acquisition. The money back he would also not get. At most a voucher. Or else he would be able to make an exchange. But against what. He didn't like any of the fragrances from the house. Merde!!!! His first perfume mistake. It happens to everyone, he told himself. But he also knew it needn't have happened. Listlessly, he took another look at the sample from the shopping bag of "Memo", sprayed "African Leather", the only fragrance of the house not yet tested, on his wrist, and went dejectedly to bed.

He woke up at 2:40 a.m., having an urgent need to go to the loo. He went briskly, and was almost back to his room when he opened his eyes a little wider. What was that pleasant smell? He sniffed his wrist..... and saw the predatory cat. Graceful, elegant, graceful. Sharp claws, but only when she had to. Calm, yet also deadly loud when she must. Inconspicuous in the high steppe grass, but unmistakably fast and murderous when on the hunt. And yes, I'm still talking about the scent. Rather, I'm talking about the scent experience the 20-year-old FSJer had that night in western Paris.

The morning after, he wanted to test the scent again... but he didn't need to. It was still perceptible on his wrist, had barely changed, and still left him speechless. He set out at his earliest opportunity, trading the beautiful but, to him, unbearable room scent for a new pet. A dangerous pet. A cat he could date, too. No, that he'd have to go out with. Who needs her exercise. Her territory to perform. Who needs to do little to gain respect. Her mere presence is enough. Who strikes deadly on the hunt. Who no prey can escape.

Merci, memo, for a pet in a class of its own. For a beastly good companion, who only extends his claws a little too much at the beginning, only to spend ten hours plus decadently making the desert unsafe.

African Leather

the only predator in Paris
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Well roared, lion (leopard)
"African leather" - this immediately evokes safari associations; exoticism, vast steppe landscapes and, of course, wild animals. And here first and foremost the "Big Five", that is: Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion and Leopard. This term was once coined by big game hunters to refer to the five most difficult animals to hunt on foot in Africa, but is now also commonly used by safari tour operators. Incidentally, South African rand banknotes feature a different one of the Big Five animals on each banknote.

The leopard is considered the most difficult of the Big Five to hunt because of its nocturnal habits (it is most active between sunset and sunrise) and because it is suspicious of humans and tends to run away in the face of danger. Whether this is why Memo chose the leopard as the image for his bottle, I cannot say, but at least against this background the fragrance promises a certain exclusivity, since Memo has managed to tame this wild animal and to pour it olfactorily into a bottle. Whether Cuirs Nomades - African Leather Eau de Parfum is also similarly shy and quickly warps, I would like to present in the following.

Fragrance
What I was looking forward to this fragrance. I had him for some time on my wish list and when there was now a good offer, I immediately struck.
Cuirs Nomades - African Leather Eau de Parfum starts with an overwhelmingly beautiful top note, with which for me actually only Intoxicated can keep up. Not that both fragrances have much in common, but if it were purely about the prelude and the first 60 minutes of a perfume, these two fragrances would be with me at number 1 and 2 of my absolute favorite fragrances.

And after all, both fragrances share a main fragrance note, namely the cardamom. This is here, as well as in Intoxicated, so beautifully set in scene, that one is quite warm around the heart and you wish, this would never end. In addition, a certain freshness is accompanied by saffron, which I usually do not like, but is used here discreetly and skillfully.

After about an hour, the top note then gradually fades and the fragrance can no longer quite keep its initial promise and is then somewhat sweeter and drier in the drydown, which unfortunately prevents the maximum rating of a smooth 10 (although really only very very close). Therefore, I rate the fragrance with a 9.5, because it is still quite great cinema and plays for me quite far ahead.

The fragrance is always underpinned by a subtle leather note and many spices seem to want to make their way into the nose at the same time. Here the fragrance then also reminds me slightly of Trade Routes Collection - Halfeti , because this also almost slays you with its mixture of spices (in a positive sense). Otherwise, there are not too many fragrances that you could use as a comparison, and so Cuirs Nomades - African Leather Eau de Parfum is then also really very special in its fragrance composition. Overall, the fragrance also remains quite straightforward, which I appreciate here very much, simply because the fragrance is so beautiful from the beginning.

The leopard also comes through with a little imagination and a slight animalism can be discerned, which is far from drifting into the stinky. Rather, this Animalik (probably the Oud) gives the fragrance something exotic and the certain something.

Is he, so the leopard, is really so shy, as in the wild nature? The answer is quite clear - no. The sillage is just initially for the first 3 hours really good and the fragrance is potent in the African air. However, it's also not too strong that you have to worry about slaying someone with it. Just right. After that, like so many other fragrances, it becomes rather skin tight, but still easily noticeable on closer contact. The durability is also beyond reproach and the fragrance remains well and gladly 9-10 hours on the skin.

The bottle is quite pretty, but kept rather simple. There are certainly more beautiful designs. What really comes along great, however, is the packaging. The fragrance comes in a large, noble leather box, which presents itself beautifully. Surely the leather is not the best, but still spreads the box a nice leather smell, which is curiously more perceptible than the leather note in the fragrance itself.

Although the fragrance of the basic principle probably fits more in the colder season, he can be worn in my opinion throughout the year (certainly not in high summer). By its light freshness, coupled with a certain heaviness and profundity, it fits simply always and for every occasion.

Overall, I really love this fragrance and I will wear it very, very often. To me, it gives me a sense of adventure. Even though it may sound trite or cliché, but when I smell the fragrance, I am overcome with the desire to do something, take a trip or just explore the world. The scent just encourages (Pun intended) me to use it to have new experiences and to associate them with it forever. A higher compliment you can not actually make a fragrance.

Thank you for reading. I go now on experience safari.
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TristanKalus
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Top Review    10  
Water Music
A dry breeze blows through the entrance to the tent, causing the fabric to vibrate slightly. The warmth of the sweltering midday heat gently plays around spice bowls filled with cardamom, saffron and cumin. Sumptuously furnished, the interior of the tent features countless carpets, animal skins, frescoes of deep dark wood and various seats made of the same material. In addition to the dusty smell of hot sand, the breeze carries in the scent of leashed camels and leaping gazelles. The explorer drains his cardamom-flavored coffee before rounding up his men for departure.

Aliénor Massenet has, in my eyes, managed to create one of the most beautiful interpretations of wild and untamed Africa to be found at the moment with African Leather. Dusty dry, like a desert wind the fragrance starts and blends quite soon with a fresh twist of cardamom paired with bergamot. This is followed slowly but clearly by a deep dark woody note, which evokes memories of African masks in me. Masks, as they used to hang in my grandparents' house. As the fragrance progresses, the cardamom note becomes stronger and stronger, but always joins the chain of other scents so as to never become unpleasantly prominent. Saffron and cumin give the cardamom even more substance and provide a spicy underpinning. The final, and for me, most beautiful ingredient of the fragrance, is the much and controversially discussed leather here. By no means are you dealing with an ordinary textile or factory leather. Rather, it is reminiscent of a primal, untamed variant, which is like the romanticized smell of an elephant or gazelle skin.

All in all, you have to do with a fine, spicy and beautifully leathery fragrance, which fits quite rather in the warmer seasons. In cooler temperatures, the filigree of the individual components is lost in my opinion and the fragrance does not really manage to rise. Durability and projection I see in the area of good mediocrity, even if the projection comes along a little weaker.

For me personally, Memo Paris African Leather convinces with its grandiose implementation of the undertaken theme and always makes me remember T.C. Boyle's masterpiece Water Music
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Dry leather and spice
This fragrance reflects Africa for me again...I have never been to Africa, however, I imagine Africa exactly the same...at least when it comes to the fragrance.

African Leather is not a typical leather fragrance. The leather here is delicately in the background and resonates lightly. I detect dry wood, lots of cardamom and various spices. Then a slight sweetness joins in, becoming very warm and comforting. Leather is still present in the background.
In general, I would speak here of a spicy warm but also slightly dry fragrance that reveals a multi-faceted blend of spices. The spices except for cardamom I could not identify exactly. Definitely smells the fragrance for me but also after African heat...as I said, I've never been to Africa, but my imagination wants it to smell exactly the same there in the wilderness :) hopefully I will not be disappointed if I ever take a quick trip there...:O

The longevity is ok and is about 6-7 hours for me. The sillage is a good middle :)

Greetings
Your Angelina


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Beyond Africa, but fabulous in this world! ;-)
Again and again these associations that go along with the name or marketing promise of a fragrance. "African Leather" must of course (!?) smell like safari, savannah and wilderness, at best like a pride of lions and zebra stripes! ;-) SORRY, if someone now feels stepped on the tail, which seems inappropriate in the vastness of Africa but anyway!

Personally, I would have NEVER put on this fragrance because of the name and the stated ingredients. Oud, leather, cumin and rose geranium (all also not necessarily typically African) seemed so not at all mine, bergamot, vetiver and musk rather.

In fact, I have rarely been so positively surprised by a fragrance, because I would have expected something completely different: less freshness, more opulent leather, more dustiness and one-dimensional spice. How good that this fragrance is designed unisex and was obviously not developed for the passionate big game hunter! ;-)

I'm just thinking of the sports version of "Encre Noir", which evokes similar feelings in my nose. But what should "sporty black ink" and "African leather" have to do with each other? Nothing at all, except a similar fragrance DNA ;-) This stems, in my opinion, 1. from bergamot and vetiver and 2. from the campher-like (cardamom is known for this), ethereal impression that both fragrances leave - at least in my nose.

A bit of leather and a hint of oud then do distinguish "African Leather" from the other Parisian product. Anyway, this fragrance is a great surprise for me. He remains long time durable and contrary to expectations fresh. It is quite straightforward in its development (which I always prefer). As I said, I don't necessarily associate it with Africa, but with energy and awakening, with multiculturalism and creativity!
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Very great leather
I love leather fragrance, and it took me a long time to try this out simply because I have variants of leather fragrances. I met someone that wore this and asked what the hell are you wearing, and he said African Leather. I was thrilled because it smells great. I went and bought it, and I was so impressed with it. It a must to try; it smells different and a kind that blends with my traditional leather fragrance.
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AFRICA IN A BOTTLE
If you like spices and leather with a strong sillage and durability, then you should try this fragrance. In my opinion unisex with a tendency to man definitely what for the cold / autumn / winter. I think the name fits perfectly, it's Africa in a bottle. An "Indiana Jones" style fragrance, definitely not for the office. More like something for the open setting. And yeah, it's sexy!
My rating: 9/10!
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Ptsau

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Complex and unique leather scent!
It’s a very unique and complex leather scent but I am still not sure about getting full bottle because it is so hard to wear and way too masculine. I will test another sample to make sure if I should pull the trigger. Very good performance tho.
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YasSharovYasSharov 4 months ago
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Mild leather scent with lots of spices and cardamom. This is for people who are not looking for heavy leather profile, but just a touch.
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 1 year ago
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After a brief spicy-green opening, this warm and dry, slightly animalic, spicy-leathery Fall fragrance, settles to a dusty earthy-woody base
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MeneeixMeneeix 1 year ago
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With touches similar to ECDD, phenomenal fragrance with a leather base.
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GolcherGolcher 2 years ago
9
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I didn't care too much about Memo, specially African Leather with all the hype but I recently got a sample and HOT DAMN, this is amazing!!!
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KimJongKimJong 2 years ago
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Subtle green saffron that flows through dark animalic dust mixed with spices. There is definitely something addictive.
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TombbbTombbb 2 years ago
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Not living up to the hype. An extremely faint smell from the very beginning, close to the skin. Musk, musk, musk. Overpriced as hell.
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ToreterToreter 4 years ago
Sweet fragance, longlasting and pleasant. I cant smell no leather, reminds me to Jacques Bogart Pour Homme......overpriced.
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HermeshHermesh 6 years ago
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Spicy sweetish leather with dusty, earthy, slightly animalistic patchouli. Quite pleasant!
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