Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours Eau de Parfum opens with candy, nearly fruity florals, with boozy rum and tendrils of tobacco smoke all unfold over tender, supple leather-based. On my pores and skin, this explicit perfume began to blur collectively inside an hour and solely grew to become gauzier over time, however it tended to seem like a tender, honeyed floral scent with a touch of leather-based. It was additionally shorter-wearing than is typical for my pores and skin!
Cuir Velours Notes
It’s impressed by the softness of a leather-based glove, and it’s described as a “tobacco environment supported by notes of rum, cistus labdanum, incense, and immortelle.” Retailers checklist the notes as: leather-based, tobacco, rum, cistus labdanum, incense, and fleur d’immortelle.
- high notes: fleur d’immortelle
- coronary heart notes: tobacco, rum, incense
- base notes: leather-based, labdanum
What does Cuir Velours Scent Like?
It opened with candy florals that felt nearly fruity initially however developed a booziness because the rum got here by with wafts of tobacco smoke that introduced in a refined grey ashiness, which all served to chop again on a number of the fruity sweetness. Then tender, supple leather-based emerged underneath the fruity-floral observe, which as plush because it was, appeared to present the fragrance a slight dry edge (however not dry outright, actually).
After 20 minutes, the notes appeared to harmonize with tender, honeyed florals accented by rum over smoky, clean leather-based. The modifications had been minimal by the subsequent three hours; it remained closer-wearing, tender and hazy with golden immortelle, tender leather-based, and light-weight tobacco–every little thing was blended collectively, which made particular person sides more durable to tease out.
On the high of the fifth hour, extra spiced incense got here by over the leather-based with much less floral sweetness. The drydown was fairly blurred on me, as a consequence of it weakening in total energy, and appeared like calmly spiced florals.
It lasted for 3 hours till it was a skin-scent and about six hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been reasonable for the primary half hour after which dropped considerably nearer from there.
I anticipated the tobacco and leather-based sides to return by way more than they ended up translating on my pores and skin, and I’d go so far as to say this ended up extra of a honeyed floral perfume on me, which is much less my model, although definitely nice sufficient to put on and would enchantment to those that lean into floral fragrances.
These are extra subjective emotions primarily based on what I like (or don’t like) in a fragrance in addition to contemplating the perfume towards different perfumes I personal and love.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as I discovered scent didn’t maintain nicely right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in February 2022; fragrances are recognized to be reformulated over their lifetime, so be aware of when a evaluate was made, e.g. a evaluate from 2010 could not mirror what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
Cuir Velours is out there for $187/50ml.
If doable, I extremely advocate attempting a perfume earlier than buying a full bottle as a result of perfume can put on in another way simply due to pores and skin chemistry. Pores and skin chemistry can impact not simply the longevity of a perfume but additionally what notes are distinguished or hidden.
Cuir Velours Samples
We advocate the next retailers for buying decanted samples (usually 0.7ml to 2ml in dimension). This can be a fuller checklist, so particular person availability could depend upon stock.