Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours Eau de Parfum opens with candy, virtually fruity florals, with boozy rum and tendrils of tobacco smoke all unfold over mushy, supple leather-based. On my pores and skin, this specific perfume began to blur collectively inside an hour and solely turned gauzier over time, nevertheless it tended to look like a mushy, 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 listing 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 virtually fruity initially however developed a booziness because the rum got here by way of with wafts of tobacco smoke that introduced in a delicate grey ashiness, which all served to chop again on a few of the fruity sweetness. Then mushy, supple leather-based emerged underneath the fruity-floral observe, which as plush because it was, appeared to offer the fragrance a slight dry edge (however not dry outright, actually).
After 20 minutes, the notes appeared to harmonize with mushy, honeyed florals accented by rum over smoky, clean leather-based. The modifications had been minimal by way of the subsequent three hours; it remained closer-wearing, mushy and hazy with golden immortelle, mushy leather-based, and lightweight tobacco–every thing was blended collectively, which made particular person sides tougher to tease out.
On the high of the fifth hour, extra spiced incense got here by way of over the leather-based with much less floral sweetness. The drydown was fairly blurred on me, as a result of it weakening in general energy, and appeared like evenly spiced florals.
It lasted for 3 hours till it was a skin-scent and about six hours earlier than it was fairly tough to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been average for the primary half hour after which dropped considerably nearer from there.
I anticipated the tobacco and leather-based sides to come back by way of rather 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 type, although actually 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 properly right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in February 2022; fragrances are recognized to be reformulated over their lifetime, so be conscious of when a assessment was made, e.g. a assessment from 2010 might not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
Cuir Velours is accessible for $187/50ml.
If doable, I extremely suggest making an attempt a perfume earlier than buying a full bottle as a result of perfume can put on in a different 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 outstanding or hidden.
Cuir Velours Samples
We suggest the next retailers for buying decanted samples (sometimes 0.7ml to 2ml in dimension). It is a fuller listing, so particular person availability might depend upon stock.