Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours Eau de Parfum opens with candy, virtually fruity florals, with boozy rum and tendrils of tobacco smoke all unfold over comfortable, supple leather-based. On my pores and skin, this specific perfume began to blur collectively inside an hour and solely grew to become gauzier over time, nevertheless it tended to seem like a comfortable, 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 record the notes as: leather-based, tobacco, rum, cistus labdanum, incense, and fleur d’immortelle.
- prime notes: fleur d’immortelle
- coronary heart notes: tobacco, rum, incense
- base notes: leather-based, labdanum
What does Cuir Velours Odor Like?
It opened with candy florals that felt virtually fruity initially however developed a booziness because the rum got here by means 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 comfortable, supple leather-based emerged underneath the fruity-floral notice, which as plush because it was, appeared to provide the fragrance a slight dry edge (however not dry outright, actually).
After 20 minutes, the notes appeared to harmonize with comfortable, honeyed florals accented by rum over smoky, clean leather-based. The adjustments had been minimal by means of the subsequent three hours; it remained closer-wearing, comfortable and hazy with golden immortelle, comfortable leather-based, and lightweight tobacco–every part was blended collectively, which made particular person aspects tougher to tease out.
On the prime of the fifth hour, extra spiced incense got here by means of over the leather-based with much less floral sweetness. The drydown was fairly blurred on me, because of it weakening in general 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 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 aspects to come back by means of 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 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 in opposition to 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 evaluation was made, e.g. a evaluation from 2010 might not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
Cuir Velours is obtainable for $187/50ml.
If potential, I extremely suggest attempting 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 in addition what notes are distinguished or hidden.
Cuir Velours Samples
We suggest the next retailers for buying decanted samples (sometimes 0.7ml to 2ml in measurement). It is a fuller record, so particular person availability might rely on stock.