Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Friday, November 25, 2011

Cuir De Lancome

Every now and then, I run into an underrated fragrance that is actually underrated. My thanks to Basenoter Cacio for sending me a sample of this as I have been wanting to try it for awhile now.

I've heard this was a good leather scent with a terrific price point. I have to concur after wearing this today. Cuir De Lancome is right up there with the likes of high end niche leathers in terms of quality and aroma. It surpasses them in bang for the buck.

With that said, Cuir De Lancome opens with a citric-saffron accord with a bit more emphasis on the saffron note. Within a few minutes, a slightly smoky leather rises up and becomes the front runner. As I'm enjoying this part of the opening, a tar note also presents itself, turning Cuir into a butch leather under the guise of femininity. There's simply no way this is for the female persuasion only.

The floral heart of jasmin, ylang and hawthorn have to struggle to be heard in this leathery haze. The contributions are mildly indolic and slightly animalic which propels Cuir ( albeit quietly ) into the masculine zone. I say that for the sake of men who are on the fence about this one. In truth, this can be easily worn by either gender.

On me, the listed patchouli is completely submerged or absorbed by the smoky leather. I don't care if I ever smell the patch in Cuir because it's fine just the way it is. The movement in this fragrance is minimal and when donning a leather frag, you should expect and want just that.........leather.

That's also what you get with Cuir. Nice sillage and very good longevity accompanied by a big thumbs up from Aromi. Nice job Lancome !


  1. I do love this one... Great review!

  2. Hi *jen ! Thanks for the kind words. Cuir is very good and can see it added to my wardrobe fairly soon.

  3. Thanks for reminding me of this beauty, Aromi. The rest of the members of La Collection are wonderful as well. They really changed my view of Lancôme as a house. I'll try to review the members of my coffret, Sikkim, Magie, Sagamore, and Climat soon. (-: