RÍve en Cuir (2008)
    by Indult

    Average Rating: 4.5

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    RÍve en Cuir is a men's fragrance by Indult. The scent was launched in 2008

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    50ml EdP

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    mspa's avatar

    United States United States

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    one of the most mind blowing art-perfumes i have got a chance to sniff. basically a fusion of a subtle leather and a luxury spiced confectionery - two olfactory objects which on a first thought don't belong at all together, but the ingenious Kurkdjian managed to amalgam them, creating a masterwork in terms of both artistic originality and practical wearability.
    patchouli gently lurks in background, together with all other notes perfectly blended in one stunningly impressive entity which lacks a sugary character, but remains dry and just subtly sweet.
    for the time being, this scent is on top of my probably most favorite category: oriental semi-gourmands.

    30th March, 2014

    drseid's avatar

    United States United States

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    Reve en Cuir opens with a mild clove and herb spiced cedar before transitioning to its middle. During the early heart the spiced cedar remains now joined by an emerging powdery vanilla rising from the base and a very subtle supporting suede accord. During the late dry-down the powdery vanilla dominates as the composition quickly fades. Projection is below average, as is longevity at 6-7 hours on skin.

    I can only describe Reve en Cuir as a disappointment. It is disappointing because the suede leather is so subtle it gets overpowered (or should that be "over-powdered") by the vanilla base note which isn't that strong to begin with. Cedar is also detectable from the get-go, but this is not really the kind of cedar I enjoy, unfortunately, with its implementation strongly resembling pencil shavings. The whole thing comes off as way too introverted for my tastes; highly polished, but somehow missing heart and spunk. The bottom line is the $200 per 50ml bottle Reve en Cuir is a polished composition for sure though it comes off detached with wimpy performance, earning an "above average" to "good" rating of 2.5 to 3 stars out of 5. It is tough to recommend Reve en Cuir at its relatively lofty price point with the less costly Duchaufour composed Cuir de Nacre by Ann Gerard being a much better smelling and implemented alternative.

    30th December, 2013

    k8pierro's avatar

    United States United States

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    I think this fragrance is a modern masterpiece. Soft, kid leather cushioned in spices, the leather noticeable from the start, but never overwhelming.

    This was one of five samples I got from LuckyScent a few years ago, and--along with Ourzazat by Comme de Garcon--by far my favorite. I checked back at their website recently and they no longer carry it, and I read somewhere that none of the Indult perfumes are in production any longer (what happened?). That means I'll be hunting this all over Ebay and Etsy soon.

    This is the leather that made me want to study the "classic" leathers, Bandit, Cabochard, and Cuir de Russie. although from what I've read about them, I'll bet you'd find Reve en Cuir much more accessible.

    20th August, 2012

    rogalal's avatar

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    I'm still not entirely sure about Francis Kurkdjian. His best works are weird hot messes that somehow, through either genius or blind luck, somehow prove to be intriguing and fun to wear (think A*Men...). Reve En Cuir is one of those strangely compelling messes.

    Imagine a leather purse soaked in A*Men and then covered with lavender and an especially herbal licorice note, then dusted in mace and nutmeg and pie spices. As such, it's a particularly spicy gourmand patchouli more than a leather scent, but it's just out there enough to not smell like other gourmands (though it clearly contains the dominant dna of A*Men, New Haarlem, and other sweet patchouli/lavender scents).

    I'm giving it a neutral rating simply because this isn't what I'm into, but Reve En Cuir is definitely interesting and well crafted, though I'm still unsure if it's accidental or not...

    02nd January, 2012

    alfarom's avatar

    Italy Italy

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    Here's anther one who doesn't have the popularity it should deserve. Reve En Cuir is one of the most original interpretation of leather in years. A gourmandic oriental leather. Yes, it has some sweetness and an edible feel to it but at the same time it's "dangerous" and "mysterious", somehow "dusty". Kurkdjian has been able to successfully juxtapose to the classic french perfumery chrisms (luxury, refinement, elegance) a rebellious / unconventional vibe. Cuir En Reve smells exactly like a bearded biker having a coffee break in a cakeshop specialized in high confectionery and Kurkdjian's mastery made it looks (smell) so natural.

    Don't get me wrong, CER is far from being overly sweet or cloying or even dirty, it is more of a subtle scent, rich but not overpowering. Its perfect balance between spices, patchouli and vanilla juxtaposed to a gentle leather note, woods and vetiver makes of it an incredibly satisfying compositions that's also very wearable.

    Downside: extremely pricey.

    25th September, 2011

    Caltha's avatar

    Sweden Sweden

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    A very pure and true leather fragrance, though refined and never animalic. It starts out sweet and smooth like soft leather gloves or even suede, but turns a little drier and sharper (also more powdery) over time, resembling some rougher leather goods or old and cracked leather. The sweetness is still present at this stage but no longer seems like the sweetness of the leather itself, more like some added floral notes and there's also a distinct spiciness apart from the leather. A "cuir de russie", perhaps? As leather scents go, I agree it's more traditionally "feminine" than "masculine" and I had no idea it was supposed to be a men's scent. It's still very leathery though, nothing like the insipid suede scents more commonly offered as feminine leather fragrances.

    25th November, 2009

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