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Cuir Cannage (2014)
by Christian Dior

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Cuir Cannage information

Year of Launch2014
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 63 votes)

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HouseChristian Dior
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Cuir Cannage

Cuir Cannage is a shared / unisex perfume by Christian Dior. The scent was launched in 2014

Cuir Cannage fragrance notes

Reviews of Cuir Cannage

Agree wholeheartedly with other reviewers that this fine, fine leather-based fragrance is VERY close to the Knize Ten scent, with some minor differences.

Cuir Cannage lacks that petroleum accord that is evident in Knize Ten. It does have a nice floral touch from the rose, jasmine, orange blossom and iris notes. It ends up also with a curious powdery quality, a distinction from Knize Ten and other leather scents.

CC is smooth, thought-provoking leathery goodness that smells as pricy as a full bottle of it costs. That may be the split point for many who otherwise admire this beautiful unisex fragrance and may opt for Knize Ten, Chanel's Cuir de Russie, et. al.

And it has a classic, old-school vibe that doesn't mean it's outdated, but rather a very pleasant fragrance that hearkens back to a time of old fashioned hard work in the leatherwork craft. Definitely worth a test!
23rd October, 2018
kind of surprised with all the different comparisons in other reviews that no one seems to have mentioned this...to my nose, this is somewhere between Knize Ten and Cuir Ottoman...a slightly toned down industrial leather with a nice touch of flowers....slightly animalistic...killer projection and very good longevity...a must try or buy for leather lovers IMHO...when I need a fix of good old leather without being drowned out by other notes, this is a good one...the only thing missing , for those that might be wanting it , is the gasoline vibe...doesn't really exist in this one...
16th July, 2018
I have been sampling this for a few months, testing it at the Dior stores. The first time I tried it I said 'wow' and I still do. It's true that it doesn't bring in new elements and that it is quite similar to Lutens and Knize Ten. But its smell is of exceptional quality and it lasts longer than the others when I made a comparison. So, I got a bottle in the end.

Floral leather fragrances are beautiful and perhaps 'sexy'. There is a juxtaposition of feminine and masculine notes which is compelling. I don't find this feminine and it does not smell like a lady's handbag, not at all.
26th December, 2017
Cuir Cannage is a fairly common worked theme, that although rich in quality, is a replay of more iconic leather fragrances. It reminds me mostly of Knize Ten, maybe a bit like the 90's Mochino pour Homme, but with a more rose centric floral. Knize is the leather fragrance I've worn for many years, so I'm most familiar with it. The floral in Cuir Cannage is mostly a spice rose, and I feel like there might be a hint of cinnamon or saffron underpinning the spice in it. I don't detect orange blossom or jasmine, but I also don't doubt they're there because the fragrance is incredibly well blended. CC has a stronger leather emphasis IMO than Knize Ten as well. A very nice fragrance that I might even consider owning if not for the price. It's different enough, but not anything special enough to spend $200+ on. Neutral for me.
01st December, 2017 (last edited: 02nd December, 2017)
An extremely well done floral leather, in the same vein of Knize Ten and Cuir de Russie. Lacks the powerful petroleum-like accord of the former, and the aldehydes and the ultra-chic sophistication of the latter. The leather is that of handbags and fine leather shoes, and the floral blend has a hint of rose. There is a nice touch of iris, not powdery, balancing the leather. It is very refined, but perhaps not as much as the Chanel. I see Cuir Cannage as an improvement on current Cuir de Russie in terms of volume, which is too thin. However, it is also most stereotyped of the lot, and at times boring. Knize Ten (or Golden Edition) is more engaging, especially if one likes the bold aspects. Sillage is low key and duration is okayish. In this family my easy favourite is actually Cuir Mauresque that adds a balsamic twist to this plot to make things a lot more engaging, and is also more potent than any of these.

Cuir Cannage came out in 2014, interestingly the same year as Hermes released Cuir d'Ange. The two are very different, with only leather being the common thread. Cuir d'Ange is much lighter, with heliotrope, delicate, crisp and even more elegant but eventually too fleeting. I make this comparison because they can be like the leather fragrance for day (Cuir d'Ange) and the leather fragrance in the evening (Cuir Cannage). Ignoring sillage and duration, Cuir d'Ange is also more lovely.

3/5
20th October, 2017
I adore Chanel's Cuir de Russie in all its forms, past and present, and I am also a fan of Cuir Mauresque, so this Dior is, unsurprisingly, on my "to buy" list. I find it considerably less spicy smelling than the Lutens, and there is also a deeper, smokey, birch-like aspect that lingers on my clothing, which I adore. Something about this smells wondrously "vintage," plus it is much more sturdy in its projection and longevity than the ephemeral CdR. Unlike others, I find this scent distinctly unisex or androgynous in nature, regardless of the florals it contains, and a man wearing this fragrance would be devastating, while a woman would smell infinitely chic.

Edit: This one and its gorgeous, retro styrax + leather accord has continued to grow on me, and is now sneaking up ever closer to CdR in my estimation. Just waiting for my enormous 8 oz bottle to arrive.
11th September, 2017 (last edited: 16th May, 2018)

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