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Cuir de R'Eve (2014)
by David Jourquin


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Year of Launch2014
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseDavid Jourquin
PerfumerCecile Zarokian

About Cuir de R'Eve

Cuir de R'Eve is a feminine perfume by David Jourquin. The scent was launched in 2014 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Cecile Zarokian

Cuir de R'Eve fragrance notes

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Reviews of Cuir de R'Eve

One of the best modern takes on "vintage" leather/patchouli out there, a fragrance in which soapy/powdery elements, resins, berries and suede are accessorial to a final neo chypre olfactory orchestra. In a very first stage you get a super resinous berrish take on leather (in this phase modern and exotic). The berrish presence is indeed quite spicy, sultry and sticky, especially in the Cuir De R'Eve's top phase. Iris and leather unfold a well known stout combo (kind of smooth and rubbery) while spicy resins and flowers express for a while a kind of tropical (vaguely almondy, due to eliotrope) twist, namely the David Jourquin's "far lands kind" of exotic landmark, more evident and central in Cuir Caraibes and Cuir Solaire. Along the way an apparently shy element (in the first stage) starts sitting on the higher horse while hanging finally out as an absolute (retro aura inducing) protagonist under my vulgar nose (namely king patchouli, a key element finally shining in all its neo vintage/chypre, woody/earthy and suedish splendor). This final part is excellent and incredibly well crafted, a sleight of hand of magistral high neo-vintage perfumery. A initially modern exotic aura turns finally out in to a classic vintage atmosphere.
Scents a la Histoires de Parfums Noir Patchouli (patch, leather, berries,spices) or Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman (patch, iris, woods, suede) come vaguely on mind for their masterful vintage chypre ambience's rendition. A pity for the poor longevity (on my skin). One of the very best pieces of this quite interesting maison.
20th February, 2019
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Fresh with a dash of spice: that is the gist of the opening burst, heliotropic bergamot freshness is counterbalanced by a white-pepper note with a slightly garlicky undertone. Nicely done, the spice mix is lifted into a brighter sphere.

The drydown is on my skin the least interesting part, consisting of an intercalated fruity episode, a somewhat generic fruitiness that is not unpleasant but that is also not particularly evocative.

Although the base notes are constituted of a rather standard pattern, it is well-crafted: a tonka core, with an underlying soft patchouli devoid of any sharp edges, with a superimposed overarching impression of smooth, new suede leather ware. The sweetness is pleasantly restrained, and the three constituents are blended together quite convincingly.

The performance is very good, with moderate sillage, very good projection and an overall longevity of twelve hours - excellent. Overall this is a great daytime spring or early autumn scent that, in spite of some generic moments, is fairly nicely done. 3/5.
16th December, 2015

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