Grand Cuir for me starts awesome, stays awesome, and ends awesome. I don't anything weird, at any time. Musette at Perfume Posse got a "cold cream" note. Ladies and gentlemen - it's simply clary sage and tarragon you're smelling. It gives us that fresh juxtaposition against the leather and birch tar base which makes this so intoxicating.
Grand Cuir is unique, long lasting, and has incredible sillage. Apply light for the first couple of wearings, so you don't over do it.
Grand Cuir is perfectly balanced. How the "nose" got all those spicy herbs, florals and leather to blend so seamlessly was no small task. But the results are fantastic.
Parfums Retro comes out of no where, and gives us a fragrance that is as good as any Amouage, By Kilian, Xerjoff, or any others you care to mention. That's a nice beginning if you ask me.
I would personally like to thank Parfums Retro for offering this delight with their simple description:
A fragrant composition in four parts:
- A leather soul from start to finish
- Spicy and herbaceous accents
- A multi -dimensional floral heart
- A comfortable, relaxed base
No funky Christopher Chong brief about traveling here, dreaming of this, etc,etc,etc...
By the way I was sampling Opus VII at the same time as Grand Cuir. VII is just another dud from from the ho-hum Library Collection. At least the collection is consistent. Let's see, should I buy an awesome fragrance for $155.00 or a dud for $325.00
Parfums Retro is just offering a well balanced unique scent that smells like no other, with little, or no fanfare. Grand Cuir is a grand scent. I put my hard earned retirement money where my mouth is, and pre-ordered a bottle from Luckyscent.
Of course you'll want a bottle too, now that Grand Cuir has received thebeck's approval.
Edited by thebeck - 5/19/13 at 8:14am