The leather is created by the combination of three ingredients; cistus- labdanum, clary sage and birch tar. The company say that "the leather character comes forth right at the start and continues throughout the long life of the scent from top to bottom. The first thing you sense, and the last feeling you remember."
Florals, such as orange-flower, geranium, lavender, violet leaf, carnation and rose, combine to form the heart. Additional notes include rosewood oil, cinnamon leaf oil and herbaceous tarragon, with base notes of pine moss, musk, sandalwood and patchouli.￼
The house was founded this year by beauty industry “Insider” Jeffrey Dame in collaboration with perfumer Hugh Spencer of Spenarome, Parfums Rétro's aim is to create classic perfumery compositions re-imagined with technical flair and sage insight.
Grand Cuir is the first is a series of selective eau de parfums from Parfums Rétro, each one intended to be transcendent and beyond compare.