I think its great and believe it leans more unisex. Fantastic soft leather scent.
Thread: Cuir de Russie: also for men?
Yesterday I discovered Chanel's Cuir de Russie and got really impressed about the quality, the loft revelation and the class exuded by this frag. Simply an epiphany. Never said better: outstanding. I said to myself "I found it!" but later I made some research and discovered that is female labeled, no Foetidus review, and very few enthusiasts, only Alfarom. Turin is not clear about the point. I need some help.
I believe the current formulation of Cuir de Russie is much more masculine than Dior Homme ever was. Trust your "I found it"-feeling!
If you like it, wear it. Have confidence in your appraisal.
Unisex and a great gentle leather fragrance.
Chanel actually market almost all of the les Exclusifs range as unisex. If you ask the Chanel sales assistants in any boutique they would confirm that. Cuir de Russie is more masculine than hundreds of modern men's releases.
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I love Cuir De Russie but had to move on to Knize 10 because of sillage and longevity issues. If that isn't an issue with you then I am sincerely jealous of you
If by chance you still feel uncomfortable with CDR know that Knize 10 *Golden Edition can fill your needs.
Enjoy a very fine fragrance.
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You have good taste !
Enjoy wearing this wonderful fragrance.
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Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
It was a fragrance marketed towards women who wanted to smell like a man. Add 90 years to any fragrance, though, and it becomes pretty unisex.
It's utterly fantastic, though the strength of the newest version is relatively poor compared to its fraternal twin brother, Knize Ten - my new favorite leather.
My Top Ten:
1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
2: Guerlain - Jicky
3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
4: Guerlain - Shalimar
5: Knize - Knize Ten
6: Caron - Yatagan
7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme
Go forth with confidence that you will smell manly.
Five that I am enjoying right now
1) Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
2) Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
3) Bois des Iles by Chanel
4) Devin by Aramis
5) Coromandel by Chanel
Wonderful frag. I actually own and use the parfum concentration. If you are ready to drop the required money, you should consider the parfum as well. They are similar, of course, but not identical. The edt is a touch more floral and leathery, the parfum is smoother, and lasts a very long time. Here in the US, the parfum goes for about $180 for 15 ml.
I own it and worship it!
Last edited by Papi Le Bon; 26th June 2012 at 05:43 AM. Reason: I repeated myself, I don't know what I'm doing!
Very elegant! Love it!
The Top notes scream signature Chanel, as in No.5, No.22, 31 Rue Cambon, white florals and Aldehydes galore, then it starts to settle into a masculine leather, which any woman or man could wear, I own it in Les Exclusives concentration as well as the Perfume.
I find it very feminine on my skin and to my nose. It was developed with a woman in mind at the time it was made you can't dispute that.
MMMM...Yes. Oh, it's nice to wear.
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Used to love to spray this on my brea..chest before I broke my large sample.