Carner Barcelona Cuirs – Leather Wrapped in Smoke

Carner Barcelona Cuirs_100ml

Fragrance Review

When I discovered I was thrilled not solely due to the fact that is my beloved city, but also because this niche house, established in 2010 by was aiming to embark us on a beautiful olfactory journey through a magnificent city. The official website features a statement from , saying that: “It’s not only about creating scents, but also about evoking memories, sharing experience and transmitting emotions”. Therefore you can see why my expectations were high. And in spite of that (or probably exactly because of that!) the first 2 launches (D600 and ) proved to be a total disappointment for me. I found nothing interesting in them and I imagined this was the only the consequence of a slower warm up, therefore I was looking forward to the third creation, .

Which had all the premises to prove me that I was hasty, judging wrong the first 2 fragrances of the house. But, even though Sara Carner comes from a Spanish family with long tradition in manufacturing, it seems that neither Cuirs is capable of being that type of unforgettable scent.

Cuirs, which is Catalan for Lether, is a leather unisex fragrance introduced in 2011 and designed by perfumer . Intended to be “redolent with nostalgia for a bygone era of artisan ateliers, where pipesmoke filled the air fusing with the scent of freshly tanned leather”, Cuirs did not succeed in inspiring anything to me. The smell was banal, from the top until the base notes, and I felt so sorry, because I thought this one could be different.

Cuirs opens with a mix of cumin and saffron. The beginning is perceived soft on the skin. The mid development contains accords of: Violet, Australian , Texas cedar wood, Paraguayan Guaiacum Wood and Indonesian patchouli. Once again, there is nothing interesting here. Maybe the dry down, with its notes of Venezuelan tonka bean, cistus absolute, musk, , Indian Nagarmotha, Amyris, dry amber and lether, might be worthy, but overall, it’s not something you would like. Cuirs by Carner Barcelona is a fine example of an ordinary perfume that, apart from a brilliant idea and the carefully selected materials, has nothing personal. Because, the value does not come from mixing ingredients with beautiful stories and if you lack inspiration, the result could only be predictable.

Carner Barcelona Cuirs Perfume Details

  • Cuirs is available as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is poor.
  • Olfactory Group: Leather
  • For: Unisex
  • Year Introduced: 2011
  • Perfumer: Sonia Constant
  • Recommended Wear: Day and Evening
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual

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