Presented in March 2012 as part of the Keiko Mecheri new line called “La Collection Bespoke”, Cuir Fauve is an interesting leather fragrance. Too bad I tested the same day with Cuir Velours, because, as much as I liked Keiko Mecheri’s creation, the perfume by Naomi Goodsir won my admiration, as perhaps the best leather fragrance sniffed so far.
Back to the other leather (Cuir Fauve is French for “Tan Leather”) this special perfume alongside the other six members of its party, embodies the spirit of Keiko Mecheri in the most pure state. As reported in the press release, in order to bestow this collection with absolute luxury, only the highest quality materials were employed combined with a special attention to craftsmanship and some rich and carefully selected compositions.
And this is also perceivable at the image’s level, because for this line, besides the excellent crafted flacons (now in rectangular shape), the packaging box features a very exclusive design. As for the aromas, at least this one tasted, it is beguiling.
Cuir Fauve starts off with an accord of citrus, which is later surrounded by hot smoke and spices, to finish with a sweet vanilla juxtaposed to a precious wood accord. The list of notes encompasses tobacco, leather, ambergris, orange blossom, oud (agarwood) and vanilla.
Moreover, the official description of this scent makes a little light into the topic, however it is far from exhausting it: “A warm and rakish leather scent with the nonchalant swagger of a swashbuckler. Devastatingly attractive, with a deep and satisfying sweetness under the smoke and spice, this would suit a dashingly handsome musketeer or the roguish young millionaire who’s pretending to be regular guy to win the heart of the sassy shop girl.”
Overall, Cuir Fauve is a nice fragrance to test and have, however I will pronounce with respect to my favorite from the Bespoke collection, only after sampling also Ambre Mirabilis and Tangeri.
Keiko Mecheri Bespoke Cuir Fauve Perfume Details
- Cuir Fauve by Keiko Mecheri Bespoke is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is above average (more than 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Leather
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2012
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dressing Code: Casual