Hi there Perfumed Posse! I hope life is fragrant where you are. Cuir Cannage from DIOR La Collection Privée range came out in 2014 with much perfumista fanfare. I tried it in South Korea and was immediately underwhelmed. I don’t know what was wrong with me on that day but since then I have drained one 5ml Surrender To Chance decant and am onto my second. It feels a lot like love…..
Cuir Cannage by Christian Dior 2014
Cuir Cannage by Francois Demachy
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Orange blossom, ylang-ylang
Heart: Rose, jasmine, iris
Base: Birch, juniper, leather
When I first spritz my immediate impression is how delightfully retro Cuir Cannage smells. It opens like something I’ve bought from a vintage store, maybe it’s the base which seems to be right there in your face in the opening moments with a deliciously indolic orange blossom and creamy ylang. All together for about 10 seconds I am a movie star spritzing in the limousine before being usher onto the red carpet and into an event. The heavy make up, my fur coat, leather purse and the hairspray all combine with the soft hint of excitement perspiration and my dates cologne.
Photo Stolen Pixabay
Soon after though I am head first in a new-ish handbag that has a bunch of fragrant decants and a couple of lipsticks, a pressed powder and lip liner, a Glo-Mesh purse filled with crisp colourful Australian polymer money (which has a smell all its own) and a Glo-Mesh cigarette case and ladies Zippo lighter. This is what I smell.
A warm and sweet leather fragrance that has so many beautiful facets and goes through distinct metamorpheses and finally after hours of joyful sniffing we end up with a lovely creamy leather. A worn leather with hints of the tanning process but mainly we smell the covering fragrances and the warm body of the wearer, maybe they’ve just taken it off.
Photo Stolen Flickr
Whenever I wear Cuir Cannage my head turns to Guerlain, it’s not a particularly Guerlain fragrance and certainly it lacks their sweet vanilla/amber dry down trade mark, but this is a fragrance that I would love to see in the Guerlain line up. It would fit the bill I think.
DIOR stores and some larger department stores carry the DIOR La Collection Privée range
Surrender To Chance has samples starting at $3/ml
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