Hi hi Posse! Cuir Pleine Fleur or Full Grain Leather is one of Heeley’s earlier works and doesn’t get much love on the blogs anymore, in fact Heeley is rarely mentioned anymore. Whenever I mention on the FaceBook pages that I’ve worn Cuir Pleine Fleur or any Heeley though they gets a very warm response. Loads of people whose noses I admire think it’s marvelous and I agree, totally gorgeous. Funny that Patty had the brand new Heeley: Eau Sucree up yesterday with a giveaway. Great minds Patty!
Cuir Pleine Fleur by James Healey 2006
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Italian bergamot, Violet leaf, Cinnamon
Heart: Mimosa, Hawthorn, Suede, Rose, Honey
Base: Vetiver, Castoreum, Birch, Atlas cedar
The opening is like walking through the garden in drizzling rain. The smells of wet earth, crushed greenery underfoot and the energising coolness of all that wet air. It doesn’t take long to become more broken twig & branch and then unexpectedly a super sweet homered mimosa swirls in and Cuir Pleine Fleur is changed utterly. A pissy-sweetness flows in, thick as treacle and all the fresh loveliness is swept away. I love this part of the ride because it comes so unexpectedly every time and because it’s so animalic. I think Gaia at the Non Blonde puts it best when she says “Dirty hay smells sweet and steamy on a hot summer day, and that’s what I’m getting here.” It is the lovely raw stank of urine, poop, hay, heat and humanity. The even better thing is Cuir Pleine Fleur only seems to smell like that up really close, when my arm is by my side with fragrance on hand the whole fragrance smells like a sweet floral leather.
That’s basically what ends up happening with Cuir Pleine Fleur, it does end up a sweet floral leather with only the sheerest undercurrent of the creature, like it’s been tamed and caged. A lovely soft leather handbag that has been well loved with some cosmetics and frag samples rolling around in the bottom. Beautiful.
Totally wearable by both sexes, longevity is very good and after the first hour projection moderate.
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