Cuir de Russie
Russia Leather
1927 Parfum

Top 58 in Women's Perfume
9.1 / 10 78 Ratings
Cuir de Russie (Parfum) is a popular perfume by Chanel for women and was released in 1927. The scent is leathery-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation

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Top Notes Top Notes
Clary sageClary sage BergamotBergamot LemonLemon Mandarin orangeMandarin orange Orange blossomOrange blossom
Heart Notes Heart Notes
CarnationCarnation IrisIris Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang CedarCedar JasmineJasmine RoseRose VetiverVetiver
Base Notes Base Notes
LeatherLeather AmberAmber HeliotropeHeliotrope VanillaVanilla


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Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 15.04.2023.
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Classic Beauty!
I purchased this as I loved the Edp and it is a beauty in it's own right but there are differences. The extrait is drier, more smoky, less floral and is more unisex. It also smells more vivid like you are smelling something in high definition.

In the first hour as it melds with your skin chemistry you can smell the most gorgeous vivid dry jasmine note. I have to it to say it's more prominent in the extrait than the Edp. Then slowly the buttery Ylang Ylang with the touch of Iris makes it's presence known. It's low key at first where in the Edp it just dominates everything.

As time passes there is a interplay between the jasmine and the buttery Ylang Ylang with the touch of Iris. Until the jasmine fades more and this starts to take over. At this point the aldehydes come into play in quite a big way. It gives the composition a sparkling champagne like feel.

As we get closer to the basenotes the scent starts to become leathery, not suede and clean like the Edp but more of a dirty leather. But it is quite discreet and never overwhelms the scent as a whole.

As the fragrance is a pure parfum oil it does stay very close to you. Within I say half a arms length but it does have a distinct presence and is long lasting. But very subtle!

All in all a very beautiful scent best for special/intimate occasions or for when you want to be self indulgent.

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