Cuirs Nomades - African Leather 2015 Eau de Parfum

Cuirs Nomades - African Leather (Eau de Parfum) by Memo Paris
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Ranked 81 in Unisex Perfume
8.4 / 10 851 Ratings
Cuirs Nomades - African Leather (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Memo Paris for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is spicy-leathery. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.
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Spicy
Leathery
Oriental
Woody
Sweet

Fragrance Notes

CardamomCardamom LeatherLeather CuminCumin Geranium absoluteGeranium absolute MuskMusk PatchouliPatchouli SaffronSaffron VetiverVetiver BergamotBergamot OudOud

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7.1468 Ratings
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Chizza

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Alternative title: African Spices
Let's come to the Moroccan desert of Tauer...okay, okay, this is very exaggerated and wrong in detail, whereby African Leather reminds me not only vaguely of the Tauer. I'll come to that later In general, I have dedicated myself to fragrance for one reason, namely my distinct olfactory obsession: leather. Luckily, it doesn't always have to be leather, otherwise I would be disappointed. Leather respectively the leather chord is rather to be perceived in the background or to guess how I will explain later.
The beginning is dominated from the outset by a spicy and peppery accent, undoubtedly the cardamom, which has been finely worked in here. It seems to me very aromatic, not at all balsamic, but also brings the rough sweetness of a desert flower. This is certainly supported by saffron, which makes the fragrance bitter here and there. In fact, it smells wonderful and can be assigned to the African continent because of its dry nature, more precisely North Africa. Although the scent is of this kind, I would like to say already here, it is rather something for the summer to achieve the full flair, in the cold it could only half develop.
Now you perceive the scent this way and ask yourself, where is the leather chord and what is it composed of? In my eyes definitely part of it is the iris root, which sets flowery accents. I also suspect that the violet leaf is involved. This would explain the peppery and strongly herbaceous accentuation. Now I am not an expert and I am just deriving all this from it. It may well be that I am imagining it. The fact is: it is not a leather scent, because no matter what, it does not smell of leather.

Otherwise African Leather has a strong cumin note and reminds me of Tauer and its Moroccan desert. Like a lonely shining landscape on the distant horizon, like a Fata Morgana, a glimmer of hope. The perfume blossoms wonderfully from this part, which follows on from the spice chapter. But now my dilemma begins at this point:
As great as this fragrance is and as much as I can recommend it to some people, African Leather is more than unisex for me. Just like the Tauer, it has this femininely floral note, this slightly flowery sweetness. Please don't get me wrong: African Leather is great and even though I have often compared it to Tauer, it is more than that, because first and foremost, and especially the first few hours, it is a pure spice scent. Here it is one of the best I have experienced so far, perhaps as good as Pierre Bourdon's Route des Epices despite their differences. Nevertheless, I left because of the ending. It's not pejorative, it's just the statement that such scents don't suit me.
But what the heck: my wife's birthday is coming up and I at least have an idea now.
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Smnbkr

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les histoires des parfums - chapitre 4 - the cat from paris
Part 4 of the Parisian perfume stories about the now 20-year-old protagonist from Germany, who does a voluntary social year in Paris and passes the time with perfume tours through all arrondissements, leads us again near the Jardin des Tuileries.

After he could already leave in the Parfums de Marly boutique his "scent mark" and it has meanwhile even managed that the two very nice Verkäuferhyänen communicate with him in the local language, because he had so often and emphatically tried the French, he now headed for the MEMO boutique located right next door. Shocked by the wonderfully furnished shop (really true, google that one or go there) and the artfully designed fragrance bottles he found, he didn't notice the sales hyena present that day at first. When she came up the (as well as everything else) wonderful spiral staircase from the warehouse, he was almost a bit startled. However, she turned out to be more of a cuddle cat, addressing him in hyena-untypical soft French, and giving him the time and space he needed throughout his stay.

Our protagonist had gone to the boutique entirely unprepared, and so every perfume had to be tested out.

So really wanted to agree to him first none. The "Lalibela Oud" was too feminine for him, the other fragrances somehow too colorless. The "Irish Leather" he should discover later still for himself; on this day, however, he did not attach any great importance to this fragrance. In the end, there were actually only two untested memos left: "Marfa" and, for some reason, "African Leather". This was the only scent he had ever heard of anywhere. "Marfa" appealed to him immediately. Very distinct tuberose accord, soft, cuddly scent; parallels to "Soleil blanc" by Tom Ford that could not be overlooked (or smelled over). Yes, he liked this one very much. Very very even.

Why he bought it (3 Travel-Atomiser for 90€) after about five minutes, although he only knew the top note, I can't answer you today. He did it, however. Ran to the metro with an uneasy feeling. Smelled again and again at the test strip. And knew when changing trains at the world-famous station "Châtelet - les Halles" that he had made a mistake. He liked this perfume, yes, quite. But he didn't want to smell like that. At that moment, he established for himself a description for a certain kind of perfume: great scent, but only as a room scent. One should not smell so rather.

What now with this newfound certainty. In any case, do not unpack the new acquisition. He would not get the money back, however, also. At most a voucher. Or, however, he would be able to make an exchange. But against what. He didn't like any of the fragrances from the house. Merde!!!! The first perfume mis-purchase. It happens to everyone, he told himself. But he also knew that it needn't have happened. Listlessly, he looked again at the sample from the shopping bag of "Memo", sprayed "African Leather", the only fragrance of the house not yet tested, on the wrist, and went dejectedly to bed.

He woke up at 2:40, because he urgently needed to go to the loo. He went briskly, and was almost back in his room, when he opened his eyes a little wider. What was that pleasant smell? He sniffed his wrist..... and saw the predatory cat. Graceful, elegant, graceful. Sharp claws, but only when she has to. Calm, but also deadly loud when she must. Inconspicuous in the high steppe grass, but unmistakably fast and murderous on the hunt. And yes, I am still talking about the scent. Rather, I'm talking about the scent experience that the 20-year-old FSJler had that night in the west of Paris.

The morning after, he wanted to test the fragrance again... but he didn't need to. He was still perceptible on the wrist, had hardly changed, and still left him speechless. He set out at the next opportunity, and traded the beautiful, but for him intolerable room scent for a new pet. A dangerous pet. A cat he could also go out with. No, with whom he must go out. Who needs her run. Her territory to perform. Who needs little to do to gain respect. Her mere presence is enough. Who strikes deadly in the hunt. The no prey escapes.

Merci, Memo, for a pet in a class of its own. For a beastly good companion, which only at the beginning a little too much the claws out, only to make then ten hours plus the desert decadently unsafe.

African Leather

the only predator in Paris
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N471v3

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That's what Africa smells like! Expectations more than fulfilled!
A few months ago I almost bought a bottle from African Leather. The product simply gave me a dream, I hoped that it was an interesting, attractive and special, sweet cardamom scent.
But first, it was a tester bottle, which I don't like. Secondly, there was a bit of fear that it would be a too dark leathery Nichen scent, which I would not be able to wear in everyday life.

Now, many months later, I could finally get a sample! Thanks to the nice "Winter18" for that! (:

I had the feeling that I had to apply the contents of this wonderful tester (the printed folding paper alone is a feast for the eyes...) directly to my skin. No paper strip safety test, therefore. ;P

And yes, I was very pleasantly surprised! :)

Indeed, it reveals a very good and pleasant fragrance that immediately reminds me of the savannah. Okay, admittedly, no, I haven't been there yet. But the olfactory picture that is painted to me symbolizes the elements so beautifully.
The opening is beautifully seasoned by the cardamom, which I like very much. Because it is not pepper or the like, however, not too sharp, and so it embeds itself beautifully into the overall structure. For me, the overall structure is a velvety-sweet carpet, with a supple yet slightly rough, wild attitude. I imagine it like stroking a giraffe and its fur being a bit bristly, drawn by the dusty everyday life in the tropical desert country.
Saffron, Oud and Patchouli expand the structure with a cocoa-like, dusty-soft powder cloud in which everything fits together well and interacts with each other.

African Leather reminds me also very strongly of the Tauer fragrances with the complicated name (Bla Bla Desert Marocain). But I find them a bit smoother and not quite as interesting to smell, whereby African Leather unfortunately screws the charming cardamom back more and more, and then approaches the Tauern almost too much - if I feel like it should have been more bergamot and cardamom. What, I just want to recreate La Nuit de L'Homme as Niche? I am not... ':D (Okay, caught...)
And yes, through bergamot, cardamom, vetiver, the piece has very light LNDL moments. Maybe the best Nichen approach to the topic LNDL so far, whereby it really doesn't want to be a clone or anything like that... so it's not like that then.

For me it also has short moments of reminiscence to Kenzo Jungle, but not that it somehow has similar notes, but rather that it expresses something similar, spreads a similar flair.

All in all a great fragrance, in price it doesn't give much away with Tauer, and both are quite expensive (approx. 235 / 100ml).

For the fact that a bottle will move in with me it will probably not be sufficient for the time being, since I have 1.5ml to enjoy for the time being, but can be that I cannot resist sometime. In any case a beautiful product, with much love to the detail, in the olfactory nuances as well as the affectionate presentation.

Unconditional N471v3 test recommendation!
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Well roared, lion (leopard)
"African leather" - this immediately evokes safari associations; exoticism, vast steppe landscapes and, of course, wild animals. And here first and foremost the "Big Five", that is: Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion and Leopard. This term was once coined by big game hunters to refer to the five most difficult animals to hunt on foot in Africa, but is now also commonly used by safari tour operators. Incidentally, South African rand banknotes feature a different one of the Big Five animals on each banknote.

The leopard is considered the most difficult of the Big Five to hunt because of its nocturnal habits (it is most active between sunset and sunrise) and because it is suspicious of humans and tends to run away in the face of danger. Whether this is why Memo chose the leopard as the image for his bottle, I cannot say, but at least against this background the fragrance promises a certain exclusivity, since Memo has managed to tame this wild animal and to pour it olfactorily into a bottle. Whether Cuirs Nomades - African Leather Eau de Parfum is also similarly shy and quickly warps, I would like to present in the following.

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What I was looking forward to this fragrance. I had him for some time on my wish list and when there was now a good offer, I immediately struck.
Cuirs Nomades - African Leather Eau de Parfum starts with an overwhelmingly beautiful top note, with which for me actually only Intoxicated can keep up. Not that both fragrances have much in common, but if it were purely about the prelude and the first 60 minutes of a perfume, these two fragrances would be with me at number 1 and 2 of my absolute favorite fragrances.

And after all, both fragrances share a main fragrance note, namely the cardamom. This is here, as well as in Intoxicated, so beautifully set in scene, that one is quite warm around the heart and you wish, this would never end. In addition, a certain freshness is accompanied by saffron, which I usually do not like, but is used here discreetly and skillfully.

After about an hour, the top note then gradually fades and the fragrance can no longer quite keep its initial promise and is then somewhat sweeter and drier in the drydown, which unfortunately prevents the maximum rating of a smooth 10 (although really only very very close). Therefore, I rate the fragrance with a 9.5, because it is still quite great cinema and plays for me quite far ahead.

The fragrance is always underpinned by a subtle leather note and many spices seem to want to make their way into the nose at the same time. Here the fragrance then also reminds me slightly of Trade Routes Collection - Halfeti , because this also almost slays you with its mixture of spices (in a positive sense). Otherwise, there are not too many fragrances that you could use as a comparison, and so Cuirs Nomades - African Leather Eau de Parfum is then also really very special in its fragrance composition. Overall, the fragrance also remains quite straightforward, which I appreciate here very much, simply because the fragrance is so beautiful from the beginning.

The leopard also comes through with a little imagination and a slight animalism can be discerned, which is far from drifting into the stinky. Rather, this Animalik (probably the Oud) gives the fragrance something exotic and the certain something.

Is he, so the leopard, is really so shy, as in the wild nature? The answer is quite clear - no. The sillage is just initially for the first 3 hours really good and the fragrance is potent in the African air. However, it's also not too strong that you have to worry about slaying someone with it. Just right. After that, like so many other fragrances, it becomes rather skin tight, but still easily noticeable on closer contact. The durability is also beyond reproach and the fragrance remains well and gladly 9-10 hours on the skin.

The bottle is quite pretty, but kept rather simple. There are certainly more beautiful designs. What really comes along great, however, is the packaging. The fragrance comes in a large, noble leather box, which presents itself beautifully. Surely the leather is not the best, but still spreads the box a nice leather smell, which is curiously more perceptible than the leather note in the fragrance itself.

Although the fragrance of the basic principle probably fits more in the colder season, he can be worn in my opinion throughout the year (certainly not in high summer). By its light freshness, coupled with a certain heaviness and profundity, it fits simply always and for every occasion.

Overall, I really love this fragrance and I will wear it very, very often. To me, it gives me a sense of adventure. Even though it may sound trite or cliché, but when I smell the fragrance, I am overcome with the desire to do something, take a trip or just explore the world. The scent just encourages (Pun intended) me to use it to have new experiences and to associate them with it forever. A higher compliment you can not actually make a fragrance.

Thank you for reading. I go now on experience safari.
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Water Music
A dry breeze blows through the entrance to the tent, causing the fabric to vibrate slightly. The warmth of the sweltering midday heat gently plays around spice bowls filled with cardamom, saffron and cumin. Sumptuously furnished, the interior of the tent features countless carpets, animal skins, frescoes of deep dark wood and various seats made of the same material. In addition to the dusty smell of hot sand, the breeze carries in the scent of leashed camels and leaping gazelles. The explorer drains his cardamom-flavored coffee before rounding up his men for departure.

Aliénor Massenet has, in my eyes, managed to create one of the most beautiful interpretations of wild and untamed Africa to be found at the moment with African Leather. Dusty dry, like a desert wind the fragrance starts and blends quite soon with a fresh twist of cardamom paired with bergamot. This is followed slowly but clearly by a deep dark woody note, which evokes memories of African masks in me. Masks, as they used to hang in my grandparents' house. As the fragrance progresses, the cardamom note becomes stronger and stronger, but always joins the chain of other scents so as to never become unpleasantly prominent. Saffron and cumin give the cardamom even more substance and provide a spicy underpinning. The final, and for me, most beautiful ingredient of the fragrance, is the much and controversially discussed leather here. By no means are you dealing with an ordinary textile or factory leather. Rather, it is reminiscent of a primal, untamed variant, which is like the romanticized smell of an elephant or gazelle skin.

All in all, you have to do with a fine, spicy and beautifully leathery fragrance, which fits quite rather in the warmer seasons. In cooler temperatures, the filigree of the individual components is lost in my opinion and the fragrance does not really manage to rise. Durability and projection I see in the area of good mediocrity, even if the projection comes along a little weaker.

For me personally, Memo Paris African Leather convinces with its grandiose implementation of the undertaken theme and always makes me remember T.C. Boyle's masterpiece Water Music
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ToreterToreter 6 years ago
Sweet fragance, longlasting and pleasant. I cant smell no leather, reminds me to Jacques Bogart Pour Homme......overpriced.
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HermeshHermesh 8 years ago
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Spicy sweetish leather with dusty, earthy, slightly animalistic patchouli. Quite pleasant!
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AgjonesAgjones 1 month ago
One of my favorites. Rich and spicy. Cardamom bomb.
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HolscentbarHolscentbar 4 months ago
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warm, enveloping spicy. Gives security. Handsome
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BodomicBodomic 5 months ago
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You better love spicy and dirty leather. Citruses and oud are subtle and make the fragrance richer. Best purchase from discounters.
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