Cuirs Nomades - Moroccan Leather 2018

Cuirs Nomades - Moroccan Leather by Memo Paris
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7.6 / 10 102 Ratings
Cuirs Nomades - Moroccan Leather is a popular perfume by Memo Paris for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is leathery-spicy. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Leathery
Spicy
Green
Woody
Floral

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
GalbanumGalbanum GingerGinger Mandarin orangeMandarin orange Orange blossomOrange blossom
Heart Notes Heart Notes
IrisIris Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Base Notes Base Notes
LeatherLeather AmbroxAmbrox CypressCypress StyraxStyrax MuskMusk Tonka beanTonka bean VetiverVetiver

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
7.6102 Ratings
Longevity
8.090 Ratings
Sillage
7.590 Ratings
Bottle
8.398 Ratings
Value for money
6.936 Ratings
Submitted by Anessa, last update on 26.01.2024.

Reviews

3 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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7
Sillage
8
Longevity
8
Scent
Mairuwa

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Mairuwa
Mairuwa
Helpful Review 4  
The Atlas cedar from the Rif Mountains
It seems that the "Cuir Nomades" series from Memo disappoints quite a few leather fans because the leather is not always as clearly the focus here as the name might initially suggest. I agree with this point of view, but I don't see it as a drawback. A leather fragrance that smells too straightforwardly of leather can sometimes overwhelm me and I feel slightly overwhelmed. In the Cuir Nomades fragrances that I have been able to test so far, the leather is almost always at least subtly noticeable, or even more clearly recognizable, but without ever appearing too overpowering and strong. I really appreciate this and therefore find the range very interesting. It seems as if there is a basic leather accord in all the fragrances, which is interpreted differently in combination with other notes and thus picks up on different themes.

The fact that these themes are defined geographically is of course always arbitrary to a certain extent and is probably primarily a marketing approach. This may sometimes lead to controversy about the coherence of the fragrance associations. For example, a number of people have criticized the "Moroccan Leather" fragrance for evoking Tuscany rather than Morocco, which is strongly influenced by the cypress note. Although my first association is not necessarily with Morocco, I find this more interesting than disturbing. Using fragrance stereotypes that are generally associated with certain countries or regions too boldly would not necessarily be my idea of fragrances that attempt to translate geographical inspirations. What else is there to discover?

And on closer inspection, there is a lot to discover here. First of all, there is an endemic cypress species in Morocco, namely the Atlas cypress, so this note is not at all inappropriate. If we are to follow the manufacturer's explanations, the inspiration for the fragrance lies less in the desert than in the old town streets of Chefchaouen in the Rif mountains, which are painted a cool indigo blue. And that seems to me to be a logical interpretation for a rather cool, spicy and less desert-like fragrance.

But back to the fragrance!
I agree with some of the more critical contributors when it comes to a certain similarity between "Moroccan Leather" and its older brother "Irish Leather". However, the question of what this is due to seems interesting to me. Although there is a certain overlap between the fragrance notes, this is unlikely to be the decisive factor here. They both have tonka and iris, but these are not necessarily the defining notes. Rather, it seems to me that the cypress in "Moroccan Leather" creates a similar fresh-green, spicy effect as the juniper does in "Irish Leather". And these are the notes that play a major role for a not inconsiderable part of the fragrance.

Despite all the superficial similarities, the two fragrances are nevertheless very different. For example, a beautiful mandarin is clearly perceptible in the opening of "Moroccan Leather", while this slightly fruity citrus freshness is missing in "Irish Leather". There, the spicy-green juniper immediately takes center stage. The gentle powderiness of the iris, although also present in "Irish Leather", is much more prominent here and - also with the support of ylang-ylang and orange blossom - makes the fragrance as a whole somewhat sweeter and less edgy.

Over time, the warm, soft base of musk and tonka becomes more prominent, although its slight sweetness is kept in balance by the vetiver. The leather note resonates the whole time, but is never dominant or intrusive.

Overall, I think it is a very beautiful fragrance - gently leathery but not in a monothematic way. The fact that it has some tough competitors within its range does not make it objectively worse as a fragrance, but rather speaks to the consistently high quality of the brand. In terms of durability and radiance, it is in no way inferior to other "Cuirs Nomades" fragrances. It is also definitely unisex. As always with Memo, the bottle with its Moorish pattern elements and eagle silhouette is very stylish. Whether the fragrance and bottle go together and also match the name is ultimately up to each individual to decide and should ultimately be of secondary importance.
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Verbeene

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Verbeene
Verbeene
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elegant versus noble
"moroccan leather" is of similar delicacy as "White Suede" by tom ford.
what looks like superfine suede worn straight at ford creamy-warm is smooth leather at memo cool.
an elegant tea spice base from which powdery iris with ginger and ylan-ylang gently stand out.

what unfolds a bright elegance in the course of ford is a delicately spicy, humorous vitality in memo.
where ford dazzles with rose and lily of the valley a little, the herbal spiciness of memo has an earthy and calming effect.

moroccan leather is a subtle, refined, calm airy, noble leather scent.
2 Comments
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Bottle
8
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Scent
MajorTom

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MajorTom
MajorTom
Top Review 10  
Nothing for the silent treader
If Irish Leather is too bitter, too green and on the other hand African Leather is too spicy, a test by Morrocan Leather is recommended.

Also for this fragrance creation of the house Memo I take the liberty of pointing to a restrained dosage, because like his brothers of this almost ingenious series, which offers something for every leather fan, ML is also fully in the room from the beginning. Really full. Impressive. Massive. Exactly my thing :-). It is perfectly clear to me that this is not everyone's cup of tea and whoever is looking for an inconspicuous, inconspicuous ever-goer can stop reading here.

If you're still reading now, you're probably curious to know how this fragrance gets to the point. Well, very clearly from the beginning. The prelude already shows the leather, enriched with a touch of tropical fruits. In the fragrance pyramid orange and mandarin are mentioned, okay, as a layman I can't sniff out the difference, but it's slightly fruity, combined with the spiciness of ginger. But, and that's where the great art of craftsmanship shows itself, not thundered on top of each other without love or somehow cobbled together without love, no, it's a fantastic symbiosis that makes its way into my nose.

When this entrance gradually makes way, the pyramid names Iris and Ylang-Ylang for the heart note. Also here I find it difficult to filter it out exactly, my spice tester obviously doesn't seem to be made for such a thing.

And then, slowly but surely, and assuming more and more dominance, comes the base note with striking leather, musk and cypress. What I perceive beyond that is tobacco. When I close my eyes, I see myself in a super-exclusive hotel bar, beamed back to times when gentlemen were still allowed to smoke cigars without being banished to any loveless separees. Fine tobacco scent A Puerto Rican cigar combines with the rich leather scent of the large, wide armchairs into which you sink deeply.

Outstanding durability. Sillage clearly perceptible. Flacon: Black bird of prey on golden ground, suggesting a touch of freedom. Beautifully made, the weighty flacon lies firmly in the hand and already conveys what awaits the buyer. Namely a class fragrance that sticks to you and certainly also in the noses/heads of the fellow human beings who met the wearer of the fragrance during the course of the day. See header: nothing for Leisetreter!
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Statements

3 short views on the fragrance
NA12NA12 4 months ago
8
Bottle
7
Sillage
7
Longevity
8
Scent
Smells like fresh cut grass, then very realistic leather, then back to green scent, then leather and citrus. Different every sniff-I like it
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NushkaNushka 2 years ago
Green, herby leather, intoxicating and pleasant. A horse and rider asleep in dry weeds and wildflowers.
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HermeshHermesh 3 years ago
8
Bottle
8
Sillage
8
Longevity
7.5
Scent
Bitter-greenish-leathery start, later joined by minimal powdery notes. Powdery iris, however, is not able to smooth the edges.
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