Cuir ("Leather") is inspired by the idea of that smooth soft supple Spanish leather made for over a thousand years in and around Córdoba. Wonderfully jewelled, painted and gilded it was used for centuries to bind precious books, decorate the homes of the rich and to make shoes, boots, capes and cloaks.
And so, rightly, Cuir smells incredibly rich, opulent and luxurious. There is a sense of a polished gleam, maybe a hint of beeswax and the deep bronze sheen of a young horse chestnut. Cuir has glossy top notes which eventually lead into a certain dark powdery softness, with just a passing waft of hot passionate animality. The unique aroma is intensified by cade wood, cardamom, opoponax and animalic notes of castoreum.
TOP: Cardmom, anise.
HEART: Leather, juniper.
BASE: Opoponax, castoreum.
Alcohol Denat, Parfum/Fragrance, Aqua/Water, Bht, Linalool, Coumarin, Eugenol, Limonene Isoeugenol, Geraniol, Citral, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Farnesol.
Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.
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Founded in 2004, Maison Mona di Orio was created by the perfumer, Mona di Orio, and designer, Jeroen Oude Sogtoen, as a union of their mutual love of art and artisanal craftsmanship.
Maison Mona di Orio defines unconventional perfume traditions that align olfactory chiaroscuro with the richness of golden age perfumery.
These perfumes bloom on skin revealing a harmonious orchestration of light, art and nature.
Always in search of perfection and quality all our fragrances are produced at Accords et Parfums in Cabris, the company created by Edmond Roudnitska famed for the high standards of raw materials and prestige perfumes.