Révolte was a fragrance that Lancôme launched in 1936, a striking leather blend that did not attempt to downplay its dark animalic side. Even when relaunched as Cuir (Révolte was considered too controversial of a name,) it remained brooding and dusky. Now, it has joined Lancôme’s La Collection, a glimpse into the house’s archives, which already offered us Magie, Sagamore, Sikkim, Climat and Mille et Une Rôses. The fragrance has been launched in the Middle East already (I received a bottle from a friend who traveled through Dubai,) and I expect that it will soon end up on the counters States-side. Michael Edwards’s Fragrances of the World guide lists the notes of bergamot, mandarin, iris, jasmine, aubepine, birch, styrax and saffron. Although I am yet to give it a thorough test, but it is a very elegant leather fragrance decorated with a radiant floral accord. A more detailed review is to follow soon.