Cuir de Lancome : Fragrance News

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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.

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9 Comments

  • patchamour: Revolte sounds beautiful. Are the other fragrances mentioned generally available here in the states? I don’t think I’ve ever seen Sagamore at a Lancome counter. May 6, 2007 at 11:32pm Reply

  • Divina: Even though I find a lot of leather fragrances troubling at times, this is very exciting news. I hope Révolte is released here as well, I love all the Lancome re-releases. Fingers crossed! May 7, 2007 at 2:47am Reply

  • Judith: Oh, I can’t wait! How does it compare to the original? Well, the floral accord would be different (although I think the top on mine is just gone, so it may have been there. . . . ). May 7, 2007 at 7:10am Reply

  • violetnoir: Did you say leather, V? Bring it on!

    Hugs! May 7, 2007 at 1:43pm Reply

  • Marina: I cannot wait to try it!! May 7, 2007 at 9:47am Reply

  • Ina: Woo-hoo!!! May 7, 2007 at 12:22pm Reply

  • GreatSheElephant: that sounds wonderful. But isn’t birch tar one of the ingredients that have been banned? May 7, 2007 at 2:38pm Reply

  • Elle: Oh, what fantastic news!! Can’t wait for its wider release! May 7, 2007 at 7:22pm Reply

  • Brielle: I was wondering if you had any further news as to when Cuir de Lancome will be available stateside? I called Lancome headquarters in the states here, and they were clueless to the fragrance, or if it would be launched here. Any, and all information would be appreciated.
    Merci September 17, 2007 at 11:35am Reply

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