Leather fragrances have a rich and diverse history, but lately they're coming again to the fore thanks to their naughty connotations and the ennui with syrupy fruity florals. Maître Parfumeur et Gantier, a brand with class founded in 1989 by Jean Laporte, formerly of L'Artisan, revisits the theme with Cuir Fétiche.
The fragrance like a typical Maître Parfumeur et Gantier creation reprises favourite materials, such as jasmine, rose, ambergris and musk, but sublimates them through the synergy of mandarin, ylang ylang, vanilla and leather notes. The effect is rich and sensuous.
Notes for Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Cuir Fetiche:
Top: red mandarin, bergamot, lemon, geranium
Heart: leather, ylang ylang, jasmine, rose, iris, vanilla
Base: Musk, ambergris, patchouli, cedar, sandalwood.
The new fragrance will be presented in the perfume exhibition Fragranze in Florence, Italy, and will soon after become available at select boutiques. Cuir Fetiche is available in Eau de Parfum concentration in 100ml bottles.