Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Cuir Fetiche: new fragrance

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 began with a trip to the Massif Central, a mountainous region in the south of France, in search of raw materials for their luxurious line of leather gloves, recounts head of the house Jean-Paul Millet Lage. Hence the new fragrance is advertised with the image of a naked woman, wearing nothing but leather gloves and holding a red-leather-corseted bottle of 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.


  1. ooooooooooooooo . . . I like this already. And that "ennui with fruity-florals"? So true.

  2. hmmmmmm...sounds fabulous! And no incense which quickly smells skank on me. I love the gloves, but sadly, my boring trips to the grocery store don't warrant such fanciness...

  3. Blogbaebe,

    I thought you'd agree ;-)

  4. TFC,

    I know, but think of them as a prop for home use! ;-)

    (BTW, I think what smells like skank in "incense" is cumin plus musk, which are added sometimes in some blends, not frankincense or myrrh)


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