Cuir Ottoman

Eau de Parfum

by Parfum d'Empire

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Cuir Ottoman, inspired by 'the erotism and the mystery of the East', is a leather perfume extraordinaire, forceful, elegant and extremely sensual. The powerful impact of the leather is softened by a bright and sweet orris note and ornamented beautifully by jasmine, herbs and incense. A sweet, balsamic leitmotif is always present in the background, perfectly balancing the potent brutality of leather. The scent, which is slightly animalic, resinous and warm, does indeed evoke the Ottoman splendor, dirt and sensuality. Mysterious, alluring and full of character, Cuir Ottoman is one of our most favorite leather scents.

Cuir Ottoman  Notes

jasmine, leather, iris, benzoin, balsams, resins, incense

Cuir Ottoman Sizes Available
100ml $145
.7 ml
.7 ml Sample $4
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Here's what other people are saying about Cuir Ottoman...
I mistakenly bought a full bottle of Cuir Ottoman for the nice price of $100. upon its release from a New York City niche fragrance store. The smoldering inky black asphalt and biker leather over taxidermy roadkill instantly reminded me of great times spent in the Bowery and at CBGB before leather jackets cost an average of $2,000. This feeling was shortlived after the the scent regressed into something too flowery and sweet. I don't take my leather sweet. Two gracious stars for the sweet memory.
By   - Retired Artist  from New York City on 8/27/2016
Soft suede, iris, and vanilla are what stands out. Quite a soft cozy scent(I certainly wouldn't call it a powerhouse leather). The leather is most noticeable early on but it fades down to a soft, powdery not-to-sweet skin scent with only a hint of something leathery. It comes a bit to close to smelling like baby powder for me at this point, however, but I've smelled worse in that respect. It's too close to Prada Infusion d'Iris Absolue which I already own.
By   - RN from NYC on 9/25/2015
Best leather scent ever!!! Beats Cuir Tabac and Odin Semma hands down for me!! I could bury my nose in my scarf and leather jacket with this and not come up for air. It's a roll my eyes into my head kind of good.
By   - from Va on 6/27/2015
my signature leather. elegant, opulent, long lasting. the dry down is well balanced between amber and powder with the trace of leather still legible hours later. one spray takes me through the day and well into the night.
By  on 5/1/2015
Absolutely love it. It usually takes me many attempts at wearing a fragrance before I can decide if I love or hate it. And there is nothing in between for me. I loved this the first time I tried it. Sexy but comforting at the same time. Sophisticated yet easy to wear.
By   - from NYC on 11/3/2013
Elegant and sophisticated leather. smells expensive.
By  on 3/1/2013
A warm, plush leather, sweetened with benzoin & incense, & a powdery, smoky, balsamic base reminiscent of Guerlain's Bois d'Armenie. Like your favourite pair of well-worn but high-quality leather shoes, this fragrance feels friendly, comfortable, & always appropriate.
By   - from southampton uk on 1/25/2013
Truly the best of the line! Rich, true leather predominating with a touch of floral (iris). Suitable for both men and women, this leather exudes elegance.
By   - - from - on 2/1/2012
The best leather/tobaco fragrance I have ever smelled. I got this as an sample, not knowing what to expect when I put it on. I was just astounded with this delicious fragrance. I usaully don't care much for leather/tobaco scents. I have never cared for Tabac Blond, but this perfume is absolutely wonderful! Lasts very well, scents many times don't stay with me very long.
By   - from Dallas on 1/24/2012
I wanted to try a leather scent & the combination of ingredients had me wanting to give this scent a try & I am glad I did! It is a strapping leather but not the kind you would smell on a dusty old man but a sexy, strong & exotic individual. Cuir Ottoman is not only leather but also an exotic touch of floral blend of jasmine & iris which you can barely detect giving you a leather which is sensual & not overbearing. A great scent for anyone looking for some sensuality in a bottle.
By   - Entertainer from Los Angeles/San Diego on 1/7/2011
This has to be one of the best leather scents I have ever tried. As the initial leathery notes mellow, the fragrance begins to take on a sweet and warm character. I never get any jasmine notes exactly, but I do smell something a bit decayed, powdery and metallic -- the scent that leather-lined jewelry boxes tend to take on after a dozen years or so. As far as staying power, it lasts about 8 hours before requiring a touch up.
By   - from Gainesville, Florida on 12/26/2010
My all-time favorite leather that I reach for time and time again. Long-lasting with good sillage. The blended florals are elegant. Very unisex.
By  on 2/12/2010
Wow. This is an absolutely one-of-a-kind scent. It is quite possibly the best leather fragrance I've ever laid my nose on. There is a subtle push and pull of leather and orris, like a broken in biker jacket-- cracked lambskin, scuffed zippers and buckles, all captured in a glass flacon. Amazing stuff. I should also mention that this is the only fragrance I've ever worn that can compete with oil-based attars in staying power: a couple sprays in the morning,.. and climbing into bed that night, I still found myself wrapped in the silky halos of the scent rushing past me, radiating from the movements of my arms.
By   - designer from chicago on 1/14/2010
Leather + iris = wonderful oriental leather. Best leather scent for me.
By  on 6/25/2009
five star leather elixir. Warm. sweet, sexi, suitable for both women and men. Best leather scent i ever tried and i sniffed a lot...
By   - from Bucharest on 6/7/2009
Cuir Ottoman is amazing. I am obsessed with leather scents and this is by far the best I have tried. A true leather scent, much more complex than something like Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather and much more authentic than excellent, but floral, Reve en Cuir. After the rich leather subsides you get beautiful hints of tobacco and leather. The best thing about Cuir Ottoman is that it is truly unisex. As a man, I am 100% comfortable in this, but it can also work on a confident, sexy woman. Bravo Parfum D'Empire!!!
By   - from Los Angeles on 3/10/2009
Perhaps the most gorgeous, soft leather since Tabac Blond. Honestly, at the top of my list! Simply beautiful and delicious.
By   - designer from LA on 4/2/2008
Sultry,sexy,soft. I would wear this on those first cold days in the fall. Comforting and somewhat smoky.
By  on 3/1/2008
This is a gorgeous sultry, soft, sexy, rounded scent. It is a favorite of mine. It starts out a bit resinous and then mellows after about an hour. Lasting power is great.
By   - from Los Angeles on 2/25/2008
This warm, soft suede leather scent is an absolute love. I just cannot stop inhale the smell of the gently sweetened leather every time I put it on. It is so smooth and sensual.
By   - Nil from Taipei on 12/1/2007
Very soft but very substantial leather scent. A pure warm leather without fruit, cosmetic, or animal notes that so many leathers have. Reminds me of Serge Lutens Daim Blonde but without the opening apricot. This one is soft suede leather all the way. Deep and mysterious. I am a lover of leather scents and have tried most of them - this is one of the very best.
By  on 7/4/2007
This is a fabulous leather scent. Warm and slightly sweet, like the most sensual suede. Close to the skin but great lasting power. Have compared to many others - Cuir Ottoman is by far the best.
By   - from SLC on 4/20/2007
What a tantalizing scent. If you are not a leather lover, not to worry, this perfume will win you over. The leather is softened by a powdery note and it makes for an amazing combination.
By   - from Southern Calif. on 1/30/2007
This is a sensual scent that remains close to the body. It is earthy, not as much animal as the hype states. The leather is subtle and pleasant.
By  on 1/19/2007
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