Cuiron

Eau de Parfum

by Helmut Lang

Femme
  Unisex
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Cuiron Sizes Available:
100ml $165
0.7ml
0.7ml sample $4
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Reviews
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Andre's technical analysis is far better than anything I have to offer here, so I will be succinct: Pleasant opening suede moment breaks down almost immediately into a curiously stale watery thing that has at most a homeopathic leather note going. Perhaps this is the ghost of the original Cuiron, or what the original Cuiron was like after the wearer had it on for an evening and then went home and halfheartedly washed up? Either way, pass.
By   - editor from Seattle on 2/8/2016
Cuiron has a slightly smoky accord that isn't listed. It was the first thing I smelled being a former smoker. Any smokiness can be unsavory and even downright offensive to people who can't tolerate the scent. I consider the scent of smoke a result of an unfortunate event and not something that should be added to colognes. I checked other reviews at basenotes and fragrantica and others have experienced the smokiness as well in this creation. If they would've left out the smoke then it could have been a great scent.
By   - from Phoenix on 3/16/2015
Sorry, this is not the same Cuiron as what was around in the early 00s by any means. This is a soapy thin leather, whereas the original was a much more robust deep fruity suede scent, like a dark version of SL Daim Blond with plum instead of apricot.
By   - from London on 11/30/2014
I got a complimentary sample with my last purchase. Smart of them to give this out unsolicited--I am sold! It is a watery leather perfume, very strange, translucent interpretation of leather. I love suede notes, and they can be awful in a lot of perfumes, like fake and way too animalic. Here the suded is nice, then it fades into a carrot seed/musky ambrette base, which I quite enjoy. I am buying a bottle now!
By   - Broker on 11/26/2014
Give this a sample first. Wear it on your skin and let the dry down slowly whisk you away. Helmut Lang Cuiron is a very nice leather scent and although I didn't like it at first, I liked it the second time.
By   - from Savannah, GA on 11/11/2014
I received this from the 2014 fall sampler bag. I haven't smelled the original but if it's anything like the current version, I don't think I need to. I surprisingly don't get a lot of leather out of this. Citrus, pepper and cedar seem to dominate on my skin for the first couple of hours and then I really gotta go digging for anything after that. I good sample but won't be adding it to the collection.
By  on 10/28/2014
It's nice, but it's no Cuiron. Cuiron was an austere blend of making out with a leather club chair from 1954, a dirt road and a musky man who has just returned home from a night of boozing. bummed.
By   - Designer from Los Angeles on 10/23/2014
A burst of citrus (primarily bergamot) is quickly overtaken by isobutyl quinoline, a tenacious little molecule (according to Givaudan the molecule lasts five days on a blotter) with a long history of use in fine fragrance (e.g. Tabac Blond, 1919; Habanita, 1921; Nuit de Noël, 1922; Knize Ten, 1924; Bandit, 1944; Cabochard, 1959). Isobutyl quinoline has historically been used in combination with other materials—forming but one part of a larger accord (e.g. the Mousse de Saxe base). At this point I want to make it very clear that I have no issue with this material and I love each and every one of the fragrances mentioned above. That being said, the new Cuiron is essentially a study on isobutyl quinoline with a flourish here and there. I have not smelled the original Cuiron, but based on the unending admiration that it receives, I have a very hard time believing it smelled anything close to this. The reformulation of Cuiron joins an ever-growing group of fragrances in which isobutyl quinoline is front and center. In the last year I have come across two other examples: Rancé’s L'Aigle de la Victoire and Vintage Leather by West Third Brand. Of course, both of these fragrances owe a debt to Complex by Boadicea The Victorious (2009), which (as far as I know) is the earliest example of the current isobutyl quinoline overdose trend. I assume this is good for business as people seem to be very enthusiastic about these fragrances but I find them a bit gauche. The systematic deconstruction of complex fragrances into their constituent parts seems to be the order of the day as minimalist fragrances gain wider acceptance. I suppose this is also convenient for perfumers with ever-shrinking palettes and budgets. I suppose I just pine for the days of stormy, complicated fragrances that take their time to get where they’re going and wait hours to reveal their true intentions. In any case, I was disappointed by Cuiron. I found it unimaginative and uninspired and yet another case of a resurrected fragrance that was better off dead.
By   - from Portland, OR on 10/16/2014
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