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Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang for men

Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang for men
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Cuiron pour Homme by Helmut Lang is a Woody Chypre fragrance for men. Cuiron pour Homme was launched in 2002. The nose behind this fragrance is Quest International. Top notes are mandarin orange and bergamot; middle notes are cinnamon and pepper; base notes are labdanum, tobacco and suede.

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Top Notes
Mandarin Orange Bergamot

Middle Notes
Cinnamon Pepper

Base Notes
Labdanum Tobacco Suede

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Cuiron pour Homme Fragrance Reviews

fuggerone
fuggerone

was my signature scent for the two years it was alive and kicking..leather, leather, everywhere!
Synthetic but fascinating, so glad it will be on the shelves again!

Oct
11
2014
aphexacid
aphexacid

Cuiron is now available for purchase at the official Helmut Lang website. As are the other two perfumes!

Oct
10
2014
Medusa82
Medusa82

This stuff is Incredible - dunno how they let the Helmut Lang brand in perfumes die

Jul
13
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

The opening of Cuiron is mind-blowing for me, I received my bottle today after years of search and I'm happy like if it was Christmas. I tried this scent sometimes back when it was available, then forgot about it, then started looking for it, but the prices were always too high for me, and I stupidly missed some good bargains – this time I "nailed" it instead. And I am so amazed and happy to realize it's indeed the great scent I remembered. Together with Moschino pour Homme this is perhaps one of the very few "hyped" and "cult-like" discontinued scents which to me are actually worth the hype – had quite some disappointments with other ones. Well however... the opening of Cuiron: a salty, plummy, white musks, soapy-clean accord with bergamot and lime, violet petals, a silky, unperceivable suede-like base, Iso E/cashmeran-like cozy aromatic and soft woods, and a sort of tobacco dustiness which emerges better after a while, and a hint of spices (cloves, cinnamon, pepper). Daim Blond dressed in Lang. Can hardly think of anything more essential, refined, cozy. The name can be deceitful, as there is hardly no leather here, or at least surely no raw/dark/lived-in/tanning leather accords, not even "suede" as it is often rendered. Is just something completely on its own, it is a sort of ultra-thin, satin leather, which has undergone so many industrial treatments that it looks like plastic, or PU - but it's genuine. The silky, ultra-flat leather of a glossy lounge... but not even that, because there is so much abstraction and uniqueness here, that the only thing I can think of is "leather in Helmut Lang's world". Deeply and brightly post-modern in its completely new and innovative approach to the leather accord. What amazes me – apart from the scent itself, which smells just heavenly – is the fact that Cuiron manages to stay bold, dense, sharp, with a good projection and a good sillage, still being so minimalist, understated and essential. It's the same visual sharpness and boldness of constructivist architecture: few bold lines, but still a majestic presence. Utterly sophisticated in its own total way. Plus, it has a really peculiar sort of '80s fougère subtle aftertaste, which I am not able to identify, some sort of slightly salty/creamy density, which together with the suede note conjures this sort of feel. A really true and smart example of post-modernism in perfumery – taking an accord and a bunch of notes, cut them in pieces, re-pasting them with a minimalist détournement, giving it a complete but consistent new meaning. Brilliant. And as I said, jibber-jabbers aside, it smells irresistibly good, sharp, distinctive, quite linear but that's definitely part of the concept. I may be a voluble hype-victim but all this deserves a ten to me. Sadly it's most of the times insanely overpriced, and for me, despite the "10", not worth the pathetic greediness of sellers selling it at X times its original cost. Be patient, sometimes good bargains happen and you can still grab a bottle at a decent price.

10/10

Jun
13
2014
cytherian
cytherian

*** UPDATE ***
There's a new issue of this available! Amazing. I never thought it would happen, but it has. I have not yet tried it, but early reports generally say it is pretty true to the original formulation, just a bit shorter on longevity. But for any Cuiron fan, this is a time to be jumping for joy -- Cuiron is back!
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Stoic yet understated. It comes across to me as rather dry. Not a soft supple leather at all. But it's not harsh either, despite there being a synthetic quality present.

It has a very clean and subtle leather/suede/tobacco accord accompanied by some citrus undertones. There is some complexity here, but it is hidden if you're not paying attention to it.

Unfortunately, this fragrance has been long discontinued and has a kind of cult following. Whatever remaining inventory becomes available on the marketplace is immediately pounced on with feverish bidding. Expect to pay around $4 per ml on average. For those prices, I'm steering clear of Cuiron. Why cultivate an appreciation for something that is destined for extinction in the very near future? For me, this fragrance is not compelling enough to develop such an expensive dependency. I'd rather spend this kind of money buying other high quality fragrances within closer reach.

Jan
13
2014
Pinnacos
Pinnacos

I just sprayed it on expecting to be enveloved in a deep leather cloud of intensity you get from a fragrance like TF's Tuscan Leather. I'm surprised by how understated and watered-down it seems. Initially, it's a bit of a let down, especially considering the hype surrounding it and the cost for a bottle in 2013. Could it have been stored improperly before it ended up in my hands? I post an update after it's been on my skin for awhile.

Pinnacos

Nov
01
2013
al.to
al.to

Avant garde!
among comme des Garcons and escentric molecules.
Here a new vision of leather theme much contemporary,
with dry peppery and a subtle harsh tobacco.
another collector item
pure innovation
10/10

Aug
25
2013
williamvargas
williamvargas

finally was able to obtain some of this , wonderful fragrance! at this point this is instantly one of my favorite fragrances. I have the original helmut lang which I really love, I get the similar warm musky aroma but with some differences,there must be a note that both helmut lang and curion have in it... so I recognize it but are delighted with some of the different notes of curion.. this smells incredible on the wearer. I wore this last night after a shower and I got compliments right away from my wife..you smell wonderful, is this something new?
this will be a must have for me . I will have to slow roll this so I can keep this one in my collection. I don't know if this will be one of my favorites forever , we frangrance enthusiasts seem to get very fickle, but I know I will always love the aroma of this fragrance. it would just depend on circumstance and time of year I guess. I save for special situations. although I would wear it more often if I had more of it.
I have enough to wear everyday if I like, until it runs out, but I will savor it as it is tough to find and pricy at that.
hard to estimate if it is worth that for a scent..if you have the means..any fragrance enthusiast should try and get a whiff of it.
this projects a loving and passionate man. that is what I get..i always try and think of a fragrance and what traits you would have for a scent to become part of you. announcing your persona. to the world around you.
a very warm smelling fragrance, would be exceptional for winter wear to me. I wore this a my last years x mas office party.. a really enticing friendly scent. you are approachable.
almost like it attaches itself to you.. projection is moderate to me..not loud at all but you will be noticed, especially in close quarters..

supposed to be Keanu reeves favorite.. I can see why.

Aug
10
2013
Bigsly
Bigsly

I agree with alfarom; this is stark and a bit "chemical"-ish, in somes the opposite of the "80s power" scents. It smells nice and lasts a long time with at least reasonable projection ("sillage"). There is a simple but effective dynamism and it doesn't smell too "synthetic" to me. I imagine this is a good fragrance for others to smell on you, but I don't find it complex enough, and that's not a "deal breaker" for me unless there isn't really good dynamism. Here, the dynamism that exists just can't make up for the lack of complexity. I can see why this is popular, but it doesn't provide what I'm seeking in a fragrance. By comparison, Popy Moreni is also rather simple, but the coffee/vanilla/brem accord has great dynamism and lasts for hours (it's got richness and depth, unlike Cuiron). You may not like the smell of it, and so I'm not trying to say you should buy it and avoid this one (as if you could find it anyway), but I'm trying to convey my reasons for not liking Cuiron all that much. That's why I chose a very different kind of fragrance to compare with it.

UPDATE: Try Heir by Hilton is you want a very inexpensive scent with a similar idea (the leathery part is lighter though). However, with Heir you have to wait for the nasty opening to dissipate. Then there is Amsler's Prive for Men, which is sort of a light version of Cuiron, though not being a fan of these, I am probably less particular than "hard core" Cuiron fans.

Mar
02
2012
alfarom
alfarom

I found Cuiron to be particularly compelling if you're into minimalistic / stark type of fragrances. The leather note is anything but lived-in / luxurious / animalic / challenging / smoky or whatever adjective may be appliable to certain types of leathers a-la Knize Ten / Cuir De Russie. It's a subtle, clean suede note with unripe fruity/citrusy indertones that shares much more similarities with a brand new black leather couch with chromium-plated details than with a lived-in armchair in front of the fireplace. Extremely modern and chemical (which in this case is as good as it is for many compositions by CDG). A dry to the bone structure that perfectly reflects the style of this house. Discreet luxury opposed to ostentation. Hidden details, square cuts, no logos/monograms. Often classified as a woody chypre but, personally, I don't get much wood out of it. A must have.

Rating: 9/10

Oct
19
2011
FlacaBobo
FlacaBobo

Of all the scents I wear this is the standout in my wife's view. I also love it, and it is something I wear to work or out for the night in Manhattan without hesitation. More versatile than most I own.

Higgibs, my wife may disagree with you and she is an accomplished chemist AND nose! This is also supposedly one of George Clooney's favorites, if that matters to anyone. I did notice him trying it on in Intolerable Cruelty so maybe there is some truth to the rumor.

Oct
12
2011
4xxx4
4xxx4

hm,, right now, i have it on my wrist, and i must admit,,it s quite nice, but for me nothing extraordinary at this moment...hm,,,it reminds me of tommy bahama for men a little,,,maybe i need to spend more time with this one, but right now it doesn t wowed me as much as i would expected..but i like it anyway!!

Mar
31
2010
guest_aguirre
guest_aguirre

Compre la locion en un viaje a Houston. Es amaderada y el fijador es excepcional. Tambien tuve otra locion de esta misma casa de diseno: era una locion con aroma a una peluqueria de antano.

Nov
16
2009
cbstarker
cbstarker

This is perhaps one of my favorite leather fragrances out there. It is a citrus and spicy leather, clean and dry the entire time. It resembles Timbuktu and Comme des Garcons 2 Man in its woody dryness. In fact, I'd say, if you remove the smoky candle note from 2Man, or the soft powdery note from Timbuktu, and replace it with leather, you have Cuiron. The leather note is there from the beginning but gets more prominent as it dries down, much like the way luggage gets heavier the longer you carry it, until you must switch to the other hand, and Ah! isn't that better!

It opens with a strong citrus note that lasts for quite some time during which spicy and woody notes gradually make their appearance. The spiciness only gradually disappears too, leaving the wearer of this fragrance with a sweet but dry woody and leather finish, like drinking excellent champagne from a leather flute from the cedar balcony of a chalet on a pleasant southwestern summer night. As odd as that sounds, it works, it is wonderful, and I highly recommend it. It is very disappointing that this fragrance has been discontinued. Although the Helmut Lang design house has produced only a few fragrances, I have found all of them to possess high quality construction and worth tracking down.

Jun
19
2009
guest_Lucio
guest_Lucio

I am interested in buying this particular fragrance, the one and only, the perfume of my choice and I do not understand why not sell it no one in Italy. thanks

Jun
03
2009
Dana B
Dana B

I bought this for my husband once and when we were at the theatre I kept catching this wonderful gentle woody smell that was clean and powdery but low, gentle and warm - really delicious and inviting and I discovered it was from him!
I must admit that I would steal some fairly often and then it was gone.
Can't find it anywhere now and I would definitely buy it for myself this time!

Jan
17
2009

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