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Cuir Pleine Fleur James Heeley for women and men

Cuir Pleine Fleur James Heeley for women and men
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I have it: 133 I had it: 29 I want it: 149 My signature: 1

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A leather note in this fragrance is stoned to reminiscent of fine and luxurious leather, suede notes.

Top: violet leaf and bergamot. Heart: acacia flower, aubepine and suede. Base: vetiver, birch, atlas cedar.

It is available as 100ml EDP.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Bergamot Violet Leaf Cinnamon

Middle Notes
Hawthorn Suede Mimosa Rose Honey

Base Notes
vetyver Virginia Cedar Birch Castoreum

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Cuir Pleine Fleur Fragrance Reviews

houstcs
houstcs

Revisiting this again today, on third vial. I am still getting a soft Dior Fahrenheit vibe that is hard to shake. It feels like Fahrenheit's baby sibling. Little soapier than the older brother but still the petrol and violet vibe. I thought I was just crazy, but three different vials and nothing has really been different.

May
31
2016
cumulnimbus
cumulnimbus

Very contemporary unisex take on the polite side of niche leathers. It is quite different from all others so that's already a plus. I enjoy violet or violet leaf and leather combo tradition, being Jolie Madame one of my favorite leather scents. Cuir Pleine Fleur adds bergamot and cinnamon for a sparkly start, transparent honeyed mimosa to brighten up and finally a shade of hawthorn and castoreum to give the drydown a polite animalic wink over the birch, wet vetiver and woody notes. Nevertheless, the wet green effect stands out and manages to generate a prevalently clean perception.

I value the calming effect it has on me. It melts beautifully with my own skin smell, so I find it extremely wearable. Chic, perfect for warm spring and autumn days. Longevity is pretty satisfactory but offers a moderate sillage.

Apr
14
2016
esyboss
esyboss

سلام

اولین بار که نتهای این عطر رو دیدم مخصوصا دونت اصلی یعنی برگ بنفشه و چرم جیر ذهنم یکراست به سراغ وایولت بلوند تام فورد رفت. هر چند مسلما با دیدن دو نت نمیشه به تشابه دو عطر رای داد ولی با اینکه رایحه این دو نت مشابه بودند، برای من بسیار قابل تحمل تر از وایولت هست.
شروع کار ترکیبی سبز و ملایم از جیر و برگ بنفشه هست که در کنارش رایحه شیرین و گلی قرار گرفته.
هر دو رایحه اصلی برای شما کاملا اشنا و همان بویی را میدهند که در عطرهای دیگه تجربه اشون کردید ولی اینجا کاملا فیلتر شده و تقریبا نرم و بی ازار هستند.
رایحه شیرین گلی و عسلی که از بوی عسل فقط شیرینی اش رو به ارث برده در تمام مدت شما رو همراهی می کنند ولی می شه گفت شیرینی اش دل زن نیست یا برای من حداقل در مرز دل زدن قرار دارند
رایحه کلی عطر، خطی است ولی در طول عمر عطر، نت ها بعضای بالا و پایین شده و با هم جا عوض می کنند.

عطری نیست که در اون دونبال چیزی جدید بگردید(کاری که من همیشه انجام میدهم). ولی کیفیت خوب و بالانس زیبایی دارد
هرچند سابقه ذهنی که از نت های این عطر داریم سنگین هست ولی بخاطراینکه اغلب نتها مهار شده اند، با پخش متوسطی طرف هستید. فضای کلی عطر شاد و مفرح هست و حس خوبی رو منتقل می کنه
و نکته اخری که برای این نوع عطرها که یونی محسوب میشوند باید گفت، اینکه هم قشر اقایون و هم خانم ها رو براحتی پوشش میده و راضی به استفاده می کنه.

همیشه عطرآگین باشید.

Apr
10
2016
lloydbruno
lloydbruno

The violet leaf is too prominent, green leaf crushed in hand with a camphor background heat the breath when smelled very closely, so after a few hours in the skin, it develops a bit , the flowers become a little more present, slightly creamy and smoky, but nothing more.

Does not evolve the way I expected it to be, it's a shame because I had a lot of expectations with this, however, are not all scents that work well with the chemistry of our skin or perhaps our expectations were too large. I felt nothing leather / suede / Animalic, no honey or cinnamon. But had a long duration in skin.

Feb
23
2016
MaraDraffnon
MaraDraffnon

Beautiful aromatic leather.

The violet leaf and hawthorn are really strong on me. Cuir Pleine Fleur is fresh, soft and clean. This is not a beast-like leather. This one is well-behaved. I like it. I think it would suit many, and it's a great start for someone new to leather scents.

Very elegant, peaceful, easy to wear.

Dec
24
2015
Dunaril
Dunaril

I understand what this perfume is trying to evoke, but all I can smell at first and for a good while is an animalistic, farm-like scent, close to hay or to what you would feel inside of a barn. The strength makes the perfume hard to wear.
After a couple hours notes get more balanced and it becomes a more classical, herbal scent, still powerful and much nicer. But I have a hard time getting over this first impression.

Nov
22
2015
Chicago Tony T
Chicago Tony T

This has a lot of things going on. Slightly leather,slightly animalic, slightly sweet but more floral than anything on my skin. I too am judging by a dab on sample which I dislike but this has good sillage and longevity so I am quite sure from a sprayer it's even better. This is my 3rd time wearing it as of recent and I appreciate but would not purchase it. Personally, I feel it would be better on a female due to the floral and animalistic characteristics.

Sep
22
2015
houstcs
houstcs

This opens with an odd petrol, grape, violet that is not what the notes suggest. odd ball thus far, update later.

Jul
06
2015
dda
dda

@Claudioud - True shit. Some people love plain vanilla icecream, some people prefer spicy escargot


If you're not wealthy, never blind-buy a frag over 50$. Unless we are talking about a flanker of something you already enjoy, you litterally have no idea whether or not you will like what arrives to you

Jun
25
2015
Claudioud
Claudioud

A BAD BAD BAD blind purchase….
Never Never Never base his own choice on other reviews

Mar
16
2015
karrieann
karrieann

I have a sample of this I received from Luckyscent. I always feel it is more difficult to judge a fragrance via a dabber stick type sample but that's what I have to work with.

Anyway, on to the review. When applying. I picked up a boozy scent but oddly when I put my wrist to my nose, it was all violet. Sweet candy violet. So far, so good. I also pick up the mimosa.

Now a little bit of spice. Cinnamon with very little heat. It tickles the back of my nose and throat.

It's now a bit woody and soft. A bit soapy and ever so slightly masculine. I can't say that I detect much leather at all. It's very much a skin scent on me.

It's ok. I wouldn't call it a standout, stunning fragrance. Nice, well-mannered but no way I wouldn't spend $180 for it. Too little bang for too many buck$.

Dec
27
2014
deadidol
deadidol

This is a palimpsest of a scent; several genres and styles overlaid on top of each other. There’s an anisic herbal aspect, a strong hay note, a polite leather, and a glowing, neon-violet forcefield effect that buzzes and flickers around the scent from start to finish. CPF builds an encompassing aura, but one that’s well ventilated—impressively so. Associations are formed in my mind to Santal 33 (the dill), Iris Ukele (the “purple”), and even aspects of Bel Respiro (crispness)—but these (the latter especially) are incidental connections that stem from the fact that the scent has so much going on with it. But I also draw connections to chalky violet candies—a sweet, fuzzy kind of quality that seems almost effervescent.

This stuff is truly genre-bending and strange, but it’s somehow cohesive, palpable, and perhaps even a tad too polite. I think I'd be hard pressed to suggest it as a leather-centric perfume, and I’m not sure that I'd wear it often myself, but it’s definitely one that deserves some attention. I respect it more than I like it.

Nov
23
2014
Casavulva
Casavulva

At first I thought this was too modest for me, but after a while I startet to really enjoy.

CpF is very elegant, the way a leather bag sometimes can be very elegant compared to a nylon bag. It is just something about the "feel", the life in the one time animal skin compared to the plastic vibe, but also the craftmanship, the design, the stitches, the color...

If you arrive in your nice car at the classy hotel, dressed in a stylish outfit, you just cannot ruin your impression wearing clown sunglasses and a nylon bag. You need stylish accessories and a bag in leather.

Enter Cuir Pleine Fleur. Not really "leather" as in 1740 or Bel Ami. More the subtle sense of suede under some flowery stuff (hawthorn? mimosa?) and something very attractive in addition (pheromones dressed in violet leaves?).

A quiet fragrance this, but as Susan Cain rightfully wrote (in her book Quiet): There is a tremendous power in the introverts.

9/10

Aug
22
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

One of my favourite fragrances ever since the very first moment I first smelled it, and one of my favourite leathers ever too. A marvelous, pastoral, mellow rendition of suede, with a lot of hay, a countryside landscape in a dense, crunchy, warm ochre colour, like in a Van Gogh painting. The "realm" is the recent wave of softer, more delicate leathers, like Cuir Ottoman (another all-time favourite of mine), centered on a silky, dense, rich suede note, which here is developed in Heeley's signature linearity with a remarkable balance between earthy/rural vibes, and a transparent, aerial, slightly shady and contemporary dimensionality. All sounds and smells with perfect clarity: a mossy vetiver/oak side, a delicate floral side, a crunchy green accord, a bunch of spices (notably pepper and clove), an incense breeze, an initially waxy base, and an overall warm, evening-like transparency, like a lazy afternoon in the countryside chilling with your back on a hay ball. I love this fragrance also because it does not shout and does not "wow" you at first, but it slowly captivates you, and most important, smells terribly good and versatile. Heeley's style is at its best here, the linearity and the clarity are perfectly executed, and as Darvant suggests on Basenotes, I also detect a similarity with Iris de Nuit. A quite unique example of a lively, delicate leather scent that is not simply "light" and above all, not "dull", with a specific dense personality (which has its very nucleus in a tiny, but vivid heart of castoreum and rose). Sophisticated, subtly distinctive, highly safe and wearable – and also, decently priced.

9/10

Jun
13
2014
becuille
becuille

When I was a kid, I used to help out at a local stables in exchange for free horse riding lessons. This fragrance smells exactly like those stables. I don't mean manure, don't worry, but riding tack, horse hair and hay.

The problem with it smelling so exactly like that is that it just makes me think of coming home and needing a shower, which isn't really what I want from a perfume!

However, this is interesting, even if it's never going to be for me. I don't see cinnamon listed, but I could swear I get the strongest whiff of it in the top notes. It doesn't last too long, but it's gorgeous while it's there.

After that, it's pure stables. Longevity is about 8 hours and sillage is almost non-existent.

May
09
2014
Marciu
Marciu

IMO this fragrance should be named "Suede Pleine Fleur".

It's almost perfectly smooth, only a touch of castoreum makes it a little more spicy. I feel also cinnamon which sweetens up the whole composition.

Longevity is quite average - 5-6hours on my skin. Sillage is poor.

Naming this a leather scent is an abuse IMO.

All in all a solid one from Heeley brand.

Apr
21
2014
Berner
Berner

LEATHER FOR THOSE WHO DON'T LIKE LEATHER.
I don't normally like leather scents but I like this one. The leather is much softer than the common leather scents I've run across. I don't know many of the notes in this one, but they blend together to make a classy whole. Not worth $180 to me but many will probably find this just their thing.

Apr
14
2014
asmhfdbds
asmhfdbds

A high quality clean soft leathery Smell. As others have already said , it's versatile , can be worn at any occasion and any season (except for the high heat).
Lasts 8+ Hours on my skin and it has average projection which makes it great for Office use.

First 1-2 Hours: Opens with suede, honey and violet. To me violet wasn't so intense. The suede note mixed with birch reminded me of the smell of a natural licorice ( without ading sugar) , it's kinda weird. At this phase, you can notice so many changes with smell.

After that opening, it moves to a Musky powdery animalic with rose background wich gives it a soapy effect. And that smell continue through the end.

Apr
09
2014
Kain
Kain

This is an interesting fragrance but If you're a fan of leather specially those dark and smoky ones ...... I would strongly suggest to sample this fragrance first because this is not that type of leather at all. do not blind buy this just because it says leather!
The opening of this fragrance is a green and a little bit powdery mix of violet leafs, birch, suede and tons of musk!
The violet leafs immediately brings back the opening of "Dior Fahrenheit" for me but forget the petrolium smell and tune down the leather note at least 10 times and add some powdery feeling .... boom, you have the opening of this fragrance.
The suede note suppose to smell like leather but I believe it's girly version of leather not those dark and smoky pure leather scents that smell manly.
There is no musk in note breakdown but I can insure you will smell lots of it from the minute one to the last minutes on your skin.
In the mid that suede note goes away and I can smell an animalic musky scent with some bright woods and very transparent floral note that give the scent a soapy vibe and I can still feel that green violet leaf in the background.
The scent is slightly sweet but you can easily ignore that because it's very light.
All and all, it's an interesting green, musky and animalic fragrance but leather???? I don't think so!
Projection is good and longevity is around 6-7 hours on my skin.

عطر نسبتا خوب و جالبیه اما اگر به خاطر اسمش که داخل اش چرم داره میخواین برین سراغش شدیدا توصیه میکنم حتما اینو تست کنین یا یه سمپل ازش بگیرین چون اصلا بوی چرمی که ممکنه خیلی ها تصورشو داشته باشن تو این وجود نداره و هیچ خبری از اون بوی چرمی سنگین و تاریک و دودی تو این عطر نیست
رایحه ابتدایی این عطر بوی سبز و گیاهی برگهای وایولت هست که ممکنه خیلی سریع شما رو یاد بوی اولیه دیور فارنهایت بندازه منتها اون بوی نفتی مانند اولیه رو کامل حذف کنین و بوی تلخ چرم دیور رو حداقل 10 برابر ضعیفتر کنین و یه حس پودری ضعیف هم به عطر اضافه کنین .... میشه بوی اولیه این عطر
با این که تو رایحه ها اسمی از مُشک برده نشده اما بهتون اطمینان میدم یه عالمه مشک از همون لحظه اول تا ثانیه های آخر شما حس خواهید کرد
رایحه به اصطلاح پارچه جیر قراره بویی شبیه به چرم ایجاد کنه اما اینقدر ضعیف و اینقدر ملایم هست که شخصا اسمشو میتونم بزارم نسخه دخترانه و زنانه چرم نه مردانه چون اصلا هیچ خبری از اون بوی تلخ و دودی و سنگین و شیک و مجلسی چرم که تو خیلی عطرهای دیگه چه مردانه و چه یونیسکس تست کردم تو این عطر وجود نداره
با گذر زمان همون بوی ضعیف پارچه جیر از بین میره و بوی مشک قویتر میشه
رایحه میانی بوی حیوانی مشک هست که رایحه خیلی ملایمی از گلها باهاش ترکیب شدن و بهش حس صابونی میدن و هنوز رایحه ضعیفی از برگهای وایولت رو میشه تو حاشیه عطر حس کرد
در مجموع تو سبک خودش عطر خوبیه. یعنی عطر سبز و گیاهی و حیوانی و مُشکی اما بوی چرم؟؟؟؟؟ بی خیال
پخش بوش خوبه و ماندگاریش هم در حد 6-7 ساعت روی پوست هستش

Mar
28
2014
muzzbait
muzzbait

K1 -- you're bang on the money. It settles to Fahrenheit alright. Quite amazing otherwise...love both scents and this one works well. I don't usually go for leathers, but this one has swayed me...

Mar
11
2014
mossyoakpenn
mossyoakpenn

I believe im smelling the cool/birch that another reviewer described here but then minutes later its turns to a nice soft, dry leather lavender, almost refreshing. I didn't detect much else but I believe this one is due for a re-test.

Edit: I put on another larger dose of this. This time it was an animalic leather like everyone else has been getting. Barnyard leather that I really liked! Thank you crgann2006 for reading my mind on this one. I completely agree.

Jan
13
2014
woodlandwalk
woodlandwalk

Animalic leather. This starts off with a soft chewy feeling leather, but within ten minutes the castoreum appears and it's a lovely accord with the hint of cinnamon

I'm comparing this to the ultimate leather - Cuir de Russie - Cuir Pleine Fleur is more contemporary in feel since CdR has the Chanel aldehydic signature. For me Cuir de Russie still wins out for sheer elegance, not that Cuir Pleine Fleur isn't elegant, it smells expensive, but it's more animalic/musky

Into dry-down Cuir Pleine Fleur leans towards masculine to my nose, with lime, vetiver and cedar, though it's by no means sporty 'after-shave-like'. Castoreum, cinnamon and beeswax make this is a very warm, balanced scent with a musky leather haze that could be very seductive

While it has a 'skin scent' feel, it's quite pervasive, or noticable - probably not one for work, or early mornings! Having tried Iris de Nuit I'm not surprised at the quality of this
Silage moderate to strong depending on how sensitive you are to musk, longevity excellent

Jan
07
2014
crgann2006
crgann2006

There is leather here, but not in the way you might expect.
This instantly reminds me of a horse stall, with fresh hay thrown in for feed. The horse has just come in from a good workout and the leather saddle that was used is emmanating sweat and saddle soap.
This isn't an unpleasant scent... This is one of those barns that is spotless and can only come from a family of wealth that can afford to hire a horse trainer and staff to care for the stables. The leather saddle isn't a hand-me-down. This saddle is a work of art in itself. And the stallion exudes energy. A champion.
But above it all comes the hay. Not bits and stems, but lush clover that has set in the sun and dried to the perfect moisture.

This scent is very evocative of the behind-the-scenes, luxury horse racing. But I'm not sure that I want to smell like that.

Nov
20
2013
BlueMoon
BlueMoon

WATER FROM A SUEDE VASE

Initially I was hit with leather/suede with that specific smell of water in a vase that's got a bunch of flowers.
Damp. Green. Perhaps a day or two old.
I'd say a bit unpleasant to my nose.
And somewhat strange.

It settled down to something more interesting than strange.

But still, not for me.

Oct
26
2013
al.to
al.to

Beautiful!
one of few leather I like.
Violet suede mimose and dust-smokey.
easy to wear
loafer and faded jeans..

7.5/10

May
08
2013
Buysblind
Buysblind

Cuir Pleine Fleur opens with a pronounced hay note that smells damp and fermented. It's a very raw smell I find a little off-putting but also intriguing. As it settles in, the fermented quality of the hay recedes and the violet note becomes more apparent. Once it passes the opening stage (first half hour or so) I find Cuir Pleine Fleur reminiscent of Dior's Fahrenheit, minus the gasoline/petrol smell that Fahrenheit is known for. However, Cuir Pleine Fleur is more subtle, a bit more floral, and possesses a cool transparency that Fahrenheit lacks. It also smells more natural. Struck by their uncanny resemblance, I checked the note pyramid of Fahrenheit and compared it to CPF. As it turns out, both fragrances implement Violet, Hawthorn, and Leather notes as more than just minor players in their overall compositions.

Cuir Pleine Fleur is a very unique fragrance, which manages to capture the natural, outdoorsy feeling of a farm while maintaining the chic edginess of a modern perfume. If I were to smell this on passerby, it would certainly cause me to stop in my tracks and take a closer look. This would work very well for some people and is definitely worth sampling (to see if it works for you!). Finally,if you enjoy Fahrenheit, but find it just a bit harsh or synthetic for your liking, or the petrol note too over-powering, sniff out Cuir Pleine Fleur. It might be the answer you were looking for.

Apr
28
2013
antfarm
antfarm

Cuir Pleine Fleur wears very closely to my skin, and on my skin it is quirky, sophisticated and clean: like an emerald-colored leather jacket borrowed from another woman who just showered with expensive soap.

Apr
27
2013
ThatMakesScents
ThatMakesScents

Very beautiful soft leather scent. I think "suede" is a great way to put it.

When I first tried this I got a "Lipton Ice Tea" note which gave it a fresh spring vibe. It must be the violet which gives it this unique touch.

Versatile Scent.

* The problem is it has very little sillage and sticks close to the skin. There is no way I am paying this type of money for a skin scent.

Conclusion :

Wonderful fragrance that falls into the no sillage and projection category. I've gone through tons of these over the past few years.

Show me something that I like with longevity and projection or don't show me anything at all. I am REALLY bored with "IF ONLY".

Apr
27
2013
Hélio Sérgio Rocha
Hélio Sérgio Rocha

*Heeley - Cuir Pleine Fleur:

Here we have a confortable scent for all seasons and occasions.

The opening is citrus and slightly green from violet leaves.

Then, we can detect something of a sweet heliotrope - that's the mimosa, giving us some floral accords to the scent. This part is so good and relaxing.

Cuir?! I do not think we should call it cuir.
I can feel velvet or suede - i should call it as a soft and smooth leathery fragrance.

We can use it everywhere and anytime.

So good on all weathers. Always by our side making us confortable and relaxing. A very luxurious kind of leather for both men and women.

:)

Apr
08
2013
Smelly beast
Smelly beast

One of my personal favorits. It opens with lots of violette leaf, very green, earthy and bitter. I get tons of birch tar too giving a nice smoky anbience and some spices to balance the composition. AS It drys it gests softer but still wodsy and dry, I also get some honey. The suede in it is very luxurious and soft but not buttery or creamy the image that comes to my mind is a Prada suede jacket. The composition is very modern and very transparent but also retro in a way because o the tar. Its very unique, I´ve never smelled a russian leather like this. It lasts all day but its a skin scent. Usually when I travell this is my scent, very versatile and it gives me confidence.

4 out of 5

Mar
21
2013
blackflower
blackflower

Cuir Pleine Fleur is an unusual perfume and no rules, is a mix of hardness the leather with the delicacy of the flowers. Unpretentious, elegant and timeless. Aimed at people traveling in the life of a very singular.

Dec
21
2012
Vincents1278
Vincents1278

Nearly identical to Knize Ten, but twice as expensive. Smells a lot like Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque and Chergui. It's a soft suede scent with some rose and soft, light woods but it doesn't last very long on teh skin and has almost no sillage. Some people love this scent. Unfortunately, for me, another dud for Heeley IMO, and for the price it's just ridiculous. Thank goodness for samples.

Oct
20
2012
armchair sailor
armchair sailor

It's a thin leather, with other notes on it, such as flowers, woods, and so on. My general impression is that of a very delicate sofa, the kind you're advised against sitting on, on which have been poured different perfumes, that in the end clash with the leather smell.

Oct
12
2012
magneto78
magneto78

Smells like a barn...in the best possible way. Creamy leather, hay. spice, wood. Last all day Perfect for fall

Oct
08
2012
jtd
jtd

Gorgeous floral woodyleather. The flowers smell dried, and the scent is birch-cool. To tell the truth, because this smells as much like camphorous cool birch wood as smoky birch tar, it is as much woody floral as floral leather. Butch, animalic, overpowering? Not by any means. This is in the same vein as Lancome’s Cuir, but less sweet, less syrupy.

Cuir Pleine Fleur is a gorgeous scent with a lovely set of contradictions that keeps my interest through its restrained, but long-lasting drydown. Translucent but quite direct, flowers (and aldehydes?) tell you it will grow powdery, but it grows dusty, focusing attention on the dried flower quality. It feels like it will get cozier after the topnotes, warmer and more of a skin scent. Fortunately it doesn’t and its coolness (spectacular in a dry, warm climate, btw) maintains that piercing quality even when faint. ‘Brisk’ scents often start with a refreshing tone , but usually lose it after the topnotes. It’s easy to find a scent you like that melts into your skin and is sensed both those around you as a warm ambiance. Cool in every sense of the word, Cuir Pleine Fleur, without the usual citric, lavender or spiced notes perfumers rely on for a bracing topnote, stays wonderfully crisp.

Certain smells to me are associated with purely sensory pleasure removed from sex and its attendant psychology. Have you ever just rolled around in a pile of autumn leaves in New England? The scent, the blanketing sound, the feel of crispness without sharpness, the remnants of the red and yellow colors in the drying leaves. It’s a synesthetic experience I can still bring to mind 30 years later. For whatever reason, Cuir Pleine Fleur is a small taste of that sort of experience. The sensibility is convincing, disarming , really, without seeming lavish. You don’t make something like that unintentionally or lazily. Exquisitely composed.

May
03
2012
Heverton
Heverton

This Heeley opens up with a very warm spicy combination which just introduces us to a very well crafted leather scent combined with the delicate/almost velvety aspect of suede thanks to the presence of a very relaxing mimosa note.

I'm searching for the perfect leather scent. The type of leather that makes you think about a bright new expensive car with leather seats. Cuir Pleine Fleur is not that fragrance but nevertheless what a rich, dense and hypnotizing journey this one is!

Jan
09
2012
Migotka
Migotka

Heeley might be a young brand, but already it came up with a few absolutely excellent fragrances- and Cuir Pleine Fleur is another one that I would not hesitate wearing. It starts off quite leathery- I did not get much bergamote, but a lot of suede and birch. It's not a fragrance that would make you think of furniture, accessories or clothes (like Hermes), this is a lot fresher, especially in the later stages.

Very elegant and quiet, seems more like a background scent, but oh, what a background that would be! I wonder how Heeley managed to create something so subtle and so majestic at the same time.

I could be wearing this, but I think it would smell so much nicer on a man after all.

Jul
03
2011
alfarom
alfarom

I had a sample of Cuir Plaine Fleur from a store after purchasing an Heeley Scented Candle and didn't pay attention to this perfume at all. After a couple of weeks I tried it without expecting too much as it wasn't one of those creation i was really curious about and I totally got hooked. I wore it in the morning ad then went off for a few commissions when I realized my attention was continuely cought by the perfume I was wearing. This is sooooo nice. I was kinda hypnotized by Cuir Plein Fleur incredible refinement and versatility, by its shy, but remarkable presence. It's actually not much distinctive, but magistrally crafted, perfect for any season, night and day, office and freetime, casual and formal. almost universal. Since then I never stopped thinking about this perfume as it completely fascinated me. One of those I call "a sure shot"! Apparently simple but very complex indeed, Cuir Plain Fleur could be able to explain aerospace engineering to a baby!


Sorry If I didn't go through notes explanation and opening / drydown type of things but you can have tones of reviews that go deep into those aspects. To me, Cuir Plain Fleur is just pure sensation and a very delightful one.

Rating: 9/10

Mar
10
2011
Catbiscuit
Catbiscuit

This has an incredibly herbaceous, hay-like opening. I don't get much bergamot to be honest with you. Just a lot of hot, humid hay complete with cow pats & something even worse hidden underneath.

This drove me to try to discover exactly what Hawthorn is supposed to smell like as I am familiar with all the other notes. Apparently its like decomposing flesh in order to attract pollinating carrion beetles. Explains a lot actually. Except why James Heely felt the need to bring us the *entire* experience of bringing a cow from pasture to its leather form?? And further why he then chose to omit the money shot (ie the actual aroma of leather).

Even though it gradually improves to a woody, earthy, mostly fetid rooty smell with a hint of black locust sweetness blooming far in the background I am leaving this one to sfonativeboy to master. I have a feeling it suits male skin a LOT better.

Jul
30
2010
sfonativeboy
sfonativeboy

Rich.. Masculine...
This starts with classical green notes.. then it becomes a bit spicy perhaps thats the HAWHORNE
As it dries down...
the warmth of the suede/leather notes become pronounce..
in a very "CHANEL Cuir Russie" way.

Just when I was starting to really like this fragrance...it curdled on me.
and then it just became a strange,
dare I say common MUSKY Male scent.

perhaps this one needs to be tried again another day ...

Jun
23
2010

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