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Friday, February 1, 2013

Cuir de Russie c1875

Cuir de Russie: Created by Aime Guerlain in 1875.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a spicy leather chypre fragrance for men and women.
  • Top notes: leather, floral notes, hesperidic notes, aromatic notes
  • Middle notes: jasmine, gardenia, rose, lilac, ylang ylang, leather, spicy notes, patchouli, rosewood and vetiver
  • Base notes: oakmoss, leather, musk and orris

From our friend Monsieur Guerlain: " Frédéric Sacone tells us that Jacques Guerlain reused Chypre de Paris to make his Cuir de Russie in 1935. Upon researching the handwritten formula for Cuir de Russie, Frédéric Sacone found out that it lists Chypre de Paris, as well as Mitsouko, among its ingredients."


Presented in the Carre flacon (parfum), the quadrilobe flacon (parfum), the Goutte flacon (eau de toilette), the Amphore flacon (parfum), the Lanterne flacon (parfum), and Stilboide Fluid (hair dressing).

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Fate of the Fragrance:

Still being sold in 1953. Discontinued, date unknown.

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