in the footsteps of Oud Chypre
and Cuir Chypre, Cuir
et Bois is our third attar of
the classic French perfume genre 'Chypre'.
of our previous Chypre formulations
were greeted with enthusiasm and great success. Cuir et Bois was
specifically designed to focus on the elements that were loved most in
the heart of this attar is not Indian
oud this time, but rather a very unusual Thai oud that, coupled with
oakmoss, plays in a unique way with Indian cistus to create a
leather note that approaches 'dirty' but stops shy of it and would be
most accurately described as 'naughty'.
The oud is loud, its powerful. The oakmoss is more abundant than ever.
The Bulgarian rose used in this attar has just about the most
perfect balance of geraniol-to-citronellol.
This trio of oud, rose, and oakmoss has such a magnetic effect that you
will probably find people
sniffing and looking around to see where the diffusive aura is
are of course many other
ingredients in this blend that tie it all together and complete it, but
the three real key players are the oud, rose otto, and oakmoss.
And speaking of oakmoss, we don't give two hoots about IFRA's 0.1%
oakmoss restriction. Cuir et Bois has much
more oakmoss than that. If you're allergic to oakmoss you may want to
avoid it, unless you don't mind a mild itch. And if you're not allergic
to oakmoss, then this is one Chypre you really don't want to miss!
What others are saying:
CeB is nice mashallah,
got some on now! The oakmoss is stellar. A lovely seamless blend.
I have received the 2.5 g
bottle of CUIR ET BOIS.
Just when I remove the golden cap, i get the 'divine' smell :-)
You said you don't give
two hoots about oakmoss restrictions? I give two hoots with the fact
that every time I sample your mukhallats I have to readjust my budget
and make sacrifices in other areas because they are so good!
Taha, you are just waaay
too good at mixing fragrances:) I'm wearing CeB, and have to come to
the conclusion that the best way to describe it is to simply say that
it is what Thai oud should have been. You have taken the very best
notes of Thai oil and exalted them, purified them, deepened them! While
I didn't think it was possible with oud, this is an unmistakable
example of human hand improving upon nature. Very beautiful scent.
I wore Cuir et Bois yesterday, I really loved it! I was thinking it was
a Borneo oud used until I read it is a Thai oud, and I can see that now
that I know... Rose, oakmoss and ambergris also seem prominent with
other notes being more difficult to pick out. I also feel a there is a
musky element too, not sure what... But the title of the frag is right
on, and that is what you get... a woody, leathery chypre, and another
really amazing attar I will be happy to have in my collection!