Cuir Fetiche, Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier's Cuir Fetiche - It seems so fitting that Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier would add this SO gorgeous fragrance to its lineup, given their roots in the leather glove realm. Back in the day, leathers were treated with flowers, herbs and resins, in an attempt to disguise the not altogether pleasant scents associated with the tanning process. Master perfumers were also glove-makers (until the French Revolution), and the founder of Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, Jean Laporte, clearly had this in mind when he named his company. Jean Paul Millet Lage, Laporte�s disciple and successor, pays tribute to the industry and to the perfume house with his exquisite Cuir Fetiche.
This lush and feminine leather scent, infused with essences of classic rose, jasmine and iris bouquet, exudes the aristocratic hauteur of a lovely marquise pulling on her gloves as she makes her way to the opera. The flowers crushed into the leather to yield their noble essences are palpable and very long-lasting. This is a fragrance of a different era, full and lush, classically elegant in the best French tradition. The leather accord, so seldom used in feminine fragrances, renders it so perfectly chic and modern!
And finally, we simply must address the perfection of the little leather lace-up bustier that encases the bottle. It adds such a beauteous touch of decadence and luxury, and it makes quite the statement as it sits resplendent on your vanity.
NOTES: Mandarin, bergamot, lemon, geranium, leather accord, ylang-ylang, jasmine, rose, iris, vanilla, musk, ambergris, patchouli, cedar wood, sandalwood