Cuir Cuba Intense Eau de Parfum
Cuir Cuba Intense Eau de Parfum is a fragrance by PARFUMS DE NICOLAI. The notes of this fragrance are Sicilian lemon, star anise, licorice, mint, lavender, geranium, ylang ylang, magnolia, coriander, cumin, patchouli, cedar, tobacco, hay, liatris, and civet.
Why name a fragrance Cuir Cuba Intense when a standard?Cuir Cuba?? doesn’t even exist? One sniff of Patricia de Nicolai’s stunningly complex new tobacco and leather scent should clear that question up. Rich, spicy, floral and animalic, Cuir Cuba Intense is such a gorgeously constructed head-turner that a more modest name would have felt like an understatement.
Inspired by Mme de Nicolai’s early memories of the family humidor, Cuir Cuba Intense opens with a nostalgic burst of lemon, mint and licorice, brisk and herbaceous, which conjures the wonders and pleasures of childhood. As the centerpiece tobacco leaf accord unfolds, smooth and musky, it’s embraced by a soft floral bouquet and gourmand spice notes of cumin and coriander. The dry down reveals further amber/leather warmth and smoothness, blending seamlessly with the heart notes until making way for a sexy, animalic hay-and-civet final phase. Vivid, complex and richly comforting, Cuir Cuba Intense is the kind of unique, compelling fragrance that words can’t do justice- you’ll have to experience it for yourself.