A warm and elegant fragrance with a lovely 'sillage' and long lasting base notes on skin, with Mme Nicolai's signature.
Memories of her childhood inspired perfumer Patricia de Nicolai to make Cuir Cuba Intense: Cuba, the sunny and lively island Cuba where tobacco plants grow.
Quote Patricia: "Although I hate smoking, I have always loved the scent of tobacco leaves used in the making of cigars. When I was a child, at my parents', I appreciated when I was asked to go and collect the cigar box. What a pleasure to open it and to smell these delicate scents ... It was a fragrance that really transported me! Many years after, I have found out this scent in my lab thanks to the tobacco leaf absolute, the starting point of Cuir Cuba Intense."
The French description makes it sound so seductive: "Cuir Cuba Intense, le nouveau parfum envoûtant de NICOLAÏ. Cuir Cuba Intense est un accord tabac-cuir sur lequel se glissent une base réglisse et un coeur floral magnolia, ylang. La sauge, la lavande et la menthe crépue signent un départ frais et montant. Un coeur épicé, cumin et coriandre, se développe sur des notes boisées, patchouli et cèdre, qui s'épanouissent sur un fond animal, foin coupé."
Quote from a review by Kafkaesque: "Eventually, the tobacco is no longer even tobacco. It has turned into leather. First, into a dark, sweetened leather dusted with spices and, then, finally, into the creamiest calf-skin with supple smoothness and a hint of sweetness."
anise, licorice, Sicilian lemon, spearmint, Pelargonium, Ylang, Magnolia, coriander, tobacco, hay, patchouli, cedar, musk, civet
“One of the unsung greats in the world of perfumery.”. - Luca Turin
We are truly happy that Patricia de Nicolai had the courage in 1989 to start her own independent haute parfum brand!
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