2010 Creation
Mixed Gender
Woody - Chypre Olfactory groups

Olfactory pyramid

Top Notes : Cardamom seed, Absinthe
Heart Notes : Leather, Cade
Base Notes : Castoreum, Oppoponax
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Cuir’s aromatic opening of cardamom and absinthe segues into the heart of leather, the fragrance’s key element (Cuir means leather in French). Cade (an evergreen shrub native to the French Mediterranean coastal region) adds its smoky notes to the leather scent. The trail blends the animalic, tobacco-inflected and leathery facets of castoreum with the ambry, vanilla-inflected and resinous notes of opoponax.

At a glance

Golden leather


Leathery, smoky and ambry, Cuir is a perfume in Mona di Orio ‘Les Nombres d’Or’ Collection. This series of essences, composed for connoisseurs of fine fragrance, was inspired by the divine proportions of the harmonic ideal that has been recognized since Antiquity. It is the golden ratio, the “Nombre d’Or”. Intrigued and captivated by these aesthetic theories, the designer realized that she wanted to revisit some ineluctable, timeless accords from the history of perfumery. The scent features a leather accord enhanced with animalic and resinous tonalities of castoreum and opoponax. Cuir is a fragrance for him or for her. At selected points of sale. For more info:


EauEau de Toilette 3.4 oz.


A ‘glass cube’ bottle sealed with a metal tie somewhat like the “cage” on a bottle of champagne. The symbol for the Greek letter phi adorns the bottle.

  • No rate for this perfume 21 march 2014

    I can envision a man in a leather jacket sitting among evergreens and enjoying a cigarette. He is thinking about night life and enjoying absinthe later. Certainly worth checking out.

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  • Exceptional perfume 16 october 2013

    Absinthe et cuir. C'est profond, c'est noir, c'est sublime. L'ésotérisme en flacon.

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