Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours by Karl
“Velvet pores and skin
A Gloved hand
Memento d’une FLEUR
Stems of TOBACCO & rum
fortuitous RENCONTRE.” For Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours by Perfumer Julien Rasquinet (2012).
Julien Rasquinet of IFF, perfumer courtesy of the perfumer
This 12 months, Naomi Goodsir, (French FIFI Professional Award Winner 2018 for an Impartial Model) celebrates ten years of inventive freedom for the reason that launch of Cuir Velours in 2012 and it appears as related as we speak as ever. Discovering Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours in Milan throughout Esxence this 12 months was fairly the revelation and certainly a ‘fortuitous rencontre.’ Ms Goodsir and M. Coutaudier are a tour de drive with their aptitude as distinctive inventive administrators of parfums. As together with her high fashion, Naomi Goodsir’s eponymous model of inventive fragrances mirror a novel aesthetic. To enlist Julien Rasquinet so early on in his profession as a perfumer (previous to his appointment at IFF) was definitely an distinctive resolution and one in all nice foresight.
Renaud Coutaudier and Naomi Goodsir Photograph for CaFleureBon, 2016
“Cuir Velours (leather-based) by Julien Rasquinet is a deep and textured fragrance, that evocatively encases the pores and skin like comfortable velvet suede.”- Naomi Goodsir and Renaud Coutaudier, in dialog with Michelyn Camen, Çafleurebon Editor in Chief.
Ten Yr Celebration Picture courtesy of Naomi Goodsir
To fulfill each Ms. Goodsir and M. Coutaudier on the Magna Pars Suites in Milan was an unimaginable honour, and I used to be humbled by their warmness and humility. For individuals who have achieved a lot to offer such a private journey of their model identification was a deal with. This strategy is obvious when experiencing perfumes equivalent to Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours. Here’s a luxurious fragrance, one in all excessive class and highly effective in its message however sufficiently subtle to go beneath cowl. It exudes magnificence and magnificence, is balanced to absolute perfection and there may be a lot to be intrigued with. While the liquid is a thick amber color, I personally think about dense noir curtains and really feel it really works fantastically when paired with a proper outfit of black-tie apparel. The feeling is that of an extrait to my nostril. It sits shut sufficient to the pores and skin while pulsing out for a lot of hours.
The suede is entrance and centre however is wrapped in labdanum, immortelle, and incense. Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours nonetheless feels avant-garde while rooted in classical perfumery. There are notes, that are tried and true but additionally curious whiffs of the sudden and by no means earlier than skilled in my case. Though Cuir Velours interprets from its authentic French to English as ‘velvet leather-based’ it’s terribly advanced, and its impact is mesmeric on the pores and skin. Certainly, it kinds a scent bubble which encases one in what I can solely clarify as a succulent, wealthy tapestry of notes which intermingle and dance with our particular person DNA. The rum and tobacco are there, and there’s a cherry laced with a charred bourbon thrill to me. Nonetheless, I then detect a darkish ink sensation, which is totally sudden and provides an underlying darkness to Cuir Velours that I completely love! It gives an nearly melancholic spine to the perfume and in addition retains it from leaning into gourmand territory.
Picture of Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours with Caravaggio print by Karl.
Fairly than a high, mid, and base construction. I sense different distinctive features coming out and in; a uncooked honeyed notice and the chocolatey features of immortelle all through the carrying while the central theme of suede is obvious. Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours brings to thoughts a Caravaggio portray; for its intense realism, chiaroscuro and deep expression. It’s a darkly emotional fragrance with dramatic impact. I’d go so far as to hail it as a future basic.
Notes: Suede, Tobacco, Rum, Cistus Labdanum, Incense, Immortelle.
Disclaimer: Personally bought. Views are my very own.
Karl Topham, UK Ambassador & Senior Editor.
picture courtesy of the model
Because of Naomi Goodsir, we’ve got a 50ml bottle of Cuir Velours for one registered reader USA, UK & EU. To be eligible, please depart a remark about what appeals to you about Karl’s assessment, the place you reside, and which is your favorite Naomi Goodsir perfume. Draw closes 11/30/22.
Please additionally learn: Çafleurebon Artistic Administrators in Perfumery Naomi Goodsir & Renaud Coutaudier by Michelyn Camen right here.
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