Parfum d'Empire

Eau de parfum

A sensuous iris and leather oriental

CUIR OTTOMAN’s leather is rubbed with powdery iris, then warmed with cistus and burnt styrax and dipped in a heady oriental base of Tolu balsam, benzoin resin and incense tears… Egyptian jasmine brings opulence to the heart; vanilla and tonka bean add their tender touch CUIR OTTOMAN, as languid as an afternoon in a Turkish bath…

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Though the leather note is appreciated by connoisseurs, it is so assertive it is seldom featured in perfumery. But it is one of Marc-Antoine Corticchiato’s favourite and he built his personal interpretation of it on the smoky effluvia of burnt styrax and birch.

From there, he set off for the Ottoman Empire, inspired by the secular tradition of leatherwork in Anatolia – up to the 19th century Turkish leather was the most highly coveted in Europe. He added iris, which already presents leathery facets, after learning that its powdery notes were often used to soften the smell of the finest skins.

TOP: Iris, rockrose, Egyptian jasmine

HEART: Leather, Tolu balsam, benzoin, styrax

BASE: Incense, Vanilla, Tonka Bean

Alcohol Denat., Parfum (fragrance), Aqua (water), Hexyl cinnamal, Limonene, Alpha isomethyl ionone, Coumarin, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl alcohol, Cinnamyl alcohol , Geraniol, Citral, Benzyl cinnamate, Eugenol, Amyl cinnamal, Citronellol.

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