Sensuously marrying leather with floral, Christian Dior have well and truly raised the bar with Cuir Cannage, the latest addition to their La Collection Privée series.
The inspiration behind this sophisticated, evocative blend? It all stemmed from the idea of smelling the insides of a luxurious leather bag. A Dior quilted leather bag, to be exact.
The fragrance flits perfectly between the delicate, feminime notes of rose, violet and ylang ylang and the slightly more rough, leathery accords of birch and cade essence. Maybe not notes we’d naturally pair together scent-wise, but mysteriously Dior’s blend does it gorgeously.
In fact, it goes beyond that, marrying masculine and feminine, gentle and rough into one tantalising bottle of sheer leathery joy.
Written by Alice Jones