Parfumerie Generale • Cuir Venenum • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||21%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
beer and candy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Yes, yes, yes! This smells of hops! Ah, the smell of childhood! In the Summer I loved picking hops, they had a pinecone shape made of small green delicate petals. I would play with them breaking them into pieces inhaling the lovely aroma. I really want a bottle of this stuff :-)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I actually thought that I was testing a mislabeled sample, so different was my perception from the official notes. Top notes of vinyl and acrid grape cough syrup, followed by a whiff of cow dung (possibly the "leather"?), all leading into a persistent candy-sweet-powder drydown of maligned orange blossom. Very synthetic in character. I dislike this on me and would find it abhorrent on a man.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Such a luscious and charming scent! Sweet, yes, it is, but come closer.... all the listed notes emerge unexpectedly. Even the much talked about "missing" leather. This is leather that does not knock you over the head and rush up your nose. It lingers in the background, beautifully entwined with the orange blossoms, myrrh and coconut. Beautiful indeed.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Cuir Venium Parfums Generale:
I got a sample with my Christmas bottle of Cadjemere. Let me put it this way: once, I went to college in a cold place. In a misguided attempt at combining both merriment and staying warm, I drank an unadvisadly large quantity of blackberry schnapps. I learned that while a little schnapps makes a nice add-in to a cocktail or appertif for those fond of children's cough syrup, a lot just makes a mess on your dorm room floor. Now, lets say I had cleaned up that mess with a shamWow. That's Cuir Venium. Grapey cough syrup, wet leather, more grapey cough syrup. Although I could not convince Cadjemere to linger on my skin for love or money, Cuir Venium took up residence with the tenacity of a lice infestation on the scalp of a curly haired four year old. I'm keeping the sample, just in case I ever think blackbeery schnapps or Dimetapp is a good idea again.
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Combination of beer, grape Jell-o, a hint of leather, and a large dose of bad karma. I deserve this because I once dared a guy to drink beer out of my shoe.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Skittles, this smells like a bag of Skittles to me. It's so sugary sweet, cute smelling. I like it but Its not very strong, and I'm going to guess I won't even be able to smell it on me in an hour or so.. Sweet Sugary
Cuteness, this would be perfect for a young soul. I don't pick up any of the Leather.. Must be the mixture of the Orange blossom and Coconut. I like it but don't think I would ever actually purchase this, and Yes it does smell like Grape Soda....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
For every awful review I read on this fragrance I fall in love with it a little more. There is something so PG about it to me, so beautiful and so unique. Its openning notes on my skin are pure gourmand delight, jammy and sweet but not cloying or distasteful. I'm still trying to figure out where that band-aid note is hiding that everyone is talking about but I suppose that will have to remain a mistry for me. On me Cuir Venenum is a deliscious jam made of orange blossoms and oranges, spread on a slice of freshly baked bread mixed with the scent of my favorite suede skirt. And while this mix may not work for some I receive many compliments on it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Orange blossom and cedar were immediately apparent for me. This definitely isnít the biker, Hotel California leather of Parfum díEmpireís Cuir Ottoman. Rather, itís the tamed, supple leather of a sofa in an airy, upscale home in the tropics. Orange blossom and coconut add a sweet, yet vaguely beachy, aroma, and the cedar and musk keep the whole thing (barely) grounded. I didnít detect much depth here, nor was there very much mystery or brooding darkness. Itís an honest scent, a straightforward, yet immaculately polite fragrance.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
No, no, no. This is just wrong. Bad wrong. It smells like orange blossom cologne sold at highway shops along interstate 95 in Florida, with a dash of leather thrown in. I suppose the best thing you could say about it is the leather is soft and slightly smoky. The worst you could say is that somehow, it still manages to smells mall-o-rama fruity/floral blah and boring.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
Oooooh. No. This just doesn't make sense. I don't know if I'm wearing grape soda, cough syrup, or...um, blueberry syrup. From reading the reviews, I shouldn't be having any of these responses. To my mind (and nose), this means that there is no reason for keeping this around--and oh, for the love of all things holy, discontinuing a masterpiece such as Bois Blond. However, if I ever have a "wild hair" that creates a certain itch for grape/blueberry flavored beer, I know which scent sample I'll reach for.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The beer notes burn off very quickly on me, but I get no leather at all. I get 100% orange blossom, one of my least favorite scents in the world. (Bad memory, so it's not the scent, it's the conotations.) This one smells exactly like a cheap orange blossom cologne a childhood friend had. If you like weird orange blossom, try this, but be prepared to wait out the onrush of spilled beer to get to the orange blossom. Good luck on the leather, it was MIA for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
In general I'm a MAJOR fan of Parfumerie Generale fragrances, but I must admit that this one is not so good. Unlike some reviewers, I never got a lick of orange blossom or anything sweet or "jammy." This one is very soapy on me, with A LOT of stale smoke and some leather. After a while, the lager scent comes through as well. It reminds me of what my hair smells like after shampooing it and then spending the evening in a smoky bar, with overflowing ashtrays and tabletops sticky from spilled beer. My boyfriend wrinkled up his nose when he smelled this one and asked me where I'd been!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
a new leather interior, oh, Biff just spilled his 16 oz Bud all over the seats and carpet. goodbye scent of leather.
completely nauseating and very strong. you'll feel like that pile of melting ice and brewski you hurried past outside the alpha delta mu animal house is pursuing you like the blob.
THE WORST THING I THINK I HAVE EVER SAMPLED
I gave away the mini of this I got then someone gave me another as an extra! I notice this time that yes indeed grape juice is a possible accord to divine in this stuff... interesting how closely beer and grape juice are related actually! Still wouldn't wear thi is if ya paid me!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
this one started very similar to Frapin on me ...but quickly turned nauseatingly jammy and yucky on me. add leather to this already stinky concoction and forget about it....nasty nasty nasty. nough said.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Green
It's 1985. I'm in my local album/head shop trying to pick out a Clash album. The hippie that runs it is burning some cheap-smelling fruity incense. I am wearing a brand new Wilson's leather motorcycle jacket and chewing some Grape Bubble Yum. I like everything about this memory...except the scent. Leather and fruit just don't go together (and that goes for Fruit Roll Ups, too.)
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
This opens up smelling like warm beer and dries down to beer and grape juice. The beer note never completely disappears on me. I don't think smelling like I have a drinking problem is attractive-- except to those looking for an easy lay. The suggestion of booze in a fragrance --like Frappin -- can smell nice, but this makes me smell like I need an intervention. Not FBW for me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
Luckyscent refers to this as a 'brew', tacitly acknowledging its unusual topnote - that of lager beer. Cuir is presumably a more acceptable name for marketing, so Luckyscent toes the party line and enthuses about the soft leather scent.
So would I buy it? Probably not. I'm as partial to a glass of lager as any man, but the morning after is not so exciting. In this case, a peculiar sickly, headachy basenote. Still, as an perfumer's conception of the effect of booze, it's not a bad piece of art.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
On my skin, this is mostly a sweet orange blossom fragrance tinged with fruit (mostly citrus) and leather in the drydown. It's rather strong and perfumey and surprisingly floral for a men's scent (but then again, if I can wear men's scents then guys can wear florals, too). I much prefer Serge Lutens' interpretation of the flower. Notes: orange blossom, citrus, myrrh, coconut, musk.