Giorgio Armani • Cuir Amethyste • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is lame....
I'm gonna try to be very short- it is a unsuccesfully executed desire to make something very special,ending with a flop perfume which is ridicoulusly overrated and overpriced...
long story short- SL Daim Blond without a soul....sweet, annoying, has (but really people, I dunno what you've been smelling lately;)) ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN COMMON with gorgeous chypre form out of this world called- Bottega Veneta....nothing..
save your money and try to avoid this dry, fruity,candy (violet...no violet in here,mkay...)vanilla,popsicle suede brew...
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My "yes" on rebuying is provisional - as others have noted, this line is overpriced. It was one of the first to incorporate a frou-frou container with less expensive refills. So, you know what's coming. I'd buy the refills on sale at TJs, possibly at retail price. But I've absolutely no interest in the expensive containers with their little stones on top.
That said, on to the actual fragrance. While there is leather in this, it is more a leather/incense fragrance, and the drydown includes one of the most beautiful resin deepenings I've ever smelled. I get a little floral in the opening, a really subtle rose/bergamot, but it's not in the least primary, or not on my skin. There's my fave of faves --- birch tar -- doing its smoky, leathery, rich, wierd birch tar thing, then all the resins, and an incense note. I love this fragrance. It's never failed to delight me after I've put it on. Over and over, I return to it and think "Wow, this really is lovely."
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
OMG Love this perfume, leather, then violet and powder! Even in cold weather a sweet note peaks here and there. the perfume stay close to the body, but still enveloping and warm. I love orientals and even if some categorize it in Chypre-florals category, I still considerate it as an orientals! I didnt test the staying power yet but it is ok I can spray this perfume on my body all DAY!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Notes: bergamot, coriander, rose; birch, patchouli, violet; bensoin, incense and Bourbon vanilla.
This fragrance opens fruity sweet with a hint of a suede accord at the base. This accord is unfortunately never truly dominant, but it is allowed to shine more once the very sweet top notes gradually relent. Still, this Armani Prive offering is a far cry from scents like Daim Blond and Cuir Mauresque. Very linear in its development, this tenacious fragrance lasts nearly six hours.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
Normally, I'm into very light perfumes with very little sweetness to them. A sales clerk at the Armani makeup counter told me that he thought I would love this scent, though, and spritzed some on me.
I fell in love. This, to me, is a very exotic scent, with a bit of vanilla, which I thought I detested in perfumes, but which is paired up with leather and wooden notes to great effect. It lasts for ages on the skin, developing to a hypnotizing, bewitchingly sexy aura that has me totally infatuated.
To sum it up: This is like catnip to me. I could just roll around in it all day, making happy sounds.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Goes on masculine leather scent then fades quickly to bergamot and vanilla with leather underneath. Dries down to a creamy violet, but is mostly spiky bergamot and vanilla over leather with something more abrasive (patchouli?) to keep it from being too blah. Not masculine as it dries, but not feminine either. Full DD is vanilla bergamot and Italian leather, like an expensive purse. I'm not sure if I like it enough to keep it, but it's interesting and wearable.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Yes, I would buy again if I had the urge and found another bottle at Marshalls for $30...only 1oz though. This is candied violets like another said, with a creamy leather. Very soft and smooth when applied to the skin. Perfect sillage not too much or too little. I actually got a compliment on this from someone who dislkies most fragrances. Perhaps a bit sharp at first if applied to an inanimate object...such as my sweater. This has the odd ability to seem girly and yet refined AND unique. Very nice.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Lovely sweet violets and vanilla are dancing in this scent with a hint of labdanum and benzoin, upon a base of fine leather. It was love at first sniff. I bought it un-sniffed based on the notes and it was even better than I thought. If you love soft leather and sweet violets, this is the scent for you. It's not cheap, but if you can find a refill bottle, it will only cost about half the price of the fancy bottle.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Ok, this was my 51st birthday present to myself, along with a refill of Pierre de lune. What a winner, again! There is a luscious softly spicy patchouli note, tempered by sweet violet and just a hint of vanilla. this is a heady, grown up sophisticated fragrance that is more feminine than Pierre de lune, but just as divine. I do not get a citrus note from this, despite the fact that bergamot is a main ingredient. Nor do I smell too much rose or leather. It is not too sweet. It is just ....voluptuous. I don't know how Armani does it, but these privees are amazing. And now they are refillable. thank you, armani!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
As a point of reference, I've loved Armani Privé's Pierre de Lune (ethereal iris masterpiece) and detested their Rose Alexandrie (cherry sweet-tart candy) so was curious how I would feel about Cuir Amethyste. I am pleased to report that I believe I've found another winner in this line.
Cuir Amethyste is unlike the other two and is an intriguing scent that firstly made me think of the color "purple", I guess because of unavoidable associations with the name. After the intial indeterminate fruity/flowery top note, it developed into the most luscious leather fragrance tempered with violets and a sprinkling of powder. In fact, the image that Cuir Amethyste kept conjuring up was the luxurious scent of a delicate leather handbag owned by say Babe Paley or Marella Agnelli back in the 1950's which contained French violet pastilles and some expensive face powder and lipstick. If you could bottle those smells together in liquid form, you would have Cuir Amethyste.
As a point of comparison, as far as delicate leather scents go, I am a huge fan of Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur but am prepared to concede that Cuir Amethyste beats this by a nose. (pun intended!)
Per The Perfumed Court, here are the notes: bergamot, coriander, crystalline rose, violet, silver birch, patchouli, benzoin, labdanum, and French vanilla.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've sampled Privé Cuir Améthyste by Giorgio Armani and it's like we're not even talking about the same fragrance here; me and the previous reviewer Paschat. Paschat noticed a citrus opening, 'extremely overpowering', while to me Cuir Améthyste opening was a blast of pure creaminess, at once so unforgettable, and so delicious. Huge violets - again imagine Willy Wonka's garden here and the violet blossoms you would possibly find there... smothered in leathery creaminess... some incense and creamy streams of pure vanilla and powederiness... On my skin Cuir Améthyste lasted for hours and hours and as I was falling in love with it, my wallet let out a yelp knowing full well what was to come ;)