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80 reviews
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would repurchase
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5.0
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Oct/13/2017

I use this since the 80's when it was sold only at some Chanel boutiques. It is my favorite fragrance, all times, all seasons. (Hate that nonsense of "summer this and winter that"!) Hope that Chanel never discontinues the Parfum version as the EDP is a joke, the EDT was nicer. Nowadays we no longer know what is the brand's blame, legal impositions or whatever. Have some …Read more

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About reviewer (95 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBrown



5.0
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Apr/26/2016

The first time I tried Cuir de Russie in the Les Exclusifs format of 200 mls was at the Chanel Boutique 2008 .
The juice was dark brown in color. I swooned on application and I remember to this day telling the SA .." now this is real perfume ! "
It was perfume high art ..strong , blended beautifully ..and aura of old world and rich dark sweet leather and florals . Classy …
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About reviewer (461 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Medium, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


3.0
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Sep/21/2015

Floralaldehydic leather soap and powder from the 1920s. According to Kafkaesque blog, strong fecal note, and reworked by Polge in the 1980s to increase the amount of iris and powder. I don't object to the animalic quality, but there are better unsweetened phenolic tobacco scents out there for less money. And, for those who wish the quintessential leather scent, with impeccable pedigree …Read more

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About reviewer (514 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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May/12/2014

After my disappointing experience with Tabac Blond, I was afraid this one would evoke the same impressions (that carnation is altogether overwhelming and unpleasant for me), but quite the reverse.
It opens sharp and pungent, and if there's ever a time when it smells distinctly of leather, that's the time, on me. Within 15 minutes it becomes a warm, spicy and somehow fresh smell …
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About reviewer (14 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


5.0
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May/08/2014

This is such a rich, expansive, almost warm scent. Whenever I take a sniff of it I almost feel giddy. Like the Chanel no. 5 EDP, it has almost a sun-warmed element to it, like the tang of a beautiful day.

It smells first off like expensive leather - hence the name. As I said, it's expansive - there's leather, a sort of pleasant smokiness. It also smells a little woody, and I …
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About reviewer (39 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinDry, Olive, Warm

HairBrown, Other, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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Mar/26/2014

I love this. It smells expensive, almost like the interior leather of a very expensive and rare car. It took me several wearings to fall in love with it. It has a smoky opening and it was almost medicinal smelling to my nose. After about an hour, I could smell the leather notes mixed in with faint scent of florals. Aldehydes are rich. I put on the EDT one morning and while I love it, once I …Read more

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About reviewer (30 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Dark, Warm

HairBlack, Kinky, Coarse

EyesBrown


5.0
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Nov/03/2013

I have never been a Chanel perfume girl in my life and when I became a perfume collector myself and a perfumista and began learning and exploring the world of fragrance quite deeply, even then I came to like Guerlain but never Chanel. That was until I came across the Exclusives collection and I found that I really liked all the ones I received those mini bottles of, which included No. 18, 28 La …Read more

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About reviewer (5 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBlack


5.0
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Oct/25/2012

LOVE LOVE LOVE CdR! Bought the giant size EdT when les exclusifs was launched, and the parfum extrait when Chanel relaunched it. What can I say, one sniff brings to mind the most beautiful, buttery soft, camel-coloured leather.

There are aldehydic florals and a touch of sweetness- but not too much. I would not say this is a "girly" fragrance -- also it is not for those …
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About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOther

HairOther

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2.0
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Sep/15/2012

I got a large decant of this from TPC and have waited a year to review it, I've worn it maybe a dozen of times and sprayed it in the air a bit as well. I just can't bring myself to like it. I agree with many reviewers below that get a "dirty" sense from it, and unfortunately it's not a pleasant dirty to me. Cerulfox's review below points out the animalic style, I …Read more

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About reviewer (290 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


1.0
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Feb/06/2012

Vintage Cuir de Russie was a well balanced leather blend.
I can't find any leather in the current product 2012, nor flowers,
just a rough disagreeable sandalwood. Chanel has killed this
fragrance.

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About reviewer (1115 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair, Neutral

HairOther, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel