Cuir Cannage by Francois Demachy for Dior 2014

Hello Fashion conscious Fumies,

OOOOW! When I first heard about Cuir Cannage it was a thrilling excitement. I couldn’t wait to get my sniff on it. Immediately I knew it was coming I emailed our Australian DIOR marketing arm and was told I would be contacted on arrival. Well, frankly I couldn’t wait for them, I went and ordered from Surrender To Chance a lovely 3ml spritz. It just arrived, WOO HOO! Let’s wear it together for the first impressions……

Cuir Cannage by Francois Demachy for Dior 2014

Cuir Cannage Dior Fragrantica 1Photo Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Orange blossom, ylang ylang
Heart: Jasmine, rose, leather, iris
Base: Leather, Juniper (cade oil), birch

Instant leather on spritz like you are looking inside a new handbag for something, then a cool green sappy-ness then a warm wet suede shoe (all this happens in about a minute) and then I get a beautiful, sensual night flower that is the fatty orange blossom & the ylang, neither is wholly itself and they’re blended so beautifully that they create a whole new flower, glorious. This section lasts much longer than you’d expect from an opening and I’m really glad.

Cuir Cannage Christian-Dior Lady-Dior HelensPhoto Stolen Helen’s

The leather is new and very slightly earthy when it comes in, a soft and supple leather that I think anyone could wear. Smoked and tanned it reminds me of a very softened and gentrified Knize Ten. There is no fruit note to sweeten it like the Bottega Venetta and it’s not as plush and rounded as CHANEL’s Cuir de Russie but it is lovely and I can imagine it being worn by the boys to work and on dates. The girls will smell super retro in it and I can’t wait to smell Cuir Cannage on some of them, elegant and razor sharp cool. The girls will certainly stand out when wearing Cuir Cannage, nice one DIOR.

Cuir Cannage Christian-Dior PinterestPhoto stolen Pinterest

Further reading: Colognoisseur and Black Narcissus
Surrender To Chance has $3/ml
DIOR has 125ml, 250ml and 450ml available (450ml? WTF!)

How did Cuir Cannage live on you?
Portia xx

 

21 comments on “Cuir Cannage by Francois Demachy for Dior 2014

  1. Tara says:

    Hi Portia,

    I loved Cuir Cannage the first time I tried it on card. The iris really came through. Then I tried it on skin with Val but it wasn’t so good and I kind of wrote it off.

    Now your lovely review makes me think I should give it another try. I do wonder if I’d prefer to smell it on a guy though.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Tara,
      I am unsure myself. I like it. It smells good, blended beautifully and I think it’s well thought out. I think till now I’ve prefered my leather shot through with fruit, the Bottega Venetta, Daim Blonde thing or extra dry and in your face like Knize Ten.
      This is a super wearable version and I think if I spent some time wearing it I could definitely fall in love.
      Portia xx

  2. Sandra says:

    Great review Portia! This is one of my faves this year! I get loads of leather at the beginning and then it smooths itself out beautifully. In the late stages I get a soft floral leather with loads of vanilla. The Norwegian gets a much more masculine vibe which is great. We share but smell completely different. Xoxo

  3. Sabine says:

    I loved CC at first spritz and bought a decant. After wearing it quite a bit over the summer it has lost its allure and I got bored by it, but I will give it a rest and try again when the weather is cooling down.
    It surely deserves another chance.

  4. Tara C says:

    This smells great but on me it is nearly identical to SL Cuir Mauresque, which I already own, so probably will not purchase, but I enjoyed trying it.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Aaaah! I have not tried the SL Cuir Mauresque, having Daim Blonde and Cuir Majascule was enough I thought. Should I?
      Portia xx

      • Tara C says:

        It is quite different from both of those and is my favourite of the 3. Definitely try the Cuir Mauresque! Also, be sure to try it both dabbed and sprayed. It was too much for me sprayed, but I found I loved it dabbed on.

      • australianperfumejunkies says:

        Interesting TaraC,
        I rarely have a problem with things being too much but I will remember the advice.
        Portia xx

  5. Sister Mary says:

    Oh my but I’ve been praying too for this one to arrive, this wonderful review will keep me going… and Tara C, I shall spend some time with Cuir Mauresque in the meantime, how interesting!
    Sister Mary xOx

  6. Undina says:

    I haven’t had a chance to try it yet but after reading that it’s similar to Cuir Mauresque I’m afraid it won’t work for me since I don’t like the latter. But I’m very curious to try since, in general, I like this whole line.
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Undina,
      I’m interested why Cuir Mauresque doesn’t work fore you? Do you like Cuir de Russie or Lonestar Memories?
      Portia xx

      • Undina says:

        I love Cuir de Russie (own a full bottle) and really like (own a travel bottle) Lonestar Memories but Cuir Mauresque smells dirty (as in “unwashed”) and unpleasant on me. And I had a chance to test it several times since I got a decant in swap so it’s not even a question of not wanting to spend money on it.
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      • australianperfumejunkies says:

        Interesting how things are different on and for everyone Undina. I’m pretty sure that Cuir Cannage is clean smelling but would love to hear what you think when you get to it.
        Portia xx

  7. ainslie says:

    Dear Portia, I read your review with my eyes closed and my fingers in my ears while chanting “la la la la la la laaa”
    I CANNOT FALL FOR ANOTHE DIOR FRAGRANCE
    DONT MAKE ME DO IT
    arrrrrrrrrgh!!!!

    (make sure I get a squirt when I see you next as it sounds yummy – I want to smell that orange blossom note…) GAH!!! 😉
    xx

  8. annemarie says:

    Prompted by your review I got my sample out for another try. The thing is that on me it shrinks to the skin so fast. It’s lovely, but I so wish it had more diffusion. It just doesn’t not engage my emotions or imagination, you know? But minutes after I spritzed I walked back into my bedroom and got faint whiff of it – so beautiful.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Ah, that is interesting. I find Cuir de Russie EdT does that on me, almost instantly a skin scent unless I go spritz crazy. CC stays around on my skin though.
      we are all so different.
      Portia xx

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