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Leather scents are a must-have for a serious collection. Nothing compares to the impact, the sensuality, the in-your-face boldness of leather, and it’s that “do or die” quality that also makes them the best accessory for almost any profile you’re going for. Not only that, but leather scents have so many different looks themselves, that it’s nearly impossible to not match one with your favorite wardrobe picks.
Helmut Lang’s Cuiron is a leather fragrance that leans more on the suede side of the spectrum. It offers a brushed leather texture crafted from a suede accord in the heart, backed by carrot seed, pink pepper and cassia in the top notes. The suede isn’t soft, however; this is a leather scent meant as a lived-in, well-worn, and road-weary fragrance – it’s got mileage on it.
The drydown continues down the dusty road with a blend of resins, ambrette seed and cedar that stiffen the suede until you can feel the perfume nearly start to creak and snap, almost as if you’re breaking in the scent like you would a new leather coat.
If you need recommendations for what would be best worn with this scent, Cuiron’s lived-in appeal will work equally well with casual looks or a more dramatic profile. It’s ideally matched with a white T-shirt, jeans and a black leather jacket of course, but a tweed coat and khakis also show it off well. If you live for vintage clothing, Cuiron’s bone-dry and roughed-up texture will elevate any retro look, especially if your jones is for early 1970’s gear.
As far as who can wear it, Cuiron works fine for both sexes, and the longevity and sillage are both on the softer side. Cuiron may need to be sprayed more than once to get the most out of it for all-day wear, depending on your personal chemistry.
If you don’t currently have a leather scent in your rotation, Helmut Lang’s Cuiron is a versatile, low-key and deeply textured option that is a fine choice for a first-ever leather scent. It’s worn-in appeal will match with casual as well as dressed-up outfits, and it’s hidden story will come out chapter by chapter as you wear it with different looks. For leather scent fans, especially those who prefer suede over biker styles, this is a fantastic every day go-to choice.