Niche line David Jourquin has launched two new fragrances for women, Cuir de R’Eve and Cuir Altesse. The brand's debut scents, Cuir Mandarine and Cuir Tabac for men, launched in 2011.
Cuir de R’Eve (above left) ~ for day; "This Eve emerging from her dream has the delightful charm of a morning stroll along the banks of the Seine, and the and the [sic] rascality of a little hat dancing off in the wind above the bouquinistes’ iconic stands, spreading its delicate yet intense, floral yet powdery aura all around. [...] From a warm bed of patchouli, leather, vanilla and musk arise the delightfully floral notes of heliotrope and Siberian iris electrified with ripe red fruits. In their wake, a delicate yet intense cloud emerges – bold and impertinent, with a joyous note of bergamot and a powdery constellation of pink peppercorns, wrapped in the elegance of clove.
Cuir Altesse (above right) ~ for evening; "It sways to the soothing sounds of the jazzy heydays. Sensual and moving, this elixir hums with the husky tones of an inspired trumpet. A tribute to the poet’s muse stretched out on a wonderfully weathered leather couch, it blazes like the lightning in her eyes that sparkle with the power of a spicy, ambry cocktail. She sketches smoky arabesques in the air with the tip of her glowing cigarette… [...] The base notes assert the sensual, cyprusy scents of leather, benzoin and oak moss, with an ambry vibrato and the round warm of vanilla. The heart notes surprise and stimulate the senses with rose petals and oriental scents including jasmine, patchouli and cumin. Masterful, sparkling orange explodes in a glorious grand finale topping the experience off with a bouquet of spices laced with cardamom.
David Jourquin Cuir de R’Eve and Cuir Altesse are €208 each for 100 ml in leather sheath, or €155 each for a 100 ml refill bottle. 5 ml samples are €8.90. They can be found now at Jovoy Paris in France or First in Fragrance in Germany.