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    Cuir de Russie

    Cuir de Russie

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    Cuir de Russie (Russian leather) is a classic base originating in the late 1800s. First appearing as a fragrance by Amie Guerlain in 1875, Cuir de Russie is a rich and intensely smoky animalic leather with rose and jasmine nuances. It has been used in countless fragrances and upon smelling its influence is clear in Knize Ten by Coty, Cuir de Russie by Ernest Beaux for Chanel, and numerous others. 

    Cuir de Russie is in the DNA of many Chanel fragrances and may even offer a key to the authorship of Mademoiselle Chanel No 1, the illicit fragrance Coco Chanel had made during the second world war. This enriched leather scent is not far removed from the original Russian Bouquet de Catherine, the fragrance chosen by Chanel to become No 5.

    Cuir de Russie can be used in place of birch tar for a sweeter and more refined smoke note.

    Fraterworks® Cuir de Russie is a classical leather base. If you are looking for a more modern leather, see our Royal Leather 674276.

    Appearance: Amber liquid

    ⓘ Note
    This is neither a perfume nor a foodstuff; it is a raw material for use in manufacturing. Do not consume. Do not apply to skin. Keep away from children.

    General Information

    Like most suppliers and makers of quality raw materials for fragrances, we do not filter many of our products. This ensures that no odiferous matter is lost prior to use but can result in the appearance of small particles or slight clouding.

    All alcoholic fragrances should be macerated for up to a month and then chilled in a moderate freezer overnight before being filtered fine. This will remove all cloudiness or detritus and is the industry norm.

    IFRA Standards

    Permitted amounts in finished product:

    IFRA51: 10%
    IFRA 49: 10%

    These are derived from calculated concentrations which do not replace chromatographic quantification on individual lots. Disclaimer...

    Label Requirements

    Ingredients may need to be listed as per your local legislation based on data found in the EU allergens report.

    Additional Requirements

    No additional labelling requirements.

    For Trade Use Only

    Our products are intended as building blocks in the perfume creation process; they are not to be applied to the skin undiluted.

    These raw materials are for use by the perfumery trade only.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    lia andrews
    Vintage Gravitas

    At first sniff, I preferred the sleek, refined Royal Leather base. I used this Cuir de Russie base as a foundation for a Chanel Cuir de Russie-type perfume and I was transported to another time and place. I am no perfumer, but playing around with these magical bases I am somehow creating beautiful things.

    Yankiel Marinas
    Heavenly smokes!

    All the bases I've tried from Jamie, seem a complete perfume... You could just add alcohol and wear them! Cuir de Russie is no exception... A classical, delightfully smoky and animalic, ambery composition reminiscent of the original Cuir de Russie by Chanel, but also and surprisingly, of the original Arpège. Exquisite.

    • Regulations

      All of our products are compliant with EU 1223/2009 and the NZCPGS. None of our bases contain prohibited materials and regulatory compliance is possible depending on usage.

    • IFRA Conformity

      All of our bases can be used in products requiring conformity with the latest IFRA standards. Check the use levels under the Usage Restrictions section above.

    • Nitro Musks

      Some of our products may contain small amounts of EU and IFRA compliant musk ketone. We never use musk xylene, musk ambrette or any other prohibited materials.