his perfume lives up to its name. Cuir Velours is like a moment in a well-worn plush antique leather armchair, reading your favourite book and sipping some good cognac.
On my skin, Cuir Velours first smells like birch tar and maybe a bit of smoke -- maybe those are the alleged tobacco and rum notes that I just interpret them differently. Those notes dominate for the first 15-20 minutes and then the perfume cools down to a sweeter, more incense-y chamois leather. Attractive, charismatic and truly unisex, highly recommended!