Tag Archives: Cuir de Russie

For The Very First Time – Perfumista Rites of Passage

By Tara At the beginning of our journey through Perfumeland most of us will encounter a number of small milestones which make us feel more and more like a member of this secret scented society. Here are some of mine … Continue reading

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Luxe Leather – Review: Chanel’s Cuir de Russie

By Tara There’s no getting around it, you really have to like birch tar to like Cuir de Russie. Historically, the bark of the birch tree has been cooked-up and used to cure leather. The synthetic birch tar accord used … Continue reading

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