Les gantiers were the glove makers of 18th century Europe and the grandfathers of modern perfumery. In order to soften the scent of tanned leather, les gantiers commonly soaked animal hides in blends of fragrant oils making them more agreeable to the delicate hands of ladies and gentlemen accustomed to a life of refined luxury (think Marie Antoinette). Floral, herbal, and resin compositions mingled with the smoky scent of skin leaving behind a sophisticated perfumed trace on the hands of the wearer.
Cuir Cordoba is like the softest, most supple suede. Seductive black violet introduces the perfume; braced by a subtle citrus note of bergamot, and softened by powdery benzoin resin. The floral-fruity combination lingers comfortably in mid air for a while until it eventually settles into the most comfortable velvety suede. It is the scent of a hand remembering the soft driving glove, which once traced the fingers' contours. Luxuriously tactile and equally gorgeous on a man or woman: Cuir Cordoba purrs utter sophistication.