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Cuir cuba Intense Eau de parfum 30ml | NICOLAÏ


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A fine interpretation of the scent of dried tobacco leaf. Before unfurling its warm, intense trail, it surprises with a fresh licorice opening and the delicacy of magnolia petals.

The fragrance's background 

This interpretation of the scent of dried tobacco leaves transports you to the heart of a cigar box. With its fresh, licorice-like opening, accompanied by the delicacy of magnolia petals, this fragrance surprises before unfurling its warm, intense trail, creating a truly addictive olfactory experience. 


Here is the olfactory description of Cuir Cuba Intense by Nicolaï 

Top notes: 

 Anise brings an aromatic, slightly sweet note from the very first moments, adding an intriguing nuance. Licorice brings a gourmand sweetness and a touch of spice, contributing to a warm, complex opening. Lemon essence offers a lively, citric freshness, creating a dynamic, sparkling entry. 

Heart notes: 

Sage essence adds an aromatic, herbaceous dimension to the heart of the fragrance. Magnolia offers a delicate floral note, balancing the stronger elements of leather and tobacco. Coriander essence adds a spicy, earthy touch, completing the central bouquet. 

Base notes: 

Tobacco absolute creates a rich, warm and slightly sweet base, characteristic of fragrances with tobacco accents. Hay adds a dry, herbaceous nuance, perhaps evoking elements of smoke or wilderness. Patchouli essence offers an earthy, woody depth to the composition, contributing to an enduring base. 


Overall sensation 

Cuir Cuba Intense is a fragrance that evokes a blend of contrasting aromas. Spicy, herbaceous opening notes evolve into a subtle floral heart, while base notes rich in tobacco, hay and patchouli create a robust, bewitching base. The whole is designed to evoke a sophisticated atmosphere and perhaps even a nostalgic fragrance reminiscent of leather, tobacco and dried herb notes. 


 A direct descendant of Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain, founder of the house of Guerlain, which was bought by a luxury group in 1994, Patricia de Nicolaï and her husband Jean-Louis Michau created their own perfume brand. Precisely in November 1989, Patricia Nicolaï, one of the first female nose-creators, launched her own business. Her first boutique opened in Paris, the birthplace of perfumes and fine fragrances.  These are entirely created by Patricia de Nicolaï, in a laboratory visible to visitors to the boutique. It was Patricia's wish to show what goes on behind the scenes, how luxury is created and brought to life.

Her love of the profession dates back to the '81s, when she graduated from ISIPCA in Versailles (Institut Supérieur International du Parfum de la Cosmétique et de l'Aromatique Alimentaire). She was also elected President of OSMOTHEQUE, the International Perfume Museum and Conservatory located in Versailles, on the campus of the famous ISIPCA perfume school.  Among her very first fragrances was New-York, the designer's signature scent, considered one of the best olfactory creations in history.

In 2007, she was elevated by the French President to the rank of Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur as the woman perfumer who created her own perfume house.

In June 2015 Patricia received the OLFACTORAMA ENTHOUSIASME" award for her fragrance New York Intense, the eau de parfum version. In 1997 Patricia NICOLAÏ released her first Eau fraîche "Eau d'été", a fresh floral fragrance for men and women. Alongside the perfume collection, Patricia was one of the first to create high quality olfactory background fragrances. Candles, sprays and scented bamboo, including Maharadjah, the brand's iconic home fragrance. To celebrate the brand's 30th anniversary, Nicolaï creates a new fragrance, Baïkal Leather Intense.

The brand's emblematic fragrances are Patchouli Intense and Fig Tea for perfumes and Maharadjah for home backgrounds. Let yourself be seduced by these three unique fragrances.

THE LUXURY: All fragrances are hand-sealed with a black wax that forms a beautiful imprint with the initials PN (Patricia de Nicolaï). They also have a pretty ribbon delicately tied around the box. Each perfume comes in its own black velvet case.


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