Niche line Orto Parisi has launched Cuoium, a new fragrance.
A tribute to the ancestral know-how linked to the leather crafts, Cuoium is a powerful fragrance combining the character of leather with the warmth of incense and the sweetness of violet, revived by the citrus freshness of mandarin. The fragrance is enhanced by a rusted metal cap inlaid with a vegetable-tanned leather logo. Among the Orto Parisi fragrances, Cuoium is the only fragrance to be sold with a removable and reusable vegetable leather cover.
Additional notes for the woody animalic include black pepper, cade wood, cedar, labdanum, patchouli and vanilla.
Orto Parisi Cuoium is on back order at Nose in Paris, €145 for 50 ml Extrait de Parfum.
I haven’t smelled it, and might never, but I find myself shocked by the price: 145€ for 50 mL of extrait is entirely reasonable. I was expecting at least double that. Now I’m tempted to check out the website, whereas at a higher price I never would have bothered. And it does sound up my alley.
I don’t feel that way at all…depending on the makeup of the juice, the difference in cost (to the brand) between EdP and Extrait could well be negligible, and indeed the difference in concentration might be negligible too.
Not quibbling with the value here, just saying there’s nothing magical to me about the word ‘extrait’.
What’s “vegetable leather”? Vegan? A tribute to leather craft makes that seem unlikely.
I don’t know what else it could be but “vegan leather”…but who knows!
The second sentence reads ‘vegetable-tanned leather’ (real leather tanned using natural ingredients rather than chemicals), the 3rd sentence states ‘vegetable leather’ so i assume it was meant to read ‘vegetable-tanned leather’ like the previous sentence as I would not see the point of using ‘vegetable leather’ for the bottle if you are using real leather for the cap logo.
Just in time for Halloween… that bottle is scary ugly – I am so sorry…
Rough aged (vegetable) leather & a deliberately rusted cap – yet still prettier & with more character than the Billie Eilish bottle.
1. I can’t pronounce it. 2. The bottle is ugly. 3. Vegan leather is an oxymoron, and the “leather” worker needs remedial shop class. 4. Why I want to pay for some junky rusty cap? At least give me some bronze for that price that’s polished.
It annoys me to no end that the theme of this perfume is leather, yet they virtue signal with a petroleum product leather alternative. Leather is renewable. It’s skin.
1)Cuoio is the Italian for leather so not that unpronounceable to anyone with basic Italian.
2) matter of taste , have seen much uglier bottles before
3) the listing mentions the cap top is vegetable-tanned leather so presume the sleeve text is also meant to read ‘vegetable-tanned leather’ also (vegan leather isn’t mentioned anywhere)
4) Not sure why using polished brass would inspire you to buy a fragrance, but as this whole brand (and his other brand Nasomatto) are hyped as ‘art projects’ i guess that being shiny & mass market isn’t really the point.
If the text/translation is faulty & the leather is vegetable-tanned as it states the cap top is, then ‘virtue signalling’ isn’t really relevant.
Yawn. Thanks for your rebuttal of my opinion. Still ugly, still isn’t leather. You are free to buy as many bottles as you like.
Yawn. I wasn’t rebutting your opinion – i was rebutting the areas where you were factually incorrect.
nathanthomas, this bit of thread is now over.
Another vote for “Dang! That is an UGLY bottle!”
As the images they use to promote the fragrance on their website are echoing the horror film genre of films like ‘Hostel’, i think the rusted metal & rough stitched leather is definitely part of the ‘story’ they are trying to tell & are supposed to look ugly.
I don’t mind the bottles – i’d rather have this than than those revolting Carolina Herrera lightning bolt/high heel or Diesel fist bottles.
PS it has also been suggested that Cuoium is a combination of “cuoio,” which is “leather” in Italian, and “umane” which is “human” in Latin, so ‘Human Leather’ which would match the horror imagery used on the website.