Cuir Celeste Eau de Parfum
Cuir Celeste Eau de Parfum is a fragrance by Ex Nihilo. The notes of this fragrance are Black pepper, violet leaf, galbanum, ambrette, osmanthus, patchouli, cypriol, akigalawood
Does artistic talent transcend its medium? That’s the question posed by Ex Nihilo’s bold new Visionnaire series, which explores the answer by pairing renowned visual artists with Ex Nihilo perfumers to help them shape their artistic conceptions into actual scents. For the premiere of the series, they’ve teamed Ex Nihilo house perfumer Quentin Bisch with acclaimed photographer Mathieu Cesar, and the result is Cuir Celeste, an arrestingly modern, surprisingly nuanced leather scent with all the vibrant contrast of a museum-quality B&W print.
Cuir Celeste opens with a clean, dry violet leaf accentuated with the quiet energy of a restrained black pepper note. The leather accord here strikes a compelling balance between gentle ambrette-laced florals and bitter galbanum, with cypriol providing a rich, dry, papyrus-like base anchored to the spicy and woodsy tones of akigalawood. The effect is modern, smooth, and intriguing- a scent that doesn’t so much mimic the actual aromas of photography so much as it smells the way a photograph looks- a representation of reality through the lens of a creator. If you love modern floral leather, don’t miss Cuir Celeste- it’s a work of art.