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Affinessence Paris Eau De Perfume Cuir-Curcuma Review and Score

by Therapeutic Fragrance


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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Eamonn Walker

Where? I Use the Fragrance

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

All year long

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance


Alexandra Carlin


Price Per Millileter

375 100ML

Perfume Classification

Eau De Parfum

How? I Apply the Fragrance

3 - 5

The house is very clear what it is all about. Turmeric is a great touch to some basic ingredients. Gives a real bright oriental note. Patchouli is earthy not to sharp. I can smell there sandalwood through the entire wearing which is a good sign of a decent amount used in the fragrance. They donโ€™t say Mysore, but there is really good sandalwood in this fragrance. This is all bound (sorry for the pun, but) by a hearty leather accord. From my personal experience I would not say they are using naturals to achieve the leather. I would say they used a synthetic accord for this and longevity. They donโ€™t claim to be all natural and there is great evidence from the fume that quality and care are used putting these together. Very light sweet finish thanks to the myrrh. Slight resinous.

Perfumer's Notes:

Bottle Presentation

Perfumer:Alexandra Carlin
Fragrance Family:Leather
Classification:Eau De Parfum
Pricing:$3.75/fluid ml

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart

Cuir Curcuma

& O.G. Factors
Projection & Sillage 4/5
Longevity 4/5
Composition 20/25
& Price per ML


TOP: 7/10
HEART: 5/5
BASE: 10/10


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  1. Interesting! I got samples of these too but need to test them. Luca Turin bashed some of the offerings from this house (I think its both the vanilla and iris creations)

    1. There is a big problem in perfumery if these were critiqued solely as perfume which the only reason I didn't is the company says these are BASE Layer perfumes(what is that). I love base layer ingredients and I am used to wearing oils which these are more like. They are missing the huge synthetic house accord attributed to most great perfumes. And missing aromatic notes that heighten what they do. Had a hard time scoring these and I don't know why there is a stigma to actually have a category of perfumes that are for layering. Now the price is too high on these, but these bring a lot of perfumes to life.

    2. @Therapeutic Fragrance Hey buddy, wasn't sure if you've read Luca's reviews but let me know if you like to read them. I can screenscap and send them to ya. Its funny if nothing else ๐Ÿ˜€ He was offended by the quality of the materials vs price. He only reviewed Vanilla-Benzoin, Patchouli-Oud, Santal-Basmati and Cedre Iris.

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