Cuir Obscur, the latest fragrance from Byredo has been labelled by the brand as, “the interaction of opposites, masculine and feminine, exotic and romantic”.

It opens with bitter sweet amaretto and lightly spiced, fragrant nutmeg. At the heart there are floral tones of honeyed ylang-ylang and powdery, lemon-infused rose petals. The key component is the velvety softness of the base- made with Arabian rose and black leather, alongside rich patchouli and musk.

Notes

  • Top: amaretto, nutmeg
  • Heart: ylang-ylang, Arabian rose
  • Base: black leather, golden patchouli, midnight musk’s

Byredo Cuir Obscur is a warm, deep fragrance- more suited for Autumn/ Winter and night time events- perhaps too heavy for day-time wear.

£135/ 100ml eau de parfum from harrods.com – available now.