Imagine that you've walked into the main room of what was once a French gentlemen's club. Taking a deep breath, you inhale a harmony of scents: the bittersweet fragrance of tobacco, aged oak, and the warmth of worn leather with a hint of vetiver from patrons past.
The combination of these rich elements engage your senses, and transport you to a pre-War Paris seduced by Russian opulence. Luxurious furs, jewels, and tea served with black cherry preserves...
Then, just as your mind begins to envelope these notes into one single scent, your nose picks up a hint of Chanel No.5 and this once masculine composition is transformed into an exotic, utterly feminine experience unlike any other.
That, in short, is Cuir de Russie.
Available in both Eau de Toilette and Parfum (recommended) at select Chanel boutiques, including the new Fragrance and Beauté counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.