The Byzantine style was a major inspiration of Gabrielle Chanel. The CUIR DE RUSSIE Eau de Parfum evokes this Slavic influence in a carnal fragrance with mysterious accents of smoked wood. A warm and carnal fragrance that leaves a sophisticated trail.
In 1920, the Grand Duke Dimitri was exiled from Russia to Paris, carrying with him images of the white steppe, furs and crinolines. Charmed by the sumptuous Byzantine style, Gabrielle Chanel adorned her creations with folkloric designs and gold embroidery. A Slavic influence she also received from her friends Igor Stravinsky and Serge Diaghilev, founder of the Ballets Russes.
CUIR DE RUSSIE is a distant escape that blends birch bark with swirls of blonde tobacco. A fragrance heightened by the generosity of exotic jasmine. A warm and carnal fragrance.