Wow! Learning a lot…So...
let me help.
- Calfskin is a generic term, it means nothing. Almost all Vuitton leathers for the non-exotic bags are calf. Épi, Empreinte, Vernis... everything is made from calf leather.
- the Capucines is one of their most 'diverse' bag leather-wise, there is no 'Capucines leather', but yes, most of them are made from cowhide, and some of them are Taurillon.
- Taurillon is the leather with the full-grain. It has very visible leather grain, while VVN is smooth. This bag is smooth. Very. It is not Taurillon, never was.
If you wouldn't buy a bag made from VVN, I'd stay away from this, because you'll be surprised.
Thank you for the explanation, learning so much…Vache Vegetal Naturel.
It is a completely untreated leather or lightly tanned with vegetable oils. If they treat it with more oils, it gets darker and they call it Nomade leather (Barenia at Hermès).
Then they let it dry out to be smooth, unlike the grained leathers like Taurillon, that are drummed thoroughly to have a deep leather grain.
All the leathers mentioned in the thread are calfskin.