In the wake of a rival Place Vendôme jeweler’s exclusive collection, Cartier is launching Les Heures de Cartier, “Cartier’s Hours”, numbered from I to XIII – because, naturally, of Cartier’s famous watches – composed by in-house perfumer Mathilde Laurent.
The first five are coming out on November 10th in 35 Cartier boutiques all around the world.
I’ve only smelled them briefly, but the general idea is pretty much the now-classic “exclusives” style: compositions focused on a star material. I’ll be getting back to them with reviews and an interview of Mathilde, but in the meanwhile, here are the notes.
I – L’Heure Promise: a green iris with petitgrain, fresh herbs, sandalwood and musk.
VI – L’Heure Brillante: a bright aldehydic citrus cocktail with lemon, lime and a gin accord.
X – L’Heure Folle: an aldehydic fruity green with redcurrant, pink pepper, grenadine (pomegranate syrup), blueberry, blackcurrant, blackberry, violet, leafy notes, ivy, boxwood, shiso, polygonum (no, I don’t know how it smells either, but it’s a plant).
XII – L’Heure Mystérieuse: a woody floral with jasmine, patchouli, elemi, coriander, incense, olibanum, juniper.
XIII : a sweet leather with maté, birch tar, narcissus, bergamot, patchouli and vanilla.