Cartier is the only jewelry house to have an in-house perfumer, Mathilde Laurent. Being how the brand goes back to the eighties for fragrances and the 1800s for fashion, it has created some of the most top perfumes during the last 30+ years. Laurent creates Cartier fragrances like Pure Rose and Pur Magnolia that captures the essence of florals, but in a bold way for the mature woman.
“Bottling the delicate scent of life to offer the original pleasure of enjoying nature,” says Laurent is what she’s skilled to do. She has been able to think of perfume as haute joaillerie– the French word for high jewelry- but as if it is living. And this is what she has done for the Les Épures De Parfum collection- thought of the trio as irresistible jewelry.
One scent in the collection, Pur Magnolia, is “a magnolia without romance for a change, as if hanging from a tree, refined with freshness and full of radiance,” notes the house. It’s not a straight magnolia fragrance. There is something citrusy about it, as Laurent has woven in citrus for the top notes and magnolia for the base notes.
Pur Magnolia is for men and women and comes in a long bottle with a white top and lavender decoration at the base of the top.
Another Cartier scent from another flower is Pure Rose. Also, from the Les Épures De Parfum collection, it’s being coined as “a fully naked rose” fragrance. It’s fresh, something about it makes you feel you’re in a garden with morning dew on rose petals. It’s a rose fragrance not for everyone because of its strong rose essence. For the women who can handle it, it’ll turn heads.
It comes in the same bottle as Pur Magnolia but with a baby pink decorative string surrounding the base of the top.