Hiya Happy Huffers,
I have often liked or loved the Cartier fragrances. Declaration, Must De Cartier and a couple of the Hours Series have previously captured my attention. Recently I reviewed a lily fragrance and a commenter (maybe Undina or Dionne?) asked if I had tried the Cartier lily. In truth I had not so I went and ordered in my next sample haul from MyPerfumeSamples and it came in last week.
Baiser Vole EdP by Cartier 2011
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Pistils of the lily, citrus
Heart: Lily petals
Base: Green leaves of lily (musk not noted)
Fresh, green, bright, airy floral opening with a citric tang Baiser Vole EdP opens surprisingly powerfully but feminine, there is a waxy cellophane wrapping that is so like a lily that it’s uncanny. Not the huge funereal Casablance lily but maybe the Christmas Trumpet or a smaller Asiatic lily. Even though this is clearly aimed at a feminine market a man could wear Baiser Vole a enjoy the freshness and sparkle, a mans chemistry takes some of the milkiness away and adds something that I can’t put my finger on.
Though light, I am getting good sillage and scent bubble in the first couple of hours. Not a clean scent as such but it does evoke the cleanliness of fresh air and as Mathilde Laurent says in the video below, like smelling a huge vase of lilies; from buying, cutting stems, scorching, arranging and enjoying. It’s all here and lovely without being intrusive, after the initial hour or two wearable in all situations. If you were to spritz at home in the morning by the time you were at work, even in the most fragrance phobic of offices and close quarters, you would be at acceptable levels of fragrant. It’s like having a very good, rich and expensive lotion on that maintains its scent for about 4-5 hours before it becomes a whisper quiet, musky green shadow on top of your own bodies natural fragrance that stays way longer than you’d expect, up to 12 hours if you have originally spritzed with abandon.
This 5ml decant has almost disappeared in the last few days as I’ve written this review so I bought a bottle. What a super great summer, spring and autumn scent and on those cold days in winter it will bring back the soft, warm evenings of other months. Though its advertising has it as a languid evening love story I think Baiser Vole is much less dressed up than that, perfect with weekend casuals, work suit or gown.
Do you have a favourite lily fragrance. I really love them but am only new to the genre, please leave me some that you like in the comments, and why you like them.
Till tomorrow we wish only your good dreams come true.
Loads of love,
Mathilde Laurent explains her vision when creating Baiser Vole
The Baiser Vole Mini Movie