Eau de Cartier Essence d`Orange by Mathilde Laurent 2010

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Eau de Cartier Essence d`Orange 2010

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Oranges, bergamot
Heart: Violets
Base: Patchouli, cedar

I love the sparkly, fresh burst of opening here, all bright ORANGE! It’s so fun and frisky and perfect for warm weather wearing as the Northern Hemisphere heads towards summer. For us down here it is still eminently wearable on warm Autumnal days like today, we are rocking 25 degrees celcius and the sun is shining gloriously. The violets at the heart of Cartier Essence d`Orange are like woody and powdery soft whispers awaiting the magic of very clean patchouli and woods to round them out and make them more interesting. I love the barely there dry down, it really acts as if my skin smells better than it does, as if it has melded with my scent. Cartier Essence d`Orange becomes a shimmering subterfuge that makes it an excellent date night fragrance, especially if your skin needs to smell 100% on point for the late night playtime.

I am not swept away in a cloud of magical and wondrous memories, nor am I transported to other lands when I wear Cartier Essence d`Orange but it is a lovely scent, quiet and restrained, that gets quite a bit of skin time. I’ve nearly finished my second 5ml decant and ordered a FB online. Honestly, I am lucky to get 2 hours of full fragrance here but that whispering dry down is a killer on my skin and I love it.

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FragranceNet has 100ml/$50
MyPerfumeSamples has $2/m but I bought $6/5ml Cer-Ay-Zee CHEAP!!

You better get a sample first, this may only be so good with my chemistry. If you have tried Cartier Essence d`Orange, what were your thoughts?
Portia xx

7 comments on “Eau de Cartier Essence d`Orange by Mathilde Laurent 2010

  1. I love Essence D’Orange. I tried it because I am head over heels about Eau de Cartier and hoped for something in the same family. I was not disappointed. I do think this smells playful, like orange sherbert sweets, but it has enough violets and freshness to stop it from being a one trick pony. I love how refreshing this is and it’s definitely a great summer scent! Great review.

  2. Victoria says:

    If I lived in a warm climate, I’d have bottles of his stuff around. Saying that I should probably at least have a bottle of it around. I love the soft dry down which seems to really linger in mild weather.

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