I love Cartier fragrances. They’re just so luxe and sophisticated, yet completely and utterly wearable. My go-to scent is normally Delices de Cartier, a vivacious cherry-infused Eau de Parfum that makes me feel like a superstar. This old favourite has been relegated for the moment, however – because her mysterious older sister has arrived, and I think it’s love.
Cartier de Lune could in fact be described as the exact opposite of Delices: where Delices is vibrant, fruity and impertinent, de Lune is mellow, floral and delicate. Inspired by a field of wildflowers lit by the glow of moonlight, Cartier de Lune almost shimmers with iridescent ‘white’ notes. A graceful expression of mellow luxury, it represents the meeting of the inky sky and a bouquet of night-blooming, spectral flowers.
On first spray the fragrance exudes a slightly powdery greenness with a big dose of freshness. I can predominantly smell Lily of the Valley , but it’s isn’t a super-green, sharp Lily. It is diffused, floaty, and supported by the modernity of Pink Pepper. As it develops, the dormant florals of Honeysuckle and Cyclamen unfurl and become more pronounced, whilst a ghost of sweet Rose swirls amongst the bouquet stopping it from becoming too heavy. It’s not a creamy floral as you might expect from a white floral scent, but is instead slightly powdery, a tad green, and very beautiful.
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