Every luxury house has a distinct signature – an immediately recognisable expression of its core essence. For Cartier, that would doubtlessly be its famed panther motif, which has prowled the Maison’s annals for over a century. Symbolising femininity, mystery, elegance, and sensuality, through the years the magnificent animal has been reincarnated not only as exquisite jewellery, but also as an alluring fragrance, likewise named La Panthère.
Dreamt up by Mathilde Laurent, La Panthère is a floral yet feral scent that nods to the ancient legend that these felines possess a natural sweet aroma irresistible to their prey. Now, Cartier expands its olfactory repertoire once again with a fresh take on the fragrance – La Panthère Parfum.
A richer and more intense interpretation of the original, delicate gardenia blooms at the heart of this perfume, woven together with a velvety note of musk and an oak moss-based chypre accord, and amplified by whiffs of apricot and osmanthus.
Bold and seductive, La Panthère Parfum is a definite head-turner that deserves a permanent place in your rotation. Even better, the fragrance is housed in a top shelf-worthy flacon in glass and gold-tone metal, sculpted to resemble the visage of a panther, and wrapped with a black grosgrain ribbon near the top.
Cartier’s La Panthère Parfum is available in 25ml ($100), 50ml ($143), and 75ml ($186) bottles. Visit cartier.com to find out more.