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Cartier Baiser Volé

Cartier Baiser Volé
Cartier Baiser Volé

When I think Cartier, I think many things: engagement rings, Love bracelets, bodyguards, credit card debt. I don’t necessarily think fragrance. But their newest offering, Baiser Volé, has me seeing the storied jewelry house in a whole new light.

The scent is 100% Lily—three parts of the plant, to be exact: leaves, petals and pistal. To say it’s heady is an understatement…it’s downright decadent. It is one of the richest, most beautiful florals I’ve smelled in a long time. It makes me want to take a bath in it, and, if Volé’s creator Mathilde Laurent has her way, that tub better be big enough for two: according to the perfumer, eight out of ten men say the Lily is their favorite flower. Regardless, nothing beats catching the infamous Cartier script winking at you from the bottle, which is inspired by a classic gold lighter. Except, maybe, getting a panther ring from your boyfriend because you smell so darn good.

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