What does this life moment hold for you? So, you say you were missing a little mystery in your life?  Well look no further!  Cartier’s perfumer Mathilde Laurent has created a new exclusive fragrance line to propel you into “scentual moments”.

Mathilde Laurent, Cartier in-house perfumer, in the Salon des parfums, rue de la Paix in Paris
Credits: Zhenya Minkovich © Cartier

From seduction to energetic, to desire and passion, Cartier has released the first five of these scented moments: I, IV, X, XII and XIII. The bottles are engraved with bold Roman numerals that are the symbol of Time according to Cartier. A new perfume line will launch each year over the next 4 years.

Les Heures de Parfum I, VI, X, XII, XIII – Credits: Fred Landry © Cartier 2009

The sleek elegant bottles are housed in custom red leather boxes with gold trim, that mirror the Cartier jewelry box.   The notes run from fruity and playful to sophisticated and sexy. I gave two of the five fragrances a test run to create some of my own moments.

XIII La Treizième Heure Eau de Parfum Vaporisateur / Natural spray 75ml / 2.5 fl.oz.
Credits: Vincent Peters © Cartier 2009

XIII LA TREIZIEME HEURE ~ This parfum is heady full-bodied and must be worn without apology! Top notes of Leather and Birch give way to Narcisuss and Bergamont and does a slow sensual dry down of patchouli and vanilla.  So, if you really want to be Grown Sex and Mysterious…this distinctive fragrance is for you.

Credits: Vincent Wulveryck © Cartier 2009

X L’HEURE FOLLE ~ So…you want to go out and play eh?  Then this fresh fun and fruity fragrance is for you.  I’ve been wearing this for the past 3 days and I cannot stop smiling.  Top notes of Red Current, Pomegarante, Pink Peppercorn, Blueberry and Blackberry, all of  this yumminess just in the top notes! Oh, I get excited…back to business.  Middle notes consist of Cassis, Violet and Shiso, and the base note of Ivy and Boxwood brings in the green element.

Laurent has designed this to be a unisex scent but I just don’t see it.  This is the fragrance I will reach for to wear for afternoon lunch or Sunday brunch.

Les Heures de Parfum is available in select Cartier boutiques (see list below) nationwide and select Saks nationwide, or you can order by phone by calling 1.800.CARTIER. The Limited Edition box is priced on request. X is available exclusively at select Saks. The collection is not available online.

Cartier boutiques/Les Heures de Parfum

  • Fifth Avenue
  • Beverly Hills
  • San Francisco
  • Chicago
  • Palm Beach

Saks Fifth Avenue/Les Heures de Parfum

  • NYC
  • Dadeland
  • Houston
  • Tampa
  • New Orleans
  • Atlanta
  • Beverly Hills

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, so if you’re looking for a luxe gift for that special mom or just want to have a “moment” with a new fragrance, add Cartier to the list. Cheers!