Photo credit: Cartier
Official olfactive notes: patchouli, oriental notes, cocoa beans
Non official olfactive notes: iris, tonka, vanilla, brandy (?) or cherry, patchouli, cocoa.
I do love gourmand notes/fragrances, but this one smells like a black forest cake. Now, why the hell would you want to smell cake all over you? I don't really get this perfume.
Photo credit: Greedy Gourmand
Brazilians may also relate to the smell of the historical Kopenhagen cherry brandy-chocolate treat:
Photo credit : Kopenhagen chocolates
Tricky my friends, really tricky. I do love iris combined with chocolate gourmandises - you all know I am crazy about Guerlain's Iris Ganache, but this one here is simply unnecessary in the wardrobe. Dark chocolate and cherry brandy for starters - a whiff of cake that it is surprising to me after all, even black forest cake is passe. Indeed demode isn't it? Try to think when was the last time you had a piece of that kind of cake? So now try to answer why Cartier is selling an old fashioned liquid cake? And some nicer reviewers called it retro...LOL
As the cake develops, the cherry brandy note becomes more woody and the iris stands out. The fragrance at this point becomes more wearable. A woody-powdery perfume. Not a very creative idea I may add...we have 1000s in the market that top this one easily.
In a nutshell: Unless you are a pastry chef wanting to make a personal olfactive marketing of yourself (professionally I mean) any place any time, I don't see any reason to purchase this fragrance.
Patchouli - chocolate combos that I find divine: 1969 by Histoires de Parfums, Bond No9 So New York, A*Man Pure Coffee by Thierry Mugler, Coromandel by Chanel