Cartier might be best known for its watches and jewelry, but the brand also has a fragrance line that’s equally impressive – here are the 15 best Cartier perfumes for women!
The House of Cartier is a high-end, luxury French jewelry and watch brand. Founded in Paris, France in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier, this brand also has a long history of sales to royalty. If you love luxury fashion, then you’re already probably familiar with one of their most iconic pieces: the Cartier Love Bracelet.
However, Cartier is not only known for its watches, leather goods, and jewelry: they also have an impressive range of wonderful scents that are perfect for any special occasion. Just like their luxe jewelry, their perfumes also make for a great investment piece.
So whether you’re looking for a new fragrance for yourself or the perfect gift to give to the lady in your life, check out these best Cartier fragrances that will definitely leave long, lasting impressions.
The Best Cartier Perfumes For Women
1. Cartier La Panthère Eau De Parfum
One of the brand’s best sellers, Cartier La Panthère Eau De Parfum is cheekily described as a “feline-floral” perfume with noticeable accords of gardenia enriched with osmanthus and hints of apricot and patchouli. The face of the panther can be seen in its super gorgeous Art Deco bottle if you know what you’re looking for.
La Panthere has top notes of dried fruit, including rhubarb, strawberry, as well as citrusy bergamot, and anise; middle notes of gardenia, orange blossom, pear, rose, ylang-ylang, and base notes of musk, oak moss, patchouli, and leather. The result is the perfect chypre-floral scent that smells modern, elegant and expensive – you wouldn’t expect anything less from Cartier, would you?
Although the fragrance opens with multiple fruit notes, it’s actually a very mature and sophisticated scent, perfect for women somewhere between their 30s to 50s who are looking for a luxurious perfume to wear year-round. It has a certain serious vibe to it, reminiscent of old money.
2. Cartier Baiser Volé Eau de Parfum
If you’ve ever dreamed of stealing a kiss from a prince, then this perfume is for you. Baiser Volé, which translates to “stolen kiss”, is the expression of love according to Cartier: it’s utterly feminine, while still having a mature, sophisticated vibe about it.
The perfume is mostly dominated by lily, which you’ll smell throughout the fragrance’s DNA. However, the scent of the lily isn’t focused just on the petals; you’ll get the experience of the entire lily, with noticeable green notes present through the scent experience that give the perfume somewhat of a grassy aroma, mimicking the stems of the lily.
This sensual scent would be perfect for casual wear during spring or summer. Again, it’s best for women who are past their 20s in our opinion.
3. Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon Eau de Parfum
Cartier’s Le Baiser du Dragon, i.e. Dragon’s Kiss, is a mysterious mix of slightly boozy, slightly gourmand notes with a touch of oriental spice, florals and woody-amber undertones. At the first spritz, you’ll instantly smell the top notes of amaretto, bitter almond, gardenia and neroli – a delicious, boozy cocktail next to a bouquet of flowers.
At the fragrance’s heart, you’ll find more floral notes in the form of jasmine, iris and rose, as well as more deeper notes or musk, and woody cedar. At its base, notes of amber, benzoin, spicy vetiver, herby patchouli and woody cedar dominate the scent palette, which are sweetened by dark chocolate and caramel.
The dry down is a delicious blend of powdery floral, oriental, and woody, with definite notes of lingering almond.
Le Baiser du Dragon is a great choice for cold weather thanks to its combination of warm liqueur notes, spicy-woody accords and enveloping sweetness that isn’t too intense.
4. Cartier Les Épures Pur Rose eau de toilette
Cartier Les Épures Pur Rose eau de toilette is part of Cartier’s Les Épures collection, which translates to “blueprints”. As the translation would suggest, all of the fragrances in this collection focus on bringing forward one main accord, focusing on the beauty and simplicity of it.
So, if you are a lover of a raw, naked and hyper-realistic rose, the Pur Rose eau de toilette is one to try. You’ll get all of the rose, with both the scent of the dewy petals as well as the green stem. Pulsating with freshness, this rose fragrance is as clean as they come. It’s wasy to like, and easy to wear – perfect for daily wear.
5. Cartier Les Épures De Parfum Pur Muguet
Our second favorite pure scent out of Cartier’s Les Épures collections is Pur Muguet, or pure lily of the valley.
Like the Pur Rose we described above, Pur Muguet is a hyperrealistic lily of the valley scent, with all aspects of the flower taken into account when creating this elegant perfume. You’ll smell nothing but the delicate lily of the valley flowers that are complete with green notes from the plant’s stem.
It’s spring in a bottle – simple but extraordinary at the same time, with no added fluff.
6. Cartier Must de Cartier Eau de Parfum
Must de Cartier is a perfume that will make you feel like the most expensive woman in the world. It’s rich, deep, and woody with hints of masculinity that add to its complex and seductive character.
As is typical for Cartier, you’ll instantly smell a burst of fresh, green notes at the first whiff, which then dry down to a musky amber vanilla base that has an exotic, animalic yet luxurious character that is utterly sensual. The scent profile is complex and well-blended, but you’ll be able to distinguish sweet notes such as tonka bean and toffee and fruity, syrupy peach mixed together with dominant leather, spicy vanilla, as well as woody vetiver and sandalwood.
As it is a rich, heavy and sensual fragrance, it’s best reserved for evening wear, and is ideal for the fall and winter. When you wear it, you’ll feel like you’re wrapped in warm opulence — it’s the perfect accessory to wear with your favorite cashmere sweater.
7. Cartier Rivières de Cartier Insouciance eau de toilette
The Rivières de Cartier Insouciance eau de toilette is part of the Rivières de Cartier collection, which translates to Cartier’s rivers. It’s a fresh, aquatic collection with 3 different unisex fragrances that pay homage to nature and its waters. All of the fragrances in this collection thus have an aquatic, green DNA.
The Insouciance eau de toilette roughly translates to carefreeness, a character which is definitely present in this fresh, bubbly but powdery scent that mixes prominent notes floral violet and iris notes.
As mentioned above, even though no green notes are listed in the perfume’s scent profile, it definitely smells very green in addition to its prominent fruity and floral notes. It’s fresh, bright and light, almost reminiscent of a delicious green smoothie with your favorite leafy greens, fruits and a dash of lemon.
Although the perfume includes mostly feminine notes, it definitely works well for both genders. Its slightly aquatic, fresh character makes it perfect for the hot summer months. But of course, you can wear it as a casual everyday scent throughout the year, too.
8. Cartier Rivières de Cartier Luxuriance eau de toilette
Luxuriance Eau de Toilette is another perfume that is part of the Rivières de Cartier collection, which means that it follows an aquatic, green DNA as we described above. Compared to Insouciance, Luxuriance takes on a more unisex scent profile. It’s calm, fresh, and above all, natural smelling.
The clean, fresh and breezy notes of this perfume can transport you to instant relaxation, akin to being on a carefree holiday or spa. The most prominent notes in this clean fragrance are wild herbal notes, fern, rosemary, oak and geranium which adds a floral, citrusy touch to the green composition.
9. Cartier Carat Eau de Parfum
Cartier Carat Eau de Parfum is Cartier’s interpretation of what a diamond would smell like – clear, sparkling, luminous and floral.
As with many Cartier’s perfumes, Carat follows a green DNA, which then builds on feminine notes such as juicy pear, citrusy bergamot, and a myriad of flowers, including hyacinth, tulip, narcissus ylang-ylang, lily, honeysuckle, violet and mimosa.
Cartier Carat is timeless, elegant, and undoubtedly feminine—the perfect scent for when you feel like releasing the diamond that shines within you.
10. Cartier La Panthère Edition Soir Fragrance
When you want to get serious about the night, you don’t have to choose between luxury and glamour. Cartier La Panthère Edition Soir is for those who like to mix their sparkly evening gowns with a little bit of edge. It’s a perfume that’s all about being bold but in an elegant way.
Compared to the original Panthère fragrance, this flanker leans less into its fruity and floral accords, and places a bigger emphasis on musky and animalic notes, making it more sensual than the original.
At first spritz, you’ll smell beautiful, full-bodied gardenia and oakmoss, which settle into a subtly powdery musk that is wrapped in animalic notes, adding both depth and uniqueness to this fragrance.
The name Cartier La Panthère Edition Soir says it all: this fragrance is a dose of femininity and glamour of a sensual, independent woman. Much like the original Panthère, this perfume is quite mature; it’s ideal for women over 30.
11. Cartier Les Heures Voyageuses Oud & Pink
The Cartier Les Heures Voyageuses Oud & Pink eau de parfum is the perfect oud fragrance for women who want to add a dash of femininity to the otherwise rather masculine oud, but not too much.
Oud and pink mixes classic, seductive oud with a rose that has somewhat of an earthy quality to it; it’s definitely a man’s rose without much sweetness. It’s both rough and smooth, perfect for a unisex scent experience that develops into a gorgeous, musky scent with a natural rosewater note.
It’s daring, attention-grabbing and a little bit rebellious – the perfect evening scent for an sensual date.
12. Cartier Les Épures de Parfum Pur Kinkan
If you love sharp citrus fragrances, we finally have something for you. Cartier Les Épures de Parfum Pur Kinkan eau de toilette is another fragrance that is part of Cartier’s collection of pure, simple fragrances, and this time, the scent perfectly describes a fresh, citrusy kumquat fruit.
If you’re unfamiliar with kumquat, it’s a small citrus fruit that is sweet with a slight tartness, fresh, and a little lemony with a hint of pine. The perfumer describes this as the purest form of citrus – it’s light, and definitely a wonderful addition to any summer scent wardrobe.
13. Cartier Les Épures de Parfum Pur Magnolia eau de toilette
Pur Magnolia eau de toilette is the 4th and currently the final perfume in Cartier’s Les Epures collection, which perfectly captures the qualities of fresh, radiant magnolia hanging from a tree.
Although magnolia is floral note, it has underlying citruslike accords which can almost be described as lemony. It’s refined without being overly romantic, which is quite unusual for a floral fragrance. Overall, you’re getting a very natural perfume experience that is reminiscent of a spring day.
14. Cartier L’Heure Promise Eau de Toilette
L’Heure Promise is a perfume that promises to seduce you with its powdery smooth and delicate iris notes. It opens with an intoxicatingly serene blend of green petitgrain and creamy iris, which together capture the essence of fresh early mornings.
Then, as time passes and L’Heure Promise dries down, it reveals its true beauty with musk and woody base layers beneath the floral bed of iris. The result is an intriguing, almost dark, earthy iris that is delicate at the same time. This fragrance is perfect for any occasion—it’s office-friendly and discreet enough to wear on a daily basis.
15. Cartier Oud & Santal
If you love an oud fragrance with a unisex, slightly masculine scent profile, Cartier’s Oud & Santal is a perfect choice to help you command attention.
The oud notes in this perfume are rather tame, and they blend nicely with the smooth, creamy sandalwood to create an alluring, warm yet mysterious mix. The result is a decadent, gently spiced woody-sweet fragrance with a distinct oriental feel to it.
We hope you found a few signature-scent-worthy ideas from this list of our favorite Cartier perfumes for her, whether you were after a fresh scent, a complex amber perfume, or a gentle citrus fragrance!