Hey Posse. Cartier has Mathilde Laurent. Her work is brilliant and interesting, has a simplicity and smells cohesive within the Cartier world of perfumery. Every scent I own from her work for them has the lustre of expensive jewellery. Following the trend for colognes in high end brand fragrance wardrobes Cartier released the Rivieres de Cartier Collection in 2021. An affordable selection of cologne style EdTs and the one I fell for instantly was Luxuriance. Shit name, feels so desperately yearning towards luxe and if someone asks I’ll be saying it’s the green one from the Cartier Rivieres de Cartier Collection. They probably won’t. While Luxuriance is very nice it’s not an important milestone in the world of scent. It’s good, smells fine and works beautifully as a daily spritz. The cost is almost half 90ml of YSL Black Opium, and the discounters have it for even less.
Can we talk about the bottle and cap? Instead of the Hermès rounded bottle here we have an octagonal, the edges are softly flattened. It’s a small but definite hint towards facets. Also, the lid is very interesting. Half the lower circle is faceted into baguettes and the other half flat and glasslike. I couldn’t understand why it felt interesting as I pulled the lid off.
Luxuriance by Cartier. Rivieres de Cartier Collection
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Herbal Notes, Fern, Geranium, Rosemary, Mastic or Lentisque, Oak, Pistachio
The Luxuriance notes list is misleading for me here. Yes, there are herbal notes and resins. Maybe some fern and fresh green woods. What is not mentioned though is the citrus. I find this an ode and homage to the pith of a grapefruit. Not the squealingly pissy citrus tang of the juicy heart, though there are very subtle hints of this too.
Personally, that pithy scent is one of my faves. It’s like citrus musk, if there were such a thing. It smells at once furry, fluffy, creamed and tangy. It’s so fresh and speaks to me of springs abundance. It is the starring note on my skin and part of what drew me so decidedly to Luxuriance over the other two releases.
Luxuriance’ longevity is quite good and I can still smell soft trails after a couple of hours. if I spritz my clothes it lasts really well. 100% unisex and perfect for all you northern Hemisphere peeps heading through spring.
Cartier also has this super cute 3 x 10ml Travel set. Perfect for your next vacation.
Last month I talked about Cartier Decalaration Parfum here on the Posse too.
There have been a few luxury cologne lines recently, do you have a fave so far?