… or at least, that’s what comes to mind whenever I see the panther on the perfume bottle lol
I got this as an unexpected birthday gift (before my full-blown obsession with perfumes) as shown by the packaging. It’s definitely not something I would’ve ever splurged on for myself.
Cartier La Panthère Eau de Parfum Gift Set –
La Panthère Eau de Parfum (2.5 fl.oz./75mL)
La Panthère Eau de Parfum Travel Purse Spray (0.3 fl.oz./9mL)
La Panthère Perfumed Body Lotion (3.3. fl.oz./100mL)
It came with the Eau de Parfum (75mL) and the Travel/Purse Spray (9mL) and the Body Lotion (100mL). Not gonna’ lie, I was pretty excited when I saw them!
I didn’t think to keep the clear plastic tab (shown inserted in the back) that kept the Perfume from being pressed down on, and actually trashed it right away. Only later did I realize that the Perfume didn’t actually come with a cap. That meant, unless I wanted it to leak all over the place, carrying the Perfume around in my purse was out of the question (hence the inclusion of the Travel Purse Spray?) which wasn’t an option anyway, because the bottle was too heavy. I thought the panther on the bottle was pretty cool though!
Top Notes: Rhubarb, Apricot, Strawberries
Heart Notes: Gardenia
Base Notes: Oakmoss, Ketone Musk
As for the scent, it was described as a “Floral Chypre”. I couldn’t find the official notes, so I just listed what I found on Fragrantica.com with the showcase note being the Gardenia.
Basically, this stuff bears the closest resemblance to Pompeia (referenced here) than anything else I’ve ever smelled before. One spritz is enough to choke me for a good long while! Not only that, but it’s actually headache-inducing! Just one spritz! I can’t specifically pin-point the culprit (possibly the rhubarb?), but as a whole, it’s way too strong and extremely offensive! Even worse, it lasts forever (nothing can speed up the process of getting this off of your skin, including showering and exfoliating)! All in all, to me, La Panthere is the epitome of “old lady perfume”!
I feel guilty saying this because I got the Cartier La Panthere Perfume Set as a gift, but I absolutely despise the scent! I don’t foresee it growing on me… ever!