A cartier contest
The House of Cartier does not always release male fragrances, but when it does, it is always something special. In fact, L’Envol de Cartier is only its eighth fragrance for men, and the first since 2008. Figure out the secret code in this article (hint: gold), email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact details* by January 31, 2017 to stand a chance to win a bottle of this gentleman’s gentleman fragrance.
L’Envol de Cartier means The Flight of Cartier in French. A fitting name, for a fragrance that lifts the spirits. This is not a bold, brassy scent that pierces through a room; this is a fragrance is like innate effortless confidence in a bottle. Inspired by ambrosia, the mythical food of the Greek Gods on Mount Olympus, Cartier perfumer Mathilde Laurent offers a delicious woodiness, punctuated by notes of patchouli, honey and a hint of musk.
Honey, in fact, is a key component here. Not just in the elixir, but in its packaging. The flacon is designed to look like a simple bottle of honey, an almost scientifically austere bulb of golden nectar suspended in a glass cloche. This allows it to catch the light beautifully, sending rays of warm sunshine when shone upon. A little embellishment is allowed; the metal stopper is fillagreed with Cartier’s signature guilloché motif.
*Contest open to Robb Report readers residing in Malaysia only.