Fragrance: Cartier ‘La Panthère’

Cartier La Panthère perfume fragrance review

Cartier La Panthère

A captivating perfume that reflects a liberated, passionate woman. A feline floral fragrance born out of radiant, delicate gardenia coming together with velvety notes of musk. Within the flask, a sculpture depicts the majestic, fascinating panther.


Top notes: Rhubarb, Strawberry, Dried Fruits, Apple, Apricot

Heart notes: Gardenia

Base notes: Musk, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Leather

My Thoughts

Don’t you just love a fruity floral fragrance for those cold, dark January days!? I know I do, and Cartier La Panthère has just the right amount of fruit to be sweet and delicious, florals to be feminine and breezy and musk to feel feminine and attractive. To top it all off, the base has a soft hum of oak moss and leather to make it a little darker, woodier and sophisticated than your average fruity floral perfume. Cartier La Panthère has all the guilty pleasures of a pretty fruity-floral perfume, but with so much more sophistication and glamour to it. Maybe it’s the tart rhubarb, or the elegant gardenia, or even the unexpected apricot and dried fruits, but it’s sweetness is oh-so-elegant. The musk is heavy on the dry down which I love and the leather and oak moss give an edge of rock ‘n’ roll to it. As for the patchouli, it blends beautifully with the musk to give a powdery finish. I have been loving Cartier La Panthère over the past few weeks as it just lifts my spirits in the morning and makes me feel great, it makes me want to reach for a cute jumper rather than a comfortable sweatshirt, and a hot pink lipstick rather than a mid-pink. The best way to describe La Panthère is that is is a wonderful fruity floral perfume, which is glamorous and sophisticated enough to wear Cartier name.

Cartier La Panthère is available at John Lewis, House of Fraser, Harrods and Selfridges.