Notes: A younger, lighter version of the original La Panthère, Cartier La Panthère Eau de Parfum Légère is also composed by in-house perfumer Mathilde Laurent. Predominantly gardenia-based like the La Panthère, the surprise is in the tropical tiare flower, which makes the sweet heart of the scent. Around the gentle velvety flower comes notes of musk, oakmoss, patchouli, and leather that add facets to this luxurious fragrance.
Did You Know? La Panthère was the nickname of Jeanne Toussaint, Cartier’s creative director of jewellery from 1933 until 1970, who was famously resolute, creative, and had a soft spot for feline prints. She was discovered by Louis Cartier, with whom she had a significant and lifelong relationship.
Why BAZAAR Loves It: Panthers have long been acknowledged as the epitome of bold, brazen femininity. Playing on the panther motif on this multifaceted flacon, Cartier La Panthère Eau de Parfum Légère is the ultimate representation of today’s woman: brilliant, sophisticated, graceful, and powerful, all at once.
Available at Cartier, 2.12.00 & 3.14.00, Level 2 & 3, Pavilion KL. Tel: 03-2113 0211; and Cartier counters in Isetan, Suria KLCC and Parkson, Suria KLCC