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La Panthère is the new fragrance for women from Cartier, launching in March of 2014. It draws inspiration from the heritage of the house: panther as a symbol of the brand and Panthère perfume from 1986. La Panthère was also the nickname of Cartier’s lover and muse Jeanne Toussaint. The new perfume is a symbol of freedom for 2014; it represents a woman who is independent, graceful and rebellious.
The fragrance is sensual and bold floral - chypre. It is created by perfumer Mathilde Laurent from central notes of gardenia and animalistic musk. The top of the composition exudes greenish - fruity mixture in the form of molecule styrallyl acetates, containing nuances of rhubarb, strawberries, dried fruit, apple and apricot. The heart is dominated by gardenia, selected as the main flower to avoid excessive oriental character and also as not so common ingredient amongst modern perfumes. Ketone musk and oak moss provide irrefutable chypre character.
The simple luxurious bottle of golden colors shows stylized face of panther, which gives the entire design a special signature and character. The face of the campaign is a model Erin Wasson, known for his cat-like facial features and boho style. The fragrance is available as 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum.
Perfume rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1308 votes.
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Cartier La Panthere turned out to be a lot more pleasant than I expected it to be. I'm a huge fan of the brand's classic range, from Le Baiser du Dragon to vintage Must de Cartier. I was pleased to discover that La Panthere has that classic Cartier feel.
I love that this fragrance is an animalic floral chypre. La Panthere stands out amongst the generic white florals that line the department store shelves.
The composition opens with lush, buttery gardenia blooms and a sweet, dried apricot aroma. This blend is both feminine and unique on the skin. As the scent progresses however, the scent becomes muskier and quite unusual with oakmoss, patchouli and a subtle hint of leather.
Whenever I wear La Panthere I feel that I need to match its elegance by wearing expensive jewellery and a pair of stiletto heels. It's a beautiful, grown woman type of scent. La Panthere is not a fragrance I would recommend for the younger consumers despite its fruity top notes.
The longevity was impressive, lasting a decent seven hours on my skin with a few light sprays. The sillage is however relatively soft so it will not overpower those closest to you.
This is the first perfume I ever found which smelled the way I wanted to smell. I used to dislike most, that changed in the past year, but there are still not that many I would wear on me. This fragrance is perfection, feminine yet strong and independent. It leaves air of mystery and magic behind. Smells rich, but I don't find it lavish or overbearing. It's very subtly oriental and musky, very woody, but also definitely not heavy. Smells like a woman wearing a suit and smoking, masculine, with shiny locks and red lips. Very Marlene Dietrich- like.Oct
Bought some samples of "la panthère" edp and "la panthere legere" edp. At first I liked the legere version better, but now I am shifting towards the Original edp. It has the same chique as "so pretty" had. Grown up and feminine. La panthère has a bit more of the I-am-a strong-and-independent-woman aura, which I like. When I am throught my 15ml of sample, I want to buy a full bottle. And it is a pretty bottle too, by the way. Love it. And if somebody thinks it is obnoxious (really?), I don't care. Just don't take a bath in it. Simple.Oct
Smells like Nivea lotion! I like it. Wouldn't buy it. Couldn't detect individual notes. I dunno. It's just.. nivea ? HaOct
I tried it in a sample. My impressions: it smells expensive. Deep, sweet, leathery, woody, oakmoss-y, feels like an elegant lady in a hat having lunch in a fancy restaurant. But the other impression that I have is a memory from the 1980s, of how the samples in the fashion magazines like Vogue smelled. Rich, mix of an expensive perfume with glossy paper.
I like it and wouldn't mind having a bottle.
Quick change of mind. At first I liked it because it seems unique and not a typical female perfume, especialy not the type I normally wear. Its somewhat deep and woodsy but as I'm wearing it...something's coming through I don't like...Ketone musk, what is that?! Arent kjetones what come off ypur breath in a diabetic emergency? I don't like oakmoss much either so that's likely the culprit. Its too forward and too manly and frankly I like my scents to be more subtle not " punch in the face". Lol.
My boyfriend wasn't thrilled either. We usually agree in scents. He didn't say so but I can tell he this is its too " old" for me .
I don't see what's the hype around this perfume. I do agree that it smells elegant and complex but after smelling this on a person I just thought it was obnoxious and too flowery. I also personally smelt this via my wrist and it was just overpowering. It's just too vintage for me - sorry.Sep
My new favourite! So fresh, so perfect, so teasing, so longlasting, so everything I love about a scent. The mix of fresh oakmoss, gardenia and musk is lovely. Its not weak - not in your face neither. I feel like a rich girl wearing La Panthere.Sep
Reading through the reviews and am slightly mystified by mikemuscles21 comments:
"I have no idea where people are getting leather from here? It's not one of the notes and I don't smell it..."
Leather is clearly listed as being in the base notes.
Errr... Or am I seeing (and smelling) things?
La Panthere is a bit of a throwback in the best possible way. Most modern fragrances are very clean, sweet and fruity. Even the grand perfume houses have gone to more sweet and linear fragrances.
I wouldn't say La Panthere is mature, as much as it's self-assured - very much in the way Parure is self-assured. La Panthere isn't a candy bomb and it's not over-eager. La Panthere revels in all its mossy glory. Is there some sweet? Yes, but it's taking the back seat to moss, musk and a tiny bit of leather.
Overall, La Panthere is a lovely fragrance with refined projection and great longevity.
This is glorious! An instant "want" which hasn't happened to me in a long while. It's beautiful mix of gardenia, musk and oak moss on my skin, do not detect any fruits, dried fruits or rhubarb until the dry-down when the gardenia gives way to those notes. Loving the leather which is very subtle but detectable all along.
Pretty long lasting as well, projection is moderate with 2 small sprays.
What a beautiful, classy and elegant fragrance. As expected from Cartier. Beautiful.
Very feminine and 'rich', but not snob or boring.
Mostly oakmoss, rhubarb and dried fruit, with a hint of gardenia. Very nicely blended floral and fruity, yet also woody and even earthy.
Not a standard pop frag, plus the bottle is gorgeous.
Silage and longevity are brilliant as well.
Smells like moneyed good taste, but that's the effect oakmoss always has in women's fragrances. Luminous and carnal in a very polished sort of way.
Too perfect for words.
First off, I applaud Cartier for not falling into the 'cookie cutter' fragrance abyss.. You know, so many frag's in recent years have begun to all smell alike, or are candy-bombs.. So I applaud Cartier for creating a more 'unique' fragrance.
This is my second review for this, as I seem to struggle with this one...It is unique, that is for sure!!
Some may see this as a 'mature' (not old) woman's fragrance. I see this as a fragrance being worn by a woman who is confident and comfortable in life. So, to that end, yes, perhaps this is a more mature fragrance. But again, anyone can wear this, obviously, if they like this. It just has a certain 'vibe' to it.. Sort of like Juicy Couture is in general a young woman's fragrance, but can be enjoyed by anyone.
Anyhoo, I digress. This reminds me of along the lines of an 80's powerhouse fragrance. For me, the oakmoss, musk, and leather are very prominent here. I do not detect any white floral. I do not detect any fruit (perhaps a bit of the dried fruits, if anything), and at times, slight hints of the patchouli, ylang ylang and anise; the rose note is not hiding, either. Rhubarb is non existent here for me. I wish, I had a lovely neighbor lady when I was growing up, she grew rhubarb, and it was always such a treat when she gave us some from her garden. Rhubarb can be lovely in a frag, but I do not detect it here.
This is a lovely creation, classy and classic. But it can be a little bit much for those with sensitive noses, allergies, etc. So I do not think this is office appropriate, unless used very lightly and sparingly. But I think this is great for weekends, vacations, weddings, special events, that sort of thing, or possibly even just snuggling by the fireplace during a rain.
I can see this being a great signature fragrance. It is not one of those that is unmemorable/ easily forgettable, which there have been many 'unmemorable' fragrances released in recent years. This is in a total class of it's own and stands out, in a classy way. Well done, Cartier!!!
This one is an intriguing concoction. Moss, musk, leather and gardenia. I can't stop sniffing my wrist even though the slightly bitter opening kinda repulsed me for a second. Then before I know it my nose is buried in my wrist. The leather note is very noticible to me. I find Le Panthere to be a very lovely modern chypre. Amazing silage. I must have a FB!Aug
This is beautiful. A floral orange mix with a nice dose of moss. I don't understand why people think it's sexy, though? It's very nice, but I don't get "sexy". Different strokes.Aug
I'm getting mainly a sharp rose scent, long lasting, pleasant I suppose.Aug
This is so beautiful, so elegant, so long lasting. Today is my first day wearing this. It reminds me a bit of Knowing by EL but with little fruity, orange, not too sweet notes added to it. It lingers on my clothes all day. So perfect, so sophisticated, it's a real gem.Aug
An elegant, grown up and hmmm ... not wild, but undomesticated scent. It has an wild side, but not passionate warm which screams ”I’m a sensual woman” (see Dolce&Gabbana); on the contrary, it’s cold and exult danger. Like a big, dangerous cat. Gorgeous, soft lines and cozy fur, but still a killing machine.
The opening is strong, somewhat green, and the gardenia and anise combo makes me think on the bitterness in Niki de Saint Phalle’s perfume.
The leading element here is clearly gardenia, but if you’re looking for a nice, mild and creamy one, just forget about La Panthère. You’ll never own it, it will own you.
This is the first perfume I have fallen in love with since Fendi Woman or Givenchy Indecence. This has that same star quality of being totally original, memorable and mesmerizing. I had to come to this website to see what was in it. For me, it was clean white powder with an undertone of oriental flower but not over powering. As soon as I looked it up, I realized it was the gardenia but it doesn't smell like glaring gardenia at all. It is very complex, rich and quite beautiful. After a couple of hours, it is still very good but the dried fruit comes through a little too much for me, but the clean overall powdery fragrance more than makes up for this. Can't wait to wear it to the office! If they had gone with more oriental spice underneath instead of dried fruit, it would have been even better. Overall, the best fragrance I have come across in the last 10 years!Jul
I've tested La panthere several times. I still feel I can't find the proper words to gather all its complexity here. All I can say is that La panthere is an extremely audacious release for 2014- maybe that's why is called La panthere- haha. Adding such a strong note of oak moss in 2014 , that's really something! I don't have very much experience with niche perfumes, but this one hit me just like L'eau de Merveille did. Such standing out from the crowd perfumes! Gorgeous, piece of art compositions.(without having anything in common, of course). Although i'm turning 40 this year, i'm still kind of shy wearing it. I do associate it with a bitchy kind of old person I didn't necessarily like, who wore La panthere and smoked a lot, making me associating this beauty with some mixed feelings. Amazing, having both a contemporary and vintage vibe like someone experienced and experiencing a lot in their life, knowing exactly where they stand and who they are, bravely facing their demons..Just breathtaking and also making you deeply inhale to grab all its beauty. It will haunt you!Jul
Cartier makes some of my favorite perfumes.
So I blind bought Panthere and Panthere Legere. Sadly, I can not say I like either.
Part of it is that I have to come to terms with the fact that chypres, specifically oakmoss and I, just are not the best of friends.
Part of it is this scent, seems to me, to be 100% synthetic. I know most mass made fragrances are synthetic, but this one, to my nose, reads all too much like plastic, and makes me sneeze. (This happens to me more with Panthere, than with Panthere Legere, but it still occurs with both.)
I could see how both compositions can be attractive, and I particularly applaud Cartier for releasing a contemporary chypre, especially one that contains fruits! But if I could like oakmoss, my money would go to Sisley's Eau du Soire.
I actually put this away in my closet after someone said the legere version smelled old so I dismissed both of them altogether... But something told me to revisit the original version and IM GLAD I DID
This smells like a strawberry / fruity lotion or shampoo then gardenia & musk come in and makes this fruitiness just creamy & lush....
This is fruity floral & warm where as the legere version is more floral / aldehyde / musk
Another quality perfume from Cartier. Light, but lasting, sophisticated floral, very recommended.Jun
I really like it it's a very positive beautifull scent.
I would say scent of a rich woman...Alexis Colby :)Drinking glass of champaigne in her private jet adoring her man on her satelite phone:)
Its not a perfume for every woman. I am notn surprise I dont smell it around myself. Its a smell of inteliggent strong woman, who knows what she wants from a day.
I cant imagine random utuber talking boring about it.
This perfume is like a brilant grey cells of ... worldy travelled successfull woman.
I'm posting my final review and deleting my predisposed judgments regarding Ms. Laurent's 2014 classic.
Amongst dissenting opinions and rave reviews, there is one thing which we, scentphiles can agree upon: the beautifully crafted flacon emblazoning Cartier's robe de guerre: La Panthère. Ever sleek and agile, this blushing gardenia is sour and dry avec a modern strawberry corrupted to the point of decay with specks of anise. The utility of a ghostly and damp musk adds to the clammy and dirty profile of this unusual but beautiful concoct. This pink is a disguise, this is a fully made-up woman, with ombres of peach and gold hues, strawberry tainted rouge and the austere raunchy feel of haughty attitude characterized by the polarizing gardenia, oakmoss, decaying apples, peaches and humid musk.
M'me Laurent's impeccable blending of a chypre formula with this unusual strawberry-apple-peach accord makes one wonder that such confrontational decoctions could be tamed and be updated although retaining its classic high cheekboned, arched brows and hollowed cheeks with almond eyes feel. This is an impressive launch compared to the mainstream candyfloss liquids available today, surprisingly longlasting (I do hope they use more oakmoss), superbly crafted that it melds onto one's skin like haute joaillerie. You just feel expensive by wearing La Panthère.
Edit 06/03/2017: After doing research about this recent work of art, combining subtlety and sensuality which gives off an impeccable feline floral accord, I have come to a conclusion that this absolutely represents a panther, idiomatically executed and I quote the Maison's statements: "This is not an [imposed] caricature of femininity but rather a chosen femininity...that one can play with..." Somewhere in blogs I have read one referring to La Panthere as exuding a muted intensity, this furthers the notion that the feral accord being referred to is not of the stark nature of the elegant cats but rather of its sleekness, its form and the myth that Theophrastus states: that the panther is the only animal which smells pleasant and that it does not need to hunt, for its prey come to it for its attractiveness. Mathilde Laurent insists that it is simplicity that accentuates beauty and not of accumulation of which past perfumes were guilty of and it is in this simplicity that M'me Laurent chooses to highlight a central and sensual accord of gardenia which represents felinity, metaphorically. Finally, regarding the Maison's refusal to divulge the complete set of notes comprising La Panthere is because it considers each creation as a work of art and not a soulless list of ingredients as we are all presented with. Une pièce de résistance.
Sur ma peau c'est le sosie parfait de "Parfum de peau" de Montana.
Je l'ai essayé chez Sephora à Nice ce matin et j'ai eu l'impression de porter Montana toute la journée.
I have no idea where people are getting leather from here? It's not one of the notes and I don't smell it...May
As another reviewer said, “Amazing how much noses differ.” My blind purchase of La Panthere was inspired by many reviews singling out oakmoss as the dominant note. Of course, I knew better than to hope for the oakmoss of yore, but I figured even just a whisper would be nice. Imagine my surprise when I couldn’t smell any at all—absolutely no oakmoss appears to my nose—and what’s more, that’s not the worst part. La Panthere smells to me of sweetened hairspray and cat pee, and the cat-pee part is the more tolerable of the two.
After all, in a perfume named La Panthere, a take on the ‘animalic’ is fair to expect. And while I feel it’s an unusually aggressive take (the old Paloma Picasso never troubled me or made me think of urine), I would have been able to work with it had the flowers bloomed, had the oakmoss materialized, and had there been some other classic chypre element to occupy my attention. As it is, all I’m getting is: an aggressive, Narciso-Rodriguez type of musk; the cat-pee element that I’m starting to suspect is *supposed* to be oakmoss; and no flowers at all.
Yet the part that makes it truly dreadful for me is the strawberry-rhubarb hairspray smell. I’m not talking one of those cute hair products with girly scents, either. I’m talking something that opens with all the harshness of a nail polish remover and evolves into an old school hairspray with maximum hold. This is overlaid with something tooth-achingly sweet, which could be strawberry jam, and something sour (but by no means ‘green’) that can be conceived of as rhubarb. The top notes are nothing short of a toxic haze, and while it’s true that the worst dissipates after only a few minutes, they’re quietly relentless and never stop dominating the composition.
The whole is distinctive but not easy to like, and, to my mind, not elegant either. The conceptual gap between ‘classy’ and ‘hairspray’ may just be too big for me.
09.7/10.0 - Scent(Top)/Aroma(Topo)
09.7/10.0 - Scent(Mid)/Aroma(Meio)
09.5/10.0 - Scent(Base)/Aroma(Base)
09.9/10.0 - Uniqueness/Singularidade
09.2/10.0 - Longevity/Longevidade
08.5/10.0 - Sillage/Rastro
09.1/10.0 - Versatility/Versatilidade
10.0/10.0 - Presentation/Apresentação
09.7/10.0 - Total
Personal notes! Based on general comparison ranks among other fragrances.
Notas pessoais! Baseadas em ranques gerais de comparação entre outras fragrâncias.
I cannot believe how different everyone's noses are. This is not about the gardenia on me. I doused in 2 ml. This is rose rose rose with some vanilla in the middle and musk in the bottom. It smelled great but an hour later no one could smell it on me when I went to my vet's office. Hmph.Apr
La Panthere, a perfume with a beautiful, quiet feminine growl.
The woods, fruit, flowers and spices create a sweet, prickly texture that draws parallels to Narciso EDP in the white cube.
This Cartier is a gorgeous musky perfume with an edge that captivates the senses. And right down to the gardenia and musk, this plays like a lighter, slightly fruity and drier version of Narciso.
La Panthere is creamy sensuality contrasted with a showing of feline claws in the most elegant way.
I adore this EDP. I currently have a small 7.5 mL purse-size spray that I'm using sparingly until I can invest in the full size, and invest I will! In the meantime, a little goes a long way with La Panthere. It's a sophisticated, alluring and memorable scent with incredible lasting power and sillage. It melds so well with my skin chemistry. I find it to be unlike any other scent I currently have in my collection and worthy of signature-scent status. Worth every penny in my opinion.Apr
I really don't know where to start...
I got this today. As I opened the package I felt this smell: diesel metallic leather and a waft of white flowers. The bottle had accidentally leaked a drop. As I took it out of the box it was on my hands. OMG! This is the most original scent I have yet encountered (after Dior Fahrenheit, which my man wears and has a common vibe with this one). I hoped for less leather, but it is all over me... Then I sprayed a bit on a wrist. I tell you: this is an intoxicating, courageous, extremely well blended unisex juice for people who know exactly what they want and have all the means to get it.
Fresh, white flowers, leather, dry earth and musk is what I mostly get, and a hint of diesel fuel - where from?! No sweetness, not a hint. Normally leather causes me nausea and headaches. Not this one, but it ain't me either. This is probably the last scent with leather I try. It is clear to me this isn't something for my fair skin. I washed it off my hand and wrists, it is still there. This isn't light, it is penetrating!!
I know I smelled this once or twice in my life before on others. This is the scent of wealth and high self-esteem if it suits a certain's chemistry. It has a retro vibe, some might say old, but it is only class.
This is a real panther scent It smells fresh clean animalic musky soft powdery and earthy at the same time
there,s alse sweet gardenia
its quite light but it has a warm earthy character
reminds me of fall bohemian and safari clothes
Retro in a classic way
Very nice, well made, pretty classy, subtly textured floral chypre - inoffensive, and utterly, completely forgettable.Mar
I bought a sample vial of cartier la panther more than a year ago and I started to love it as I used my tiny sample.it's not a strong,invasive or sexy perfume still there's something very different and unique in it
Cartier la panther is soft,feminine,very elegant,ladylike,rich-smelling,it's modern and classic at the same time,truely ageless and timeless
It's been a long time but I remember it's soft scent.on my skin it was a combination of a tame gardenia,clean and delicately sweet musk,non-juicy and a little tart fruit notes(I could tell there's strawberry in it,but different from sparkly strawberry in most perfumes)what made la panther more unique was a touch of oak moss and soft leather note which gave it depth,a classy sophistication
I'm very angry with myself that never bought this beauty while I had good chances.I will add it to my collection as soon as I face a good deal.it made me feel calm,kind,classy and rich.it reminds a young lady from a rich,noble family with a golden history not someone newly entered first class range.
I don't find it really similar to Belle d opium which I own and don't really like.there are some similarities but nothing smokey or too spicy here.It's sensual,mature but not old and very complex while seems to be sample.it's warm and has an earthy quality but never becomes heavy.it can be a great signature scent and no need to mention how unique it's bottle is
I remember it to have good longevity and moderate sillage.it could be among my top favorites if it was more potent
I need it in my life ASAP!
I purchased this blind for myself and my mother after we went to the Cartier show at the Denver Art Museum. The bottle is beautiful! I have the huge 2.5 oz bottle, and in a few years I've only used about a third. So that tells you, that while it's a great scent, especially for special occasions or nights out, it's not one I reach for. It's sort of generic. It's a nice woody floral, and I LOATHE floral, usually. So the fact that I wear it says something. It's got good sillage, good lasting power. It inoffensive, you can wear this to a client dinner or a night out. It does not scream sex or femininity to me. I feel like it's an older woman's scent, not very playful, I would wear it when I feel like I need to be taken seriously, but not for my husband or a girls night out. It's a great scent but for the price I feel like you can find similar for less.Feb
Clean Fresh Sexy Wild Classy.
Reminds me of a sexy tall woman with red lipstick in black high heels and a black satin robe.
Remember anyone the 80's Cartier ads?
If you love Idylle by Guerlain,Lovely by Sarah Jessica I think you will love this.
-The bottle is a masterpiece.
-Last forever on clothes.
I have the body lotion as well,put it when i am feeling down and unhappy and want to feel expensive (haha I am not even sure what I mean by that,but...yeah)
I'd say this is one of the more original scents in the last 5 years to come out. As has been said this is a floral chypre, but I just say its an abstract beauty. No one note is more important than the next and the sum of them is not equal to the accord they produce. Its green, floral, mossy and beautifully creamy in the base. I feel sophisticated wearing this every time. Absolutely unisex. Good performance overall.Feb
Why so much fuss about this one! It reminds me a lot of Aromatics Elixir from Clinique even though I think that Elixir is so much better, the moment I tested this that was the first think that came to my mind, I could'nt find anywhere strawberries, gardenia or any of the notes mentioned above. All I get is a sour smell, boring and very common in older perfumes. There is not a panthere in there for sure! Not at all animalic or provocative. The bottle is disappointing from up close it doesn't look like the photos at all ! I expected something impressive and bold under the name of La panthere.
I am very disappointed!!!
I have to share my feelings about this masterpeace with you my dearest friends.
I will start by saying that this is the fragrance i have been waiting for a long time! I must mention that i do have quite a few fumes in my collections and therfor know what i am talking about :)
Swaped it blind from a very generous person her in fragrantica, as i was sure that with Cartier it cannot go wrong. Also all those notes and reviews - so exiting!
It starts with something i already know - Coriandre ( green cap, was launched in 1973). Then, it has something from Chloe ( hard to say which notes, but for me its something from L'Eau de Chloe and Chloe Love). At the same time its something new. High quality, you will feel it right a way. La Panthère is strong, deep, powdery, but not in your face. Creamy and very mouth watering. Elegant and fresh as well.
Its lasting power - whole day! And i was only using a bit, as i am working in the office. It stays close to skin and its aromatic waves following me everytime i moove.
Cannot wayt for warmer days, so that i could go out with my white shirt, jeance and my red shoes :)
Unfortunattely, my lack of english simply does not allow me to "explode" my feelings towards this jam. I do hope, however, that you got an idea about what this fragrance is about :)
Try it, if its not for you, belive me - you will sell or swap it in no time!
Got this as a little tester and I have to say I dislike it. Lovely bottle but this is very much just screechy flowers and powder....I dont get any musky or sweetness at all.Jan
Beautiful, warm gardenia with oakmoss and supporting notes which I cannot identify. Lovely, elegant, long-lasting and very beautiful indeed.
Yes, somewhat reminds me of a very expensive luxury soap, but more perfume-y.
I really like it. It is what I wanted Chanel Gardenia to be, plus oakmoss. I want it.
smells like clean, ironed clothes and laundry from my mom. an absolute neatness.
It suits my office look very well. I wear it all day long, makes me feel glamorous without wearing heavy jewels or poshy accessories. Simply neat chic clothes plus this luxury scent.
the drydown is so sweet...but neither overpowering nor irritating.
This one wasn't love at first sniff but it is definitely the true love which will last forever. One needs to mature to appreciate the extraordinarity. It took me about 3 years to absolutely fell in love and feel confident while wearing it.
Perfection, luxury - not much suitable for summertime.
i like the bottle too much, i had to post.
..the cap, the glass, the soft edges.
seriously though, instant classic.
The reviews of this are so mixed everywhere on the internet that I was almost scared away from this panther, but I could not resist the bottle and all the work that went into it. There were 40,000 attempts to perfect the laser cut of the panther's face, and this technique was so secretive that sheets were hung so no one else could see the details and spread the word. To say that Cartier was aiming for perfection is an understatement. As for the fragrance, I am not a fan of too much oakmoss and that is normally a deal breaker for me in any fragrance, but this is a gem too good to pass up. I could smell a trace of this the moment I took it out of the box and hadn't even sprayed it, so I knew it was going to be long lasting and not to overspray (as they say, it's in beast mode). I keep it on my vanity tray under a silk scarf.Jan
Oh my, this is what I call a real fragrance. I have the tendency to look for similarities when trying a fragrance. I find that 80% smell like the 'street' fragrances: la vie est belle , euphoria or petite robe noire etc. This one is one of its kind, unfamiliar, unusual, unforgettable. You'll get plenty of compliments and questions.
It smells animalic, wild and somehow so lady like.
Don't fall for the Panthere Legere, it is the flowery intoxicating version of this masterpiece.
Last year`s surprise Christmas pressie from the boyfriend - because i was looking at it at the airport..I got a 75 ml bottle and I don`t think I`ll have a problem using it up, although I have only used at special occasions so far, cos it`s so nice I want to savor it everytime I open the bottle! On my skin the leather, the musk and the ylang-ylang are the ones you can definitely make out clearly from the beginning, all the other notes are just teasing floating above these notes, it really is animalic I`d say, but that`s what`s great about it. I would easily classify it as one of the scents closest to my liking, and the fact that whenever I wear it everyone is asking about what perfume it is..I hope it will stay around for a long time!Jan
Floral chypre. Panthere is a very elegant, mature fragrance. The gardenia is well tempered by the musk and oak moss, and is what I would consider a classic scent.
I definitely envision a well-heeled, perfectly coiffed woman mid-30s and up -- someone who is always eloquent and with good social graces... kind of what I aspire to be!
The bottle is beautiful, the juice is long-lasting and with good sillage, and if Panthere didn't wear me, I would certainly invest in a full bottle. (Currently I have a GWP miniature.)
'Helpful hint to potential purchasers: if you often have little curious kids in the household, KEEP THE PLASTIC "stopper" wrapped around the atomizer!!! I discarded it as 'packaging' material. Now I must keep this GORGEOUS bottle at the back of my collection so a curious grandchild doesn't invade my boudoir and acccidentally spray herself in the eyes. Exquisite fragrance, exquisite bottle but UNSAFE! Very disappointed in this oversight. But loving the fragranceDec
One of my most commented on perfumes together with the Givencys and Guerlains. I had people stopping me in the street to ask me about Panthere. I just adore it, it is light, clean, like spring water... sophysticated and refreshing, white flowers with the je ne sais quoi that makes it amazing. Long lasting for days on clothes and on slin untill you wash of course.. One of my favs. I am happy I found a website where I can buy it real cheap and I stocked up on it as it is a real gem.Dec
Well, first of all, what I don't like about this is the spray has no cap. It comes with a plastic stopper you could save to use, but then it looks tacky. The bottle also does not have the pronounced panther embossing like the photos on the internet. I see many reviewers commenting that this is light, to me I disagree. I would not call this a typical light fragrance and for me, this is definitely a Fall/Winter and an evening fragrance. Light fragrances to me are Spring and daytime scents.
I will say, I am tickled that this reminds me of the imo very unisex Charles of the Ritz that my cousin used when I was little, back in the mid-80's. That fragrance has a special place in my heart, even though I did not care for it. I always wanted to find it again. Only this is less sharp, cleaner, and not headache-inducing. Projection and sillage and longevity on this are not great for me, in fact within an hour I need to get up close to my skin to detect this. I thought perhaps I had gotten a bad bottle, but this was ordered online from the real deal retailer. Having said all of this, I do like this. It is different. There is a fragrance I am thinking possibly Estee Lauder or Elizabeth Arden (or both?!?) that this reminds me of, but dang if I can recall those fragrances right now.
All I know is I do enjoy this for Fall/Winter and while I feel the notes in this and the general scent of this lean towards an evening scent, I feel the mild to moderate sillage makes this very passable as a daytime scent. Again, the bottle is somewhat a disappointment, I was expecting a prettier bottle, but I would actually consider re-purchasing this. I know it does remind me of a few other frag's, but there is something about this/in this that is unique for me. This to me is a grown woman's fragrance. Not sure the younger gals would care for this.
The notes are interesting and blend together very cleverly. I do see some typical Summer/light notes like Strawberry and Rhubarb and Pear, but there are also deeper warmer notes like anise, leather, musk, patchouli. All in all this is very cleverly blended and I guess the combined notes make me think this is mainly an evening scent, but passable as a daytime scent, as well. But for me, this is too warm to wear for Spring or Summer. But I do enjoy it's complex cleverness of combining warmth yet not being too overpowering nor heavy. Very nicely done!!
A fragrance of good feeling, fresh , cool, floral, light perfume. Reminds me of a garden in springDec
La Panthere is a complex perfume, which changes dramatically from the first spray to the dry down. It's starts off with a festival of colorful and happy fruits. Soon after the gardenia emerges and dominates the scent. Dry down comes after a couple of hours with dominant notes of musk and oakmoss. You must love the dry down in order to love the fragrance. I have to pass.Nov
Very luxurious, sophisticated, incredibly gorgeous; you feel you own something unique: a gem, a treasure. Beautifully aggressive bottle. Alicia, one of my best friends gave me La Panthere as a birthday present, and it became addictive... I can fill my personal space with this mystic and magical elixir, and I will be happy every second I am wearing it. The creator of this wonder could not be human...has to be an elf, an angel, a gnome or a fairy... It's perfection ladies.Oct
Sniffed this for the second time today at Macy's. Again, I was mesmerized.......Love it!!! Eager to sniff the NOIR version when it gets to the USA...some day...LOL.
The legere version is OK, but I prefer this one.
La Panthere is just a gorgeous scent! I love it ❤ it's feminine, sensual and unique , remindes me Chloe Intense, in the style , character , both very contemporary and expensive.Very good sillage and very long lasting too ! I need to buy my self a bottle ❤Oct
Cartier La Panthere perfume smells expensive, but the price is incredibly reasonable for a scent of such fine quality. It is so pleasant that I return to smell it over and over again. The scent creates a veil of private, warm, seductive beauty. Once I enter this dimension I never want to leave it.
It has a velvety, creamy, stealthy, mysterious quality that predominates every stage of its life cycle once wearing it. I do not experience any queasiness,headache or general malaise from this perfume.
La Panthere expresses confidence, but also has a noticeable deep, quiet mysterious quality. It is not a perfume for a shy woman unless she is secretly very sensual. This is not a scent for high school girls or grannies.
The scent fades sooner on my skin than I had hoped, but otherwise it lasts on clothing much longer. It smells much more lovely on the skin than on clothing. It wears close to the skin once it has dried down. The lasting gardenia floral notes do not dominate the warmer base notes. The creamy, womanly, seductive qualities last as long as does the perfume. The perfume does not cheapen with time, so what is detected about the scent on clothing the next day is still quite wonderful.
I sincerely feel that Cartier La Panthere genuinely captures the essence of a panther's nature and beauty; and, the stunningly beautiful bottle expresses exactly how the perfume smells. I must buy this perfume again!
This perfume is sheer and light. The only note that stands out in is rhubarb which again is timid. Smells contemporary but fades quickly.Oct
I found a small, 6 ML bottle of this, brand new and still in its packaging in a thrift store yesterday for $7.00. I was excited because I hadn't read anything about it and didn't know what to expect. When I got home I dabbed some on and immediately looked up reviews on it to see if they aligned with what I was smelling. I was very disappointed that they didn't. While the scent is obviously well done, It really doesn't have a vintage chypre style at all as there is no oakmoss note to speak of anywhere in the scents progression. There is also no leather here, and the oakmoss and leather were the two things that gave me high hopes for this scent. I waited and waited, but they never showed up. However, what you do get are floral and fruity notes done with an undertone of animalic notes that give it just enough skankiness to make it interesting and lift it out of the category of your average, interchangeable, commercial fruity/floral scent. I like it, but don't love it as it is in no way the chypre I was hoping for.Oct
This scent is absolutely Gorgeous on my skin! I mean the kind of gorgeous that stops people passing you to ask what you're wearing, and then draw nearer to you to get a better sniff. Ha! It does blend well my body chemistry and was a must-buy for me. I do not believe this was an impulse buy--like so many others lately--but rather a scent that has enhanced my being. It's everything I love--soft white flowers, musky richness, then a dry down that lingers with the flowers gently floating and the leather making you want to stay awhile. Not often can I say this about a fragrance--but I loved Cartier La Panthere from the first spray. It shimmers with fruit and florals, then dries down to the richness of leather and musk. The beautiful florals & ylang continues to swirl around throughout first application. Ahhh, Thank you Cartier for this well crafted jewel. I will keep this one close to my skin.Sep
Fragrance Review For La Panthere
Anise Bergamot Strawberry Rhubarb Dried Fruit
Gardenia Rose Orange Blossom Ylang Ylang
Patchouli Oak Moss Musk Leather
The original is an undisputed masterpiece. The new formula smells nothing like it but it's not as bad as I thought it could be. This is a modern Oriental fragrance with a unisex body. This is quite an aroma and I was highly impressed. It's cleaner and less complex than the full bodied magnificence of the first Panther. This is a smaller panther following in mother's footsteps but is not quite there yet. A few more notes like sandalwood, amber, incense and spices would have made this more the kind of perfume that makes me swoon.
As it is though it's a boudoir perfume of both light and dark colors. The opening is similar to J'adore by Dior with a distinct and sunny orange blossom and fruit notes. The fruits include dried fruits and mandarin orange and strawberry. The anise serves as the aldehyde and it's more anise seed than pure anise. A very good opening although I don't like that it does remind me of Dior's J'adore because I dislike when perfumes accidentally end up smelling like another perfume.
The heart is floral with orange blossom, ylang ylang and gardenia. These 3 flowers go well together. The ylang and orange blossom are yellow floral and the gardenia is enough of a white flower queen to make this scent into a decent modern floral. The flowers also smell silky and smooth, not quite soap, but smooth and clean like floral scented wood polish.
There's a dry down of patchouli, aromatic and green, with moss, plenty of oak moss. The oak moss is ever present in the dry down and I always swoon when I smell oak moss. It's my favorite chypre and Oriental note. There is no attempt to honor the original except in the dry down when it turns muskier and more masculine. The original had civet, this does not but it has leather and musky notes that smell like a man's cologne.
This is still an evening and formal fragrance to wear to dinner dates and other black tie functions. Not bad, a faster progression and less intense version of the original with a dreamy orange blossom and ylang. The scent has a good longevity and sillage but it can be detected only when it's near you. It's like they made it for younger perfumistas who appreciate Orientals like me. The scent is just wonderful.
Recommended for evening wear and for the winter time.
I had high expectations on this perfume, be it the name, which is an animal I love and admire, or the testimonial Erin Wasson which is a very strong and beautiful model. Nonetheless, I was a bit disappointed. I got a sample and immediately tested it: gardernia is what predominates the perfume, in all of its stages. It's not the marvellous, warm gardenia you find in Narciso by Narciso Rodriguez, or better, I think it is not as well accompained. There is something very harsh to this perfume. I'm not saying is not well made, but it's definitely not for me: I wanted it to be sensual, amber-y, musky, woody or spicy and with the right touch of flowers. It's nothing like that.Sep
I wish this perfume would match my skin! On me it smells like a bandaid...rubbery plastic...Aug
My skin does terrible things to some perfumes and sadly this is one of them. It starts with grapefruit hairspray and dries down to peony rose.