I’ve had two fragrances through today – one, Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum and the other Cartier Panthere. Starting with Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum – it’s like lying on a warm beach; there are all kinds of notes in it from bergamot and mandarin to roses and magnolias, finishing on vanilla and coconut milk. But if you put all the ingredients in a line like that, it makes it sound like a big fragrance when in fact, it’s a very delicate one. Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum was almost inevitable – fans of the famous Nuxe Prodigieux oil have long raved about the scent, but I think the actual perfume smells much better than the oil. It’s a pleasure-comfort scent – it reminds me of all the things I’d like to be doing (but am not!) and it’s a little bit dreamy – I can imagine sleeping on a beach and waking up to this scent – like it smells of somewhere I’d like to be. It’s £43 launching on 31st March.
The other one. Cartier La Panthere. When I first smelled it my immediate reaction was to email the PR and say I can’t feature this. Why? Because it is off-the-scale sexual. I can’t even begin to describe it without completely over-sharing but it certainly brings plenty of things to mind. I honestly don’t know what else to say about it that’s actually printable. It’s described as a ‘floral yet feral’ and a ‘sensual floral’ – let’s just say it’s not the flowers I’m smelling. In fact, it is so distracting I’m going to have to go and wash it off. It launches into Harrods on 9th March and then nationwide from 7th April – prices start at £49.
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I love the sound of the Nuxe one, could do with lying on a hot beach right about now!
Jaysus, you sure made me curious about La Panthere now…
I like the sound of nuxe, but am fascinated by the Cartier. I read an article years ago in the Sunday times style about men’s fragrance where the description of “smells like a man I want to shag” was used and is my reference point for anything I consider buying for my boyfriend (tom ford extreme is top of list). This sounds more like “smells like the sex I’m having right now”
It eventually dried down to quite a different, vanilla-ish mellowness compared to how it started. All I can say is that if you get the chance have a smell.. things smell different to everyone and it’s quite impossible to say on my blog what it smelled of to me! Modesty prevails!
So, have Cartier basically released the infamous ‘sex panther’ from anchorman then?!
The above comment is hilarious!
The Nuxe scent sounds divine. I’m going to need that in my life!
LOL! DM “coming” your way re Panthere… Keep an eye out.