I must apologise to Cartier, since I truly love Eau de Cartier and its flanker Essence D’Orange, but I have been disappointed lately in other Cartier scents. As you may know, I recently reviewed the fist-eatingly expensive Baiser du Dragon and found it overpriced and rather an anti climax. I then tried Delices de Cartier., and found it had no staying power on me and left me smelling like pencil shavings. Determined to love the brand, I soldiered on and tried Baiser Volé. Oh dear.
Baiser Volé left me underwhelmed. It’s not bad by any means, but its glossy packaging and posh Zippo style bottle out-glams the content within. Its top notes, middle notes and basenotes are Lily and Green notes.
It doesn’t change at all and it lasts around four hours. Sadly, as much as I love Lilies and Green notes, this left me very strongly in mind of Neutradol room deodorisers. You know, those white pots that you leave in a corner until your home smells of Baiser Volé?
At least four Fragrantica members agree that this smells very similar to Yardley Peony, which is only £9.99 for 50ml. Just saying…