Cartier Baiser Volé (2011)

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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 baiser bottlerather 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 ImageGreen 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…

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5 thoughts on “Cartier Baiser Volé (2011)”

  1. I tried Delices de Cartier (thank you for the sample) and it smelled like beer!
    I guess we’ll have to spray them on the kids if we want to smell the ‘beautiful’ versions of them. 🙂

    Baiser Volé makes me giggle every time I see it, purely and puerilely because I happen to know that ‘baiser’ in French may mean ‘kiss’ in the dictionary, but in slang when used without a definite article (‘the’ or ‘a’) it means ‘bonk’. (Well, not so politely put as that.) So I always think this perfume is called ‘bonk a vole’, rather than ‘stolen kiss’. And how on earth can you take that seriously?

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