Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Sometimes you just really like a fragrance. You can’t really explain why, but you just like it. Cartier Essence d’Orange is one of those fragrance for me.
Essence d’Orange opens with a refreshing bergamot and orange with supple musks. Essence d’Orange is not a sharp or bright citrus. It’s a “soft citrus” that reminds me of orange infused cotton. The overall feel of Essence d’Orange is cosmetic reminding me of orange dusting powder. And there’s a bit of cedar shavings. It’s an extremely soft and “diffused” fragrance that dries down to a soft, sheer orange sherbet “skin scent”.
Notes listed include orange, bergamot, violet flower, patchouli and cedarwood. Launch date 2010. PERFUMER – Mathilde Laurent
Give Essence d’Orange a try if you like the thought of a soft citrus or a sheer, powdery scent. Or if you like perfumes like Chloé Love Chloé, Hermes Voyage d’Hermes, Huitieme Art Poudre de Riz, Cartier Eau de Cartier, Histoires de Parfum Blanc Violette and/or Le Labo Ambrette 9.
Projection is average and longevity is below average. I get about 4 hours of wear from it but I’m fine with that.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Orange dusting powder. I feel like I shouldn’t like it as much as I do, but I do. It’s slightly Ellena-ish and I just enjoy wearing it. And I do think it’s very well-done.
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