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Cartier Baiser Volé EDP Perfume Video Review

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Cartier Baiser Vole EDPCartier Baiser Volé is a pretty, powdery yet green lily perfume. It’s a pretty good mainstream find. And the bottle is very luxurious. So, it gets extra points for that.

Baiser Volé opens as a green lily. It’s crisp and reminds me a little of freshly cut grass with dew. This is an “obvious” lily fragrance, you get that from the  beginning. This lily isn’t heavy but it does have those notes of peppered ham that lilies tend to have. BUT, it’s really light. This peppered ham is very faint. The lily in Baiser Volé is almost soapy. It’s clean, crisp and fresh. With time I get a mix of lily dusting powder and waxy vanilla lipsticks, think like the smell of MAC lipsticks. And then I get something rather functional…Nivea. Luckily, I have positive associations with the smell of Nivea, the stuff in the blue tin. The dry-down of Baiser Volé is soft, powdery and floral with hints of vanilla and wax. The overall feel of this perfume is rather cool and cosmetic, like a vintage powder compact.

The bottle is absolutely gorgeous. It’s hefty and luxurious. It’s based on vintage “Old Hollywood-esque” cigarette lighters. I love that it is distinctively Cartier.

Dolores Casey

Notes listed include lilies and green leaves. PERFUMER: Mathilde Laurent

Baiser Volé is a very pretty lily. It’s one to try if you are looking for a lighter, more “cosmetic” lily fragrance. This one is much lighter in feel than Serge Lutens Un Lys or Donna Karan Gold (my favorite lily). Give Baiser Volé a try if you like powdery florals or perfumes like Chanel No. 22, Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee, Fresh Sake, Annick Goutal Eau de Charlotte, and/or Jessica McClintock. I find this scent incredibly  feminine and seems to work in any season.

Projection is average and longevity is above average. I also want to note that I’m reviewing the EDP and not the EDT. The EDT is garbage in my opinion. The EDP and the extrait smell of quality. The EDT is too functional and doesn’t seem luxurious to me.

Baiser Volé EDP comes in a few sizes with prices ranging from $69-$100 at Sephora and Harrods (UK). You can find this fragrance at discounters like Fragrancenet for much cheaper. The price is so cheap at these discounters that I’m tempted to buy a bottle…

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONPowdery, “cosmetic” lily. It’s pretty but I think I prefer heftier lilies. But, I want this for the bottle. I really do. Shallow, I know.

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*Sample given to me at the Cartier counter. Item pic from Fragrancenet. Dolores Casey pic from Post contains affiliate links. Thanks!

9 thoughts on “Cartier Baiser Volé EDP Perfume Video Review

    1. The extrait is the most beautiful out of the 3 formulations. But, it’s expensive (well, in my opinion but worth it if you love it). The EDP is nice but I’m not in love; however, it’s really tempting at the discounted price. Because I do like it for that price 😉 Before I was talking myself out of it because I have Donna Karan and Serge Lutens. And I do love that bottle 🙂

      I think if you love the extrait, hold out for what you love.

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