Cartier Eau de Cartier Essence d’Orange EDT Fragrance Review

Cartier Essence d'Orange

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”.

Carole Landis

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.

Eau de Cartier Essence d’Orange comes in 2 very large sizes with prices ranging from $90-$120 at Nordstrom and Harrods (UK). You can find it for fairly cheap at Fragrancenet. and Lily Direct. 

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONOrange 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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*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Sephora. Carole Landis pic from Post contains affiliate links. Thanks!

12 thoughts on “Cartier Eau de Cartier Essence d’Orange EDT Fragrance Review

  1. Heya lovely Victoria,
    Thanks for the link love. You are lucky to get 4 full hours in the summer heat where you are. I hardly get 2 hours in the warm but I love the cool respritz for heat, so refreshing. It is quite a different fish in the cool, there is a lush smokiness that doesn’t shine through in the warmth, have you noticed?
    Portia xx
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    1. I imagine my “summer heat” is actually quite mild. We rarely get over 80 degrees.

      I do. It’s like “incense resins” or something. I just notice that it is like my skin but better.

  2. I have no idea why, but I am strangely attracted to this via the bottle and the notes…but in the back of mind I know it’s not right for me. Hmmm, will have to check this out at the local Nordstrom.

    1. Give it a whirl!
      However, it may not be that distinguishable in the store since it’s a rather soft scent. Ask for a sample and try it far from some of those powerhouse’s that Nordstrom carries.

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