Cartier La Panthère Eau De Parfum Légère ($100 for 1.6oz; sephora.com) is a bold floral-chypre version of the original La Panthere and was launched very early this year. The notes include gardenia, musk, tiara flower, tangerine, pear, bergamot, dried fruits, rose, jasmine, oak moss, leather, ylang ylang and orris to name a few.
As described by Cartier, it is a light floral musk that I’d love to wear anytime from fall through spring until the weather starts to get too warm. The opening is quite strong, mostly notes from the Tiare Flower, Jasmine and Gardenia, a tad heady initially, but the fragrance gets less stronger and settles down into a creamy musk as it dries down. It is a very muted, soft, classic floral musk that gives off a whiff of the florals as the day goes by and the longevity is really good even when I just use a spritz or two. Cartier La Panthère Eau De Parfum Légère is also very feminine and quite sophisticated without too much sweetness, yet manages to go easy on the musk with a good balance of both. If you aren’t too much into very heavy or strong scents for fall, Cartier La Panthère Eau De Parfum Légère is one to look into. The bottle is absolutely beautiful and a much less simpler version of La Panthere.