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Les Heures de Parfum - XII L'Heure Mystérieuse (2009)
by Cartier

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Les Heures de Parfum - XII L'Heure Mystérieuse information

Year of Launch2009
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 21 votes)

People and companies

HouseCartier
PerfumerMathilde Laurent

About Les Heures de Parfum - XII L'Heure Mystérieuse

Les Heures de Parfum - XII L'Heure Mystérieuse is a shared / unisex perfume by Cartier. The scent was launched in 2009 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Mathilde Laurent

Les Heures de Parfum - XII L'Heure Mystérieuse fragrance notes

Reviews of Les Heures de Parfum - XII L'Heure Mystérieuse

Almost sugary, a resinous sweet opening. Jasmine seems drowned out, as I usually notice her with no delay... More resin, femme incense, a balsamic feel. This one is hypnotic. I get a distant flower. I smell a honey accord. Mysterieuse begins to feel powdery for me after awhile. Alas, I am hooked. It's a beautiful oriental!

It becomes slightly earthy, less sugary, a bit more jasmine unfolds later. This isn't a long-timer. It fades from my skin in about 4 hours.
18th January, 2019
Spicy, aromatic, resinous floral fragrance is L'Heure Mysterieuse by Cartier, another pleasant outing from the haute parfumerie "Les Heures de Parfum" collection.

Jasmine combines well with the incense, spicy coriander and nutmeg, and the resinous frankincense and elemi gum. The patchouli doesn't overtake any of the other notes, adding its lovely mentholated accord to the mix.

The result is a really rich, dense experience that inspires me with confidence! Excellent fragrance for men or women, and a masterpiece overall. :-)
03rd December, 2018
This is a wonderful yet simple fragrace that completely complements...my husband's skin. On him, it's smoky like a campfire with just enough resin and jasmine to prevent a headache. On me, it opens with an enjoyable blend of patchouli and coriander and then quickly (within two minutes) collapses into a faint resin. Just resin.

However, I layered this with another fragrance from this line that was even more disappointing on me: X - L'Heure Folles. The two combine beautifully and bring out the best in each other, though I'd never buy a full bottle of either.
21st May, 2018
Ever heard of an old wives tale? That whenever you smell jasmine or incense at midnight, it means a vampire is out and about? Well I've never heard of it either. But I suspect a Basenoter with insomnia must be sampling something like Cartier's L'HEURE MYSTERIEUSE - a refined highly polished blend of resins, cool spices and fresh cut jasmines. It projects into an airy, lightly spiced floral incense with warmer undertones closer to skin. Pretty amazing stuff. I suppose if you smell this good, even vampires may have a hard time resisting.
28th November, 2012
One of the most dense frangrances of the first 5 of the collection, L`Heure Mysterieuse really has a midnight aroma, an arabian midinight of smoke and spices. It starts with a cloud of dry and peppery spice aroma, where you have the impression of smelling something like a cumin scent that doesn`t have any kind of armpit or body odour edges. This is due to the combination of Nutmeg and Coriander and it`s a well done spicy opening. As this dense spice starts to clarify a little, you notice the sensual flower aroma hidden on it, of an orangey jasmine that is never indolic but never springish too. This Jasmine melts with the incense and slowly morphs into it, in what seems to be the second cloud of the fragrance, this time made of a woody incense aroma. The Incense is a high quality one, and reminds me of the signature incense of amouage fragrances, but less resinous, and it`s supported by a dry woody base with just a hint of sweet resin of elemi to give a balance to the base. It`s an amazing fragrance, one that lives up to the exclusive concept created, and among the best Mathild Laurent fragrances so far.
10th February, 2011
JaimeB Show all reviews
United States
Notes: Jasmine, Patchouli, Coriander, Elemi, Incense, Nutmeg
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A floral-oriental with good projection and sillage early on, gradually toning down to a tad closer to the skin. The coriander, nutmeg, and elemi in the mix keep the scent fresh and somewhat spicy, while the jasmine heart and the woody-oriental base make it smooth and creamy. This wears nicely on the skin, the quality of the ingredients making it pleasant, if not exactly ground-breaking. The warmest of Les Heures de Cartier series thus far, it is the most soothing to the senses, and also the most mysterious, hence the sobriquet, L'Heure Mystérieuse: Midnight, the witching hour — bewitching indeed!
10th October, 2010

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