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Les Heures Voyageuses - Oud & Musc (2014)
by Cartier

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Year of Launch2014
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseCartier
PerfumerMathilde Laurent

About Les Heures Voyageuses - Oud & Musc

Les Heures Voyageuses - Oud & Musc is a masculine fragrance by Cartier. The scent was launched in 2014 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Mathilde Laurent

Les Heures Voyageuses - Oud & Musc fragrance notes

Reviews of Les Heures Voyageuses - Oud & Musc

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United Kingdom
Yes, oud and musc indeed are the two core notes of this creation - but choosing these two as the pillars that carry this olfactory edifice is not exactly prima facie evidence of overflowing creativity; at least not these days when the release of a product without oud in it seems to have become the exception to the norm.

The oud is encouraging in the sense that it is not the commonplace hyper-synthetic screeching and loud oud that is currently so popular.

At times other notes come up - the occasional very soft patchouli touch, and whiffs of a more nonspecific woodsiness - but otherwise it is the dyad that gives this scent its name.

I get moderate sillage, excellent projection and eight hours of longevity on my skin.

Another oud composition good for cold autumn climes; mercifully rather a civil oud but the whole does not reach beyond mediocrity. 2.75/5.
17th February, 2019
Cartier's Oud & Musc sounds simple, yet the actual experience feels more complex.

O&M is a moderate strength nod out to classic men's colognes from decades past that were wood and musk-based. There is a laid-back, tamed oud here that is overshadowed by the animalic musk within. I swear that I am catching additional notes swimming in there - like slight florals.

Ultimately, O&M is suitable for warmer weather and for more formal occasions. Decant worthy, IMO.
03rd December, 2018
We can't surely say that the three new (middle-eastern themed) launches in the Cartier's exclusive line win the prize for the most original names around. With labels such as *Oud & Musc*, *Oud & Rose* and *Oud & Oud*, it's pretty clear that they didn't put much effort and creativity when thinking about them.

With that said, Oud & Musc is a pretty decent release but, from my point of view, not completely convincing.

It opens with a sweet and kind of bright woody note (maybe some aldehydes come into play as well) joined by a nice civet-y musk. I immediately thought about MKK but I didn't have enough time to draw parallels as the civet-y part of the musk dissipated within seconds to leave space to a much cleaner and smoother kind of musk which is closer to the one used in the infamous Helmut Lang EDP or even in Bensimon's Cologne 1993. Well, this represented the main part of the whole fragrance. A nice and smooth, clean (yet warm) musk with woody facets and very distant animalic echoes.

Overly polished, overly safe, over-priced and, as the name already suggested, ultimately a bit redundant. It's pleasant enough and I would probably wear it but, for what it is, I would never pay the price it goes for. Let's put it diplomatically: I'm probably not their target.

27th December, 2014

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